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Kaze and the Wild MasksPS4
Kaze and the Wild Masks is a competently made, and mostly enjoyable addition to the platformer pantheon. However, its over-reliance on gimmicks from the past only calls to mind stronger efforts.
MONSTER HUNTER RISESwitch
Monster Hunter Rise is the most accessible game in the franchise, but shoddy multiplayer connectivity and hard-to-see handheld play hold this game back from reaching the heights it's aiming for.
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of TasosPC
Despite often feeling like a Zelda clone with roguelite elements and town management components, Rogue Heroes succeeds at providing an enjoyable throwback experience that should appeal to those who have a soft spot for A Link to the Past.
BRAVELY DEFAULT IISwitch
Bravely Default II borrows much from the games and franchises that came before it, while still carving out a fun and thrilling identity of its own.
Capcom Arcade StadiumSwitch
Similar to the publisher's previous compilations, Capcom Arcade Stadium is a feature-rich collection of above-average arcade classics. The lack of true online play stings, but there are still a wealth of options for vets and newcomers alike to sink their teeth into.
Gods Will FallPS4
Gods Will Fall is an interesting beast to judge. Its cartoonish style has some appeal, and the set-up for the adventure itself is a great one. There are even interesting mechanics on display here, specifically the relationships that can form between the members of your team. However, all of that can’t really make up for the fact that the core gameplay isn’t that enjoyable.
The Nioh CollectionPS5
The Nioh Collection is an absurdly good value proposition: two fantastic titles with a staggering amount of content and a stellar battle system make these some of the best action games available.
Little Nightmares IIPS4
With its delightfully scary monster designs and ominous atmosphere, Little Nightmares II stands out as a truly unique horror experience. Sure, it falters in some of its puzzles and clunky controls, but it makes up for it with its art and level design.
Olija is worth playing if you’re a glutton for expressive worlds and small-scale indie platformers. It had me thinking that, had this released back in the days of Xbox Live Arcade, it would’ve been a smash hit.
The Yakuza Remastered CollectionPC
The Yakuza Remastered Collection finally allows PC and Xbox owners to play through the entire Kiryu Kazuma saga on a single platform, and the games have never looked better. And while some of the titles have aged better than others, it's a must-have for those who want the complete Yakuza experience.
Giving the formula a polish rivaled only by Agent 47’s supernaturally perfect cranium is the best way for the Hitman trilogy to go out. New additions, great levels, and engine fine-tuning make the final entry every bit as good as the rest.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete EditionPS4
Best enjoyed with a group of friends, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game deserved to be saved from digital purgatory. However, not even the thumping soundtrack and pleasant visuals can save it from being a rough go for solo gamers.
Cyberpunk 2077 was never going to live up to the grand promises made by CD Projekt Red, but its problems stem deeper than bugs resulting from its rushed development.
There's some small-town charm to be found in Twin Mirror, but an undercooked mystery and lack of interesting characters make the trip to Basswood a rather boring one.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of CalamitySwitch
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity delivers a very top-notch musou experience, one that takes both franchises very seriously. However, Zelda fans expecting something along the lines of Breath of the Wild are in for a very rude awakening.
I’ve, for the most part, generally enjoyed my time with Godfall, but in the latter half of the story, I was playing not for enjoyment, but simply to see things through to the end. There’s a possibility that post-game content and paid DLC could bring me back, but once more new series and franchises make their way to the PlayStation 5, Godfall will have a hard time making a case to stay installed.
Chronos: Before the AshesPS4
This is most frustrating because Gunfire had an opportunity here to expand and deepen things to appeal to a wider audience, but they instead opted to deliver an inflexible and shallow adventure. As a result, Chronos: Before the Ashes isn’t a bad game, but it’s so overwhelmingly inessential that it might as well be.
No More Heroes 2: Desperate StruggleSwitch
A superior sequel in every way, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle takes everything that made the first installment so memorable and gets rid of everything else. It also tells a more focused and mature story, though it doesn't shy away from extreme bloodletting and ridiculous humor. It's truly fantastic from start to finish.
Veterans will love that this definitive version allows us to finally witness Boletaria how we imagined it so many years prior, and newcomers now have a more polished and accessible way to experience a title that changed the landscape of gaming forever. Whatever your history with Demon’s Souls, this is a marvelous game to help you welcome the PlayStation 5 into your life.
Marvel's Spider-Man RemasteredPS5
Spider-Man Remastered is the absolute best way to experience the original's engrossing gameplay and emotional story beats. Even its occasional banal elements are overshadowed by the immense improvements made to almost every aspect of the visual and tangible experience.
Assassin's Creed ValhallaPS4
Vikings, at their core, were historically looking to carve out their own slice of the pie, one without compromise and usually at the end of an axe. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla presents that in a realistic way, and gives the player a solid and accurate look at a time in history known as the Dark Ages. And it makes it fun every step of the way.
No More HeroesSwitch
No More Heroes deserves every ounce of love it has received since its release on the Nintendo Wii. From mowing grass to slaying enemies, the game's boundless energy helps you overlook its shortcomings. If you're new to No More Heroes, now's a fantastic time to dive right in.
Pikmin 3 DeluxeSwitch
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is another excellent entry in Nintendo's charming and under-appreciated franchise. The main campaign is enjoyable enough on its own, but the numerous additions and improvements are just icing on the cake.
Yakuza: Like a DragonPS4
The latest installment in the Yakuza franchise takes the series in a brave new direction. And while it takes a moment to get used to the new characters, setting, and battle mechanics, you'll soon find yourself sinking into a fully-realized world that's charming, heartfelt, and an outright blast to play - even if you're not a Dragon Quest fan.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles MoralesPS5
While it does little to move the needle for the series as a whole, Spider-Man: Miles Morales both plays the part of a much-needed stopgap and serves as a technical showcase of what the PlayStation 5 can bring to the table.