10 Games Rated and Reviewed

Series X
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Reviewed: May 3, 2022
8.50

I am so glad that this was my first marvel game cause this game has everything that I want in a story driven game. It has a great story, wonderful characters and a simple yet fun shooting gameplay. 


I was quite scared to dive into this game at first since advertisements about the game mentioned that your actions can affect your teammates and how they see and act toward you. After beating the game I can say that it isn't really all that serious. It just changes a few dialogues between characters but it does not bring drastic changes to the story.


Let's start with the controls. The controls are simple but at times it can be confusing. I end up using my own skills instead of my ally commands at times. 


Now to sound. The sound in this game is fantastic. Not only does it have great soundtracks when you are exploring the different worlds but when you are in team rally mode, you get to listen to some of the best songs in the early 70s and 80s.


The graphics are excellent as well. A good example is when you get to meet Lady Hellbender and visit her domain. Everything else just sticks out and becomes memorable.


As for the story. I do not want to spoil it. It has an interesting twist. 


All in all, the game is worth playing. It's on Game Pass, so there is no excuse for you to not try it.



XB1
Minecraft Dungeons
Reviewed: May 3, 2022
7.00

I've always enjoyed Minecraft when I first played it. Building my own base and trying to survive the night was always a joy. And when I saw Minecraft Dungeon, my curiosity grew more. Gameplay is like Torchlight 2 and I really enjoyed that game. So, will it be a good combination? A game that built its fame through crafting but now joining the ranks of ARPGs like Torchlight?


Well, it's fun. But, not that deep. ARPGs like Torchlight 2 have some depth such as skill trees and stat points. Sadly, Minecraft doesn't have that much depth to it and I can understand. The game itself is geared towards the demographic of Minecraft and that is young kids.


There are no skill trees but you need to manage the upgrade points you earn when you gain a level. These points are used to upgrade passive skill on your gear. But, you need to choose wisely since you don't want to spend all points on a common gear. It's best you save it for better rarity gear.


As for spells, you come equipped with Artifacts. Artifacts are items that you can use to aid you. Some are offensive such as casting a high-damage beam or firing an explosive rocket on your next bow attack. While others are defensive such as casting an aura that heals you per second you are in its radius.


The game doesn't have a class system so you are at the mercy of what items you find along the way. Want to be a melee based fighter? If you end up getting items that increase range skills and have higher rarity bows, too bad. Looks like you'll have to be a ranger for a while.


The graphics are simple. It isn't as gorgeous as other Series X games. But, Minecraft has always been about simple graphics so it isn't really much of an issue.


The music is lackluster. The only times I could remember there is any music at all is when you are at the hub or when you are face to face with a sub-boss like the Enderman.


The controls are great. It's simple and easy to use and there are no button combinations that other games have which can cause confusion.


All in all, if you want to play a game that is great for casual and die hard arpg fans, play Minecraft Dungeons. Just don't expect it to be as deep as any other games of that genre.



Series X
It Takes Two
Reviewed: Apr 4, 2022
9.40
WARNING
This review contains spoilers.

In most fantasy games the plot would revolve around saving the universe from some unspeakable evil. However, in It Takes Two, it revolves around saving a dying relationship between a husband and wife. Under a spell unknowingly committed by their daughter Rose, Cody and May must undergo trials as living dolls to break the spell and perhaps save their marriage.


You never see plots like this more often in games nowadays and it is a breath of fresh air. So, let's begin with controls.


The controls are decent. I wont say perfect. But they are responsive to a fault. I would say your greatest enemy would be the camera during high speed scenarios like slide events. Everything else works good.


The music in this game is ear-candy. From the lush strings during emotional scenes to the eerie themes in darker stages such as the time castle, the music in this game never fails to impress me. If you can buy a soundtrack of this game, I would highly recommend that you do so.



Its strongest element however, would be the amount of game modes you will go through throughout the campaign. I wouldn't want to spoil these game modes. They are definitely worth discovering on your first try. This game truly deserved the GOTY in 2021.


All in all, if you have a friend (preferably a loved one) and want to play games together, I highly recommend you give this game a go. It is definitely worth playing.

XB1
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition
Reviewed: Feb 27, 2022
9.50

I would like to say first that this is the first Xbox game that I have played. And let me tell you that I am glad it was the first game I tried. This game is a masterpiece. It has everything done well from the story, artwork, music, controls and gameplay.


Story

The game is very sad and emotional at the same time it is also cruel. A story of family, friendship, love and sacrifices. You will realize that each character has its own reason, even the villain in the end you will realize that they are not that bad at all. There is character development and you’ll end up loving each character. The story is very good that no matter how hard the game is you'll persevere in the struggle just to uncover more of the memories, secrets and continue the journey.


Gameplay

I played on the easy mode. If this is easy, what is hard? This is the most challenging action platformer game I played. This game is very brutal and not forgiving. Challenges require critical analytical skills. Need to think and think fast. It will test your patience, requires timing and precision.


Artwork is a mixture of both weird and cute and I love it.


Graphics is decent but the puzzle is expertly designed. It requires fast reflexes and judgment. This comes into play especially when escaping the Ginso Tree.

 

Music

The music is so beautiful that it fits every scene and moment in the game perfectly. Your heart will pound by the aggressive suspenseful beats blaring out during the escape events and you will feel calm during the rise of strings in some cinematic scenes. The music is highly infectious and expect to have a few songs linger in your mind for hours.


Controls are fluid and very responsive; it fits perfectly with the Xbox controller.

Highly recommended!

PC
Valheim
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2021
8.90
VERIFIED
WARNING
This review contains spoilers.

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Pokemon Go
Reviewed: May 22, 2019
9.40

Very good game, so much fun.

  1. you can fight gyms ,
  2. raid battles for a chance of legendary catch,
  3. send gifts,
  4. trade pokemons,

I really love the idea of monthly community day where you can catch shiny pokemons...

I recommend this game to everyone...