Save the pig, save the Overworld
The ride may've been short, but it was filled with entertainment along the way. Assembly Required manages to pack in a lot in such a short space of time. Whilst the surprise launch left me faintly surprised rather than overjoyed, episode three now can't come soon enough.
Thanks to its short nature and stellar scripting, Minecraft Story Mode continues to throw haymakers. The action is ramped up once more in episode three, ending with a conclusion that nearly conjured up enough of a spectacle to be worthy of ending the whole series – if it wasn't ever so slightly rushed.
Family-friendly but not childish, in-depth but not self-obsessed, Minecraft: Story Mode's actual story is consistently stellar, if not spectacular, over all four episodes.
A well-polished entry into a genre quickly increasing in popularity, Far Cry Primal is one of the best games of 2016 so far. With enough beauty to keep you exploring and enough danger to make you nervous whilst doing it, Primal implores you to play on.
A refreshing change of pace in an era of serious gaming and consistent across all five episodes, Story Mode offers a laid-back adventure that’s accessible to any type of gamer. Order Up kicks off a new journey for the Order of the Stone with another solid, enjoyable effort, with more than enough humour and direction to keep you interested in what’s to come from the next three episodes.
DiRT Rally delivers on its promise of full simulation and then some, with an unrelenting, unforgiving rally experience and all the glory of eventual victory to go with it. The trinkets around rallying could do with some maintenance, but this is a game that can only get better - and it's already leaving many competitors in its smoke.