Shadow of the Colossus was a masterpiece when it released in 2005, with only few technical flaws truly hurting the game, and this remake basically perfects every issue previously had with the game beyond fixing it's general length. It took me 3 hours and 52 minutes to beat the game, granted, with a lot of prior experience, but it still lasts the same approximate 8-10 hours of gameplay for new players. Despite this lack of length, I strongly suggest old players and new to pick up this remake at some point in time, to truly experience the definitive version of Shadow of the Colossus
Overall, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment made an excellent addition to the Holmes Adventure games. The new modern approach really benefits the game as a whole, and the new engine brings out the best in the Holmes games that the others just couldn't convey. I would highly recommend this game to anybody who enjoys the Sherlock Holmes universe as well as to anyone who enjoys detective/mystery games as well.
Dark Souls 3 is an amalgamation of all the Souls games with a little bit of Bloodborne added in for good measure. Featuring various game mechanics, enemies, weapons, and even a location or two from other entries in the series along with some new stuff along the way, From Software has definitely developed an excellent, and worthy, Dark Souls sequel.
I liked Divinity Original Sin. It was one of my all time favorite classic-styled RPGs. The Enhanced Edition is simply more of what I loved from the original version of the game, and definitely holds up to my original love for the game. I can wholeheartedly recommend any and all console gamers to pick up this wonderful title if you haven't played it already.
Overall, Deus Ex Mankind Divided is a worthy successor. The gameplay is near-perfect, the story has wonderful twists and turns throughout and despite some occasional graphical issues still manages to look great. If you're a fan of the Deus Ex universe, then I absolutely recommend you pick this up.
If you were waiting for that one "killer game" before you wanted to dip into the VR scene, this is it. If you already have a PC VR headset, you absolutely must own this game. Half-Life: Alyx is easily one of the best VR games I've ever played, easily beating out my previous favorite Beat Saber, and every Half-Life fan should experience the game in one way or another.
Darkest Dungeon on the Switch is basically just that, Darkest Dungeon on the Switch. It's not the first portable version (that's the Vita), it's not the first touch screen version (that's iOS), and it has no exclusive features that make it worth more on the Switch than any other console, but it's still Darkest Dungeon. If you've never played the game before, or if you want to play it on the go and don't own an iPad or Vita, then the Switch version is likely your best choice.
King's Quest: A Knight to Remember is the first part of a five part re-imagining of the original King's Quest games, and boy what a fun re-imagining this first episode turned out to be. While not technically a classic point-and-click styled game like the original series, A Knight to Remember manages to keep that same feel of exploration and adventure like the original games before it, and Christopher Lloyd's narration and witty banter throughout the game is like icing on the cake. For fans of the series, I'd strongly recommend you pick this up, and for those unfamiliar this makes an excellent introductory game to the series.
A Plague Tale: Innocence is an exceptional experience from start to finish. With an excellent story and well written characters, I would definitely recommend A Plague Tale: Innocence to anyone who loves story-driven games with great stealth mechanics and actually good escort mission gameplay.
Overall, if you like Souls-like games and you liked Nioh, pick up Nioh 2 and I guarantee you'll love it. Despite some issues with PC optimization and a story that's not exactly great, the gameplay alone definitely makes up for it 100% of the way.
I really liked Firewatch. I really liked Delilah. I really liked the story told, even if the game doesn't end in an interesting or exciting way. Firewatch is simply the type of game you'd turn to if you're in the mood for story telling. It's a one-off game, and something that can be enjoyed without really putting much effort into playing it.
Overall, I definitely recommend you pick up Amnesia: Rebirth if you're any kind of a fan of survival horror games. It's a worthy successor to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and while the gameplay doesn't change much, the new story and monsters definitely make up for it.
The Fall Part 2: Unbound makes a great second game in The Fall trilogy. Dealing with more complex issues like AI sentience, from both the human and AI points of view, is a welcome addition to the story. While I would definitely recommend the series to those interested in side-scrolling adventure/puzzle games, I might also suggest perhaps waiting until Part 3 releases if you haven't already played the first game. The Fall Part 2 took 4 years to come out after Part 1, and with the continued tradition of ending on a cliff hanger, it might be better off waiting for the full trilogy to release.
Most modern 3D Platformers like to add in their own special features and inspirations to help show off it's individuality versus your average Mario game. Poi, however, doesn't. But the real question is, despite this special lack of individuality, is Poi at least a decent Mario clone? Yes! The game plays quite well, doesn't bother you with any complicated story, and is extremely simple to pick up and put down which is perfect for a portable game. Despite looking rather old, and having a less-than-satisfactory soundtrack, Poi is one of those games that's perfect for just a quick, no thought needed gaming session.
Personally, I love Surgeon Simulator. It's a great QWOP style game, and can easily be a great time waster when needed. Unfortunately, the game just plays better with a mouse and keyboard than on a controller, and I would recommend sticking to the PC version over the PS4 unless you lack the required specs.
Overall, Breath of the Wild isn't necessarily a bad game. I enjoyed a lot of what I played, actual dungeons were relatively fun and initial encounters with some shrines and areas were pretty enjoyable. But I can honestly say that I have a lot of issues with how the game works and how Nintendo setup certain aspects, and I refuse to overlook them like everyone else has "because Nintendo".
Overall, the game is great for fans of the early Transformers series...but is only great for them. I don't fall in this demographic, so I found the game to be mostly lackluster and boring. It felt like a chore playing a game about kickass robots simply because I hardly recognized most of the references they tried to make.
Overall, Birthday the Beginnings is ok. The number of species you can create and manage promises a lot of gameplay, if you can get passed the poor pacing and intermittent gameplay. The cute animals (like that fish <3) makes the game pretty worthwhile, too.