Familiarity and irritating mechanics aside, this is another LEGO game that can still be enjoyed by many. It just may be time for TT Games to spread their wings a little further with their next bricktastic adventure.
Dark Souls was a brilliant game in 2011, and it is still a brilliant game in 2018.
Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles can be a great game if you look at it through a particular lens, that lens being from the year 2000.
Runestone Keeper is a game that may give back as much as you put into it.
Twin-stick shooters can either lose their charm quickly or provide some addictive gameplay, so it's fortunate that Tesla vs Lovecraft fits into the latter thanks to its fast-paced and gratifying design.
It has its share of flaws if you can work around them and really get involved with what it has to offer, you will discover what is probably 2018's biggest surprise so far.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is a fitting entrance into the 2D fighting world for the franchise. Combat looks brilliant as you pummel the enemy and watch the vibrant colours fly across the screen, and both casual players and veterans alike will easily get their fill from the accessible controls. The substantial story is also a breath of fresh air, so there is plenty to see and do there.
Vesta is a quaint title that provides suitably challenging environmental puzzles for those who decide to take a shot at it.
911 Operator is a game that most would assume to be a laughably bad title. However, the game proves that wrong as it takes itself seriously and tastefully addresses the pressure that emergency services no doubt feel in reality. Approaching situations strategically will generate the best results, and handling emergency phone calls is an exciting concept.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is a testament of how far TT Games has come in perfecting the LEGO formula.
The Stick of Truth was a brilliant example of how South Park can be translated into the medium of video games while still retaining its essence. The Fractured but Whole has managed to do that again and take it even further.
LEGO fans will no doubt find another fun adventure within, even if it may be over in a flash.
DreamBreak is a short but still enjoyable title for those who decide to jump in.
We may be missing a few of the series' beloved characters and load times may hinder it slightly, but one thing is certain — Tekken is still an addictive fighting franchise that definitely deserves its place in 2017.
Victor Vran is a title that initially feels like it's going to be more indie fodder but is much more than that. Despite the voice actors that were used, underneath a relatively bland story lies extremely addictive and highly enjoyable gameplay.
NetherRealm has completely knocked it out of the park with Injustice 2 once again.
"The Ringed City" has been nicknamed "Dark Souls greatest hits" on the Internet, and that wouldn't be a far-fetched statement to make.
LEGO Worlds can be a bit hit-or-miss. The game has switched up the series' formula and it is refreshing to be let loose and explore the vast amount of worlds on offer. The freedom that comes with all of the creative tools makes for an enjoyable experience as you explore and the addition of dungeons adds a new layer of challenge that LEGO games have never seen before.
Eekeemoo Splinters of the Dark Shard is a game of missed potential. All the workings of an action-adventure game are there, like characters, story, and boss battles, but none of them are fleshed out enough to make the game worthwhile.
AQUA KITTY UDX: Xbox One Ultra Edition is a game that provides plenty of content for a game of its size, but ultimately won't keep you going for hours on end.