I've really enjoyed my time with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and will most likely continue to – Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross' chemistry is fantastic, allowing for a brilliantly crafted story, excellent combat and an enthralling experience.
FIFA 17 is a great game to play when you’re feeling bored, and is a definite improvement over FIFA 16. With a competent story mode thanks to the use of the Frostbite engine, great improvements to Career, Pro Clubs and Ultimate Team, FIFA 17 is a welcome addition to the ever-growing football franchise.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is the best so far in the series. The delay has really paid off for Eidos Montreal and Square Enix – sure, it meant we'd have to wait a couple more months, but it really has made a fantastic impact on how the game plays. Add a very fun and rewarding standalone Breach mode to a fantastic story complemented by great gameplay, and you've got what is an excellent game.
Hitman's Intro Pack is a confident start to what I hope to be a fantastic season. With a fantastic Paris level showcasing how Hitman should be done, the game really takes you back to the roots of the franchise. I'm looking forward to playing the rest of the season, and seeing what else developer IO Interactive has to offer.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 brings fun back into first-person shooters, reminding that this genre doesn't need to be serious to be absolutely fantastic. With a great hub world filled with content, and a brilliant multiplayer that improves on the already fantastic formula seen in the game's predecessor, it's something I feel like I'll be playing for a long time. And that's a good thing, because we all need more Plants vs. Zombies.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India has competent gameplay and a vibrant touch of colour. However, lacking level design with cheap tactics designed to cause instant fail-states and tedious trailing missions take away from what could be a fantastic experience. Nevertheless, I still look forward to the next Chronicles game, Russia.
Star Wars Battlefront is a fun experience – with a solid progression system and a variety of game modes (some better than the others.) There's not much content, but it's still a game that will keep you drawn in long enough to unlock some of Battlefront's better equipment that makes map traversal much easier. It's a tough nut to crack, and forgiving some of the obvious flaws it has, I think I'll be playing Battlefront for a while.
I wouldn't recommend Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition to those who already completed the game back in 2012, much like I didn't recommend Dishonored: Definitive Edition to players of the same nature, but it's a great venture to embark on if you haven't already played the last-gen versions.
Although Story Mode doesn't deviate from Telltale's usual formula, it still manages to make me excited for the second episode in this new episodic adventure, with great dialogue and storytelling. I was skeptical of Telltale's ability to pull off an episodic series in the Minecraft universe, but as far as I can tell from this first episode, they've done a pretty damn good job of it.
Rocket League is so easy to pick up and so hard to put down. Within just a few hours of play, I already feel myself wanting to go back and play more. The game has spread like wildfire and is one of the most popular games this year, yet I had never even heard about it before the game released. After three closed betas from the developers and fine-tuning, what's left is a competitive, fantastic experience.