- Assassin's Creed 2
- Uncharted 2: Among Theives
- Final Fantasy VI
A simple game premise turned chaotically good fun. The variety in the ways you get your golf ball (or car, or barrel, or egg, or...) to the goal will always keep you on your toes. This might not be a game that you're going to spend your next 80 gaming hours with, but it will be a great game to binge over a day or so.
Vermintide's gameplay formula is nothing new, and doesn't bring much to the table. What makes this game worth playing however is the well-crafted world and the level design. Each level has a purpose in the story, and the way that purpose is fulfilled is carefully thought out.
The combination of everyone's favorite childhood toy and the movie franchise that set the standard in movie production to this day create an enjoyable experience for gamers of all ages. Bringing back familiar aspects of previous LEGO games, and adding new gameplay like dogfights and blaster battles helps 'LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens' break franchise fatigue. Traveller's Tales has delivered their best game to date.
While the controls aren't the most polished and character animations are laughable, the story takes players on a wonderful ride. Hazelight Studios has done a top-notch job breaking the traditional norms of splitscreen gaming and co-op play in general. A Way Out might not be discussed to much come the end of the year, but it is still worth finding six hours of your life to give to the game.
The series returns with its incredible first-person shooting, wild gunfights, and a ton of Nazi killing. Unfortunately, that's about all it brings. The narrative is fairly shallow and it does little to add anything new while we wait for the next main Wolfenstein game.
The characters you meet in Night Call are the stars of this noir-style thriller. Interestingly, the crime plot takes a backseat to meeting the residents of Paris and learning about their struggles and success. Unfortunately, the game becomes repetitive after the first case due to duplicated dialog and a lack of gameplay evolution.
Lost Sphere plays with a lot of tropes of a beloved genre, but doesn't quite make the most of them. The story feels uninspired and it is backed by characters who that are not worth getting invested in. The redeeming factor of the game is a fleshed out combat system that has a ton of options and combinations, making it adapt easily to any playstyle.