Since the initial release of the game, two features have been added to Hyper Light Drifter. Shortly after release, a drop in, drop out local co-op mode was added, alleviating some of the difficulty issues for players with helpful friends. Even more helpful for players who found the game too tough is the more recently added Newcomer mode which disables some achievements but gives players more health and ammo at the start of the game.
None of those massive shifts in the landscape of AAA shooters would have happened without Titanfall, and it’s truly groundbreaking gameplay innovations. Titanfall 2 continues this trend of innovation by featuring a character focused single player campaign in a genre obsessed with over-the-top action,and by making really smart additions to multiplayer gameplay.
Super Mutant Alien Assault is a game that is fun to play, looks and sounds good (if you’re into dubstep) and is constantly growing and changing as it is played, but just a bit rough on players very early on. A pretty good package for $9.99 on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One.
A 2D top-down boss rush game with a bunch of cool multiplayer modes is a really good idea, but Knight Squad is not a good execution on that idea. The game misses the mark on several key aspects of gameplay creating a really unappealing mess of a game, even for $14.99.
As video games mature as a medium of expression, it is understandable that stories outside of the conventional heroic yarn will become more common. The Final Station, alongside games like The Last of Us and, more humorously, the Grand Theft Auto franchise display the shadows of human nature so that heroism can be acknowledged and appreciated properly.
Blade Ballet is available on Steam and PS4 for $14.99, which seems to be the going rate for this type of game. In a market that has been flooded with games like this, though, Blade Ballet doesn’t do enough to stand head and shoulders above the rest. It is a good party game, so people who host game nights are a good audience, as are families because of the ease of pick up and play. Kids will also probably have a good time with Blade Ballet. This is a great game for some people, but many simply don’t need another game like Blade Ballet.