Call of Duty: WWII is a breath of fresh air for the series. Though it doesn't do anything too over the top, this title delivers. A compelling, narrative driven story spearheads the alright Multiplayer and exciting Zombies mode. A must for any FPS fan or anyone who loves a good story.
Absolver does a great job of throwing a wrench in conventional fighting game mechanics. Building your own combat deck, using real martial arts styles and utilizing stylized graphics sets Absolver apart from the crowd. Not being able to use a map or knowing how strong your enemies will be sometimes made the game a little less desirable to play though.
This has got to be one of the most fun survival/crafting games since Minecraft. With the dinosaurs, diverse crafting options and detailed graphics, Ark truly delivers an immersive experience. Taming time, limited player space and a HUGE (too big) open world are things that Studio Wildcard could look to change, without altering server settings.
Serial Cleaner came out of left field for me. It is the first indie puzzle game to really make me love the story. I felt for the characters and their relationships. The gameplay presents challenge and diversity. The only let down was that the AI was pretty dumb when it came to finding me.
Portal Knights is a perfect mix of Sandbox and RPG elements. Take your character through plenty of different worlds, with no real guiding story unfortunately. Along the way you'll make new friends, get new gear, learn new spells and more! (I'll say it now, and I'll say it again, Portal Knights is FUN!)
Yooka-Laylee delivers on almost every front. I love the nostalgic feeling you get from playing this one. If Playtonic was able to up the frames on these graphics a little bit to save it from the Kickstarter game sickness, it would have been even better. Yooka-Laylee is a game that I will enjoy for myself and also one that I can show my kids when they grow up. I love this game and I think that you will too!
Maize does plenty of things right. The puzzles in the game will have you scratching your head on where to go next, leaving you to decipher what your items are for. Great graphics hold this game up while dull back tracking and hit or miss humor keep it just below a higher threshold.
THQ Nordic did a very nice job handling this remaster. All the mechanics that made the original Darksiders a hit are still there and thriving. Small technical issues held this game back from a more perfect score. Keep it up THQ Nordic and let's see the third entry soon!
Mix together 300+ unique enemies with seven bosses, base defense mechanics, a great story, and plenty of weapons and gear available to defend yourself, and there is a formula for success. Some graphical issues and long build times hold Toy Odyssey back from being even better.
Rogue Wizards does a lot of things right, taking the best elements from two really good genre of games. Town building, looting, dungeon crawling and more will have you back for more fun each and every day. Though the combat sometimes suffers from troubles and the character customization is a tad lacking, Rogue Wizards seems to shine through where other rogue-likes cannot.
World of Warcraft: Legion brought back a lot of the glory and splendor that I experienced when I first started the game. A plethora of features like World Quests and Artifact Weapons bring another layer of content to the endgame of Legion. Halting certain progression with research times is something I may have nerfed down a bit but other than that, Legion is near perfect to me as far as expansions go.