Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is bittersweet. Having the unmissable marsupial back is a great throwback the 3D platformers of the late 90s, but for all of the nostalgia, the trilogy highlights some of the genre's weakest elements. A must play for original fans, and one new players should take with a pinch of salt.
With an intense and intriguing narrative, Steins;Gate 0 is a joy to play through though too many times the story slows down for sometime much more mundane. Without knowledge of the characters or larger plot of previous games, you may struggle to get the full experience.
Battleborn resembles a game designed by a committee, there a so many characteristics of multiple genres that it's difficult to sum up what exactly it wants to be. Aside from its charming presentation and humorous characters, it all feels a little shallow, offering snippets of things we've seen hundreds of times before.
A different take on the choose-your-own-adventure genre, Stories is fantastic breath of fresh air. Though environments will soon become repetitive alongside the general gameplay, there's no reason why this can't become a series of it's own.
Need For Speed promises so much yet fails to deliver to any high standard. While it is one of the most gorgeous street racers you'll set eyes upon, cringeworthy live action cutscenes, an empty world and a lack of singular gameplay direction mean it's nothing more than another average addition to the series.
While the table appears barren, looks can be deceiving and it is just as intricate as any other you may have sunk hours into previously. It might not be highly innovative, but it doesn't stop it being another highly addictive addition by those pinball wizards over at Zen.
I may have never ridden a motorcycle or have a clue how any of the mechanical intricacies work, but that certainly didn't stop me from having a whole lot of fun with MotoGP 15. The dips in graphics and steep learning curve can be more than made up for in what is a solid MotoGP simulator and perfect alternative for those bored of racing cars.
It may just be Far Cry 3 with a Himalayan skin and a more believable story but Far Cry 4 is a game you'll struggle to put down. Whether you're battling through story missions, liberating outposts or riding elephants into battle it is one of the best current-gen games out there.
With stunning graphics and some of the best football gameplay you'll experience, PES is certainly a must have for any football fan, but what stops it from being a truly immersive and realistic game is the set of dull and confusing menus and sub-menus and still no licensed English teams.