Hitman is the next installment into the Hitman franchise. It's a call back to its roots and ditches the over dramatic and gimmicky installments we have been seeing. I.O Interactive has tried to make a turn in what we are getting from Hitman. We interviewed the voice of Hitman last year about the game, and he explained his newest role in the game. While there isn't as much dialog or story we are seeing in some of the older games, there is a return to the Hitman feel of the first games.
Ghost Recon Wildlands is a great game, with a beautiful open world and authentic-style Ghost Recon gameplay. It is worth a buy and I do recommend it to anyone thinking about getting the game. Just understand it isn't perfect and there will be frustrating times in the game. The good news is when you really get into it, you will find yourself setting up for the perfect stealth mission, or a giant fire fight and you will stop just for a second and say damn this is awesome.
Resident Evil 7 is looking to take you back, to a better time in gaming. One where simple game design mixed with a good story and evolving mechanics over the course of the game. It does most of these things pretty well. Overall Resident Evil 7 (RE7) is a great game. It's really an interesting time, making you rethink situations and what you can do in the game world, while keeping the ending from getting stale and repetitive.
No Man's Sky, developed by Hello games and published by Sony is finally here. No doubt plenty of you are and have been playing the game since its release, so is the HYPE train real? I'm not so sure, however I will say I never nor anyone I work with hyped the game up. We understood that this was an indie game with a cool concept being backed by a large publisher. Other people seemed to have blown what No Man's Sky is doing out of proportion due to the fact it was backed by Sony.
My editor, in his wisdom, warned me that this is a kids game - the implication being that I should attempt to be fair, even though this may not necessarily be in my realm. He had a point. I kinda had a feeling I wasn't going to like this game. Frankly, I thought Power Rangers were a knock off Voltron, and as a Voltron fan, I made it a point to not enjoy Power Rangers as a child - even though watching Voltron while being sober and an adult is significantly more baffling, in all honesty. So, I did what any responsible journalist-ish dad would do, and had my kids play the game with me and will only use their ratings for the game.
Overall I did really enjoy the game bugs aside, it won't happen to everyone. The game has some beautiful cut-scenes, dialog from the time, and a great voice over cast. I really enjoyed characters Lincoln and Donovan, the way they set this up will leave you wondering why one guy would help a man go on such a crazy killing spree, against the mob no less. The ending connects all the dots and leaves you happy with the time you invested. There are several different endings depending on who you kill and who you don't as well as how you dish out the territory. Mafia 3 blends this with a killer soundtrack and replayability. The game isn't perfect but it's fun, and I can totally recommend you play it.