In a nutshell, Burnout Paradise Remastered is just that, a remastered version of a series favorite. It has a little bit of something for everyone including fast paced races and miles worth of mayhem. The graphics are a huge improvement, the controls are intuitive and the cars handle great. Criterion nailed this remaster.
Tennis World Tour 2 presents as a solid tennis simulation game. The additions to court mechanics add a level of depth that will take some time to master. Having court surfaces, weather, and ball freshness attribute to the pacing and difficulty of the bout is a stroke genius and a win for simulation lovers. The thing is, sports titles have gone in many different directions since their incarnation, whether that’s being made for pure pay-to-win monetization or simulation. While drastically different, they share in the fact each one is geared to a specific audience and thus the levels of ‘fun’ differ from person to person.
It’s an arcade game made to be accessible to anyone, wrestling fan or not. This is evident in its design and stylization. The lack of game modes may be a detriment for many and really hurts the longevity of such a game, but the controls are solid and the game runs beautifully. There’s not much more one can ask for in an arcade experience.
Handball 21 presents as a solid official handball game. While the passion behind the design is evident, I must say it still has lots of room for overall improvement. The lack of depth in the game modes can wait an iteration or two in my opinion, that is so long as the gameplay improves with each entry. As it is stands, it is not bad but it can certainly be better.