- The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
- Viewtiful Joe
- Kingdom Hearts
Its great for those who are really into collecting and experiencing different vehicle types, but aside from that, it’s not a game that’ll keep you coming back for more. The teams at Ivory Tower need to release some major updates and events if they want to keep this game afloat. Until then, The Crew 2 just barely chugs along.
The love for Mega Man continues to pour in this collection. For any fan or even curious observer, this collection is for you and the best way to experience these games today. With numerous hours of content, even beyond the games, poured into a single collection, there’s no reason not to pick it up. There’s really not much left you can say, except, this is what remasters should strive to be and perhaps even surpass.
Dark Souls Remastered is now the definitive way to experience the game, especially on console. It contains all the DLC and online functionality from the original title, with some added quality of life improvements. The game has never looked cleaner and crisper than it does now. You can finally put away your PS3 and Xbox 360, if the original Dark Souls was your only tether to the consoles. Now you can die once again over and over, but in a smooth 60fps and 1080p.
Overall, Raging Justice is a lackluster delivery of a beat ’em up game. It looks like a beat ’em up and sort of plays like one, but it carries over the mistakes of the past and even ramps them up in some cases. If you’re really into beat ’em ups and are frothing at the mouth for a new game in the long-abandoned genre, then go ahead. Otherwise, steer clear and save yourself the disappointment, since there are ways to go about replaying old classics and, at the end of the day, those are all you’ll really need.
Overall The Adventure Pals is an absurd ride that will definitely grab your kid’s attention, and perhaps even you, who are kids at heart. It’s sure to bring a smile to your face, even on the rainiest of days, just from its cute character designs alone. Although the gameplay itself isn’t the best out there, it’s still fun to play, even if it’s just something to knock out over the weekend.
For those itching to revisit these classics, then look no further. It’d be best to temper your expectations, however, if you were looking for a meatier collection with in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes videos. Otherwise, prepare to grit your teeth and scream at your TV screen as you try and slay demons and get them “Stylish” combos. Now that this collection is available on current generation console, you can experience every entry this franchise and prepare yourself when Capcom finally announces the long-awaited Devil May Cry 5.
Fe achieves the goal of being a tiny tale from a behemoth of a publisher. The game itself isn’t a knock out of the park, but the world it has built and the experience of going through it was still enjoyable. Fe is a sound platformer, but not one you’ll likely hear from as time goes on.
Ultimately, Secret of Mana is a letdown that the series doesn’t deserve, and nor does its fans. The remake has lost some of the charm that made the original have such a cult following since 1993, due to its bland transition into 3D and certain gameplay mishaps. The experience isn’t entirely for naught, but it’s sure to rub some fans the wrong way. For newcomers, it’s best to steer clear and stick with the classic version, especially for the steep asking price of $39.99. Perhaps it’s best to keep the remake a secret and pretend it didn’t happen.
Overall, InnerSpace is a tough sell. It’s certainly not a unique game among its contemporaries and doesn’t even attempt much to try and differentiate itself. It does accomplish certain aspects of what it offers you, where it can be a tranquil and slow-paced ride, with an appropriate presentation that is pretty to look at. Its merits, however don’t out way its faults and can lead to a frustrating experience when looking at the whole package. InnerSpace doesn’t quite soar to the heights it needs to be a good game.
Overall, the collection contains some of the best story-telling in video games, even if you lump in the third season. However, this collection should only be purchased by those who have missed out on the series entirely. It has upgraded visuals and serves a single hub for all you fans looking to take your first steps in the post-apocalyptic world known as The Walking Dead. It's a collection of great adventure games, but isn't necessarily a great collection.
Overall, Sonic Forces isn’t the follow-up critical darling that Sonic Mania was, not even close. However, it’s not without its own merits, from the mostly decent gameplay and unabashedly corny story, there’s still some things to love about the game. I’d only recommend it to the passionate Sonic fans, however, who need some more blue blur magic in their life. Sometimes Sonic just has to get over a few speed bumps to be good, but this time it’s just another speed bump.
Overall Wolfenstein II is the sequel that the series deserves and one that shows what Machine Games can really do. The game’s story breaks off its chains and goes balls to the wall, but knows how to stay in its lane. It humanizes both sides of the story, even for the Nazi characters. Not only is the story a thrilling ride, but so is its gameplay. Never has it felt so good to shoot a Nazi in the face and then slice of his buddy’s arm off with an axe. Do yourself a favor and shoot some god damn Nazis.
Overall, One Piece Unlimited World Red is a game that on a surface level is great because of the fan-service it provides, however, falls flat once you sink your teeth into it. You’ll be taken back to numerous events throughout the One Piece series and the game definitely hooks you in for the nostalgia. From Luffy kicking Captain Wapol’s ass to saving Robin from the Marine government, the game definitely delivers on reliving classic stories. Sadly the fan-service isn’t enough to make the game great, and I’d advise to stick to the Manga or Anime to get your fill of seeing the Straw Hat crew find the ever elusive One Piece.
Overall, Windjammers is a fun and tight experience. It’s gameplay is tight and precise, while adding supers into the mix, which give it that extra spice for a fun time. Not only that, but it has great visuals, upbeat music, and a lovable 90’s aesthetic to boot. If only it were a little cheaper, so as to ease the sting of having something that won’t capture your playtime for very long.
Overall, Pyre is another home run delivered by Supergiant games. It’s a game full of mystery, waiting to be uncovered and revealed, while containing a strategic sports game that has huge stakes on the line. The only other criminals, besides the characters in the game, is anybody who decides to skip out on this masterpiece.
Overall, Patapon is a game that deserves its second chance and HD treatment. It’s a game with a unique concept, while managing to pull it off. It’s both a great RPG and rhythm game. While this entry shows it’s initial design flaws, especially with teaching its mechanics, it’s still a game worth playing. It doesn’t hurt too that those little patapon creatures are so cute with their dancing and musical chants.
Overall, Snake Pass is something you shouldn’t pass up on. It’s a modern platformer that has the magic of the classic, while still managing to feel fresh and exciting. Although it’s worlds all feel similar, it was never a slog to get through each one.
If you're a hardcore fan and wish to catch up on the story of the Darksiders series before the third game comes out, I'd say you can skip the first game entirely and just watch a YouTube video instead. Do, however, pickup Darksiders II: The Deathfinitive Edition, since all gameplay concerns are absolutely addressed in the sequel. Plus, Death as a character is a lot cooler than War.