When compared to the other HD ports that SNK, SS5S is not as inspiring as the likes of Garou or Windjammers. Nonetheless, it’s a going at a reasonable price-tag (with PS4/Vita cross-buy too!) and perhaps purchasing it will give SNK some incentive to try bringing to series in a new instalment. Samurai Shodown deserves it as much as, if not more than SNK’s other titles.
The fantastic stage design, gorgeous visuals and inspiring music of the early Sonic games have been brilliantly translated, with all the new additions seamlessly gelling with the old. Mania is an absolute must for any self-proclaimed Sonic fan and ranks high even just as a platformer in this generations of consoles. The blue blur has truly returned to his former glory.
Assuming that you play the titles in chronological order, N. Sane Trilogy will only get better the more you go into it, and the combined playtime of trilogy confidently justifies its current price tag. It’s a reminder of why Crash was arguably the best at 3D platformers in the Nineties, and the few adjustments needed in these remakes show that the original trilogy have stood the test of time; especially Crash: Warped.
Revelator 2 has little that’s actually new in terms of modes; there’s a few new bells and whistles such as being to switch characters immediately from the menu in practice mode, and a refreshed online menu. That aside, it has all the neat features that the original Revelator did: the excellent tutorial, mission and challenge modes. So REV 2 essentially builds on an already great game.
Seeing the all-over improvement that Guardians has made over Batman, shows that TTG seem serious about making good superhero story games. It remains to be seen if this quality can be kept up in later episodes, particularly if we are only playing as Quill throughout them, but TTG have done enough to warrant me purchasing another episode at the very least.
In an era of innovation for RPGs, Godseekers is lacking in a lot and even struggles to play to the strengths of the more thrilling main series. Unless you’re a die-hard Dynasty Warriors fan, you should seek another tactical RPG that’ll likely do a more interesting spin on the genre.