FatShark has done a fantastic job of taking their first game and improving on every single aspect. The recurring theme of offering players a variety of tools, characters and enemies to face leads to a crescendo of unique moments that are all entirely player driven. While the difficulty spikes can be frustrating, part of the fun in Vermintide 2 is being against the odds and prevailing.
Overall the game is very polished, although the many mechanics can be a detriment as they make the game feel convoluted. Most mechanics need to be experimented with in order to be able to learn how to use them efficiently, meaning a lot of time needs to be invested in Seven. The story is interesting enough to lead the player however the characters themselves fall a little flat, making it difficult to care about them. Playing Seven: The Days Long Gone feels more like a workout than a relaxing session of gaming but there is a good game here, the player just needs to work for it.
Disputed Space feels as if it completely skipped the testing stage and went straight to sale. The game plays itself, it does not need any player input for the friendly AI to complete each level. There is no challenge in the gameplay, from movement to the shooting mechanics everything is extremely simplified and easy.
Road Redemption is a fantastic game to play when it works, when it does not it becomes the most frustrating game I have played in a while. The systems in place will at times not give the player a chance to recover or in some extreme cases races are lost before they even begin. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Road Redemption but I cannot forgive some of its technical flaws and because of that I cannot see myself returning to play this title unless these problems are solved.
Deadbeat Heroes is a solid brawler with good humour and a well-directed art style. While the execution of some of the combat elements interrupt the flow of said combat it is still a fun game to play. With a small degree of tweaking to the combat mechanics, this title could go from being an average brawler to an amazing one. The developers are supporting the game and recently released a patch in direct response to player feedback, so my fingers are crossed that they will continue to support the game and make Deadbeat Heroes a title worth remembering.
Flix and Chill 2: Millennials attempts to give an insight into millennial culture and issues that affect the younger generation. Instead the game either misses its own point or is just comical in its delivery. There is very little game here. It is possible to finish in under two hours and with the lack of any mechanics, other than dialogue choices that may or may not even yield a different result, Flix and Chill 2: Millennials feels very lackluster.
The PC version of Destiny 2 replicates the amazing gunplay the first game is known for. The visuals are gorgeous and the environments are so expansive that there is hours worth of exploring to be done. There is a huge amount of content to keep players entertained and almost all of it can be replayed with worthwhile rewards to be gained. This title lives up to its predecessor and has surpassed it in almost every way. For those looking for a casual shooter with a great story or for those who want to challenge themselves in raids and competitive PVP, this title caters to a wide audience making it a great experience all-round.
Megaton Rainfall is an interesting title, it hands the player overpowered abilities and a huge sandbox to play in but forces the player to restrain themselves by making collateral damage the key to success or failure. I had hours of fun exploring the universe, checking out landmarks and discovering secrets out in the galaxy between fighting off waves of alien enemies. Unfortunately I have to mark Megaton Rainfall down for its mission-breaking bugs, however this title is a refreshing experience and a fun one at that. I recommend just taking some time to sit quietly and absorb the experience that is Megaton Rainfall.
JYDGE is a well polished title that will keep you coming back for more and more, whether it's the soundtrack or the multiple ways to approach a situation this is a game that demands you give it the justice it deserves. With non stop action and seemingly never ending progression JYDGE stands out from its fellow twin stick shooters making it a must have for fans of the genre.
Grab The Bottle has style and that unfortunately is all it has to offer. The puzzles boil down to retry after retry, until finally succeeding and being rewarded with another level of repetitiveness. The mechanics do not vary enough to be engaging and the story is not present enough to keep the attention of the player.