Humad Ali Shah
If I had to describe Fallout 76, I will say it is a flawed idea that never works well. It is simply broken and feels boring but offers a redeeming factor with the open world exploration in some well-crafted environments. The buggy nature of the game is its biggest hurdle and some quality of life changes will go a long way in molding it into something enjoyable in the future.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint is such a letdown, especially after the enjoyable Wildlands. It is hard to understand why Ubisoft made such controversial design decisions regarding this new game but it is without a doubt one of the biggest disappointments of this year.
RemiLore is a flawed concept with a terrible execution that is mostly hurt by its design despite carrying some charming aesthetics and fun characters. The game could have benefited greatly from a traditional story mode instead of the focus on rogue-lite elements.
KILL la KILL - IF is a fun brawler designed to appeal to those who are still a fan of the series. If you want to play a game that is based on the anime, this one nails the art style but the lack of customization and depth for the fighting system diminishes its overall value.
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut places a tremendous emphasis on your choices and offers a thrilling adventure set in a completely unjust world. When it comes to the Nintendo Switch version, there are technical issues, ranging from the load times to the frame rate, that it is not the smoothest experience out of all the platforms.
Remnant: From the Ashes has enough individuality that it stands on its own feet with the ideas it inherits from the Dark Souls series while giving its unique twist to some of them. It has its flaws, but don't let that distract you from an otherwise great game.
It can be termed as Anime Souls but Code Vein is far from it. This feels like more of an attempt to bring the same gameplay experience but without the polish and detail that From Software is known for in their games. As a result, Code Vein is a decent albeit flawed action RPG that doesn't bring anything exciting to the genre.
No Man's Sky has received many noticeable improvements over the course of the past 2 years but the NEXT update is perhaps the most significant one. Sadly, it still has some dated design with the need for the constant grind and a lack of rational narrative that holds back an otherwise enjoyable exploration and survival game.
As an enhanced release, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition seems to come packed with content, but the performance of the game, especially in portable mode, is rather disappointing. It is a fun Zelda spin-off that offers a good amount of fanservice and serviceable gameplay.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game offers a refreshing combat system although held back by a restricted level design. When it comes to the Nintendo Switch version, it suffers from some annoying performance issues that might have an impact on the gameplay experience.
Torchlight 2 is a quality port that took time in making its way to consoles. It feels like a little too late now, but this doesn't mean it is not a good action RPG. Those who are on the lookout for something new that can satisfy their Diablo thirst can have a good time with this sequel.