- World of Warcraft
- The Curse of Monkey Island
Although I wish there were more missions and that some new mechanics had been introduced, there’s some fantastic Starcraft narrative and gameplay here. The price to content ratio is fair, and this is the closest we’re likely going to get to experience what Starcraft: Ghost could have been. If you enjoyed the Terran, Zerg, and Protoss campaigns you’ll get a great kick out of Nova Covert Ops.
KHOLAT nails the experience of being atop a snowy mountain during volatile conditions, and the idea of it being based on a true story is intriguing. Ultimately, though, the execution falls short and you're left with a shallow experience that is hard to find the fun in.
I heartily recommend Badland to fans of side-scrolling platformers or anyone looking for a game that's easy to pick up and play. There's a fairly large collection of levels that will take a handful of hours to complete, and the multiplayer mode is fantastic if you have someone to play with locally. Everything that was great about the mobile version of Badland translates exquisitely to the PC.
While the maps and enemies could be more varied and interesting, there's no denying that the gameplay is stellar, rewarding you for working closely with your teammates and punishing you otherwise. And best of all, the multi-player system powering the game works flawlessly, making it easy for you to find other people to tackle missions with. The deep upgrade system and customizable loadouts will go a long way towards keeping you engaged long after your first battle. Simply put, Helldivers is a wet dream if cooperative multiplayer games are your thing.
Gravity Ghost's strength is in its ability to make you to think about and feel things most games don't. If you're looking for a challenge you're going to be disappointed, there were only a handful of levels that required any serious effort on my part, and you'd be surprised at how many of them can completed in less than 30 seconds. Play Gravity Ghost if you're looking for a weird, endearing experience that you can lose yourself in for a few hours. Pass on it if you're looking for something more.
Warlords of Draenor is the pinnacle of a game we've been playing for over 10 years now. It's absolutely the most polished version, with stunningly beautiful world design and a wonderful soundtrack that will fill you with awe during the course of your adventure. While I do yearn for more soul in the quest stories, the phenomenal scripted sequences and cutscenes are more than a fair tradeoff. Those who play the game for the sport will likely enjoy the Warlords content, from what I've seen so far in the pre-raid dungeons and PVP the design caliber is as high as ever. If you've been looking for a reason to be excited about World of Warcraft again, this is certainly it.
Ancient Space is a beautiful, almost good space strategy game that falls short due to the amount of work it requires to control your units in battle. The upgrade and customization system lets you outfit your ship with abilities to your liking, and at times the core of the gameplay, which is combat and exploration, is a lot of fun. There's even a well-developed narrative and killer soundtrack. If you're a fan of space strategy games, you might enjoy Ancient Space, otherwise, it's not worth the frustration.
This is how I hope all indie games fare on the PlayStation 4. Beautiful, high-res, 60 fps graphics, with a pulse pounding soundtrack that wonderfully compliment the chaotic yet expertly crafted gameplay. This classic arcade style shooter will keep your thumbs and your senses occupied for many, many hours.