With just a few small additions, such as private matches and cross-play, this would quite simply become one of, if not the best party games available on current platforms. It can't be underestimated how difficult it is to create something quite so accessible and fun simultaneously.
New Horizons is simply the best Animal Crossing game to date. New features have been expertly developed, the pacing is perfect whilst retaining the magical charm the series has always been based upon. The latest in a growing line of must-own Switch titles.
Performances are mostly solid aside from the main protagonist, but the lacklustre script with a severe lack of character development aside from large amounts of exposition make it difficult to really care about any of them. Some of the endings are quite abrupt, leaving an unsatisfying finish. I find it unlikely that The Complex will win fans over to the genre, but those who do have a dedication may find something to enjoy.
Obsidian could have easily fallen into the trap of creating a straight up Fallout clone, but the various planets in the Halcyon solar system and the types of quest available provides a good amount of variety, with excellent splashings of humour and moral dilemmas. It's not breaking new ground, but it struts its stuff very well.
I really wanted to like this game, and after the beta I was hoping there would be more to it than what they were testing. Unfortunately, there's not, and there's absolutely no way I could recommend buying this game. If you could pick it up for £10, sure, but four times that? No way.
It is possibly the best open world that you can visit, held back by a main story that's a bit too archaic. On the whole, it's still highly enjoyable, so I would still highly recommend you dig into it. You'll definitely get your money's worth.
It does its job well as a Gundam-style mech shooter, but it just doesn't do quite enough to keep me going back in for more action. The majority of levels are just “go here, shoot this, follow that”, which unfortunately gets very repetitive after a couple of hours. There's a lot you can do with customisation, though.