Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the equivalent of Rey and Finn discussing Han Solo in The Force Awakens. Two people with different ideas and stories about who he is. Fallen Order is a very mixed bag of ideas seemingly pulled from various members at Respawn Entertainment that have completely different ideas about what makes a good Jedi game and unable to settle on a singular and unique vision.
Death Stranding is a unique, weird and unprecedented game that I can’t get out of my head. It’s a testament to new ideas and the rare freedom Kojima Productions was bequeathed from Sony and I hope they continue to support new ideas, no matter how crazy a game about delivering packages may sound on paper.
A beast of an engine and impressive systems are behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare but the multiplayer is mostly filled with design frustration and as hard-hitting the single-player feels, it's ultimately filled with no substance and afraid to make the hard choices it asks of its characters.
I love this game, its characters, charm and the beautiful world that let me not just feel like an artist but become one. Concrete Genie has a warmth to it and I felt like the team at Pixel Opus put their hearts into this and the story and themes don’t come off forced, cheap, or playing the same old-tune we’ve heard before, but instead, real and honest. For all that, Concrete Genie is one of the year's best games and a special gem every PS4 owner should play.
I’m super excited to see the continuing tales coming out of The Dark Pictures Anthology. If Until Dawn proved that horror games being made in this cinematic style can work then Man of Medan shows that even at a smaller scale, they can still be a blast to play. Alone, Man of Medan can be a spooky night in the dark full of terror, with friends, a party game where you tease one another and discuss plans.
If you've never played an FMV before, Erica will probably be a lot more interesting and maybe it's a good entry-level to these types of games. But as far as I'm concerned Erica Mason can stay in the hospital and stop bothering me to help light her damn zippo.