I'm left with a burning desire to share this incredible experience and run back for more. Forza Motorsport is more than just a piece of entertainment; it's a celebration of the love we all share for cars, racing, and the indomitable spirit of competition.
Street Fighter 6 is not just a comeback for Capcom, but for fighting games entering next-generation consoles as a whole. It feels like a passion project made by a group of people who were tasked by Capcom to make the last Street Fighter we would ever want to play. With its fast-paced gameplay, beautifully implemented new mechanics, and timeless visuals, Street Fighter 6 has solidified itself among the fighting game hall of fame.
Thanks to the smooth gameplay and 4K support, Assetto Corsa Competizione prides itself in its sense of immersion. Well, that’s if you can spare the extra cash for a wheel and pedals. However, the lacklustre variety and less than desirable controller feel keep making me ask myself the same question. Why not just buy Gran Turismo 7?
RiMS Racing has earned its place as one of the most immersive motorcycle racing games to date, with the PlayStation 5 taking this a step further thanks to the DualSense controller. While there aren’t many bikes to choose from, the unmatched level of customization and fleshed out Career Mode will give you plenty of enjoyable hours to test and upgrade your bike.
Marvel’s Avengers suffers from an identity crisis. It tries to do too many things at once and that leaves you with an experience that's torn between two points. It has a single-player campaign that does a fantastic job of harnessing the Marvel universe into an exciting and action-packed set of events.
Pokémon Sword introduces some welcomed features, but the game feels as if it would be more at home on the 3DS, with the dated visuals, lacklustre animations, and a lack of polish that leaves you wishing they had taken more time on the game.
Need For Speed Heat takes everything we loved from the past 25 years of Need For Speed and puts it into one neat package. While the game excels in having a little something for everyone, it drastically falters in its storytelling and the rather awkward dialogue left a lot to be desired.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order doubles down on the formula that made the franchise so successful in the first place. It doesn’t try to win you over with a crazy story, nor does it reinvent the wheel, but it gives you a healthy serving of the Marvel roster and leaves the rest up to you.
Samurai Shodown feels like it was pulled from a forgotten era and given new life in 2019. SNK has more than proven they have what it takes to make a comeback with their latest title. With amazing style, gameplay that invokes a passion for fighting games of old, and charm coming from every crack, Samurai Shodown breathes new life into the series.
Team Sonic Racing is a decent mascot racer, that chose to focus too much on the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. The game sorely lacks in variety and can lose its charm once you try to dig more than skin deep. Sonic fans are sure to get a kick out of SEGA’s latest racer, but may feel there is a lot to be desired.
Anthem has the potential to be something greater than it is, but BioWare needs to focus on a clear path to get it there. It may be riddled with bugs that break the game, but there are core elements that can’t just be fixed with a simple update down the line.