If you’re wanting something to fill your time before the arrival of Naughty Dog’s upcoming epic, then Days Gone may serve a purpose. There is some fun to be had churning dirt on Deacon’s hog, no doubt. But, while we’re yet to go hands-on with the further adventures of Ellie and Joel, we’d be amazed if when it does arrive, that game didn’t teach Days Gone a host of lessons about storytelling, gameplay and all the rest.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a bit like an enormous box of Celebrations. There’s loads to binge on and you’ll really enjoy gourging on most of it – but there’s also mini-versions of Bounty bars you’ll have to suffer through here, too. Yet, while every chocolate connoisseur knows that chocolate and coconut make as much sense together as lions and head rubs – basically, when you come across some of Shadow’s more eccentric passages – you may wish you were dealing with a smaller, less ambitious box; despite this being one you’ll get much more use out of than the Chocolate Orange that was given and gone within any day-long celebrations.
In truth, if you’re coming to the game fresh you won’t know any better. If you do, you’ll learn to live with the quirks soon enough. It’s exciting this world is coming to a new audience. It’s a game that deserves a vast audience. And we’ll just say it; Divinity 2: Original Sin Definitive Edition is the best classic fantasy RPG on console, ever.