Drake Hollow puts a lovely spin on the survival genre. Building a camp to care for Drakes instead of yourself is a nice twist, and defending that camp from raids is a lot of fun. But fighting the same four enemy types with a simple combat system can’t carry the fun for the entire adventure.
It’s a great creative park builder, with a deep simulation system that the game fails to ever properly use, the lack of challenge means you never need to use any management skills which is missing the point of a business simulation game. Even if it’s one about cartoon dinosaurs.
Fall Guys is silly and stupid fun, and that is perfectly okay. It just needs a bit more variety and the RNG feeling of the team based mini-games are a real downer. The game is a nearly perfect platform to be expanded upon and I hope that’s the case going forward.
Hellpoint is a stellar souls-like, so much, in fact, that I don’t believe it to be an inspired child of its parent games. It can stand alongside titles like Dark Souls as an equal, matching its quality pound for pound. If the technical issues can be put to bed in a post-release patch, that fact will be cemented within the game’s legacy.
I think if you had actually played the original, you may appreciate this upgrade on your walk down nostalgia lane. As a newcomer, it just has no proper place to sit beside the games that exist today and there is no room for it on the shelf. It can be an amusing romp, but you kick up the dust of this Dinosaur at every turn, and the new can of paint just can’t hide that fact.
Ghost of Tsushima remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining open-world games to release this generation. It captures the feeling of Samurai perfectly through fantastic combat and fine details. It handles exploration in a way that does away with GPS style mini maps and radars while offering a great deal of quality content through and through. While it isn’t perfect, it’s still a humble ending for the current generation of PlayStation games.
Your mileage will vary depending on how much you enjoy the core shooting, which is indeed quite good. If the shallow nature or repetition doesn't bother you, you could easily get your money worth in hours played. More if you wish to truly master the game.
How many games allow you to assassinate people as a Ninja, throw toilets at people as a Wrestler, and chloroform people as a Doctor in the same game? Just one, and it does so in complete expert fashion. At full price, the game is just $20, which is an absolute steal.