Overall, I found Layers of Fear 2 to be a mixed bag for me. While I do enjoy the puzzle solving, the majority of the game is too slow and uneventful to really make a huge impression on me. Sure it was fun playing the game more than once to unlock all of the endings, but I don't think this game is worth all of the effort.
Overall, Trials Rising doesn't change too much of its formula, but this is a good thing because the Trials series has always been challenging and addictive. The new Tandem Bike mode is full of fun, but the single player mode might upset some fans due to its new progression system. Other than that, most Trials fans will love this new entry and what it has to offer.
All in all, Resident Evil 2 is an excellent remake that modernizes the classic 1998 video game and makes it playable by today's standards. Not only does the game pay homage to the original game, but it also offers something fresh for both new and old fans of the franchise. This is easily an early 2019 ‘Game of the Year' candidate.
As a whole, the remaster of Onimusha: Warlords is a mixed bag for me. The graphics still look pretty outdated and the fixed camera is a huge annoyance. That being said, it's nice to revisit old games like this because developers don't really make games like this nowadays. It's worth playing since it only costs $19.99, although some people may find the game to be short as most player will complete it in around 4 hours…
As a whole, Lego DC Super-Villains is a game of two halves when it comes to its overall quality. One half of the game is great thanks to the humorous story and likable characters. However, the second half of the game is flawed thanks to horrible level design and repetitive gameplay. If you are wanting to play this, it's best to wait until this game goes on sale before you buy it.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is still an enjoyable game thanks to an intriguing storyline and one of the best graphics the series has ever seen. Sure it feels like Origins 2.0, although there is enough new content for Odyssey to stand out on its own. That being said, leveling up can be boring and some of the side quests get repetitive and boring after a while. Odyssey is still worth playing though if you can get used to its many flaws regarding its progression.
Despite some minor flaws, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an excellent addition to the new trilogy that started with the reboot in 2013. The fact that this game favors exploration over action sequences is a huge plus for me. It's also worth mentioning it's one of the most beautiful looking games you will play all year long. If you liked the new Tomb Raider games, then you will certainly enjoy playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider as this game brings back to the roots of the series where it focuses more on exploration rather than action.
Naruto to Buruto: Shinobi Striker is an interesting game because it's unlike any other Naruto game released before it. Its focus on multiplayer modes might turn off some gamers mainly because the game lacks a traditional single player mode. That being said, there is still some fun to be had in the game if you are able to get used to the fast paced and repetitive gameplay.
Overall, No Man's Sky Next is a huge improvement over the original game because there are new features and better visuals for you to look at. It's worth playing the game if you still own a copy of it and want to download the free update. However, the game can still be boring at times and I don't think it does enough to entice new players to give it a try.
No Man’s Sky Next is a huge improvement over the original game because there are new features and better visuals for you to look at. It’s worth playing the game if you still own a copy of it and want to download the free update. However, the game can still be boring at times and I don’t think it does enough to entice new players to give it a try.
The majority of Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 is excellent as the earlier games in the series are still fun to play even 20 years later. Sure you need to be an expert at 2D shooters to get the most fun out of them, but the Rookie Hunter mode does make things slightly easier for noobs. Just try and ignore Mega Man X6 and Mega Man X7 because they’re by far the weakest additions to the Mega Man X franchise.
Defiance 2050 is not a very good game thanks to all of the technical hiccups I encountered during its launch week. Even if the launch issues are all fixed, the game itself leaves a lot to be desired. The outdated visuals and repetitive gameplay are a turn off and you’re better off playing Warframe or any other free to play MMO instead. That said, you can still find some type of enjoyment in this game if you are a fan of shooting games, but other games offer better variety than this.
It goes without saying that Tennis World Tour is matched with Sea of Thieves as one of the worst video games I have played in 2018. The game is incomplete and should not have been released to the public at its current state. Even if the game was complete, the core gameplay feels sluggish and it's not very fun. If you had to choose between Tennis World Tour and AO International Tennis, the latter seems to be the better option for tennis gamers right now. Avoid Tennis World Tour until more patches are released.
All in all, A Way Out is an innovative game and one that is recommended for people with a close friend or family member to play with. You can either bond together doing the co-op activities, or troll one another for some cheap laughs. Either way, it’s one of the best co-op experiences I’ve ever had in many years. Sure the game is short, but the unique gameplay and excellent story made me hooked until the very end. Even though it’s only March, A Way Out is my favorite game of the year thus far.
Overall, Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered is entertaining if you never played the game before. It's a little on the short side though as most people should be able to complete it in around 7 hours. If you played the game before, there's not much on offer here as the gameplay is exactly the same and the graphics aren't really a huge improvement.
All in all, Burnout Paradise Remastered is an excellent re-release on both the PS4 and Xbox One. Despite being a game that was released ten years ago, this remaster modernizes the graphics and retains the excellent soundtrack and fast paced gameplay. If you love fun arcade style racing games, you must try and pick this game up now as it's a refreshing change compared to the more realistic racing games such as Forza and Gran Turismo.
Devil May Cry HD Collection is worth getting if you have never played the games before as they all offer frantic and enjoyable gameplay rarely seen in this generation. It will also give you some experience until Devil May Cry 5 gets released in the near future as speculated. That said, this HD Collection seems pretty redundant if you already played it on PS3 and Xbox 360. Not to mention visually the game still looks very outdated by modern day gaming standards…
The first episode is by far the best one of Season 2 and Telltale has yet to reach the same highs. 'What Ails You' picks up at the end thanks to the Joker, but it's not as exciting as other episodes. Hopefully The Enemy Within ends with a bang with episode 5 in a few week's time!
Anyway, Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 ends on a high note with episode 5. It has a decent conclusion and one of the best boss fights I have ever played in a Telltale video game. Season 2 will make a perfect Christmas gift for anyone in the family that loves Minecraft and Telltale video games in general.