All in all, Rage 2 is a good way to pass the time, especially since this summer is going to be a long one and there aren't major releases planned. The story itself can be finished quickly if you ignore the sidequests, but if you want to do everything, you're going to spend at least double that.
I can't recommend Anno 1800 enough. I was legitimately worried that Ubisoft might try to bring the entire franchise into the present, but I'm happy to say that my fears were unfounded. The game is a love letter to the old city-building games, while still managing to innovate and surprise even veteran players.
But for the most part, Far Cry New Dawn is fun, and that's the only thing that matters. There is more than enough content to never feel that you're grinding (although you are), and it fulfills one of the weirdest human fascinations, and that's the life after a world-encompassing cataclysm. And best of all, the entirety of the game can be played in co-op mode.
The only thing that I don't like about the game is the DLC policy, meaning that a lot of the interesting stuff can be bought through DLCs, including two entire maps. Otherwise, if I had the time, I would probably lose entire days hunting virtual animals, and having an inexplicable feeling of acomplishment.
While I can say, with certainty, that Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is the best one in the series, I can also say that it’s still not as good as it should be. In theory, all of the problems for PES 2020 would be fixed by not releasing the game next year. Ideally, the next game should be PES 2021.
All in all, Soulcalibur VI is fun, despite all of its problems, and I think it's all that matters in a fighting game. If we also take into account the developer's propensity to bring in characters from other games, such as The Witcher or Sonic, it moves the game to another meta-level. And that's definitely something that players will want.
I would love to play a take on Mega Man that's built with the present in mind, and not linked to the past. As it stands right now, I have no problem saying that Mega Man 11 is probably the best in the series, but it's also showing that the series has to come up with something new, especially now that they've shown what's possible.
If I were to name a single significant change, this would be the one. I don't know how users are going to react, but I'm willing to bet that in six months after everyone got accustomed to it, FIFA 19 is going to be named the best in the series by the people who are playing it.
Odyssey builds upon the foundations of a beloved franchise and I like the way it's going forward. If Ubisoft doesn't get too greedy and takes its time to build a proper game, the next one is going to be even better, although I have to say that it's going to be difficult since this one is almost perfect.
Divinity: Original Sin II Definitive Edition is so complex that I think everyone will find something to like, whether it's combat or an exciting story. The best thing I can say about it is that if I'm asked what I liked about it, I can't pinpoint something. It's the complete experience and the feeling of joy that it left behind.