Although the most significant changes to Mortal Kombat 11 come from an update that doesn’t require you to put down more money for an expansion, Aftermath still manages to be a worthwhile addition for its story mode and Shang Tsung’s exceedingly fun performance alone.
Gameplay issues aside, I had fun playing Maneater. It’s hard to determine whether or not I’d be this positive about the game if the circumstances were different, but there’s no denying that it does what it aims to do satisfyingly enough, and that it came around in a very opportune moment where I appreciated turning my attention away from the outside world, at least for a bit.
For as easy and positively safe of a bet Shantae and the Seven Sirens might be, it’s an gorgeously well put together platformer that’s a lot of fun to play that comes from a developer that’s become proficient at putting out heavily nostalgic and polished games.
Ever since seeing the game for the first time at last year’s E3, I was hopeful that it would turn out well due to the people who were handling it and how much I’ve enjoyed playing their previous game, but my expectations were surpassed by the sheer quality of the end product that I got to enjoy over the course of a week reviewing it. Desperados III is one of my — if not the absolute — favorite games that’s come out in 2020.
For anyone feeling nostalgic for Spongbob and crew, there’s plenty to enjoy in Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated.