Need a refresher course on all things discordantly cyberpunk-y before October? Look no further. Developer Bloober Team and publishing partner Aspyr settle us in to an unsettling world through a point-and-click exploration of malignant mind and afflicted body.
Make no mistake, this is a very good game and takes a rightful place among its Forza brethren. However, I'm not quite as enthralled or captivated after my play test as I was with Forza 6. Largely, I think that's due to those bits of gameplay that felt brand new in 2015 aren't as shiny now.
Wrestling's best and brightest from the past and present collide in this main event feature! Yuke's and Visual Concepts is back with another round of top flight action inside the virtual WWE squared circle. A deluge of content is affixed as the worthy centerpiece.
When two unfamiliar leaders of two very familiar factions square off, an interstellar David and Goliath struggle ensues! Microsoft Studios is enlisting keepers of the Halo franchise mantle 343 Industries with crucial support from Creative Assembly for the second call to arms in this RTS aside.
First party franchises may not hold the same importance from a pure sales standpoint as they did in the 1990s and early 2000s, but they still play a vital role in branding. In-house exclusives are vehicles for advertising and product recognition. From big conferences to little banner ads on mobile devices, creations like Gears of War become pivotal elements in which the elixir of lure is concocted. It's Delta Sqaud, it's wearing amror with a bandana instead of a helmet, it's lambasting your way through any and all problems and forgetting to ask questions later, it's the Crimson Omen. This level of iconography would not have a pronounced effect if it were not proliferated by games that people wanted to play again and again. Repeatedly, Gears has provided the Xbox with a trusty destination for players looking to feed their inane desire for unadulterated virtual violence. And very few have done this better over the past decade. Fortunately for us brutish meatheads, the fourth numbered installment carries the flag adeptly and waves it heartily for everyone to see. The Coalition has done a fabulous job taking the framework principles of Epic Games and applying them to a project for the new machine. All the familiar gameplay aspects return with a few new tricks to increase offensive agency. Campaign is worthy of its ancestors and will probably prompt more than one play through for hardcore fans. Versus and Horde 3.0 both add tons of replayability and the presentation package is the best in series history and is contemporaneously adroit. Gears of War 4 will be one of the pre-eminent shooting galleries this holiday.