At the end of the day if you are looking to relive Nathan Drakes' adventures, or you want to experience them for the first time, then Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is the way to do it. With improved visuals and control, you'll really enjoy them. Be forewarned though, there are no extra features to celebrate the franchise, something I think would have been beneficial for returning fans and new fans alike.
Everything we've played in The Taken King so far feels like an evolution of the gameplay. It's obvious that Bungie has listened to their critics and fans alike, and so far what we've experienced indicates changes have been made in gameplay that are for the better.
I really tried to find something I wouldn't like with this game but I couldn't. At this point in time Forza Motorsport 6 is the definitive sim/circuit racing experience that is accessible to all levels of racers on the current generation of consoles.
Part of the addictiveness is opening up as many characters as possible and coming back to each level to access areas you couldn't before. As much as I enjoyed this aspect I found something new that overshadowed it, and it was playing as some of the dinosaurs in the game. You can play as some of the famed movies dinos as part of specific levels, but you can also hunt for amber stones and open up other dinosaurs for play later. You'll get to relive that famed scene from the original Jurassic Park movie where the T-Rex fights off a pack of Velociraptors in the park's visitor center or take on the role of a Triceratops and help Ellie and one of her friends get back to safety as a storm hits the island. Playing as a dino is fun, and adds a bit more to the game's overall experience.
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition is "pretty good bang for the buck" considering the asking price. I for one enjoyed what I played, and the added content of past DLC, plus all the bonus goodies that have been tacked on above that make the whole package a pretty good value. There is a lot of gameplay to be had here too and those who haven't played the game before are in for hours upon hours of zombie mayhem.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a great game, plain and simple. Those new to the franchise will get to play two awesome games and all the associated DLC for one hell of a price, while veterans of the series should be able to find reason to visit the franchise again. Be it to experience the games in HD, play 4-player couch co-op with friends, or catch up on DLC they didn't pay for the first time around, there are a lot of reasons to come back.
Ori and the Blind Forest is a title that has set the bar high for modern day "Metroidvania" games. From the original artwork and the enveloping soundtrack to the pixel perfect control and heartfelt narrative, anyone who plays this game will find themself hooked from the get-go. Do yourself a favour, don't pass on this game, especially for the price, as you'd be missing out on a really great gaming experience.
It's a recycled formula that has worked over and over again and it has left some gameplay issues that should have been fixed long ago (e.g. floaty control or collision detection); however, the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" formula works and for many that will most likely be fine for them.
Fans of the series will no doubt feel that this is the ultimate tribute to Master Chief and his adventures so far while those who have yet to experience the Halo franchise will enjoy all it has to offer, but in one simple package. The added benefit of the Xbox One hardware also makes it better, with improved visuals in campaign and new Halo 2 Anniversary maps, as well as the control options. Add to this that the amount of extras are long and lasting, and you have a total package that makes for quite a high benchmark for all developers/publishers to meet when considering releasing a collection of a game series.
Sunset Overdrive is a game that attacks so many senses, in a good way, that you may just find yourself not wanting to stop playing. From the visual art style, the amount of things to do on your own, to the multiplayer experience that carries over your progress into your single player story, this game just seems to get a lot of things right.
With great character and level design, and so much to do, there is more then enough to keep anyone busy. The new trapping of enemies adds a more immersion to an already busy game. Those returning to Skylands can feel comfortable that this a great next chapter, and those new to the franchise will play a game that will definitely entertain.
If you are an Xbox One owner and looking for a racing game that is an open world, fun, and has a lot of replayability while being both accessible to beginners and a challenge racing veterans given the number of gameplay options, then you really shouldn't look any further then Forza Horizon 2.
At the end of the day Sniper Elite III is a pretty good game. From large game levels and lots of extra tasks to that non-linear approach to how you can complete said tasks and the ability to play the whole campaign cooperatively, there really is a lot to like. Let's not forget that the gruesome, but cool kill-cam is back too! Sure, the AI can be unpredictable and a bit wonky at times, the competitive online is not that busy, the story can be cliché and there is the odd visual glitch, but in the end it's not enough to overtake all the good. Many people should find a lot to like here, and fans of the previous two games can come back knowing there is still a lot to enjoy.
This is a great start to the Season Pass of DLC and Titanfall fans would be silly not to add these maps into the game. Although some modes play better in certain maps, the gameplay modes that are available to date do mix well in all three. Now if Respawn could hurry up and give me even more gameplay modes dammit.