Albeit, they had eventually implemented significant changes, you could say the damage was already done. But with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s next-gen update, they have done more than enough to get back in many of those fans’ good books and are back on the right track.
The Callisto Protocol is simply another brilliant project. A thrilling and cohesive story that will have you constantly wondering what happens next. Additionally, the variation of unique and original mechanics and many heart-attacking moments resulted in an enjoyable, yet spine-chilling experience, and would have no problem replaying this.
Evil West is a phenomenal game and an incredibly fun slaying experience. If you are an older individual, it will have you rekindling your video gaming nostalgia. A great story, followed by old-school hack-and-slash moves and powerful weapons, is what the fans truly deserve. On top of that, the fact that Evil West is cheaper than the average retail price is another reason why you must get this.
EDENGATE: The Edge of Life has an interesting concept supported by its unsettling atmosphere with decent visual details, stellar voice acting, and horror soundtracks. But it severely holds back for its minimal mechanics and obscure plot.
A Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me is another proficient project in Supermassive Games’ portfolio and offers a bloodthirsty finale to a very popular and addictive series that will surely have your eyes locked in your screens from start to finish, but in the end, it's a terrifying finale to A Dark Pictures Anthology series.
Police Simulator: Patrol Officers definitely display some positives to pose as a potential, but it is in dire need of updates to address the issues preventing the game from reaching it. It's a game with potential that comes with a few noticeable shortcomings that must be addressed very soon.
God of War Ragnarök is essentially a masterpiece, and it’s no wonder this has taken the gaming world by storm. You will be left scratching your head as to how they’ve managed to take a great predecessor, drastically improve it and forming into a flawless sequel. Having to wait a long four years was dragging, but with the game’s outstanding execution and delivery, patience was indeed a virtue.
The Chant tells a gripping cult tale and offers more than sufficient terror to have you quivering in your boots. However, the gameplay is pretty inconsistent, and the visuals are not current-gen standard. A lot of things to do and many resources at your disposal, but with very limited mechanics to work with. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a game to occupy you until the release of a much bigger title, then this will do its job.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II had some big shoes to fill and it had done quite well to fill them. The story accommodated a breathtaking plot, combined with jaw-dropping visuals. For multiplayer, you are pretty much getting more of the same from the predecessor, but with more content and a few alterations and that’s fine. Although, the new perk system needs to be strongly evaluated. And the returning Spec Ops is a sizeable step in the right direction.
Gotham Knights have produced a fantastic spin-off title, as well as a king-sized open-world experience with easy on the eye visuals. Plus, the idea that you and a friend can fight crimes together is understandable why this is one of the reasons this game had gotten so much hype. With how the game is set up, you’d conclude that it revolves around combat. However, the game is in need of a bit of refinement to distribute a more polished outlook.
A Plague Tale: Requiem delivered a much more evolving adventure, coupled with enhancements in almost every aspect that gifted a more exciting and terrifying experience and felt like playing in a movie. Although, the combat system had the game lose a few excellent points, despite its upgrade. Nonetheless, this game is a few levels above its predecessor.
PGA TOUR 2K23 surely transcends its predecessor. It has maintained the realism, has stretched it further by implementing many more, and has done well to make the game fluid and flexible overall. Although, MyCareer has seemingly omitted from the required quality needed to be worthy of playing for the long term. However, the developer has somewhat lived up to their promise and delivered the most authentic golfing experience for a player.
XIII Remake is still brimming with inconsistencies. The story is good, and the visuals have improved, but the gameplay is a bit messy. Although there are a few improvements, it does not feel like I was playing a current-gen game. Without the story, I am certain I wouldn’t have bothered playing this game again. The plot and the graphics carried this game. Microids were given another chance, and they didn’t do enough with it. Having said this, some restorations were brought to a classic.
FIFA 23 welcomes the future of football gaming with Hypermotion2. With the considerable improvements made, this is undoubtedly one of the most authentic football games ever. It’s sad to see a historic franchise come to a close, but FIFA 23 capped off a great ending to what has been an inconsistent era.
NBA 2k23 has taken to the next level. The closest I have felt to experiencing real-life basketball games. It has all the elements which comfortably fit your play style. I am very impressed as to how they have improved almost every aspect of the game. This is the best NBA 2K game, without question. Although, a few updates would help address a few of the noticeable bugs and glitches, such as how the ball sometimes travels through players’ hands. Other than that, I strongly recommend you get this.
Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed has managed to deliver the nostalgia for players, and it was strange but fun at the same time to play a classic on a current-gen console platform. Although, there are some areas that needed improvement, which would have made the experience far much greater. However, for the money, it’s pretty steep, especially for a game which had originally released two generations ago.
F1 Manager 2022 has the potential to lead a successful franchise. You are getting an understanding of the toughness of being a Formula 1 manager, and at the same time, you are getting a great experience. Not a shabby start for an inaugural game. However, the game is severely lacking in content, so unless you’re a hardcore fan of Formula 1, the game doesn’t offer much replayability. Perhaps, we will get more in the next game.
Way of the Hunter provides the authenticity you need to probably have the best virtual hunting experience. Still, it also comes with some baggage, such as a story, which the developer could have placed more emphasis on. When you think about these things, they make the game to be inconsistent overall.
Madden NFL 23 has given me hope in this franchise in moving forward. Although there are some issues that may be fixed with some patches, there are many other changes that led this installment to be the best Madden game in years. And, of course, with the introduction of the new fieldSENSE system that is becoming a revelation to the franchise, it’s no wonder why this is the case. Also, with the new NFL season coming soon, this will surely be an excellent year for the players.
MX Vs ATV Legends seems unfinished. This is not an improvement to the predecessor; in fact, you could consider this a downgrade. You can even make a case for this being the worst game of the franchise. Although the developers are on to something with the features, on the flip side, with almost everything else that pretty much blows it out the water, I am amazed that even after going through the testing process, the developer still felt this game was worthy of releasing in this state.