LEGO The Hobbit is a fun little game that serves its purpose well. It's a good game for kids to play and fans of Peter Jackson's film trilogy will get a kick out of it. It would have been nice if Traveller's Tales strived to innovate its LEGO formula and included content from The Hobbit: There and Back Again. It's a fun game, yes, but never escapes the shadow of better LEGO games.
Celebrating two years of hard work, Ultimate Evil Edition is the indeed the ultimate version of Diablo III. Considering the package includes the original game, the Reaper of Souls expansion and immeasurable improvements, it's also a great value. A control scheme perfectly designed for a controller and some of the best co-op yet on PS4 and Xbox One make it worth diving into for players old and new. Delivering the full HD experience, Blizzard's jump to current-gen consoles is a flying success.
LittleBigPlanet 3 is an endearing and charming game that will work its way into your heart thanks to its presentation and new characters. The end-game possibilities are endless thanks to the co-op, level creator and millions of community driven stages imported from past titles, but it's held back due to Sumo Digital's unwillingness to fully flesh out their ideas.
The campaign pulls in some strong performances from its actors and earns points for its open-design. The campaign gameplay, however, leaves much to be desired. Still, it's a step in the right direction for future Battlefield games. Hardline may not revolutionize the Battlefield brand, but it fixes many of its biggest problems.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection isn't the greatest remaster ever, nor is it the worst. One could argue that it wasn't necessary, as neither game is old enough to justify a port and nothing substantial has been added to the three-year-old Borderlands 2.
Bungie set out with a goal for Destiny: The Taken King and they have mostly succeeded. While some of the nagging problems from the original game persist – boring patrol areas, recycling of areas and enemies, and bullet-sponge enemies – Destiny: The Taken King does more than enough to make up for the sins of its predecessor.
There is fun to be had, especially when the spectacle of Star Wars is in full effect. That spectacle, however, soon wears off and what's left is a game with too few weapons, maps and heroes. In the end, Star Wars Battlefront is all Binks and no Fett.
Establishing a solid foundation for which to build a successful franchise on, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth does for Digimon what Pokémon Red/Blue did for Pokémon. It isn't perfect; its story and script could use some fine-tuning, and the world needs to be more interesting, but overall, this is a solid first step.