MLB The Show 23 moves the franchise forward in several ways. The Negro Leagues storyline shines bright as the best addition we've seen in the series. While San Diego Studios didn't pitch a perfect game, they delivered a game worthy of being called The Show.
Destiny 2: Lightfall does a lot to advance the Destiny 2 experience, adding a stellar new subclass and destination alongside a much needed difficulty increase. Conversely, it features a story so bland, derivative, and dissatisfying that I am honestly worried Bungie may never be able to right the narrative course.
Souls of Chronos is a mediocre experience that will get lost in the shuffle of the plethora of fantastic RPGS we have available today. The potential for a fantastic visual adventure with an endearing duo is replaced by a mystery that's hard to become emotionally invested in. Hopefully, a sequel can take the good bits at the game's core and expand them into a fully fleshed out experience.
One Piece Odyssey excels in every aspect of an RPG, while also being true to its source. The combat is fun and accessible which serves as the foundation of the game. I’d recommend it to anyone who has never played a turn-based RPG and is interested in exploring one. The islands you explore each feel unique while not overwhelming in size. The story represents what makes One Piece special and memorable. To answer the question asked earlier, One Piece Odyssey is both a good RPG and an exemplary One Piece game.
For a studio that hasn't previously made any Lego titles, I feel they checked pretty much every box on what makes a Lego game a Lego game. This isn't for everyone but isn't made to be for everyone. If you are someone who seeks building in a game, I highly recommend Lego Bricktales. People often say that they don't enjoy Minecraft because there aren't guidelines or a direction to the building. I believe Lego Bricktales is the perfect solution and encourage people to give it a shot.
Asterigos: Curse of the Stars is a game composed of two different genres and not fully committing to either. Doing so makes it not reach the potential I think the game could have had by sticking to simply one. Still, with fun combat and an explorative world, it is a solid experience. One that many gamers will be satisfied with but forget after the holiday season.