Sifu does two things extremely well. The first of those is its callback to the old school era of Kung Fu movies I grew up on, with the second being delivering a brilliantly crafted and breakneck-paced combat system that manages to be enjoyed long after other elements of the game wear thin.
Riders Republic manages to learn from its predecessor Steep where it counts – expanding the experience across multiple sports and regions. This manages to create a diverse experience that allows players to switch it up when one of the modes starts to drain them. With each sport having its own level tree, a large number of events to participate in, and gear to earn and upgrade, there is always a reason to jump in.
Deathloop, like most the films it draws from, is not perfect. But what it gets right in its repetition is the zany over the top nature that the grindhouse was known for. Memorable moments will abound as you unleash your powers to take down the Visionaries or invade someone else’s loop.
Neo: The World Ends With you is one of the coolest RPGs you will play and not just this year. While the story doesn’t bring anything new to the table when compared to the original, this isn’t always a bad thing. The strongest points with both stories, which lies with the characters deliver in a way that few games do and make becoming invested in their journey easy.