Dota 2 has proven itself unshakable in the face of father time. Being originally released in 2005, we can see without a doubt that its foundation has not even begun to crumble. Instead, we have seen nothing but a steady incline of players over 10 years. While this has the capability of creating something of a toxic community, some may prefer saturation over comfort to provide an on-going dynamic experience in difficulty.
Despite its shortcomings, I loved Granblue Fantasy Versus. I've never played the original game, but the characters do feel right at home in a fighting game setting. The 6 DLC characters should be good for variety when they come out, and if Dragon Ball FighterZ is anything to go by, we should be seeing season 2 in the next few months.
Mandate of Heaven is a good addition to Three Kingdoms, certainly more so than its previous expansion. However it enacts more as a 'bolt-on' expansion rather than new or exciting content. While what is presented is indeed fun to toy with and can add multiple playthroughs for interested parties, you are still playing Three Kingdoms. It's simply about 8 years earlier.
Gamigo managed to fix a few things for ArcheAge Unchained but broke a few others in the process. The troubled launch didn't do it any favors, with exasperating queues, but the added drama of the ArchePass exploit was something that could and should have been entirely avoided.
Code Vein isn't the anime Dark Souls that many people were expecting, and I'm all the more happy for it. Instead, we get something that borrows from the Souls-like genre but still ends up being its own unique beast. There's nothing quite like Code Vein on the market, and few games are as satisfying from beginning to end.
Second Galaxy is a surprisingly robust and sprawling galactic MMO, despite first impressions misleadingly pointing to some sort of elaborated clicker game. This is one of the best games of the genre that you can find on mobile, but the Steam version is also interesting to play despite being a straight-up port. Persevere and you will find yourself living an enjoyable journey across a vast universe, with a gameplay loop that will take you through dozens of cool ships and tactical space battles.