I can't stress enough just how delightful this new class is. It's every reason I've fallen for this game in a hyper-gothic wrapper. If you're already invested in Diablo 3, nothing I've written here is really going to change your mind as you've probably already gotten the pack. If you've never played Diablo 3 before, or are maybe not sure about whether this pack is worth it, I assure you that it most definitely is.
Doom is back and it's better than ever. It's a rage and adrenaline fueled murder fest that won't challenge your perception of what is possible in a game, but it'll help to reinforce the belief that maybe, just maybe gaming has a future that doesn't involve quick time events and pointless cut scenes.
[F]or those who like dungeon/raid feels, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate should scratch that itch for you. No, it's not an MMO, but it's a strong example of what MMOs that want to focus on that aspect should be doing. Being on the 3DS means the game also can function as a mobile MMO-like game; it worked well on a connection from my phone after I went over my data limit while I was in Japan, which was quite impressive. There are hours of content to explore, either alone or in groups.
Batman: The TellTale Series feels like it gives you the chance to make a lot of important feeling decisions, but sometimes it’s in situations that immediately feel contrived. Later use of them may slightly help redeem them, and choices that continue themes of the game — personal vs. private life, justice vs. vengeance, society vs. the individual– still feel relevant, it’s just a shame that the plot’s seams sometimes become very exposed.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is without question the best Final Fantasy XIV expansion yet. The gripping story gave me quite a few gut punches. Shadowbringers is fun, fast, and fluid, largely due to the latest changes made to the battle system. If you're looking for a brand new MMO or just want to get back into Final Fantasy XIV after a long hiatus, now's the time to do so as this edition is wonderfully done.
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.
All in all, Smite is not a perfect game. Anyone familiar with HiRez will remember what they did with Tribes: Ascend. What was once a fun game became cluttered with pay to win advantages and heavy mismanagement. Regardless, Smite is a fun game, and as of right now is void of any pay to win schemes.
The expansion brings with it some of the best innovations that the game has seen in several years. Not to mention all of those dungeons. Yes, ALL of the dungeons. Let’s not even get into the gear. Bottom line, there’s a lot of fun to be had here and it’s going to keep you busy for a long time. If you play Everquest 2, get this expansion. Now.
It's been quite awhile since I have enjoyed myself this much in an MMO. It makes me reminisce about sandbox games of old. ArcheAge is a game that thrives on its player interactions. It will live or die by its community, but the PVP and extensive freedom of choice might just keep you playing for a long time to come.
It is safe to say that we can expect Blizzard Entertainment to come up with more ways to make Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft more fun and more enticing. As the developers did claim how creating a game like Hearthstone is something quite out of their comfort zone but despite of their worries, it did turn out quite well and still has a lot of room for improvement. It makes me wonder how far they can go with this game when the world knows that Blizzard Entertainment goes all out when it comes to jaw dropping updates and making things more interesting.
The Division is taking the best aspects from many other MMORPGs and cover-based shooters out there and adding its own touch to it. This is a game that you can play how you want to play it. It is an instanced third-person shooter with a great progression system. Whether you are a loot seeker, a role-player, or a story fanatic, you will enjoy this game. This is not the new Destiny that so many comments seem to be about, but it also isn't the next major MMO. The Division stands great on its own legs and borrows ideas from vastly different genres and games, which it transforms into its own in the end.
As was to be expected from a Blizzard title that had much to prove, Overwatch excels in presentation with its overall production value, hero and map design. The beautiful, sharp and colorful graphics are accompanied by a heroic soundtrack composed by Derek Duke, Neal Acree, Sam Cardon and Cris Velasco. This is one great looking shooter with hot cosmetics and some fun hero dialogues added in the mix while keeping things real on the side of system requirements!
Fatshark took a property and an idea and made something glorious out of them. Games Workshop appears to be giving out licenses for everything. For every Mordheim there's been a Snotling Fling. Any company, any property would be lucky to have a game as lovingly and wonderfully designed and put together as Vermintide. It is easily for me the jewel in the Warhammer gaming crown above Space Marine, Eternal Crusade and Dawn of War. If Fatshark didn't innovate further, that may never change. With their plans for the game, I think it's certain that it never will.
Duelsyt is a digital strategy game perfect for players who are looking for a little more depth and a lot less RNG. Besides the drawing mechanic, there are few aspects of Duelyst that rely on randomness. That, combined with a visible grid, finally grants players the control they've been looking for in a digital strategy CCG.
This is a game that you can play on older machines and still be enjoyed. It's also one that really manages to break free of the typical amusement park feel, ultimately allowing you to write your own story. It's great concept, and it's one that very few MMORPGs have taken up. If you're looking for something a little different that allows you to play your way, then Albion is definitely for you. That is, however, if you can handle the isometric view and the brutal PvP.