Skyrim is over six years old, but its VR port is the perfect opportunity to dive back into its dungeons. The added dimension made me feel like I was exploring Skryim for the first time again. And though it's only a port, its breath of content may very well make it a system seller for the platform.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2 is a worthy sequel. The stakes are higher, the bonds of Class VII remain a high point, the combat system is as engaging as ever, and the port is perfectly executed. I cannot recommend this series enough.
If you are not in it for the small talk and details like that, then L.A. Noire might not be for you. But if you are, then I can 100 % say go out and pick up L.A. Noire. The game is truly one of a kind and it is nice to see it back on the modern day consoles.
Cuphead is a phenomenal game plain and simple. It keeps players on their toes with excruciating boss battles, has one of the most unique art styles in all of game history, and one of the catchiest musical scores. Sadly the game won't be for everyone, a lot of people will not take the game's difficulty too serious and it will have them swearing, throwing their controllers, or even worse – recommending to others to skip the game.
DOOM is almost everything I could have asked for. Its campaign has left my heart literally racing in my chest from sheer excitement. It's fast, impactful, and a damn good lot of fun. Multiplayer and SnapMap may be disappointing by comparison, but the perfection of its better half is greatly elevating and I cannot recommend DOOM enough. This is a first-person shooter you don't want to miss.
Shadwen has a lot of dings and dents – a superfluous crafting and loot system, unreliable physics, poor AI, and a fairly one-note aesthetic, and a brief campaign – but it manages to entertain nonetheless with its devil-may-care approach to puzzle solving and a heroine who’s actually a rather horrible, stabby bastard.
Battleborn carves itself a deserving spot on people's lists. Its endearing roster, wild set of abilities, great variety of modes, progression systems, and the promise of free content in the form of new heroes, modes, and maps have left me addicted and turned me into a MOBA fan, a feat I didn't think was possible.
This all sounds good, right? Sadly, I couldn’t find anyone on to play a game. My attempts to find a match always resulted in the no games available screen. I was given a chance to create my own lobby for players to join, but after not being able to find a match after several attempts with each game mode, I felt creating my own lobby would have just been a waste of time.
Add in a terrific soundtrack by Command & Conquer composer Frank Klepacki, and that’s 8-Bit Armies – it’s a small, tightly-designed RTS geared toward genre newcomers that doesn’t offer much in the way of gimmicky flash or weird new asymmetric factions, but counters with an easy-to-use design with just enough moving pieces to make it a great first step for players who are RTS-curious but intimidated by the likes of StarCraft 2 or Total War.