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In the end, Devil May Cry 5 doesn't reinvent the wheel. Instead, it takes everything that fans of the series loved, dials it up to 11 and presents one of the best game in the series yet. Right up there with Devil May Cry 1 and 3 for me. Plenty of combat, the pacing is just right, and a nice amount of content to play through once you've reached the end. My only gripe is those blasted microtransactions, which I feel has no place in a game like this. A minor inconvenience in what I consider an enjoyable action game that I haven't been able to put down. It looks like Capcom has yet another GOTY contender on their hands. Devil May Cry 5 is every bit the game I was looking forward to and then some.
Dead or Alive 6, is hands down the best title in the series. Lots of content, various modes to get you in fighting form and I found the gameplay incredibly fun. It's almost the total package, with the exception of the online lobbies not being in yet. Still, if that doesn't matter to you, a great time will be found in a game that doesn't take its self too seriously. Which is absolutely fine by me.
Devil Engine is a brutally hard, yet engaging SHMUP that simply must be played. An amazing title that takes bits and pieces from other classics, polishes them up and produces one of the best titles I've played in a while. Great visuals, good music, super tight controls and more than enough challenge, make for a SHMUP that fans of the genre are going love.
For a free DLC, Resident Evil 2 Ghost Survivors isn’t bad – unless you’re not a fan timed runs and minimalist approaches. With an amazing sound direction, as well as several compelling scenarios, it’s definitely worth giving a try. Be forewarned, some of these are even more stress-inducing than the 4th survivor. My only complaint is that I wish this was story-driven. Maybe we’ll see this next time.
Being perfectly honest, after the last two Metro games, not only is this one refreshing change, one that was needed. The open world, the crafting, and the large assortment of NPCs that you'll encounter during the game. The Metro's closed walls and need for something more gave way to all of this. Sure, we're finally on the outside, yet the hellish world that you've come to know doesn't take a backseat. Instead, we're just introduced to more of it. There's a whole new world to explore and experience, all while this new setting does the game good. Now we just need to know which ending is canon this time around. If this is the future of the series, I can't wait to see what 4A Games does next.
While it doesn't quite live up to the ridiculous levels of hype set out for it, “Kingdom Hearts 3” delivers satisfying resolutions to a long story. Most importantly, it's an incredibly fun game with a wide variety of activities to take part in and beautiful Disney worlds to explore.
Resident Evil 2 is much more than a HD update that so many people thought it would be. Just like Resident Evil when it was brought back for the Gamecube, things have been changed around enough to make the game fresh and exciting, even for those Resident Evil diehards who have played the original to death.
In the end, Unruly Heroes is a lot of fun as both a game you can just sit back and enjoy with friends and family. It has all the makings of an entertaining platform, which you'll enjoy for hours on end. It also makes for a fun party game, just make sure you're not drunk – you might die a bit too much. I just wish the game lasted a bit longer than it did. However, if you enjoy platformers, I'd definitely recommend giving this game a try.
Just Cause 4 is just more of the same. The physics engine that has been around since Just Cause 2 is still fun to see in action, but that's about it. There is nothing new about Just Cause 4 that makes it stand out from other entries in the Just Cause series. The Extreme Weather system that was meant to make a huge difference in Just Cause 4 just isn't used enough for me to care, and outside of things going BOOM, the game just seems like more of the same.
Override: Mech City Brawl had a lot of promise and actually generated a bit of hype from me. Sadly the game sinks like a giant hunk of metal should instead of rocket boosts out like we'd hope in many departments (especially the melee combat). There is fun to be had here but depending on the player it can fizzle out fast and leave you wishing there was more to it. I really commend the team for the ideas presented here and the support they're giving it is great with 4 more characters being released in the future. The foundation has been set, I just hope they come back to this idea with more in store one day.
Red Dead Redemption is a true video game classic, and being in elite company wasn't something that was going to hinder this game's vision. Effective storytelling with fleshed out characters who don't trample over each other, amazing soundtrack, and unrivaled photo-realism makes a truly complete game.
While World of Light and the online modes do have their issues, there's no doubt that Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the game that we were hoping it would be. Bigger modes, bigger roster, bigger improvements, this is truly the Ultimate Smash Bros title.
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a fun romp through an apocalyptic, post-human Earth, Mutants and all. Engaging gameplay mechanics and room for creativity make this lovely title worth giving a shot. And your brain will surely get some healthy exercise from strategizing victory in this turn-based, tactical adventure and may even undergo a mutation or two.
Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight/Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight serves up a heaping portion of fan service, enjoyable tunes and provides a nice amount of entertainment. Both titles appeal to fans of the Persona series, thanks to fan favorites busting a move on the dance floor. Fun, simple and a game that doesn't take its self too serious. Perfect for gamers who just want to relax and dance the night away, virtually that is.
Spyro Reignited is a shining example of a modern remaster for an old school classic done right. Spyro's original series on the PS1 is now handsomely dressed in enhanced visuals, animations, and redesigns thanks to the team over at Toys for Bobs. All three games are presented in picturesque graphics that are right out of a Pixar film, bolstering lighthearted charm everywhere you look. The crisp and fluid controls still stand the test of time, echoing the overall craftsmanship of the originals and that unique soundtrack composed by Stewart Copeland is still drumming along to the beat of its own drum. Spyro's original series translates seamlessly onto a modern generation of consoles.
Call of Cthulhu proves that Lovecraftian horror is still alive, as the role-playing game has players investigate mysterious events on their own terms through an interactive adventure. The story is creepy, unsettling, and fascinating to the point that it sucks you in and pulls you under. Despite some minor gameplay and design hiccups, Call of Cthulhu is an atmospheric mystery game worthy of H.P. Lovecraft himself.
Omen of Sorrow is a fighting game I can only recommend to those really looking to experiment with something new or are really big fans of horror. The combos are fun but are kind of shallow and get repetitive really quickly. The mechanics are pretty standard and can be fun but the lack of translation to new players kind of ruins them along with actually playing certain characters.
If not for the sheer beauty that is the creation suite, I almost guarantee you that I couldn't recommend you stay away from The Golf Club 2019 fast enough. The physics are way off, and for those who have played golf titles in the past, this is a travesty of epic proportions. I hope the next title sees some fixes, including the inclusion of real-life PGA golfers. The Golf Club 2019 is purely an exercise in mediocrity wrapped up in a nice bow. Yeah, this game is disappointing.