Hob: The Definitive Edition is not going to blow you away with its design but it is a solid adventure game nonetheless. The Nintendo Switch version does end up making it the definitive edition due to some quality-of-life changes and minor improvements putting it on equal foot next to the console and PC version.
Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists is a completely different experience to a traditional Atelier game. It focuses more on building and establishing a successful town than doubling down on the mix of alchemy and turn-based battles. It is essentially offering fresh gameplay opportunities with cameos from familiar faces.
Ace Attorney is the series that started it all, mixing traditional visual novels with a courtroom drama that offers new twists in the story keeping you in complete suspense. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy suffers from some minor blemishes like the new artwork or revamped controls, but it is still the best way to experience the trilogy on modern platforms.
Yoshi's Crafted World is a charming game with a fun co-op that is sure to please kids and their parents. It is incredibly easy, which is one of the side effects of making it more accessible, but it doesn't mean the game is not fun to play at all. It is a gorgeous platformer with incredible visual style and some clever level design.
Episode Ardyn is the best gift the development team could give to the fans. It is bittersweet and digs deeper into the history of Ardyn as he transforms from a savior of the people to a villain starting the end of the world leading to Final Fantasy XV.
Fans of the mystery dungeon genre who want to see how a light-hearted game featuring classic Final Fantasy characters would look like will have a great time with Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY. The buddy system offers new co-op gameplay opportunities making it perfect for gamers of all age.
Despite carrying some nice improvements over its predecessor in the gameplay department, Fate/Extella Link offers a disappointing story. Overall though, the combat is fast, easy, and fun to grasp and leads to an enjoyable hack-and-slash game with some charming anime aesthetics.
As flawed as the first The Division ended up being, it was still an enjoyable experience. The sequel doesn't take a revolutionary leap forward and rather just settles on improving every flaw, but sadly this comes with a downgrade in the scope of the story which is unfortunate.
It is about time we had a proper open world One Piece game but unfortunately, it is not without its faults. The open world feels barren, the combat is lackluster, stealth badly implemented and the mission design is repetitive. The game can still be plenty of fun especially the traversal, and it looks gorgeous in motion.
RemiLore is a flawed concept with a terrible execution that is mostly hurt by its design despite carrying some charming aesthetics and fun characters. The game could have benefited greatly from a traditional story mode instead of the focus on rogue-lite elements.
Left Alive feels like a flawed game in every aspect of the game design, but it is also strangely fascinating. There is just something about it that keeps pulling you in, but the gameplay is definitely not it. The game falls victim to its grand ambition which is a shame since it shows potential amidst all of its flaws.
This is the best Devil May Cry game since we met a young Vergil and Dante in Devil May Cry 3. While this sticks to its old-school game design and doesn't innovate much from it, the main attraction, which is its combat and iconic cast, is back in a highly polished package with jaw-dropping stylish action.
While not trying to bring major changes to the table, this is a solid entry in Team Ninja's long-running Dead or Alive franchise. If you can ignore the obvious push to sell cosmetics and the expensive season pass, this has some fun fighting mechanics carrying a lot of depth.
Trials is not an easy series, and Trials Rising continues the trend of making you as frustrated as possible. It is annoying but also strangely satisfying if you conquer a tough track. The progression system is a little flawed but with the new multiplayer mode, this feels like a complete package.
Crackdown 3 sticks to its roots and doesn't innovate much from it. The single-player story mode is fun and engaging despite some dated design but the multiplayer is perhaps the most disappointing aspect of Crackdown 3 that fails to deliver on the expectations set by earlier gameplay demonstrations.
Metro Exodus is a memorable trip that is equal parts atmospheric first-person shooter and gritty survival horror drama set in a post-apocalyptic world. While suffering from some technical issues, the game itself is extremely well made from the way narration of the story happens to how combat encounters play out.