Tales of Arise is the best game in the series so far and I’m so happy with how the developers managed to modernize one my favorite series. With Tales of Arise I feel the series can finally go into the mainstream and get the respect it deserves. It does almost everything right; the story is handled well, the gameplay is amazing, the pacing is on point, the music will tingle your heart strings and the game systems will keep you coming back for more.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla feels like it is the culmination of a new Assassin's Creed Trilogy that started with Origins and followed with Odyssey. Everything that made these games great has been improved in Valhalla making it one of the best games in the series that released this generation.
Although Ys: Memories of Celceta is not my favorite Ys game, it's certainly a very decent experience for action-rpg fans to enjoy. Getting into the game you can expect a full on fast paced 25-30 hour adventure, that honestly if you can get past the story you will never bored of it because of the battle system. Ys usually does certain things so good that you can try to ignore the shortcomings, with Memories of Celceta the overall experience is certainly very positive.
Shantae and the Seven Sirens is a charming and whimsical Metroidvania adventure that suffers from a case of repetition. It is still highly enjoyable if you have loved the series so far but it is clear that the formula has to be freshened up for any potential sequel.
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 boasts a large cast of playable character and faithfully recreates the memorable moments from the animated show. Standing on its own, it should easily rival the best among its genre despite some flaws that have more to do with the nuisances of the genre itself.