Solo: Islands of the Heart sets off what it wanted to do; Be bright, cheerful, and make you think. The game is calming and intriguing enough to want you to keep solving the puzzles and moving to see what happens next. Fans of puzzle games should take a peek at Solo: Islands of the Hear, but most gamers may take a pass at it.
This ain't yo daddy's shovelware! Why? Cause it's actually playable. In fact, the now franchise has evolved into upper budget title status. It's dirt cheap for what it gives you and that is the middle of the road, inoffensive but enjoyable multiplayer karting experience.
Greedfall has an ambitious desire to evolve it's genre without the polish to make it stand out; all while neglecting its core gameplay to the point it can't even be seen as competent or fun. I'm sure Greedfall will become a cult hit eventually but for now, it's the gaming worlds equivalent of an early morning T.V. infomercial; trying to sell you an "amazing" product that we all could have lived without despite its inherent usefulness for a problem we didn't know we even had. A real shame too because It really has promise.
Luigi’s Mansion is another testament to Luigi, thus proving that you don’t need Mario to make a great game. Luigi proves that he can be the hero and even save Mario from time to time. The game like any other will have some quirks that some may not enjoy, but it still stands as an enjoyable experience overall. Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a fun, beautifully designed, and charming game that will be a must-have this holiday season.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympics is a great party game. It can be challenging, especially if you hate when button commands don't respond at the quickness you want it to. I hope that additional events will be added. As is, the 2D and Dream Events are far too few in number. Still, it's worth a playthrough, especially with family and friends this holiday season.
Modern Warfare is a reimagining of arguably the franchise's best games. And I hope that it is the first step in a new direction for the series in terms of quality. The graphics and sound are the best in the entire series. The single-player campaign is exhilarating, exhausting, and moving in some instances. The multiplayer and Spec Ops are a little weak at launch, but will no doubt be bolstered with more fan feedback and continued support by the development team. Modern Warfare is a game for a modern generation, and I can't wait to see where it goes in the future.
Any NHL fans know that the latest NHL game is a must by. There are some tweaks from 19, but maybe not enough to satisfy the hardcore player. CHEL and Be a Pro fans should be satisfied, unless they play other sports games and see the lack of story or depth that characters can have. Even with these gripes, NHL 20 still stands as an amazing sports game that will continue to have no competition.
The remaster of Ghostbusters: The Video Game has a specific audience. That audience, because of my love of the franchise, includes me. However, I don't consider this game to be a "must play." The remaster helped improve the graphic quality, but it still feels like an average game from yesteryear. If you love Ghostbusters, then you will love the story and voice cast, for obvious reasons.
It doesn't drastically change the genre, but Stranded Sails is enjoyable. The stamina bar can be very annoying, but don't let it stop you from enjoying what the game has to offer. The straightforward approach to task completion is a benefit for those who need more guidance in their sim games. If you are looking to try out a simulation game, then Stranded Sails might be a good jumping-off point.