Crackdown 3 does not innovate the genre. It is extremely similar to the first game, which is a shame in some aspects. I was hoping the extra development time would give us some interesting twists to the franchise, but it didn’t besides destructible environments. Despite the similarities, it is still fun to play! It’s one of those games that I can pick up, play for a few hours, and leave with a smile on my face. And in the end, that is all that matters to me. If you enjoy it, great. If you don’t, it’s ok to let others enjoy it. If you have Xbox Game Pass, then it is definitely worth a try.
Genesis Alpha One isn’t perfect. There are things I wish it would change, like adding a deeper story, adjusting the menus, and bumping up the AI so they can do a better job of running things by themselves. While the game isn’t glamorous, it is addicting and rewarding, especially when you have the perfect setup and routine that ensures your survival. Genesis has something for everyone, including fans of FPS games, simulation/building, and survival genres. And for $29.99, it’s a great price point for a game with lots of content.
Farming Simulator 19 is another solid entry in the series. With the addition of John Deere and more animals brings some more fun to existing players and new. Though I feel it's missing a few things to bring it over the top, Farming Simulator 19 still deserves respect for where it's at today.
Override: Mech City Brawl has a great premise but is a bit bare bones. The multiplayer modes are a good start, but there needs to be more in order to draw players in. The cities are a bit lifeless (which makes it easier to destroy, I guess). Hope some more content will breathe life into this Mech game.
At first glance, Arca’s Path looks like a simple marble game. But it is much more than that. The story helps motivate you to keep going through the challenging levels. And the hand's free controls work extremely well, and ties into what the protagonist is going through. I really enjoyed Arca’s Path, and recommend you add it to your growing VR library.
Overall, The Bard's Tale IV, after a few updates, is a solid game. A well-done story backed by amazing voice acting and soundtrack makes this game a must for The Bard's Tale fans. Newcomers to the series should enjoy their time as well. Finding it on sale should help seal the deal.
Mutant Football League is a fun game loaded with action, over the top, ass-kicking, football. Though limited on features the Dynasty Edition adds some great replay if the game interests you at all. The niche of gamers MFL is aimed at should have a lot of fun while sports game fans may enjoy the depth of playbook and such, it may be too much to play.