Demon's Souls Remake is a faithful reconstruction of the original game with subtle modern-day improvements. A genre-defining masterpiece, it's one of those games that is not for everyone but should be tried by everyone. Running beautifully in 4k and smoothly at 60FPS, Boletaria will entice you to go further, explore deeper, and dare to die again. Fully worth the PS5 launch price.
While primarily Godfall is a fun game, if you're planning to play for solo content it may not be worth the full 60 USD at launch. Godfall mixes gameplay mechanics from a few popular titles, but doesn't do anything ground breaking. The game is great to play in co-op and will be best suited for those looking forward to multiplayer content.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is an epic Viking tale with a compelling story and amazing audivisuals. Promising hundred plus hours of gameplay, with minigames and exploration, Action-Adventure fans will not want to miss out on what is one of the best games this year.
All in all Vigil The Longest Night is a fantastic indie 2D Action-RPG with metroidvania exploration. If you like discovering secrets, games such as Salt & Sanctuary and don't mind reading through story/dialogue, Vigil will keep you immersed in its dark fantasy world. It has great replayability with a number of weapon/skill trees to challenge at a decent pricetag.
Wasteland 3 is a throwback to the old School RPGs of yesteryear, while providing a new combat experience and a bigger world. Players that liked previous Fallout Games, or games like Wasteland 2 or Baldur's Gate will feel right at home with this title, and will have the opportunity to try X-Com like combat. For the amount of content provided, 60 USD is a very good price, and fans of the genre should get more than their money's worth.
Mortal Shell gives players the closest experience to Dark Souls they've had since playing Dark Souls itself. If you're looking for a solid Action RPG that is reasonably priced to hold you over until Elden Ring or Demon's Souls Remake, Mortal Shell should be atop your list. It's not going to blow your mind, but for 30 USD it's hard to ask for much more.
From it's breath taking environments to it's stellar combat and style, you won't be able to stop playing Ghost of Tsushima. It is made from the same cloth as games like God of War, Bloodborne, and Uncharted when it comes to PS4 exclusives and is a solid Game of the Year contender. For 60 USD you will get more than your money's worth and an experience to remember.
The Last of Us 2 is a beautiful, wonderfully acted interactive movie that is utterly let down by a fragmented plot and poor story telling. With solid but unimportant gameplay mechanics, a title that should have been game of the year is instead relegated to the sales pile. LOU2 is an interesting experience, one that I am happy to have had, but not one that I want to have again.
A very slow start turns into a non stop thrill ride through the reimagined world of Final Fantasy VII. Fans of the franchise will feel right at home in a game that is likely to dethrone Resident Evil 2 as the reigning king of modern remakes. If it weren't for a combat system that is downright frustrating at times, it would be a must buy for nearly every RPG enthusiast. As it stands now, this is a day one buy for Final Fantasy fans, but for everyone else mileage may vary.