LEGO Marvel's Avengers is not ashamed of its predecessor. Where LEGO Marvel's Super Heroes proposed 140 playable characters, LEGO Marvel's Avengers offers us nearly 200 heroes and vilains. If by habit we know that the LEGO games become repetitive in the long run, it is quite surprised to find that the title doesn't bother to innovate at all. Trying too hard to put fill the package with extra visual effects, developers have forgotten the readability of certain levels. Let's hope now for some change in maybe a future LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Division ultimately is a real success for Ubisoft. An old but effective gameplay, is faultless visually at painting every street and every building interior of New York. Too bad some screen clipping and framedrops are cursing us console players, but that's not enough to truly spoil the experience. The game is a must-have for those of you who love the richness of a true MMORPG, with a hint of Third-Person tactical Shooter gameplay, like a Diablo III and Ghost Recon: Future Soldiers merged into one game. After over 70 hours of gameplay, I'm still nowhere near finish, and enjoying this game, its choices, its gameplay and experience. See you in New York, fellow agents
Slowly but surely, the LEGO series tries to evolve, yet still failing to overhaul its gameplay. After a LEGO Marvel's Avengers full of good intentions but ultimately disappointing, regarding the open world and dubbing, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens offers a more coherent recipe. The semi-open world appears much more interesting thanks to sidequests, treasure and other things to find as well as more generally varied in environments. More rhythmic, a little nicer to look at, with the original music and voices, this title should appeal certainly fans of the saga as fans of the LEGO license.
After 20 years and 6 generations of games, Pokemon Sun and Moon is one hell of a breath of fresh air for the franchise. The new title ignored several known game foundations in the series to bring some new features. The island trials as well as a mixture of ancient and original Pokémon is an ideal mix, topped with an exciting story (for once), which will please all fans of the franchise.
Final Fantasy XV is a very different title from what the series has offered us so far, but that's not a bad thing at all. Opting for a more compact narrative storytelling which can be finished in about twenty hours, it turns us into spectators of a story that is much deeper than it seems. But it also offers a gigantic and magnificent open world with sceneries that will make you drool like the graphic nerd you are. Topped with many sidequests, bounties and upcoming downloadable contents to extend the lifetime to hundreds of hours, Final Fantasy XV succeeds its bet and proves to be a must for this end of year gaming season.
Steep has great qualities but also big flaws. At a first try, we have an excellent winter sport game, which could've been excellent if it had proposed a more motivating progression system and a better controlled interface. Because beyond all these worries, which will more or less spoil your experience according to your tolerance and desire to finally have a new winter sport game, Steep offers an open world that is absolutely hallucinating by it size and rendering qualities
Petrified with good intentions, The Last Guardian could have brought a breath of fresh air among this end of year's releases. Carrying the player into a dreamlike, mysterious and fascinating universe, Ueda's latest title is a minimalist gameplay, but ample enough to support its purpose, thanks to its intoxicating mood and a fabulous soundtrack. But all is not perfect, and technical issues arise especially on the normal PlayStation 4 (in comparison to the PRO), with a game engine that seems to lack optimization for the only console it supports. After ten year, I expected a gust of poetry, but we ended up getting just a breeze of lightness and originality.
Eagle Flight is a satisfying experiences for the PlayStation VR at the time of launch, but despite its excellent thrills of speed, its originality and successful aesthetics, it lacks a lot in variety and depth. Would've particularly appreciate that its very multiplayer part could have more than a single mode. Nevertheless, a good demonstration of what Ubisoft could do in the future with more time on a VR platform.
While Sombrero offers some fun and frantic local multiplayer action, it doesn’t do enough to stand out among other offerings, and its action doesn’t really evolve or engage the player. This is definitely one to pick up on sale
Rise & Shine is a visually stunning, promising game on paper, but that does everything possible to contradict with its vision. While the developers claim that it's "NOT another run’n’gun clone at all", but more of a "Think and gun" both core game mechanics and elements makes it a flawed and unoriginal experience in a lackluster package.