Bandai Namco set a goal to adapt My Hero Academia into a video game, and the overall result is quite decent in My Hero One's Justice. It's not a groundbreaking game for those that played other 3D brawlers from the same publisher, but then again the Naruto game franchise didn't become what it is today from just one released title.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales offers beauty in a very unexpected genre, mastering the art of storytelling combined with amazing RPG elements, to memorable characters and gut-wrenching decisions that challenge your values and morale. It presents a card game we’ve previously been introduced to, GWENT, that sucks players in, even those who are not fans of card games.
Diablo III: Eternal Collection on Switch introduces gamers to perhaps the most refined version of the game, and it offers an immersive dungeon-crawling experience that you can play on the go. It runs very smoothly and looks great, but expect to sink a ton of time in if you want to get good.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas offers a courageous new experience for gamers. The usage of toys is exceptionally well done but we are not sure if it is for everyone. They are also unnecessary as they don't really give you an extra edge since the game is complete as is and tons of fun to play. Ubisoft nevertheless learned from the mistakes of No Man Sky and managed to give us everything we wanted to see in space exploration with a twist. We would personally like to see more content coming out soon along with more intractability with planets. Overall, we highly recommend this game if you are into space exploration games.
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is, in many ways, the ultimate power fantasy videogame. Every aspect of it has been designed from the ground up to make the player feel like the biggest, baddest guy on the block. Sure, its core structure and gameplay loop borrow judiciously from the Yakuza series, but its combat, writing, and overall tone strike enough of a difference to make it its own thing. If you’re a fan of the manga on the lookout for a great videogame adaptation, this is absolutely the game for you. Although, I think Yakuza fans, or even people who just enjoy damn good videogames will have a hell of a good time with Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise.
SoulCalibur VI is a good fighting game with a great combat system, friendly to a newcomer but hard to master. There are enough modes to capture the interest of the mass and a wide list of characters to choose from. Bandai Namco has done a good job bringing this series back to life in this subtle restart to the franchise. They managed to take the best from the previous instalments and adapt to the new era of fighting games.
Mazen enjoys anything with over-the-top violence, dark humor and a real challenge. He's still pretty big on single-player games and he's always looking for new titles he might've missed out on, so if you know about a crazy new title that's flying under the radar, look him up!
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 manages to take the series forward while still holding on to what made it great in the first place. There are lots of changes here, but they all feel like changes for the better. It’s still comfortable in its old spot, but it knows what the fans want and it delivers.
Timespinner wears its influences on its sleeve, but it wears them proudly and manages to pay tribute to the 2D RPG Castlevania games and other great metroidvanias. It crafts a unique and often engrossing new world, and by the end, I felt like I had really relived the classics, and not in a bad way.
If you like the WWE 2K series, you probably don't need this review anyway. With everything said and done, WWE 2K18 is still a competent recreation of modern pro wrestling that can provide a fair bit of fun for some time. The Community Creations servers are already filled with surprisingly life-life player created versions of the missing wrestlers, not that that should be an excuse to axe them from the official offering. Now, can someone port Pro Wrestling '86 to the Switch, please?
Disgaea 1 Complete brings back the franchise to life and gives a chance for newcomers to experience a stellar game that amazed players humour in the days, it does it so with impressive combat, characters and a stellar soundtrack. Disgaea 1 Complete falters graphics wise, still managing to look aged even with the updated visuals and with a system that requires much grinding.
The Escapists: Complete Edition is unpolished in many regards, but under that rough lies a diamond that will shine brightly and hook you for hours. Its flaws end up working in its favour as you start feeling the desperation of a prisoner who’s just tired of being stuck, and eventually you need to use your wits and a little bit of hustle to get the job done.
Frozen Synapse 2 keeps the core gameplay fairly consistent and adds a new campaign mode which is a bit flawed but interesting nonetheless. The sequel also manages to refine the terrific tactical gameplay of the original Frozen Synapse to create a tighter squad combat game.
With a new world to discover, Assassin's Creed Odyssey continues on the path set by Origins, giving more choice to the players, with a bigger focus on RPG and the comeback of naval warfare. A definitive evolution of the series, and shouldn't be missed.
Forza Horizon 4 is an excellent blend of arcade racing and racing sims, and it’s probably the best installment of the Horizon series thus far. It offers a breathtaking open world to drive through and some very accessible racing for mainstream fans, along with a bit of tinkering for people that like their racers a bit more technical.