Nerd Much?'s Reviews
Dark Souls 3, is a journey I won’t likely forget anytime soon. While it was not as polished as its pseudo cousin Bloodborne, the amazing world design and mix of combat more than made up for this. If this really is the last in the Souls series, this was more than a fitting send off. This is a masterfully crafted game with both beautiful and haunting locations to discover, plunder, and die in. Praise the sun, Dark Souls 3 is a journey worth taking.
Generally speaking, DOOM is a good game. However, it’s important to note that it’s good, and not great, which is what we were all expecting and hoping for. It’s a game that surprisingly plays it safe and doesn’t do much to stand out from the crowded first person shooter genre.
Overall, the finale of Life is Strange is a masterpiece, much like the series itself. Really focusing on character development and Max’s psyche, episode 5 stood out as the best installment in the entire episodic adventure. The many side characters showed their true selves and were each given a proper send off. Psychological horror and the complications of time travel mixed with intense moments made each part of this episode worth while. Although both endings were well written and posed moral ambiguity, the only thing episode 5 really needed was more choices and more paths for the players to decide.
The charm and sheer enjoyability were enough to compensate for the shortcomings, to an extent, and at least hold my interest until the end. Considering that it took me upwards of 20 hours to complete and the procedural generation grants it some replayability, I’d say it’s pretty reasonably priced at $21.99. It also has the option of local co-op, which I didn’t personally try out but I can easily see how that would be enjoyable. One of my first thoughts, before I realized it was an option, was actually how great multiplayer would be. So, although it may not deliver on story and the lack of difficulty leaves something to be desired, I’d still recommend Children of Morta to anyone looking for an endearing indie that they can enjoy with a friend.
Ultimately, although the story falls somewhat flat, I am Setsuna is probably worth a playthrough if you’re feeling nostalgic for Chrono Trigger or other classic JRPGs of yore. It delivers on all its promises in the strictest sense, without actually delving any deeper or providing much other than a glorified reproduction of the games it is based on; I enjoyed it, sure, but couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed at the end. The game is undeniably fun and moderately absorbing but doesn’t bring anything new to the table, leading us to wonder (not for the first time) if an outright remaster of Chrono Trigger wouldn’t have been a better use of Square Enix’s resources.
A Plague Tale: Innocence is a poignant tale about the resilience of the human spirit, the bond between a brother and sister, and how people are united in the face of tragedy. It is shockingly grim but also incredibly moving, and worth a playthrough for the story alone. If narrative-heavy games are your thing, you should definitely check this one out. If you’re hoping for a challenging and fast-paced action game, however, you may be disappointed.
But Disney’s majestic worlds and characters shine through its flaws, and with its combat, enhanced graphics, and Disney worlds, Dream Drop Distance HD is an essential for PS4-owning Kingdom Hearts lovers. Although the game has its few minor issues, they’re basically erased because of the game’s addictive combat. And now, we wait for Kingdom Hearts 3, wondering what sort of Disney worlds will make it into the upcoming fantasy game. If you’re looking for a great appetizer for Square Enix’s next entry in the franchise, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD: Final Chapter Prologue has all of the fantasy Disney goodness you can stomach.
Persona 5 isn’t just a game — it’s life-changing. It can inspire you to make a difference in this world. To Wake Up, Get Up, and Get Out There. It changed my heart as well, through the large, community I can call my family to cosplaying the characters I know and love. Persona 5 changed my life.
Devil May Cry 5’s self-awareness is a big part of what makes it such a great game. It doesn’t care that it’s still a linear game; it doesn’t care that it’s a hack ‘n slash in 2019; it doesn’t care that its story is mostly fan service. It embraces everything that it is – despite those elements typically being labeled as dated – and we love it more because it’s doing that.
"Its clunky controls, odd character design, and clumsy animations are too measurable to be ignored. If you’re looking for a challenging, Sherlock-esque game, this is probably not for you, but if you’re looking for an emotional narrative about love and loss, it’s worth the small time investment (5 or so hours)"
"When it comes down to it, Far Cry New Dawn is a familiar yet fun experience that introduces some much-needed tweaks to Ubisoft’s stale formula. The problem, however, is that it’s too familiar and not doing enough to really warrant a playthrough..."
Halo 5‘s story was rather straightforward, but never boring thanks to the updated gameplay; in addition, the characters were far better developed in this campaign. Each character, far from being an anonymous suit of armor, has a personality and backstory that adds to the game. Guardians does assume that you know the lore and backstory of the universe, though, so familiarize yourself if you haven’t already. It also ended on an enormous cliffhanger, leaving the way wide open for a Halo 6. After this installment, I’m very interested to see what 343 has in store next.