Orcs 3 doesn't revolutionise the series, and while the story is a little light and the gameplay a tad repetitive, it's so delightfully fun watching unsuspecting orcs haphazardly wander into your deadly machinations and be stabbed, skewered and smashed into a thin paste.
Ys: Memories of Celceta is certainly a mixed bag whilst it doesn't really bring anything new to JPRGs, but then again it doesn't have to. Years after its initial release the accessible combat system and enthralling battles make this still a hard one to put down. Nihon Falcom should have really taken advantage of PS4 performance power to give the fans a visually pleasing game. However players should look past it’s failings as there is so much depth to be discovered, making Ys: Memories of Celceta a must have for any action JRPG lover especially if you’re new to the series.
The Last of Us Part 2 didn’t need to exist. The first game was close to perfect and wrapped up on such an apt note that I don't think many would have been clamouring for a sequel. And yet, I’m so glad that Naughty Dog took the risk. The Last of Us Part 2 is PlayStation's new high watermark, and the developer’s best work yet. Forget the leaks, delays, and drama: if you can stomach its unwavering commitment to violence and desperation, it’s likely to be the best thing you'll play all year.