PC Aficionado's Reviews
Super Mario Odyssey has certainly got PC Aficionado’s venture in Switch reviews off to a good start. This is easily one of my all time favorite games, and I will be surprised if Odyssey is not voted as 2017s Game of the Year. Either way there are going to be one set of angry fans, with Mario and Zelda both vouching for most people’s votes. I’m not going to say Super Mario Odyssey is a perfect 10/10, but it comes damn near close, and it is a must buy for any Switch owners. In fact, this is a console seller it self. If you were on the fence about buying a Switch before, Odyssey should push you well and truly over to the store.
Prey was as immersive and in depth as I was expecting. It’s a real action adventure that will challenge anyone playing. With some interesting game mechanics and a well thought out story line to keep the player engrossed right until the end. High production values in the technical department combined with the excellently optimized PC port makes Prey one of 2017’s Game of the Year contenders. It doesn’t have the replayability that Bethesda games are known for, but not all games need to be 100 hour time sinks. Prey is a wonderfully crafted single player experience that any action/adventure fans should be checking out even at full price.
If you picked up Dishonored 2 when it first released but put it down due to the technical performance of it, then now would be a great time to get stuck back in. The game now runs perfectly fine on most systems and the much improved gameplay over the first game should be experienced.
This is the best pinball game I have ever played the mix of realistic ball physics and unrealistic but awesome table features, it really is a hell of a lot of fun. Add in the competitive features and the fact that all major systems can compete together in the tournaments and you have an amazing game.
This is a fantastic Metroid-clone. It's well worth your time, it's polished, fun, has fantastic production values and a killer ost. There's very few bad things to say about it, and the only real detrimental one I'd say is that I didn't know about it beforehand.
It’s clear why this game won so many awards in 2014 and 2015. A huge story that any fantasy fans will get a massive kick out of, combined with a sprawling game world with tons of quests and activities to keep you busy for hours – not to mention my favorite mechanic, the combat system, and feels like a dream to play. Even in 2017, when open world RPG games are in abundance, Dragon Age Inquisition cements its rightful place as a real classic genre-defining RPG.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is an incredibly fun ride, especially for those who have never played the game. The additions justify a full release of the game after six years, adding a good amount of value for fans of the game. However, if you’re not a fan of the original, you’re probably not going to find anything here to draw you in. While issues like GFWL have been cut to allow the game to run on modern systems, the heart of the game is still there – clunky exposition and all. For fans of the game or for those who have never played it, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition should be a no brainer even at full price. However, if you didn’t like the 2011 release, you won’t find much here.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar took me by surprise. I had not really followed the development of the game, but when I saw it on Steam earlier this week, I knew right away that this was going to be my sort of game. I was not wrong, and I had one of the best gaming experiences in recent memory. The combination of a gorgeous art style, stellar voice acting, and down right fun gameplay that left me wanting more, easily makes Battle Chasers one of my games of the year thus far. An excellent RPG that ticks all the right boxes.
Shadow of War has got off to a rocky start, with potential PR issues with the likes of charitable DLCs, and loot boxes making their way into single player games; I could have ended up being a disaster. However Warner Brothers and Monolith Productions have pulled off a spectacular single player game that does the original justice. If you ignore the bandwagoning hate on loot packages, because really, you don’t need them at all, then Shadow of War should really be a contender for game of the year. You could easily rack up a hundred hours worth of content from finding all the collectables and messing around in the nemesis system.