Aside from the visual upgrade, the Special Edition of the game allows players to play as Vergil, Dante’s brother. While you’d expect a new perspective or shorter storyline from Vergil’s point of the view, it’s basically the same game minus the cinematic cutscenes; same areas, same bosses.
I was surprised by the depth of the story given to these other characters. In one of these adventures you are tasked with helping a usurper with taking over the throne from a power-hungry king that you find out belongs to an even larger group of bad guys in the Assassins Creed franchise,
Once you take control of your first character, you are free to do what you want to do. You have the ability to scan and recruit literally anyone you see. I thought this was amazing at first, but after a while, I noticed the flaw in this idea. I got to the point where I simply did not care anymore.
No matter who you play as Strategy is the name of the game and you have to be somewhat quick about everything. It’s important to remember that while you are gathering resources to build your Civilization up, your enemies may have started at a magnificent spot lush with resources and maybe getting ready to invade surrounding areas. I remember having the ability to speed up or slow down the game in earlier versions of the game, if that feature is in AOE3, I could not find it.
The choices that you make can have an effect on how you look to your teammates, upper management, and to your fans. Before long you will be drafted to the NHL where you start seeing the big bucks come your way. Money in NHL21 is used to buy temporary amenities for your character which boost your stats or give you ability points. Ability points are used to boost stats such as Top Speed and Endurance permanently.
FIFA 21 also sees the return of the VOLTA mode that was introduced in FIFA 20. VOLTA is the street football mode akin to the old FIFA Street games. My biggest criticism of VOLTA in FIFA 20 was the fact that it couldn’t be played online with friends. Thankfully, that has since been rectified in FIFA 20. VOLTA Squads allows you to play with up to three friends online. Modes range from 3v3 up to 5v5 and whilst it’s not my go-to mode, VOLTA offers something different and fun.