f you are a fan of Kojima’s work, most people will probably know of him because of the Metal Gear series, then you should know what to expect when it comes to story elements in Death Stranding. Knowing that Hideo Kojima is such a huge fan of cinema, it is no surprise that he would want to have a lush storyline full of twists and turns. In some ways, replaying Death Stranding on PC was more enjoyable as I knew exactly what was going on at every given moment. Most of Kojima’s work has that element about it though. You can expect that most cut scenes are quite lengthy though, with one cutscene lasting approximately 2 hours!
Once again, Mario and his friends Princess Peach, Toad, and (THE BEST BROTHER) Luigi are enjoying themselves when they spot a strange tube that looks like it is in ill repair. Mario and Luigi fix the pipe and low and behold a faery comes out and warns the group that series baddie Bowser is holding her people hostage. Of course, after warning the group of what is going on, Bowser appears and steals the faery. The dynamic group then jumps into the tube and thus that is the beginning of this adventure.
The story of Cuphead is admittedly not going to change your life, but the fact is that the game isn’t about having a Final Fantasy-esque plot, it’s a boss rush! One day Cuphead and Mugman enter the Devil’s Casino and after amassing a fortune, the Devil offers them a bet that was too hard to resist, double their money or forfeit their souls. Little did our heroes know that in the end, the house ALWAYS wins, even if by nefarious means, so of course the Devil wins, but he gives Cuphead and Mugman a deal. If they can chase down other debtors who are on the run from the Devil and collect their souls instead, he’ll consider their debt paid off.
Destroy All Humans! is a semi-open world game as players are thrown into different open areas to complete mission objectives in order to move on to the next. Each mission contains a vast open area where players can take a bit of time to explore before heading directly for the objective.
The gameplay itself is simple enough that you’ll know exactly what you’re doing within minutes. The controls and grid system battles make it seem very familiar to those who enjoy this type of game and also welcoming enough for those less accustomed to this genre.
PGA Tour 2K21 features a handful of game modes. You can either play a local match, play online with friends, practices and of course, the pièce de résistance, tackle the PGA Tour with a custom created character. The PGA Tour mode will have you go through qualifying rounds in order to be considered worthy of the PGA Tour. While the qualifiers are pretty perfectly balanced (also according to the selected difficulty; more on that below), the PGA Tour is a progressive climb through the golfing world ladder. As you clear courses, the difficulty, complexity, and challenges increase progressively making for a fun and perfectly balanced challenge.
Let us talk about the racing itself. It’s fast, hella fast! Your car can get up to high 700 mph fast!! Even Sonic can’t hold a candle to that. The beauty of Grip is that the race can go in many directions, as there is no one direct path to make it through a course. With the ability to your vehicle up virtually any walls and onto the ceiling, you can find yourself in the middle of a race and see someone above you, or on the wall beside you. This is a refreshing way to race in a time where most racing games are cut and dry.
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.
Katamari Damacy ReRoll has one of the most original, quirky, and unique presentations. The game is very much color and cute; the Prince looks to be made of various shapes while in the few cutscenes we get, the characters are all blocky; which is quite humorous.
The game’s boss battles are incredibly fun and intense; when first trying to take them down, you’ll fumble a bit and get your ass kicked; especially when you have a sliver of the boss’ health. But once you get into a groove and learn the enemy patterns, they are definitely some of the most fun boss battles envisioned. They feature a perfect blend of fun and challenge.