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XEL paints a beautiful picture but fails to produce anything notable beyond this. Between one-dimensional characters, uninspired combat, and rampant progression barriers, I found very few things to enjoy here. If you are a starved Zelda fan looking for a sci-fi twist or care little about a story this may be worth your time.
Martha Is Dead had an opportunity to explore mental health, loss, and abuse in an engrossing and meaningful way. However, it disappointingly falls flat. A myriad of bugs and annoying gameplay elements completely and utterly ruin this potentially great experience.
Despite being only developed by a handful of people, Edge of Eternity is by far one of the greatest JRPGs ever made. Its stunning visuals, incredible soundtrack, complex narrative and intricate combat make it an incredibly ambitious title that fulfils each and every promise it makes.
Zorya: The Celestial Sisters is a near-perfect co-op experience. It offers creative and enjoyable gameplay that differs depending on which character you choose. Its challenging, yet approachable gameplay is addictive and will see you coming back for more. Despite some minor issues, this is a brilliantly phenomenal cooperative game.
Sherlock Homes Chapter One takes full advantage of the next-gen consoles with stunning graphics on the PlayStation 5 while also providing plenty of cases to solve and a comprehensive narrative. Unfortunately, the game doesn't hold your hand, and with an empty open world, you might feel a little stuck.
Koei Tecmo put in the effort to modernise Fatal Frame, and it shows. Not only have they ditched fixed camera angles, but combat has also been revamped to make ghost-hunting more fluid. While I miss the less-linear exploration, I know some players would greatly appreciate the guided episodic format.
Back 4 Blood is a great zombie title that can fill the void of Left 4 Dead. It offers a steady narrative with fleshed-out characters and an incredibly unique card system that changes how to play each level. While the matchmaking and PvP mode feel a bit lacklustre, Back 4 Blood still provides a fabulous zombie-killing experience.