Xbox Game Pass has allowed several titles that I normally wouldn’t have given a second look to consume my time among the vast selection of games that release each month on several platforms. It’s by far my favorite service on the Xbox Platform, and has just recently allowed me to enjoy a wonderful little game called Void Bastards, a title that just commands attention.
When Chaosbane was initially revealed, I was thrilled at what I saw. Being a huge fan of isometric hack and slash games such as Diablo, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, and Path of Exile, as well as from various other games across multiple decades and platforms, it seemed like another solid entry into the genre. Sadly, that just isn’t the case as Warhammer: Chaosbane is as generic as they come
While the adrenaline pumping combat is certainly a selling point to this colorful and energized sequel, it is one of the only aspects of the game that impresses on any significant level. For as much fun as you can have in Rage 2, it still sadly comes off as a vast disappointment.
Fade to Silence initially has interesting ideas in a world that should be interesting, but the story just doesn’t captivate or take advantage of that setting. It also doesn’t help that taking back infected areas is as simple as holding down X to cleanse the area. Sure, you’ll fight a few creatures and dodge a few incoming attacks, but overall, the way in which you save the land is quite simply boring.
When the surprise announcement came that Insomniac, developers of the Ratchet and Clank series was working on a brand new Spider-Man title, the hype was incredibly real and it became one of the most anticipated games in recent memory. Thankfully, all that hype was justified and not only is Spider-Man a true marvel, but it is also one of the best superhero games of all time.
I've been loosely following the game during its development, but mostly as a passerby, never once putting much stock into being excited about playing it. After completing my first playthrough, I can safely say that Detroit: Become Human is one of the best games I've played this year.
Had it not been for a Youtube video showcasing a series of new releases this past week, I would have completely missed out on Omensight, a title that kept me entertained for hours, and a game I strongly recommend adding to your library.
Back in the summer of 2013, Santa Monica Studios Creative Director, Cory Barlog, had the insurmountable task of starting work on the latest iteration of the beloved God of War series. This was a franchise that helped define the PlayStation 2, some 15 years ago.
Tales of Vesperia once started life as an Xbox 360 exclusive way back in 2008. It eventually saw an expanded port to the PlayStation 3. This version featured additional content but never saw a release outside of Japan. Now, a decade later, that expanded version has been released worldwide as Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition.
After hearing the title mentioned in a recent gaming podcast, I curiously checked it out on the Nintendo Switch eshop store. A cheap price here, a download there, and within minutes, I was swept away by its gorgeous visuals and haunting soundtrack. While GRIS is not a terribly long experience, clocking in at around 3 hours, it is one that is incredibly memorable, and one of the best games I’ve ever played.
While I’ve been a longtime fan of the Pokemon craze, including that of its mobile counterpart; Pokemon Go, It was Pokemon Yellow that consumed much of my youth. And so it is fitting that Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Eevee is a built for the Nintendo Switch version of that very game, albeit with a few significant changes.
I’m torn on whether or not I fully enjoyed this story-based expansion to Xenoblade Chronicles 2. While I absolutely adored the story components that Monolithsoft have delivered here, the supplemental side quests bog down the experience and cause this expansion to feel as if I was progressing through it at a snail’s pace, as if I was being punished somehow.
I never went to Prom. It just wasn't something I was into. I was more or less a social outcast at school and while my education didn't have me learning alongside a gorgon, vampire, or a poltergeist, I almost wish it would have. Monster Prom is an engaging character-based dating sim that made me chuckle during each and every encounter with its fantastic cast of characters.
Avenger’s Endgame is the 22nd film in a series that all started with 2008’s Iron Man. It is the culmination of a story weaved through many films central plots and merely danced upon in others. It’s a story that gets wrapped up almost perfectly in a way that will make you cheer, make you cry, and make you wonder about the future of the MCU.
While the story here differs a little from how it actually went down, it takes the key moments of his story and ties them into the dimension hopping hi-jinks of the Spider-Verse storyline, only with far less death and a much smaller cast.
While the film is immensely entertaining, especially for a character that is often the joke of the DC Universe, the acclaimed horror director strikes a fun balance of action, humor, and gives the character some much needed toughness and grit that translates to a more engaging character overall.
Sony chose to release Venom as a PG-13 rating, and the cuts required to do so are not only apparent in the film, but much of the tone required to make the film work is just not there. Venom is one of the worst superhero films in the last few years.