Haven't played it. But it's a JRPG, so for the aqcuired taste. Thus far, only Final Fantasy has piqued that interest.
Shadow of War: Definitely on my list, I just have to complete the backlog, and Shadow of Mordor first.
Absolutely not my cup of tea.
Friday the 13th:
Absolutely great fun for multiplayer sessions. One player takes on the role of Jason, whilst 6 others will do their best to kill him, or escape. Escpecially fun if you're on voice chat with everyone except Jason. Creeps up on you.
Super Mario Oddysey:
Doesn't look fun, but has gotten excellent reviews. The last Nintendo console I owned was a Gamecube, purchased only because of Wind Waker.
It's a buggy-as-fuck kind of battle royale game that's been in early access since February or so. It's a round-based 100pvp game that drops you in the middle of nowhere, where you need to get weapons, armor and other items in order to survive, as the play-area is rapidly shrinking, while there's only one person/team left standing for that winner-winner chicken-dinner.
While it can be fun, it's a competitive FPS, that goes against most things I don't like. I play it from time to time because I own it, and friends want me to partake because I'm not half-bad at it, but I've yet to play it alone, and I doubt I ever will.
Has a very mind-fuckery type of intro, but ultimately falls flat as yet another FPS with jump-scares. I played the demo, it didn't leave much to be desired.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy:
Is a title I've yet to play. I've loved all the other titles in the series, but am feeling a bit fatigued after last year's Uncharted 4, which was absolutely brilliant, but also too close to the release of the more-or-less standalone expansion that is The Lost Legacy. I'm sure it'll be awesome, I've just yet to get around to it.
Looks like an absolute thrill, lending it's animation style from the 1930's cartoons, but is also infamous for being over-the-top hard, and I'm waiting for the right moment, and another player to play co-op, as I don't particularly like games that challenge me too much.
Is basically just another Competivite round-based FPS with some RPG elements. Didn't like the first one, won't play the second one.
Resident Evil 7:
For once, it's not a Zombie-survival game, and for that, I salute it. However, it's now an FPS horror Survival, which I've played demos for, and didn't care for it. At first glance, it's just borrowing the name of the franchise, and has nothing to with the 6+ games that pre-date it.
That being said, there was a VR demo of it, that was fucking horrifying. It's on Steam and PS4, called "Kitchen", and if you've a VR headset, I'd recommend it, if only to colour your trousers brown.
Assassin's Creed Origins:
This was a much needed breath of fresh air to a franchise that's been overexposed the latter 6 or so years. The first title came out in 2007, followed by a sequel in 2009, and then every subsequent year until 2016, which was the first time they didn't make a game. It was too much, too little news, and a few game-breaking bugs in the cycle. The team took a year extra to develop an origin story set in Egypt, a few years before Christ, and it's really refreshing. It's a stealthy-third person game with action RPG elements to it, and a story that's engaging, as well as the fact that you are free to explore a giant world, with tombs, pyramids, pharaos, crocodiles, and.. even, a TARDIS. Granted, the latter is an easter egg hidden on the bottom of the Nile, but still cool. I'd recommend it if you're tired of the series, but I should also note that after the main quest was completed, and a few side quests here and there, I still felt I was done. Instead of going for a platinum Trophy, I put it back on the shelf, and will probably come back to it at a later date.
Horizon: Zero Dawn:
This one took me by surprise. It's an open world RPG made by the folks that made the Killzone series. Killzone is a pretty good FPS series, but it's very linear, and has a fairly predictable story, albeit with cool twists, great graphics(for its time) and good gameplay.
They then decided to make an open world RPG, and damn if they didn't make a good one. I thought it looked rather dull in the trailers and gameplay-videos released by Guerilla Games, but after lending a copy, I quickly realised I was wrong.
It takes place in a more or less post-post apocalyptic world, where nature has reclaimed the surroundings, and machines based upon dinosaurs and current wildlife rule the planet.
I won't go into detail on the plot, as basically anything I would say would be major spoilers, but it's a definitive recommendation. I played about 60 hours before calling quits.
The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild:
Is supposed to be great, but look at the first paragraph; I don't own a Nintendo console.
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Now, taking away the fact that EA fucked themselves hard by a very harsh Pay2Win model, the story is actually pretty good. It takes place right at the end of Return of the Jedi, and picks up where it left, to tell a pretty compelling story, told from the perspective of the Empire's inferno squad. There are some pretty good plot points in there, some hinting at spoilers for TLJ and TFA, but I won't go into much detail.
The multiplayer section is more or less the same as the previous Battlefront, but refined and elaborated on. More units, more features, more heroes, and more modes. What the "original" should've been.
The single-player story mode thing is available on YouTube if you just want new-canon story to fill your day with. The cutscenes are about 100 minutes, so do what you want.
BDA: I don't enjoy FPS games, which is why I try to leave them off my list. But for what it's worth, I've only heard great things about Wolfenstein, and would love to watch someone else play it at some point in time.
Last edited by Tomahawk (2017-12-27 22:39:31)