#DOOM No health regeneration, incredible weapons, great level design, a good story. Thumping great music. #DOOM is back, a true modern classic. Great selection of upgrades, runes, weapons & EXO Suit. Haven’t played much multiplayer yet, but single player is rocking, save an unreasonably hard boss fight
#KingdomsandCastles Wonderful medieval SimCity. Great interface & cute graphics. Easy to pick up & play. A few issues with building placements, some buildings show a radius others don’t. Has plenty of development planned for the future. Disabling the clouds was the best thing I ever did
#MassEffect #Andromeda At times, everything you love about #MassEffect is there; great cast, setting & story. At other times it’s just a fun action RPG. The UI & upgrade system is a mess. When it comes down to it, with everything going on, you will want to keep playing.
#Torment #TidesofNumenera Looks good. It has a lot of charm & the dialogue helps to describe what the game doesn’t show you. The areas feel small, and the fights weren’t engaging. I struggled to engage with the characters & the game failed to keep my attention at times.
#GearsOfWar4 Looks & plays like Gears of War. The story is OK, but doesn’t manage to quite draw you in like the first one did. The controls are starting to feel a little dated & the pacing is a little off at times, but overall it’s a fun, enjoyable experience. Great weapons & Horde mode just got better.
#BattlefieldOne An amazing, intense Multiplayer Shooter, with great balance in gameplay and some fantastic maps. Great if you are in a squad, but without team to back you up it is a lot less rewarding. Slow character/weapon unlocks.
#Recore Game oozes charm & the premise is wonderful. But despite this, it struggles to hold your attention after a while, as the long loading times really start to disrupt the flow of the game. And lets not talk too much about the large open game spaces (all that endless walking). Great targeting, and a fun story with some interesting repeatable dungeons. Keeps me coming back for more.
#FinalFantasyXV Stellar soundtrack & breathtaking visuals. Story is at times flimsy, but is helped by watching the CGI movie “Kingsglaive” & the anime “Brotherhood”. New combat system looks gorgeous & feels powerful, but camera positions & controls occasionally acting up causes frustration. Must play for true fans & worth playing for first timers.
#DeusEx #MankindDivided Brilliant voice acting. The story premise is well implemented, but the main protagnist seems to lack motivation. Feels easy to pick up and play, but the there are some really annoying micro-transactions, some linked to your characters level up kits. Overall a disappointment that shouldn’t have been a disappointment. The last one was so good
#Destiny #RiseOfIron There isn’t much to bring new players in, or people who left the game back. Same Destiny as before, higher “light” cap & more loot. Same great guns & gameplay, but also the same problems – but this time with friends! It’s still a great shooter.