DiRT-series drifted more to the arcade-style rally racing game by game, but a few years ago, DirRT Rally made a corrective steering maneuver. Gone was frolicking presentation and other easy-going nonsense and focus was firmly shifted back to rally and rallycross. For the inevitable sequel, DiRT Rally 2.0, magic formula hasn’t been “add more” but rather “refine further”.
And so I guess that’s a really roundabout way of saying that man, I had a really enjoyable time with The Raven Remastered. It really managed to use the basics a good adventure game to make a rather gripping, enjoyable little riff on a Hercule Poirot story.
Funded by Kickstarter, Foundation is a medieval city builder that eschews the doom and gloom of the dark ages for a more bucolic — though not exactly fantasy-based — approach, with appealing cartoon visuals, lush scenery and rolly-polly little villagers that are happy to build and gather and craft.
Conceptually, there are some strong ideas driving the game. Other than a tutorial mission, there is no real narrative or campaign at this stage of release, but the core mechanics of moving, shooting and spell casting are strong and there is some fun to be had as playing the Big Bad.
Overall my time with The Division 2 was far more enjoyable than any time I’ve spent with The Division 1 and talking to the developers makes me think that they learned from the mistakes on the first game. The game seems incredibly ambitious and I’m very interested to see how interplay with factions will play out.
Beat Saber is an incredibly fun way to enjoy music and gaming and as an added bonus, burn off a few holiday calories in the process. Together with Moss and Astro Bot Rescue Mission - and Tetris Effect to boot—Beat Saber has given me new hope for the concept of VR gaming.
A couple of months back I had the opportunity to review the Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless Headset, which is easily one of the best gaming headsets on the market today. I simply adored it and recommend it to anyone looking for a wireless headset. Now, I’ve had the opportunity to check out the wired (and less expensive) Plantronics RIG 400LX Gaming Headset. Does it follow its bigger brother or is this a departure for Plantronics? Let’s discuss.