Still, there is an intimidation factor and a perception that beyond the basics, winning requires a lot of memorization and the ability to think many moves ahead. Super X Chess removes that particular barrier and although the Super X rules are not going to permanently revolutionize the game, they do serve to sweep the cobwebs off the dusty shelf of rote, memorized and uninspired play.
Overall, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is a decent spin-off. The hack-and-slash gets tiresome, but it works in small bursts and is a fine fit for the Switch's handheld mode. The graphical genre shifts and peppered-in minigames provide good variety, thematically feeding into Travis’ love for games.
For an old nostalgic soul like myself, Dusk is great. It’s simple, elegant, and succeeds exactly in what it sets out to do. Gamers who grew up in the HD era with an entirely different set of mechanics and gaming conventions will likely find it archaic, perhaps excruciatingly so. However, for those yearning for their glory days, or those who want to see what gaming used to be like in the early 1990’s, Dusk is certainly for you.
Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is shaping up to be a sequel that builds off all of the feedback and updates of its predecessor. The introduction of three new Dark Zones shows the developers honing in on what helped the original blossom into success.
It is one thing to make a demo fun for a short time, and it is another thing entirely to make a good, balanced experience that can be fun from beginning to end. Resonator has accomplished the former. We’ll find out soon, hopefully very soon, whether they can accomplish the latter, too.
Although Hades is an unfinished product, there is a significant amount of content and replayability in its early access state. It has a unique setting and characters and is an appealing game for those who are put off by other, more unforgiving roguelikes.
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.