Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee is not a total reboot of Pokémon, nor is it entirely the console experience that many fans have asked for, but it goes a long way to making a very familiar game feel at least momentarily fresh.
Fallout 76 is a confusing experience, a discord of half-baked ideas and false premises but also some genuinely smart gameplay mechanics that allow solo players and groups alike adventure in equal terms.
With so many games trying to be the biggest, deepest and most feature-rich, there’s something to be said for minimalist design that does one thing (hopefully) really well. Of course, the danger is in going too far and not providing enough content or variety. Elderborn is a first-person melee-focused dungeon crawler, or as the developer describes it, “Doom with swords and hammers instead of guns.”
Arguments have been made for more realism in all sorts of game genres from shooters to survival games but often, added realism doesn't necessary translate to more fun or an engaging challenge, just frustration. One shot kills or game-ending snake bites might be true to life but don't make for enjoyable gameplay.
Final Fantasy is one of my favorite series. I have cherished playing through most of the mainline games and their spinoffs. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is one of the few titles related to the core series that I hadn’t yet experienced, until now.
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.