Magic: The Gathering Arena Preview
Unlike newer DCCGs, Magic The Gathering wasn't originally created with digital gaming in mind, so the transition to digital can be tricky to pull off. Arena does a superb job of giving players the in-game tools needed to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
E3 2019: Watch Dogs Legion
Legion feels huge, ambitious and I can’t wait to really dig into the type of systems and gameplay mechanics it has to offer. I’m also looking forward to exploring the city of London. Knowing how much work went into creating the facsimile of San Francisco in Watch Dogs 2, I’m keen on stepping through every nook and cranny this sprawling virtual city.
E3 2019: Disney Tsum Tsum Festival
Disney Tsum Tsum may not have mass appeal as, say, Fortnite or the like. However, it’s a fun enough puzzle game that younger audiences and Disney fans are sure to enjoy. And because the Switch doubles as a great handheld platform, you can take your tsum tsums where ever you go.
E3 2019: Daedalic Entertainment Showcase
Independent publishers like Daedalic Entertainment are always fun to visit at E3 because you really don’t know what they’re going to be bringing to the table. As a publisher, they are in a position to pick up and market games easily missed amongst the din of the big AAA publishers.
Night Call Preview
There are never enough good whodunnit games out there, certainly not in the triple-A market. As always, indie scene comes to rescue when you want to vex your wits and perception. Night Call is a bit different murder mystery, though, and its premise is particularly interesting. You’re not playing a copper, you’re playing a cabbie!
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.
The Division 2 Preview
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.
Trials Rising Preview
Trials Rising is shaping up to be a solid entry. It doesn’t do anything crazy like some of its previous titles, but it offers simple fun in its creative track design, appealing customizability, and heated races. The game is essentially an extreme Excitebike, combining puzzle-platforming and stunt racing for a new generation of consoles.