Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Review
For fans of the series, it is a great exploration of Billie and Daud’s relationship. It’s also a fun way to let loose and play Dishonored the way “you’re not supposed.” Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is not a must-play, but it is a great addition to series and a satisfying ending to the Kaldwin-era.
It is difficult to overstate what an achievement Prey's environmental and gameplay designs represent, nor the elegance and real ingenuity behind the many interlocking systems that the player accesses throughout. Whether you approach it as a horror-action game, a stealth-puzzle game or a run-and-gun shooter, Prey will accommodate you. Although it lacks narrative drive or memorable characters, Prey will engage you for hours as you realize the potential for creativity that the developers baked in to every area and moment in the game.
Fallout 4 is a good game, an absolutely solid work horse of a title that will, if you let it, carry you away for hours at a time to explore its depths. At a time when titles seem to be losing content, Fallout 4 has more then you can possibly consume all at once, and its host of options mean that when you come back for a second, third, or ninth pass, the experience can actually, honestly, be something different.
The Evil Within: The Consequence
The Consequence is entertaining. It's not an introspective, philosophical mindbender; it's campy fun. It has its flaws, but in a game where Claude Debussy's "Claire De Lune" is mixed with Inception, buckets of blood, and a Victorian loveseat/black cat combo that acts as your save point, I can't help but enjoy it.
Elder Scrolls Online
Elder Scrolls Online is about as middle of the road as an MMO can get. It fails in some spectacular places for a multiplayer-based game, and in the same way I questioned what Zenimax was thinking when they announced it in the first place, I question just how long they'll be able to hold out before flipping the switch from paid subscription to free to play. In order to review this, I was gifted 60 days of playtime, which, as I finish writing this, has run it's course. While I don't regret my time in Tamriel, I think the most damning piece of criticism I can deliver is that I do not plan to re-up on my subscription. 60 days was more then enough time for me to determine that I would rather spend my time elsewhere.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
If you are down for mayhem, down for a great story and feel up to a difficult challenge The New Order has you covered on all bases. What it lacks in online play it makes up for in collectables and story length. You can replay the whole game, choosing an entire other alternate time line. What really makes The New Order stands out from other shooters is that it has cheesy big budget cut-scenes and out of this world gameplay grounded in some reality. We are lucky that Germany did not win the war and these nightmares did not come to reality, but we are also lucky that MachineGames has reimagined Wolfenstein and The New Order can stand toe to toe with any first person shooter to date.