Battlefield V Review
Not quite sound and fury signifying and not quite the reinvention that fans hoped (or feared) it would be, Battlefield V rumbles and churns onto our PCs and consoles, leaving the smell of cordite in its wake. Although it will probably satisfy devotees of the series, Battlefield V is also curiously incomplete, like a painting not quite filled in, and the coming months may ultimately determine if the game is a must-play classic.
Mirror's Edge: Catalyst
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is an admirable attempt to make a niche concept work. Unfortunately, it so intently focuses on avoiding the pitfalls of the previous game that it stumbles into a hole of its own. This reboot doesn’t feel like a second attempt at making the formula work, but rather an alternate game that runs parallel to the original. Ultimately, Catalyst offers something that no other game does, but like its predecessor, it feels like it could have been much more.
In the end, Crysis 3 is extraneous. It does little new with the gameplay and goes nowhere with the story. Both the story and the gameplay additions seems like they were invented for a new that had to be made, rather than inventing a game because these element had to be experienced. While it is technically the best version of Crysis out there, it is really only a slightly better version of Crysis 2’s mechanics and graphics. Because of that, Crysis 3 feels more like an expansion pack to Crysis 2 than a true sequel and more than likely not worth your time.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
It’s fitting that so much of Medal of Honor Warfighter’s script is composed of military acronyms, given that the entire game is shorthand for designs and concepts that have been done in other, overwhelmingly better military shooters. Warfighter is uninspired, underdeveloped, and completely profligate with the solemn potential of its core concept.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I am still a firm believer that had the game been given more time to formulate the overall product could have been fantastic, but we will leave that for another day. Harry Potter fans can be sure that they will not be getting suckered in by another poor movie game, as this is one of the few movie titles I actually enjoyed my time with in a long time.