Far Cry 5 Review
The Far Cry series is known for its exotic locations and maniacal villains, but its latest installment brings the action to the rural landscape of fictional Hope County, Montana. Far Cry 5 tells the story of Joseph Seed, leader of the cult “Project at Eden’s Gate” and megalomaniac who believes God has empowered him to save mankind from an imminent catastrophe known as the Collapse. Joseph’s three siblings, the “Heralds,” have taken over the three county regions, and the task lies on a rookie deputy, the player’s customized avatar, to liberate Hope County.
Graceful Explosion Machine Review
Graceful Explosion Machine is a twitch-based shooter that is one part mentally stimulating and another part emotionally exhilarating. It’s not for everyone, though. You have to play through levels over and over again, trying to achieve combos and the best grades, to get the most out of this title.
While it is not a horrible game itself, I could not help but feel that MechRunner was a game released on the wrong platform, towards the wrong audience, with wrong core design decisions. During my play, I was expecting something unique and innovative from MechRunner, which would distinguish itself from other mindless endless runners. Sadly, my search was fruitless. MechRunner did nothing that warrants your precious time.
Perhaps if they also added some additional content or single player modes, it could hold a bit more value, but I don’t think it could save the game. Ultimately, considering the number of currently active players and lack of initiative to fix the game by the developers, I think the damage has already been done. There is simply no reason to buy this game, period.
Titanfall 2 Review
Even if you never touch the multiplayer side of Titanfall 2, the game is worth the price of admission for its creative and continually engaging single player experience. Challenging, puzzling, surprising, funny, and above all, satisfying, the campaign elevates Titanfall 2 to one of the best shooters of the year. Pair that stellar accomplishment with an equally full-featured competitive suite, and the result is the definition of "must buy."
Even though it is only a spin-off title, hopefully Capcom can use Umbrella Corps as learning material in order to make Resident Evil 7 and all future titles much better. It is uncertain what influence this game will have on the future of the series, but what we do know is that this competitive multiplayer shooter is a colossal waste of time, and a total failure.
Assault Android Cactus
Assault Android Cactus is a great dual-joystick shooter for those looking for a new one. It makes some smart changes to the well-known formula and takes the genre to places it’s never been. Trying to add a story and characters on top of that doesn’t pan out for the best and the action can get a bit too chaotic to feel like you really stand a chance but those don’t take away from the overall experience too much.
All things considered, an interesting premise and good storytelling can't make up for bad game design. If the game were actually fun to play this would be an easy recommendation for anybody that grew up playing PC games in 90s, but as it stands not even the quality of the writing can save it. Unless you are a die hard fan of the author, I can't see any reason to recommend this, and if I ever become trapped in a videogame I hope it's a much better one.
Rainbow Six: Siege
Rainbow Six: Siege delivers on what it promised to be: a well-made, multiplayer-focused, team shooter. To criticize it for not having a stronger single player experience is accusing it of a pretense it never made, and consumers will decide whether the product has broad enough appeal to warrant its price. Beyond that, the game would benefit from more visual detail and polish, and a coherent narrative that placed the matches in context or part of an arc and while the levels are well designed and the weapons and toys are satisfying to use, the game wildly and incongruously strays here and there from its realistic roots. A "healing gun?" Really? Right now, Rainbow Six: Siege feels like a framework onto which much more content could be added.
In Space We Brawl
For every positive aspect, every point where the developers seem to make headway into the couch co-op space, there are two negatives staring back at you. Looking at stills, there was a hope that this would manage to be anything other then mediocre, but in practice, both with and without people to play with, ISWB never manages to get out of it's own way. Sadly, in the twinkling night sky of twin stick shooters and simple co-op enjoyments, this star never shines bright enough to attract any notice.
PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate
There are points were the game could have been more refined, such as the ‘Dig-Dug’ inspired levels, giving more attack options or not forcing the player to collect diamonds to progress through stages. Yet, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate explores a different territory in the twin-stick shooter genre. The game continually refreshes the gameplay mechanics, tasks the player to think about the level and urges you to go back and collect and explore for scientist and diamonds. Be it single player, online, or through co-op, Ultimate shoots for the stars and lands among them.
Resogun is great for spontaneous, quick play. Anything longer than that starts to give me a headache. Outside of my own physical shortcomings, I don’t see the game having a lot of staying power because, honestly, there isn’t much to this re-imagining of a 33 year old arcade game. It does have some longevity, with numerous ships to unlock (each with their own stats), higher difficulty modes and the thrill of taking on the leaderboards. Scores from players around the world are displayed for each level so if you’re feeling the competitive spirit there are plenty of people to duke it out with. I’m not the kind of score hound the game appeals to, making Resogun a game I would come back to during game installs or show off the console to a friend. If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, the price can’t be beat so be sure to redeem the 30 day voucher that came with the console.