Week of Oct 18 – 24 Round-up

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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare was a very neat idea that failed to keep me hooked for more than half a day. I found it charming and a looker but the gameplay didn’t have legs. I was legitimately surprised to see Electronic Arts announce Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. I felt its predecessor, Garden Warfare 2, didn’t set the world alight which made a sequel doubtful. I’m glad I’m wrong though. I know this game has its fans and it’s always good to see those characters alive again.

Week of Oct 11 – 17 Round-up

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Skullgirls looked alright but not enough for me to pick up a fighting game for. An RPG platformer like Indivisible? That’s more my speed. Lab Zero’s game looks absolutely fantastic and I would love to give it a go on the Switch.

Week of Oct 4 – 10 Round-up

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Ubisoft open world fatigue has kept me away from many of the french publisher’s franchises including Ghost Recon. I immediately lost interest in Ghost Recon: Wildlands once I heard it had gone open world. I’ll eventually get over this hurdle and try one of their open world games again but I just cannot do it at the moment. It’s why I haven’t touched an Assassin’s Creed title all generation. Sorry, Breakpoint. 

Week of Sep 27 – Oct 3 Round-up

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Untitled Goose Game looks like a mischievous good time. I like the art style for its simple charm. I heard it’s a bit on the short side but that’s alright with me. I don’t know when I’ll get around to picking it up (I just started Red Dead Redemption 2), but it’s right up my alley.

Here are a few things you may have missed

October 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Tembo: The Badass Elephant
  • Friday The 13th: The Game

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Disney Bolt
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

October 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • MLB The Show 19

Week of Sep 20 – 26 Round-up

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is foreign to me. I never owned a Game Boy and even if I did, I wasn’t a fan of The Legend of Zelda back then. But things have changed and I am a fan of these types of Zelda games. I loved A Link Between Worlds and even though I recognize the fact that it may not play like that wonderful 3DS title, I just love the look of the game.

Week of Sep 13 – 19 Round-up

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Daemon X Machina looks like a multi-color mess of anime mech action. I’m impressed with the style but I have zero interest in the game. The only thing I’m looking forward to is the Digital Foundry tech analysis of this Unreal Engine 4.0 game running on Nintendo Switch.

Week of Sep 6 – 13 Round-up

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Gears 5 is almost here. It still looks like a Gears of War game and I’m sure it still plays like a Gears of War game but I’m also certain that they’ve iterated to the point that my 2006 self would have been blown away by the shifts and changes. It’s kinda nuts that Microsoft’s second blockbuster shooter franchise is on its “fifth” installment already. Looking forward to playing it via Game Pass

Week of Aug 30 – Sep 5 Round-up

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I hear Astral Chain is Platinum Games’ best game for a long time. That has my attention but I’m still not convinced enough to pick it up any time soon. My reservation comes from the fact that I haven’t loved anything they’ve done since Bayonetta 2.

Here are a few things you may have missed

September 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Hitman: The Complete First Season
  • We Were Here

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Earth Defense Force 2025
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

September 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Darksiders III

Week of Aug 23 – 29 Round-up

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I am a fan of Remedy Entertainment’s Max Payne and Alan Wake games. I haven’t tried Quantum Break yet but Control looks like a revision of that– at least from a superficial level. I will be very interested to see how it shakes out considering how lukewarm the reception for Quantum Break was.

Week of Aug 16 – 22 Round-up

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These Tokyo RPG Factory games like Oninaki look beautiful but when I see games like it and I Am Setsuna in action, I’m not enthused whatsoever. I hope Oninaki does well because these games have an audience and they simply don’t make many games like these.

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