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.

Week of Aug 9 – 15 Round-up

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I don’t think I’ve ever played Doom or Doom II to completion without cheat codes. I also never played those games with the soundtrack. Blasphemous admissions on my part but it’s all true. My SoundBlaster was incorrectly configured and I was ignorant of the fact that Doom had music of any kind until I started seeing OC Remixes of music. One of these days I will sit down and play through those games properly. I’ll steer clear of those recent re-releases by Bethesda though. I hear they’re poor.

Week of Aug 2 – 8 Round-up

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Here’s a game I’ve heard about for years. It’s one of the big Kickstarter success stories that propped up crowdfunding games. I never played it and I doubt I ever will. I never played Baldur’s Gate so my affinity for those kinds of RPGs is non-existent. I keep hearing good things about it though. Add it to the list of games I may check out one day…

Here are a few things you may have missed

August 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Gears of War 4
  • Forza Motorsport 6

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
  • Torchlight

August 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Wipeout: Omega Collection

Week of Jul 26 – Aug 1 Round-up

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I found Fire Emblem: Birthright to be a disappointment coming from Fire Emblem: Awakening. As a result, I didn’t play Fire Emblem: Conquest and I am certainly not interested in picking up Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I’m effectively done with the franchise unless they radically change its tone. I’m just not into face petting.

Week of Jul 19 – 25 Round-up

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I’m in the middle of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. It’s good but not exactly the revelatory experience I was hoping for. There are some standout moments and recalling the story and events that have transpired sounds preposterously amazing but the actual moment to moment game is a bit stale. I don’t think I’ll get to Youngblood any time soon but I have every intention on staying on this crazy Wolfenstein ride.

Week of Jul 12 – 18 Round-up

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I’ll be playing my first Marvel Ultimate Alliance game next week with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order on Nintendo Switch. I’m looking forward to checking it out with my fiancee who’s a fan of many things Marvel. I just hope it’s an entertaining game that we can see through to the end without succumbing to boredom. This series has its fans and Nintendo saw fit to bring it back as an exclusive for the Switch, so there has to be something worthwhile here.

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