Week of Apr 19 – 25 Round-up

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I’m behind on my Mortal Kombat games (I missed MKX) but Mortal Kombat 11 looks very good. They’ve come a long way in animation and character model departments. The latter is a bit of a revelation because I found NetherRealms human models to be unintentionally ghastly. Now everyone looks somewhat appealing.

Week of Apr 12 – 18 Round-up

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The wait is over. Final Fantasy X-X2 HD Remaster made its way onto the Xbox One and Switch. And why not? Old classics like these should make their way to every platform that can deliver an experience on par or better than the original release.

Week of Apr 5 – 11 Round-up

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I liked the original Borderlands. I didn’t care for it beyond a single run through the campaign but I found the looting and shooting to be adequate. Borderlands 2? I didn’t play it. The newly announced Borderlands 3? Maybe I’ll get it when it’s on sale but I’m not enthralled by this sub-genre at the moment.

Week of Mar 29 – Apr 4 Round-up

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These cutesy Nintendo titles like Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Yoshi’s Wooly World look phenomenal but for whatever reason I just never got around to playing them — and I own Epic Yarn. I’m changing that with Yoshi’s Crafted World which wooed me with its demo. I’m angling it as a co-op title with my life partner but we’ll see if that pans out.

Here are a few things you may have missed

April 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • The Technomancer
  • Outcast: Second Contact
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

April 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Conan Exiles
  • The Surge

Week of Mar 22 – 28 Round-up

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I haven’t played a From Software game since Bloodborne. I passed on Dark Souls III because I just wasn’t feeling the need to play a sequel in that franchise. But now, 4 years after Bloodborne, we have a new From Software game that I would love to play on PC. I wrote off the console versions considering the frame pacing issues.

Week of Mar 15 – 21 Round-up

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I liked The Division. I am a sucker for snow and co-op third person shooting. However, by the time I reached the game’s “raid” equivalent, I grew tired of the bullet sponge enemies. That Dark Zone was also an amazing idea and I really wanted more of it but that was then and now? I’m not so sure. Nothing about the The Division 2 looks appealing to me. I think I have loot shooter fatigue.

Week of Mar 8 – 14 Round-up

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Devil May Cry 5 is back and apparently so is Capcom with another well reviewed RE Engine powered title. I didn’t play DmC so this would be my first Devil May Cry game since DMC4 during the early PS3/360 days. As always, it’s now a matter of when. Should I wait for the PC version? I hear the console versions are very good for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. I know! First version to hit $40 or less.

Week of Mar 1 – 7 Round-up

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I haven’t played a Far Cry game since Far Cry 4. That was a pretty entertaining Far Cry game but after wringing every PlayStation Trophy from it, I felt I had my fill until the next generation of consoles. I’m sure Far Cry: New Dawn is fine but I’m not looking for an incremental update to the formula.

Here are a few things you may have missed

March 2019 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

March 2019 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

PlayStation 4

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • The Witness

Week of Feb 22 – 28 Round-up

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If I wasn’t too thrilled about Destiny 2, why would I plop down money for a less compelling version of it? That’s my rationale for Anthem. As a fan of exosuits and mechs, it looks rad. However, all the impressions and footage I’ve seen concerning the core gameplay loop is very unappealing. So instead, I’ll just relive the Bioware glory days by watching GiantBomb’s Mass Alex series. It’s my favorite Mass Effect playthrough on the internet.

Week of Feb 15 – 21 Round-up

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I played and somewhat enjoyed Metro 2033. I bought the remaster of it and Metro: Last Light but didn’t get a chance to crack it open yet. Now there’s Metro Exodus and I could not be further from interested. It looks very good and I’m sure the ray tracing technology would look phenomenal but I’m just not in the mood for a shooter like that at the moment. Here’s to hoping NVIDIA RTX technology becomes ubiquitous and cheaper by the time I get around to playing it

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