I’m very curious to find out how Call of Duty: Vanguard will perform in the market considering the fact that it’s yet another World War II visit and the fact that Battlefield 2042 is just around the corner. I’ll probably play it once it hits PlayStation Plus or something along those lines. That’s the only way reason I played Call of Duty: WW2’s single player campaign. I don’t know what people like in their Zombies modes, but WW2’s looks pretty good? I have little to no interest in the multiplayer.
I bought Super Mario Party thinking that we would gather and play 4-player games and live out the rooftop parties that Nintendo envisioned for all of us. Unfortunately, that was not the case whatsoever. We played the damn game once and never touched again. And now there’s a compilation release called Mario Party Superstars that just makes me feel a tinge of regret for purchasing the last game.
November 2021 Gold Games
- Moving Out
- Kingdom Two Crowns
Xbox 360 & Xbox One
- Rocket Knight
- Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes
November 2021 PS Plus Games
- Knockout City
- First Class Trouble
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
- The Persistence
- The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
- Until You Fall
November 2021 Prime Games
- Rogue Heroes
- Control Ultimate Edition
- Dragon Age Inquisition
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
“If it’s not made by Marvel, it’s not really worth watching.”
That’s my mantra when it came to the Marvel movies ever since the first Iron Man movies came out. Sure, there was Deadpool, but everything else didn’t really do it for me. I’m hoping things are different in the world of video games. I hope that Guardians of the Galaxy is good and it doesn’t end up like Avengers or Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 where we can only count on Sony to deliver the goods. The more quality Marvel games, the merrier.
The first Crysis was alright. My PC was able to run the game at a reasonable framerate, but despite all the prettiness and “possibilities”, I inevitably just resorted to exploiting the dumb A.I. and taking out from a safe distance. I actually Crysis 2 more than the first game because it was more of a “video game”, but even then it was pretty forgettable in hindsight. Crysis 3? I never even played it and I have zero interest in rectifying that.
A new side-scrolling Metroid game is here and it’s not a remake! Joyous day! I didn’t pre-order it, but I will likely pick it up sooner rather than later. Maybe via Shoppers Drug Mart’s bonus events or maybe via Staples’ many coupons. Either way, I’m hoping to play it by end of year. This game has me considering trading in my Nintendo Switch for the OLED model. For $169.99, I can be playing Metroid Dread on that pretty OLED. Decisions, decisions?
Actually, I think I’ll just keep my original Switch because the idea of having to jump through all those hoops for Animal Crossing: New Horizons save is enough to force me to wait for the true successor.
I can hardly believe it’s been 11 years since Alan Wake debuted. I liked Alan Wake at the time. It nailed what it was going for and even though there was arguably too much repetitive combat scenarios in the game, the vibe was enough to get me through until the end and then some.
October 2021 Gold Games
Xbox 360 & Xbox One
- Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
- Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
October 2021 PS Plus Games
- Hell Let Loose
- Mortal Kombat X
- PGA Tour 2K21
October 2021 Prime Games
- Star Wars Squadrons
- Alien Isolation
- Song of Horror Complete Edition
- Red Wings: Aces of the Sky
- Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures
- Blue Fire
- Tiny Robots Recharged
- Whiskey & Zombies: The Great Southern Zombie Escape
- Secret Files 3
Diablo II: Resurrected looks like a quality effort by Blizzard and Vicarious Visions. I never played the original release and I really don’t have much intention to play this remaster any time soon, but I’m glad it was done justice. The gross misconduct investigations have rightfully taken the shine off the publisher’s releases, but I don’t feel bad for Activision Blizzard. I feel bad for the innocent people who worked or are working in such demoralizing situation. Let’s hope the publisher underwent massive changes by the next time this game gets a re-release.
Deathloop might be the first Arkane Studios game that I get my hands on. I technically could get my hands on Prey and their Dishonored games right now via Xbox Game Pass, but Deathloop’s style resonates. I hear it’s very good and I’ll see for myself once it hits Xbox Game Pass some time in 2022. In the meantime, I may checkout Arkane Studio’s previous works.
I’m a bit behind with my Life is Strange games. I played the first game and the prequel, but didn’t find the motivation to play Life is Strange 2. I’m intrigued by True Colors for its Asian American protagonist, but I really should play Life is Strange 2 first. It’s not on Xbox Game Pass, so I’ll either pick it up whenever it goes on sale again, or just wait until it makes its way there.
No More Heroes III debuted last week and I just completely overlooked it. I just never quite understood the appeal of these games. They look somewhat stylish and quirky, but not enough for me to stomach the idea of playing the game itself. I tried the very first one briefly on the Nintendo Wii, but it did not resonate with me whatsoever.
September 2021 Plus Games
- Overcooked: All You Can Eat!
- Predator: Hunting Grounds
- Hitman 2