Metro Exodus received a significant update including ray-tracing with the Enhanced Edition. I have access to all the Metro games now so the only thing stopping me from playing them is desire and at this moment, I have no desire to pursue these kinds of games.
I actually own PlayStation 3 copies of all three games from the newly released Ninja Gaiden Master Collection. I enjoyed the first two Ninja Gaiden Sigma games, but never played the third one. I was considering selling the PlayStation 3 versions and picking up the remastered collection, but I hear they are poor ports which is very unfortunate. These games deserve a whole lot better.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Reintegrade for the PlayStation 5 is the perfect opportunity to get the Platinum Trophy. However, I could get two Platinum Trophies because apparently the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions have different Trophy sets. I really enjoyed Final Fantasy VII Remake, but I don’t know if I’m down for replaying the game two more times.
Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown sounds like a pretty impressive remake by Sega. I played VF5 via a Yakuza game and/or some demo for a handful of hours, but that’s about it. I never really took to the series, but considering it’s included in June 2021’s PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, I might as well give it another go.
June 2021 Gold Games
- The King’s Bird
- Shadows: Awakening
Xbox 360 & Xbox One
- NeoGeo Battle Coliseum
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
June 2021 Plus Games
- Operation: Tango
- Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown
- Star Wars: Squadrons
June 2021 Games With Prime
I don’t know much about Biomutant other than it’s an upcoming action-adventure game featuring animals wielding weapons in a post-apocalyptic land. I don’t know if it’s my jam, but I keep seeing pre-order deals for the PC version and it seems ripe for something like Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, so who knows? I may actually give it a go if there’s a positive reception.
The first three Mass Effect games were some of my favorite games of that generation. I didn’t play Mass Effect Andromeda and I don’t feel like I need to rectify that any time soon. I’ve been wanting to play through these games again, but I haven’t found a good enough reason to until Mass Effect Legendary Edition was revealed. I really want to play it, but I’m also playing Control Ultimate Edition at the moment and there’s the spectre of EA Play and Xbox Game Pass that will likely absorb it into its fold within the next year or so.
Resident Evil 7 was pretty good! Resident Evil Village looks like it continues down the path of bringing first person survival horror action and spooks. I’m intrigued by it, but I’m very behind on my Resident Evil games. I still have yet to play the RE2 and RE3 remakes.
Wreckfest is a title that pops on my radar through its numerous deals and yet I barely know a single thing about it outside of the fact that it was a tech demo that was quite impressive back in 2018 and then it was renamed and made into a game. It’s launching next week for PlayStation 5 and will be made available as part of May’s Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus members.
May 2021 Gold Games
- Dungeon 3
Xbox 360 & Xbox One
- LEGO Batman
- Tropico 4
May 2021 Plus Games
- Battlefield V
- Stranded Deep
May 2021 Games With Prime
Genshin Impact is gaining proper PlayStation 5 support and it might be time that I give it a go. I was tempted to try it on PlayStation 4 Pro, but I heard performance wasn’t great. This release should be a rock solid 60FPS right? I’ll try to find the time to check it out!
I played Nier for the Xbox 360 and I recall it being strange and a bit bland in spots, but there was something about it that pushed me to finishing it. This Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will be very interesting considering that I technically didn’t play this version of the Nier release, but much of it would be familiar. I will miss Papa Nier, but I am somewhat glad this remake will be a new experience for me.