Makin my way through games...
Hey now that we are 6 months in.... wait what?? It's September already????? OK nevermind time to kick into overdrive if we are to meet our games beat this year. To be real though I've fallen into deep dark traps that have absorbed my time more than hardcore drugs. These things include 2 little games called Stardew Valley and World of Warcraft... I just can't stop I won't stop. ONTO THE LIST! Yooka Laylee 100%
I can't say enough good about this game, even after being done for a few months now it is still a solid contender for game of the year for me. The charm, the music, the art style, the humor everything about this game is just magical. If you want to see my full thoughts you can check out my review for the game on the site.. pure magic.Overcooked
This game kicked my a$$ I don't know if it just comes down to me playing a game designed for couch co-op by myself trying to master it but this game is like Diner Dash on crack. Super fast paced hectic action trying to make dishes inside of volcanoes or hopping back and forth between semi trucks. It's a joy to play but an absolute job to try and masterGiana Sisters Twisted Dreams
This is probably the biggest pass for me so far on what I've completed this year. I remember little to nothing about the story if there is one about this game. If you're a fan of 2D platformers there is probably enough interesting mechanics to keep you occupied throughout most of it. Just not my cup of tea to enjoy.Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Something I picked up for super cheap on sale I really enjoyed my time with this game. I don't really know a whole lot about the source material ( I know I know sue me) it was still a wonderful world to explore and quest throughout. The combat is something to be desired for me personally just as I've never been a fan of this free-flow combat style that seemed to of started with the Batman games. If you haven't played this but are in any way interested in the upcoming sequel I highly suggest picking this up beforehand to catch up on the story.Speedrunners
Another game I wasn't really a fan of. The "story mode" is very short to run through and has you doing highly repetitive parkour as you race your opponents through city skylines. I can definitely see why this game had a huge stream appeal when it first came to PC but attempting to play it by yourself on console is something a little more to be desired.
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on 07 September 17 at 05:37
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Xbox E3 2017 Review
I know, I know, I know I said I would have this posted the week of E3 but with huge turnaround at work and being out of town for concerts I finally have time to sit down and go over this years biggest event for Xbox. Well of course besides the launch of the newly called Xbox One X...great name right? That's all besides the point, I'll do a whole separate piece on where I think this new hardware sits within the future of Xbox and who exactly this thing is aimed at.
Jumping into it Microsoft already had announced that this conference would run longer than the usual 90 minutes. Instead we were greeted with a hefty 1:43:39 showcase that featured 42 games. Now many many people were upset that there were no huge AAA exclusives announced for Xbox, this was a slight problem at me for first but they came out with such a diverse games lineup ranging from your typical racing games to beautifully artistic 2D adventure games to open world pirate explorations. There was truly something for everybody featured, sure nothing that screamed "Hey, spend $60 on me!" However that just means that we have up to 40 some games all releasing hopefully within the next year that are all going to be somewhat cheap for your everyday consumer being indie titles. I really like this going into the rest of the year, Microsoft seems to always pick up fantastic smaller Indies that win numerous rewards so with so many of them releasing this year who knows if one of these will ascend to the likes of Ori and the Bling Forest or Limbo and Inside.
Microsoft did strike a few marketing deals with bigger AAA games that they were able to showcase off in-between. The return of Metro series was a welcome surprise and will probably release as a early 2018 game and sell very well in that Spring timeline. Shadow of War looked ok and I'm sure it'll sell just fine just not personally my type of game, played through the first one recently and just sadly didn't click with me. The conference ended with an exclusive gameplay reveal of the new Bioware IP, Anthem. This was easily the game that got me the most excited but also the most skeptical out of everything shown. I want to love this game, I want this game to be my biggest time sink next year but I am beyond worried about what this game will actually be and what it will consist of when it launches. It immediately made me remember my initial excitement for Destiny back before that released and how quickly I was thrown off of Destiny before it even released just from playing the few betas they had for it. Anthem seems like the first truly big game that screams that it's a "next-gen" game. Also let's take a moment and thank the heavens and our lord and savior Phil Spencer that we finally have a release date for Cuphead. I really hope it still manages to sell, I feel like most of the hype and anticipation has died down after being teased with it on and off for 3 years. Cuphead can really be something special for Xbox when it finally comes out in September.
Overall this year I really enjoyed what Microsoft had to show, again sure there wasn't really a big wow moment that can only be found on Xbox what there is a killer lineup of nonstop releases this year that will be able to keep everyone occupied. With the Xbox One X also releasing in November it will be a huge reason for people who can make use of a 4k console to replay games released in years past that will get an added performance boost from it. Also shoutout to Original Xbox backwards compatibility releasing later on as well. There are so many reasons to play on Xbox coming up that I really feel like they can start gaining ground and really get back into the competition with Sony this year. Will this happen with the help of new hardware or just with the nonstop pressure Microsoft keeps trying to put into everything from releases to marketing we will have to wait and find out. Until then what did you think of this years conference? Let me know in the comments below and until next time, happy gaming!
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on 05 July 17 at 05:10
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