Trials of Mana (2020) is a stunning remake of the classic 1995 role-playing game Seiken Densetsu 3, quirky characters, decent voice acting, stunning world design and an interesting story come together to offer one of the most enjoyable modern JRPG.
Crossing the cultural divide.
I am not a huge fan of jRPG, but I must admit after years of playing western cRPG and aRPG, the prospect of a whole new sub-genre is very appealing. ....Read Full Article
Jetpac proves that gamers of the 1980s were either smarter than gamers of 2020, or there is something wrong with every 1980s/1990s game ever made.
North, South, East, West, 4-way directional controls are not the best.
Jetpac Refuelled is a game with two major modes, the first of which is classic Jetpac from 1983, upon starting this mode I found myself quickly killed over and over, the total lack of diagonal controls to me felt as alien as trying to drive with my eyes closed, I just couldn’t get used to it. ....Read Full Article
There is no doubt that Rocket League was once the talk of the town, and while its trending success may have faded some over the years to newcomers like Fortnite and Apex Legends, let’s look how it’s doing in 2020.
5 Years Later.
In 2015 when Rocket League first launched it was like nothing else on the market, a groundbreaking combination of highspeed vehicular combat and football, it earned the affection of millions of players worldwide. ....Read Full Article
Lego is beloved the world over, and having the ability to play with unlimited pieces is a dream shared by builders old and new, however, for most people who are not millionaires or a direct descendent of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a dream is as far as this gets.
But that needn’t be true while owning an unlimited selection of physical bricks is out of reach for most people. ....Read Full Article
Far Cry Primal is one of the most bizarre and unique breaks from the norm in any series, and that’s saying a lot for a franchise which has also been to Mars, Cyberpunk 1980s, Vietnam and The Zombie Apocalypse.
While its other trips from the norm have been diverse and at times fantastical, they all share a common bond, and that bond is guns, from laser rifles to sawn-off shotguns, each game has maintained a vast arsenal of firearms, that is except Far Cry Primal. ....Read Full Article
Pillars of Eternity is a modern masterpiece and a stunning homage to the classic CRPG of the 1990s, indisputably one of the finest games in the genre, it still has many flaws, some of which turn what could be one of the greatest CRPG of the last 20 years into a chore.
How does it Hold Up?
The world of Pillars of Eternity looks good for the style it’s replicating and is beautiful in its own way, but it was also outdated graphically upon release. Its graphical prowess was never the main selling point, the world-building, however, is exceptional, maps look varied and lived in, with dozens of handcrafted locations to visit and hundreds of NPC to interact with the world is both vibrant and immersive. ....Read Full Article
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