Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is a fun and dynamic hack n’ slash experience: full of pop culture references, every Suda51 fan should try this new Travis adventure. Sadly the lack of variants in its gameplay might turn it into a predictable experience.
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition its a great opportunity to play and enjoy, one more time (o even for the firts time), one of the mos beloved JRPG games in history. Albeit its not perfect and many of its flaws have gotten more obvious with the pass of the years, its a huge game with the enough charm and content to maintain any gamer busy and enjoying for a long time.
It is very complex to be able to start talking about GRIS since it is a unique experience that pushes the narrative limits of the game as a medium. It is one of those works that make a difference, perhaps not with commercial success and recognition of the general public but in its nature of art has the quality that gives "What to think", that is, encourages critical thinking while leading to player to find emotional resonance in the journey of his trip. And there comes a point where it becomes almost impossible to discern between a dream and its game mechanics.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate it easily the best entry in the entire series, one of the most ambitious crossovers in videogame (and entertainment) history and one of the greatest games on Switch right now. It doesn't matter if you want it to play alone or with friends, it offers a ton of content to keep you glued to it for hundreds of hours. Easily, one of the best games of the year.
It is a pity to say that the great foundations of the series are there, but in the end, they have been completely overshadowed by the problems that I mention and of course, by experiments that in theory sounded like great ideas but in practice, are lacking. We can already dub Fallout 76 as the big disappointment of 2018.
Although there was fear of how Pokémon Go mechanics could fit in the gameplay scheme of both titles, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! are two fantastic remakes that show how even a well consolidated formula can still adapt to new ideas. Also its a guaranteed travel through time, specially for those who enjoyed Pokémon Red, Blue or Yellow versions when kids (or teens).
Despite its brand new interface and K-Pop hits from bands such as BLACKPINK and Big Bang, Just Dance 2019 lacks of the greatest hits fans were able to enjoy in previous editions and those sneak transitions/animations from the old days of the franchise.
Battlefield V is a good FPS that invites to review everything related to the Second World War. The slight changes in their game dynamics make it much more fun than before, however, the design of their maps and even their characters is less bright than in their previous game. Including a campaign mode is something that many of us greatly appreciate, but it feels repetitive and, although its narrative is good, I do not think it stays in the hearts of the players. Although in general its sound and visuals are impressive, it has some scratches in its programming that take part of its brightness to one of the most striking sections of the game.
Leaving aside the fact that its a reboot from the series, Soulcalibur VI is a great fighting game that retains most of the elements that have made the franchise one of the best among the genre. Yes, it doesn't add many novelties to the gameplay formula and some modes lack some charm, but nevertheless, its an awesome game worth your money and time, more if you love fighting games.
With three strong and well-designed online experiences, Black Ops 4 is a fantastic and addictive experience for young players. Its own Battle Royale called Black Out turns out to be better than people expected and could establish a new direction for this popular genre. A must-play for Call of Duty long time fans.