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You need to dig a little to uncover the charm of Metro Exodus, but it's there 0

Metro Exodus demands a lot, and what it gives in return may not appeal to everyone. It is a deliberately paced game, with a decidedly languid feel requiring a level of patience that was at times difficult to muster. But once I finally got it I couldn’t stop playing. This game is rough in nearly every way, but I kinda loved it.Metro Exodus sees protagonist Artyom and his friends fleeing the Moscow underground where they’ve spent their entire lives and trudging east across the post-apo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Far Cry: Primal has no purpose 0

I haven’t finished Far Cry Primal, but I feel like I’ve played it already. It occupies the same interim territory as something like Gears of War Judgment, but it doesn’t even get the series’ core action right. Trading firearms for prehistoric clubs and bows necessarily demands a dramatic shift in how the combat functions given that neither Far Cry 3 nor 4 had melee weapons, but they feel so awful that I found myself dreading having to use them. This is not the problem Far...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Resident Evil 2 is altogether terrific and frustrating 0

There’s a level of technical proficiency to this remake of Resident Evil 2 that makes dealing with its various frustrations somewhat easier, though the game is so close to excellence that I can’t help but wish the experience was a bit more perfected. It is a phenomenal looking survival horror game that is hamstrung slightly but uncertain voice acting and irritating combat encounters, and then practically obliterated by a late-game section that is more maddening than anything I can th...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Not to be the "Finally, a good battle royale game" guy, but... 0

Many of the battle royale games to come out in the wake of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have felt like mild diversions for the fledgling genre, and all have shared in common a sort of hacked-together feel, like something that gets modded into a game that wasn’t originally designed for it. Apex Legends feels like the first truly new battle royale game to come out post-PUBG, one that is designed from the ground up for that particular style of play. In turn, Apex Legends feels like the...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Forza Horizon 4 is familiar territory, but still brilliant all the same 0

Perhaps the most damning thing that can be said about Forza Horizon 4 is that it's the point where the series, having achieved its very best with the third iteration, starts to tread familiar ground. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; as it turns out, the formula is as exciting as ever. This is a fantastic racing game that really makes up for the genre being relatively empty by just being so good. The Horizon Festival doesn’t feel nearly as fresh the fourth time around, but there&rs...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

State of Decay 2 is a great time, even if it isn't the ideal sequel 0

2013′s State of Decay brought us on to potential of a zombie survival game with resource gathering and base management, one that would have the player spend nearly as much time looking at menus as they do swinging baseball bats at the undead. It was the sort of game that entertained through sheer novelty alone. It practically begged for a sequel, one that would hopefully iron out its rather significant performance issues. The very concept sounded like a perfect game.State of Decay 2 is not...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A significant and welcome change of formula 0

It would be remiss to claim that there were not more than a few quality Assassin’s Creed games during its exhaustive seven year run beginning in 2009. The series has always prided itself on its adventurous historical diversity, mixing up its hopelessly convoluted conflict between the Assassins and Templars with real world figures, events, and locations. There’s really nothing else that captures a moment in time quite like Assassin’s Creed, and even when the series is at its wor...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.