Showing posts with the label Xbox One

"Apex Legends" Review

Titanfall 2 remains to me one of the biggest tragedies of this console generation. Here you had a shooter that was as close to perfect as you could get: incredible mechanics, tight campaign, epic multiplayer. And thanks to publisher Electronic Arts deciding to release the game in the week between their latest Battlefield game and rival Activision's latest Call of Duty game back in 2016, no one played Titanfall 2 . For all intents and purposes, this new franchise from the original Call of Duty creators was potentially dead in the water. When leaks started happening the weekend of the Super Bowl that developer Respawn Entertainment was going to release a Battle Royale game set in the Titanfall universe, my heart sank. I was dismayed at the fact they were chasing what I now consider a fad that's been dominated by Fortnite for so long. With  "Battle Royale" being a genre I've tried to love but never have, I was ready to write off the Titanfall serie

"Kingdom Hearts 3" Review

In all the years I have been gaming, I don’t think I have ever experienced something with the sense of importance and eminence like " Kingdom Hearts 3" . As one of the last few “gaming white whales” (highly anticipated games that have taken forever to make and are still highly anticipated by their fans) to be released on the heels of similar games like " Final Fantasy XV" and " The Last Guardian"  in 2016 , there surely has been no shortage of anticipation and expectations for this game in the 13 years since the last main console entry was released. Yes, " Kingdom Hearts 2" released back in the time George W. Bush was still president, the iPhone didn’t exist yet, the Xbox 360 was the only “next-gen” console available and yes, I was in sixth grade. Goofy, Sora and and Donald, together once again after 13 years. Even though the waiting time between the main numbered entries has been asinine, you still can’t ignore

Reviews & Impressions: Destiny 2: Forsaken, Shadow of the Tomb Raider & Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition

Note: As a little experiment, in order to try to cover more things to write about (unless it’s something I do a deep dive with like my recent Spider Man review ), I will sometimes write smaller reviews or general impressions of things that I’ve played recently and put them all together. These are games I’ve either finished, played a significant amount of or am early enough to give some initial thoughts. Let me know what you think. “ Destiny 2: Forsaken ” Review (PS4, Xbox One, PC) Is Bungie's ambitious shooter back in the upswing? In this console generation, I don’t think I’ve seen a new franchise go through so many peaks and valleys like Bungie’s Destiny. Initially an incredibly promising new IP from the revered creators of Halo, Destiny promised a new breed of game only possible in the new generation of console hardware (never mind the fact it would also appear on the last generation consoles, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360). Combining a classic shooter interface