From cowabunga slams to kareoke in Japan, we’ve played and reviewed some of the biggest games out at the moment, and given our thoughts on whether they’re worth tucking into this month:
Detroit: Become Human
What’s it on? PS4
What is it? Detroit: Become Human is a story-driven, neo-noir thriller about androids in a futuristic world, and was developed by Quantic Dream, the team behind the narrative-driven PS3 hit, Heavy Rain.
Yeah, but is it any good? Like other Quantic Dream games, Detroit: Become Human is less a game than it is an interactive movie, of sorts. That’s not to say it isn’t fun and frantic, though, as players have to make some pretty difficult decisions throughout the course of the story that influence how the whole thing plays out. With that, there’s some pretty good replay value attached to the game, and the visuals are absolutely breathtaking. The mature themes of free-will and complex philosophical undertones will attract gamers looking for something that brings along tons of substance with it’s good looks.
Injustice 2: Legendary Edition
What’s it on? PS4 | Xbox One | PC
What is it? A jazzed-up edition of arguably the best fighting game out right now? Sounds like ingredients for success, and it is. The Legendary Edition of NetherRealm’s superhero-pummelling romp adds all the DLC characters released up to this point, including 10 extra DLC characters, including Darkseid, Red Hood, Sub-Zero and Raiden (of Mortal Kombat), along with Hellboy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you know, just to spice things up.
Yeah, but is it any good? Each new character has their own story-mode to follow, which is one of the most interesting and best parts of the game. For owners of Injustice 2, there’s not too much more here for you, but thankfully, the solid mechanics and easy-to-learn fighting system are all in tact. For combat and superhero fans who’ve been on the fence, this is a must-buy if you’re looking for something to indulge in alone or with some friends at a get-together.
Yakuza 6: Song of Life
What’s it on? PS4
What is it? Yakuza 6: Song of Life is the first proper Yakuza game of this console generation, and you can tell! The open-world fight-and-explore title been built from the ground up on a brand-new engine, which has been in desperate need for the brilliant-yet-slowly-dating series.
Yeah, but is it any good? The game does a fantastic job at immersing players in the most dense tale of revenge, betrayal, and family (you know, Yakuza stuff) that the franchise has seen, culminating in an interesting story that dives deeper into protagonist Kazuma Kiryu’s life. While this Yakuza looks and feels brand new, longtime fans will be glad to know that the beloved gameplay formula remains: insane beat-’em-up scenarios and emotional cut-scenes mixed with bizarre side-quests and tons of mini-games. This is the best Yakuza game to date, and one everyone looking for something to sink their teeth into should try.
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