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3 Exciting New Games & Whether You Should Buy Them or Not

We review the biggest games out there and whether you should be dedicating some time to them this month!

From big-name sequels to smaller indie titles, there have been some massively exciting and highly-anticipated games hitting shelves recently. We’ve got our hands on the biggest new games and put them through the wringer to give you everything you need to know about the current releases in one handy feature:

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

What is it? Ubisoft trying its hand at a more The Legend of Zelda-type adventure, where Greek mythology, puzzle-solving, exploration, and hack-‘n-slash combat meet.

Is it any good? Immortals Fenyx Rising delivers a highly-enjoyable and interesting-spin on the well-treaded Greek mythology and ever-evolving action-adventure mechanics. The open-world, while a little barren, is full of interesting locales which can be climbed and explored at your will, and this ‘see-it-and-climb-it’ approach is fantastic and manages to capture the wonder of the game’s premise. The light-hearted tone of the story helps give Immortals an identity of its own and differentiates it from the likes of God of War and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey‘s take on Greek tales, while still ticking the boxes of the pantheon of gods you want to see. The combat is enjoyable and snappy, and while some enemies do take a bit long to be worn down, the visuals and variety of monsters you tackle manage to keep it interesting.

Should I buy it? Immortals Fenyx Rising will undoubtedly appeal to those who are on the more casual and serious ends of the open-world RPG spectrum, and this is intentional. While it has a lot of depth when you look closely, its accessible nature makes it a great adventure to enjoy for anyone who’s a fan of the genre.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X/S

What is it? The quintessential next-gen edition of 2019’s stellar Mortal Kombat 11, jam-packed with all the extra fighters and post-launch content that has been released since the initial launch.

Is it any good? Mortal Kombat which always seems to raise the bar in terms of pure entertainment value and offering a deep yet accessible package for all types of fighting-fans to enjoy. Mortal Kombat 11 is already a sublime fighting game (arguably the best around), and the Ultimate edition just makes the whole package even better. Having all the extra fighters, including the likes of Rambo and Terminator, provide extra fun and novelty to the spine-ripping action, and thanks to the enhanced visuals, it runs as smooth as butter.

Should I buy it? If you already have MK11 with all the DLC on your PS4 or Xbox One, then you’re not missing out on too much, but for those who are yet to delve into what Netherealm’s latest has to offer, it’s a must-buy.

Fuser

Available on: Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

What is it? Made by Harmonix, creators of Rock Band and Guitar Hero, Fuser is a love-letter to festival and music-mixing fans, allowing you to become the world’s next best DJ and music creator.

Is it any good? Fuser does a great job at bringing the rhythm genre back to the forefront, with a whole bag of new tricks too, giving you something that’s easy to pick up and play, but also with a surprising amount of depth if you want to dive into the technical world of DJing. The campaign mode gives you a great adventure through the DJ world that’ll have you whipping up your own unique mixes by the end, which is when the real fun begins.

Should I buy it? If you’ve been looking for a game to whip out at a party or your next gathering, or perhaps you’re just an electronic music junky, there’s a lot to enjoy with Fuser.

Will you be picking up any of the games above? Let us know by tweeting @MenStuffZA, posting on our Facebook page, or commenting below.

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