Many of us have spent real money on virtual items in games, whether it be extra pokeballs in Pokemon Go or gems to help us level up in Clash of Clans. While some of us are happy to spend money on these items, others may see it as spending money on nothing. After all, you can’t hold a virtual sword that you’ve bought in a game. What have you really bought with your money?
With Bayonetta 2 Platinum Games has not just crafted one of the most enjoyable and impressive games on the Wii U, but also a title that can stand with the best of any system. The action is ever bit as over the top as the original game and fans of the character are in for a treat. If you enjoy action games then Bayonetta 2 is simply one of the best titles available.
Gameplay: Bayonetta 2 focuses even more on the in-depth combat that has made the first game such a hit.
Graphics: Impressive for any system let alone the humble Wii U.
Sound: The soundtrack is great as is the sound effects and voice acting
There are times when having it can be beneficial to have a bootable USB drive for Mac because it is great to back up at all times. Why you may want to do this and how to do it are easy and important. Whether you’re playing The Longing or Portal, you can always play via a USB
Tank Mechanic Simulator gives you your own museum and workshop before tasking you with restoring World War II tanks to their former glory. It’s a pretty niche title, but surprisingly accessible and actually very addictive once you become hooked. There’s a couple of rough edges and the subject matter is not for everyone, but overall it is a very enjoyable title that is worth your time.
Gameplay: Who knew restoring tanks could be such a relaxing experience.
Graphics: The tank models and environments all look great.
Sound: All the sound effects are decent and there’s plenty of relaxing background tunes
TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2 allows players to take on one of the most dangerous and exciting events on the motorcycle sports calendar without having to risk their lives. With online races, an event filled career mode as well as free-roaming challenges this is a game that will keep you busy for hours. However, despite being a serious simulator the game is still accessible enough that newcomers can learn the ropes without giving up in frustration. Even with some rough edges, this is still a game that comes highly recommended to all fans of the genre.
Gameplay: The races are intense and the sense of speed exhilarating.
Graphics: Could be better in spots, but there are also some breathtaking vistas.
Sound: Decent, but the realistic wind noises definitely add to the thrill
Even if you know nothing about the Granblue Fantasy franchise, this fighting game collaboration between Cygames and Arc System Works is a beautiful, yet accessible brawler. With in-depth training modes and a massive RPG section, there’s plenty of content here for players even before sinking their teeth into the multi-player modes. It might not have the biggest roster or most original story, but it is a lot of fun and that’s what matters the most.
Gameplay: Plenty of modes to keep players busy and the game is also very accessible.
Graphics: The art and animation are great.
Sound: The quality of the music, sound effects, and voice-overs are all very high
The world of gaming is tremendously vast and exciting these days, with a title out there for just about any preference and budget.
While many think of the biggest-selling games of each year such as your licensed sports games and the latest FPS, there are so many developers out there who have put their own unique spin on the common and established tropes of big-hit titles. This isn’t to say that these games are knockoffs – such a view couldn’t be further from the truth – as they actually expand what it means to be a game of that genre.
So, let’s dig into some of the tremendous releases which have toyed with the themes, tropes, and genres already established across gaming
Superhero League of Hoboken is a really bizarre and off the wall game, but that’s what made it so entertaining and refreshing back when it was first released. It features challenging battles and plenty of neat puzzles, which still makes it worth playing in this day and age. Some elements of the game have aged better than others, but if you missed out the first time round then you’ll still find plenty of entertainment here. Just keep in mind that the game is a couple of decades old at this point.
Gameplay: Very fun to play and quite unique for its time.
Graphics: Obviously very dated now, but still has plenty of neat elements.
Sound: Once again not bad for its time
Few PC fans have escaped the addictive excitement of the Age of Empires series. Some joined the hype in the 1990s with the launch of the first game, which literally forced you to build a civilization from nothing back in the stone age, while others were immersed in the Age of Mythology spin-off that showed the true power of the gods. With Age of Empires being remastered and there being a whole Microsoft studio devoted to Age of Empires, can we expect more from Age of Mythology?
The Longing is a unique title that combines elements of adventure and idle games. Playing as the lonely Shade, it is your task to simply wait 400 days in the dark caverns deep below the surface before waking up your king. Of course, nothing is preventing you from exploring your surroundings or even trying to find an escape, but 400 days counting down in almost real-time you’ll find that nothing in this game can be rushed.
Gameplay: You’ll find that patience really is a virtue when playing The Longing.
Graphics: The protagonist is certainly a memorable character and the visual style is very charming.
Sound: The soundtrack is great and the sound effects enhance the lonely atmosphere of the game