With the release of games like Final Fantasy XV and Persona 5, there seems to be a resurgence of Japanese video games rising to mainstream popularity in North America. When Yakuza Zero was recommended to me, I held some slight skepticism - I’d seen screenshots and video clips of previous games in the Yakuza series, now over a decade old, and I’d seen nothing that captivated my interest or hooked me. I saw a restricting open-world brawler with a plethora of mini-games, ranging from downright whacky to seemingly mundane. If I’ve learned anything from having that mindset, it’s to not judge a book by its cover
The first time I watched Blade Runner, I was in awe. It was shown in a films class that I took in college. This was the first time I had ever looked at a movie as a film and studied every scene. So, that being said, Blade Runner holds a special place in my heart.
After their headquarters is blown to smithereens, The surviving Kingsman, Eggsy and Merlin, journey to Kentucky in hopes to get aid from their cousins, the Statesman. Together, they must stop this sequels villain, Poppy, from killing millions of people, world wide.
The best way to describe Bloober Team’s new cyberpunk mystery, Observer, would be something similar to an acid trip. It packs an incredibly original story that paints a disturbingly bleak future where humanity relies on augmentations to extend lifespans and make living easier; however, at a great cost.
To put it simply, Destiny 2 was in a compromising position with very large shoes to fill. While being extremely innovative as a new IP when Destiny released in September 2014, it wasn’t the experience people were expecting, nor what gamers were used to in terms of quality content released by Bungie. Luckily for the loyal gamers who stuck with Destiny in its vanilla state, through its mechanical rework prior to the release of The Taken King, and to its terminus with the release of Rise of Iron, your pained outcry has been heard.