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Games Review: Mario + Rabbids: Donkey Kong Adventure (Switch, 2018): More of the same

Ubisoft returns to Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, the surprise strategy hit of 2017, with a lengthy new slab of DLC with Donkey Kong in the spotlight. To call Donkey Kong Adventure an “expansion” in the strictest sense might be to oversell it. It doesn’t really add much to the game that wasn’t there already. What it is, is more — much more — of what you enjoyed last year. Continue reading Games Review: Mario + Rabbids: Donkey Kong Adventure (Switch, 2018): More of the same

Games Review: The Crew 2 (PS4, 2018) is a fun ride, but fails to transform the genre into anything new

The Crew 2 immediately presents itself as a different kind of racer, drawing on its arcade-like mechanics of the past, while infusing they with new mechanics encouraging transformation and an even bigger variety of vehicles to choose from, across the land, sea and sky. Seems like an improvement right? Well, not exactly. While The Crew 2 doesn’t do anything terribly, i fails to utilise it’s engaging mechanics into a consistent experience that leaves me feeling like while The Crew 2 has a ton to offer, it ultimately felt like a giant missed opportunity. Continue reading Games Review: The Crew 2 (PS4, 2018) is a fun ride, but fails to transform the genre into anything new

E3 2018: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gets its first major trailer at Ubisoft’s E3 press brief

If you were a fan and Assassin’s Creed Origins, and who wasn’t really, you’re going to be very happy about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The game’s E3 trailer confirms its Ancient Greek setting, the return of naval combat and more. Continue reading E3 2018: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gets its first major trailer at Ubisoft’s E3 press brief

E3 2018: The Division 2 gets fresh trailers during Ubisoft’s E3 briefing

In The Division 2, the virus that ravaged the US has mostly blown itself out, but the US remains in disarray. Armed gangs rule the streets and protected enclaves are picky about who they let in. The question has become: can The Division make a difference or are they fighting a losing battle? Continue reading E3 2018: The Division 2 gets fresh trailers during Ubisoft’s E3 briefing

Games Review: Far Cry 5 (PS4, 2018): Ain’t no easy way out

Far Cry 5 has been something of a curiosity since it was announced. While an unquestionably brave move to set this new installment of the 14 year old franchise in the United States, many were curious about the game’s motives — given the political and social turmoil in which the US currently finds itself, would Ubisoft be using one of their headline franchises to make some sort of political statement? Depending on where you stand politically, you may be relieved or disappointed to hear the answer is “Sort of? Not really.” Further, its hard to think of a more precarious moment for a game about the American heartland solving its problems with guns to arrive.
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