After binging 'The Witcher' on Netflix, I turned back to 2015's 'The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt' to get my Geralt fix. Playing it on Nintendo's Switch, I was pleased to find the game is a true classic. In fact, the Netflix show still has a lot to live up ot.
Borderlands influenced several other first-person shooters, but the original game’s plodding pace and barebones story make it frustrating to play in 2019 and only make the wait for Borderlands 3 more difficult. With any luck, the upcoming game has learned the right lessons from the series’ past.
Despite my experience with From Software’s Dark Souls III and Bloodborne, I’ve played the original Dark Souls. Thanks to Dark Souls Remastered, I was able to fix that, and the remastered game held up well despite the fact seven years and two sequels have passed.
We traveled back in time to see if Red Dead Redemption still has the same magic it had when it first came out in 2010. We may have found a few tumbleweeds but John Marston’s story is still so good that it left behind a big set of cowboy boots for Red Dead Redemption 2 to fill.
Id Software’s Rage saw the famous first-person shooter studio go in a decidedly more serious direction than its past game, and it didn’t always pay off. Rage 2, developed by Id and Avalanche Studios, arrives next spring, and looks to right some of the wrongs seen in the original game.
David Cage has reined in a lot of his past excess with the new Detroit: Become Human, but his serial killer noir thriller 'Heavy Rain' looks more like The Room than anything else, in retrospect. The game’s lack of meaningful interaction for players is a flaw that’s even harder to tolerate today.
Playing 'The Sims' in high school was a fun way to imagine independent life. Going back to play it again in your 30s is a very different and more sobering experience that casts light on how dehumanizing the endless treadmill of modern life can be.