Game Releases August 25-September 1

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, for Sunday September 1st, 2019. thegamingobserver.com for a transcript. A ton of really good games came out in this last week and it’s about time that we take a look at them. Here are the top 5 in a jam packed week.

We’ve gotta start with the newest game from Remedy called Control. It was published by 505 Games. I’m super excited to play this one day, I was a big fan of both Alan Wake and Quantum Break. Much like the latter, Control’s combat is a hybrid of both gunfights and supernatural abilities. EGM says that it’s not just that which makes it so satisfying, it’s also the way that the environment reacts to the situation. You can basically interact with anything you come across, including the walls themselves. The entire game takes places in a carefully arranged office bureau, and you slowly uncover the evil plots and unusual horrors contained within. Reviewers are absolutely in love with the envioronment, in love with the combat, and in love with visuals. And actually an insane amount of people published reviews, and very few of them gave it less than an 8/10. Most are 9s though, and we’ve got a few perfect scores in there as well. You definitely want to take a look at this one.

Ok and another game that got insane reviews here is Astral Chain developed by PlatinumGames, published by Nintendo. So here’s the thing about PlatinumGames, right. Kotaku explains this really well. They are really good at action games, right. Bayonetta. Nier: Automata. Just top-tier combat, top tier action. So that’s exactly what you expect when it comes to Astral Chain. Turns out that its way more than that. Exploration and investigation take an equivalent role to the combat, and it’s all incredibly highly praised. So if you’re a fan of their previous work you’ll probably be getting something valuable out of this, give it a shot.

WoW Classic had its big launch this week. It’s definitely popular, there’s no doubt about that, but its harder to nail down critical reception of it. I mean, your perception of the game could be so radically different depending on your history with the game. What I am coming across though is the newfound focus, and frankly reliance on community. The game is apparently not friendly to solo players whatsoever, its very easy to become overwhelmed by enemies. So you definitely need to have friends or a guild to pair up with through your adventures. And you know what, in some ways, I think that’s really great. Any attempt at bringing gamers together in a positive way is a win in my book.

Ok we’re going to end it on a downbeat with two games that you should probably be cautious about before you by it outright. First of all, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. This is from the creator of Assassin’s Creed who runs a studio called Panache. Unfortunately people found it quite clunky and unguided. It hides a lot of its mechanics, so you’re often left to your own devices. Some found this boring. The other game we’ll talk about is Blair Witch. Highly anticipated, but pretty neutrally reviewed. People say the horror is fantastic, but the story is predictable and sometimes its tedious to get through. There was universal praising for the dog companion though.

Ok that is going to be all for today. Thanks so much for entertaining me on these Sunday shows, I actually have a lot of fun doing them. Let me know if you like it too, I’d love to hear your feedback. I’ll be back tomorrow with the news, and until then, Happy Gaming everyone!

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