Tyrick Moore, ’18
Many new video games have recently been released to the public. However, of these games, only a select few actually deserve the title of “awesome video game.” For this review, I selected five of the best new games, and included insight into their gameplay styles. (Please note that when reviewing these games, spoilers will be kept to a bare minimum.)
- Watch Dogs
This game is quite similar to the Grand Theft Auto 5. The main difference is that Watch Dogs allows you to hack an entire city, allowing you to manipulate the different machinery throughout the city. The game has an amazing plot line and even allows friends or random people to invade your games. However, disappointingly, the people that usually enter your world are rarely there to help.
- Tales of Xillia 2
This is actually one of the latest games produced by the tales company and quite a sequel to Tales of Xillia. In this game your introduced to the idea of multiple endings, thus allowing for countless gameplay. Technically, you can unintentionally 100% the game and in fact earn yourself a platinum trophy. While, this game is a role-playing game and quite interactive allowing you to change what ending you get, you still need to invest yourself and grind levels when necessary.
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
This is the latest Naruto game in the franchise and honestly, it’s quite awesome. Unlike all the other games before it, this game actually allows the player to choose their special. This actually allows for more variety and strategy to be incorporated into the game. Furthermore, since the chakra requirement is even lower, a person can use their special a lot more. However, this also leaves space for spammers to enter and ruin the experience for others.
I’m sure many of us are familiar with the game Destiny. You are able to choose from one of 3 classes and after Level 15 you can choose one of the sub-classes. The game has a nice mastery system in which you gain new skills the more you use a certain class. Now, I would’ve given this spot #1 mainly because its multiplayer function is phenomenal since it was made by Bungie. however there is a useless restriction that you can’t equip more than one exotic piece of armor and weapon. In addition, when playing in multiplayer matches, carrying anything other than a shotgun is suicide.
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
This by far has to be one of the best games created this year. The story takes place between the games of Borderlands 1 and 2, thus earning it the name of a pre-sequel. It’s in this game that we see young, handsome Jack and how he became the way he is today. You control four new characters, however while Claptrap may not be in this sense new, his gameplay style is. At the end of the day the game plays the same as any of the other previous Borderlands games. The main differences are that a new weapon and element were added. Also, four new gameplay styles were added and so were new vehicles. Even though the level cap is at 50, trust me it will rise to 75 and even have overpower ranks and new DLC areas.