Assassin’s Creed 2: Ezio Collection Review

I’m playing the Ezio Collection on PS4 because I haven’t been enamored with any of the new releases so far this year. The only game I was super excited for in the early part of the year was Anthem and we all know how that turned out. I didn’t vibe with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice when I saw more of the gameplay nor did I want to get involved with Days Gone early. So, rather than play a game I was unsure about I dove into a game I knew I loved in the form of Assassin’s Creed 2. For the most part, it’s as great as I recall but it also looks way worse than what I thought. Even with the remaster the game looks like how I remember PS2 games looking, which isn’t accurate. Just how I feel.

Anyway, let’s get into the review. I am going to break my norm and have spoilers in the review. I feel like spoilers are fine with a game this old.

TL,DR: At the end, as per usual.

AGAIN, SPOILERS INCOMING.

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Trusting Ubisoft

Yes, I’m aware of the many memes about Ubisoft as a publisher/developer and doing the same thing over and over with Assassin’s Creed or releasing games with issues at launch. But, I think they’ve come along way in their approach to design and respect of fans. I am at the point where I trust spending money on Ubisoft games because they all end up good eventually.

I think that change starts a few years ago with a few different games and fending off a takeover from an outside company.

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Assassin’s Creed Origins

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Far Cry 5: Review

Far Cry 5 from Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto is probably my favorite game that I’ve played so far this year. That bar isn’t very high because I’ve only finished three other games. But still, my point stands. I really enjoyed this game and I’m glad I picked it up when it went on sale a couple weeks ago on PSN. I haven’t really played a Far Cry game since 3 last generation but I’m glad I played this one. And the fact that it takes place in my home state is cool. I liked seeing Montana come to life in a video game.

TL,DR: At the end, as per usual.

And definitely no spoilers.

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ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! Review

FINALLY! It seems like I have been waiting for this game for years. And I have since the Kickstarter launched on February 25, 2015, a little bit over four years ago. The game is out. I absolutely adore the ToeJam & Earl from 1991 and Back in the Groove feels exactly like that. If you are nostalgic for that game you will probably like Back in the Groove. I don’t think the game is going to make many new fans though. You wander around Earth looking for ship parts to rebuild your ship and fly back home to Funkotron. Oh and you open random presents you find on the ground in order to power up and make your travels easier.  And then you ride elevators to go between levels. It sounds ridiculous because it is.

Let’s get into the review.

TL,DR: At the end, as per usual.

I guess spoilers. Although I’m not entirely sure how I could spoil this game. Story is not the main focus and the game has very little story.

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Killzone Shadow Fall: Review

I have no idea how Guerrilla Games are the same team that developed both Killzone Shadow Fall and Horizon Zero Dawn. I just finished Killzone this week to make some progress in my backlog, and I am whelmed. I didn’t have many expectations going in so I wasn’t let down, I also wasn’t impressed either. Again, I am amazed at the difference between the two games mentioned as they come from the same studio. I should point out that this is my first Killzone game, I’m not sure how much that impacted my enjoyment of the game. I think Shadow Fall took me around 6 hours to finish, an average time for shooters.

Alright, let’s get into the Killzone Shadow Fall review.

TL,DR: At the end, as per usual.

No spoilers.

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Anthem: Review

Dear BioWare,

I wanted to love Anthem. I wanted to spend countless hours in the world you spent so long building. But, I just can’t. It’s not you. It’s me. Okay, that isn’t true, it’s you. You’ve changed and not for the better. You tried doing something new and frankly it didn’t work out. You were fun for a long, long time, until you weren’t. I think its time to move on and leave the past in the past. I wish you the best in the future and I truly hope that you can learn from your mistakes.

Sincerely,

A huge fan.

Alright, jokes aside. I beat Anthem in around 30 hours and played about 45 hours total before I called it quits. I enjoyed the game for about a week or so and I can’t force myself to keep playing. The gameplay is tons of fun, but the terrible loot, constant bugs, and difficulty grouping up with my friends makes me want to play something else.

TL, DR: At the end, as per usual.

No spoilers.

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