Out of the three games in this collection, Devil May Cry 3 is the only one to stand up to the test of time.
Because Yakuza 6 spends so much time tying the story into knots, a strong villain never emerges.
We sometimes like to think that studios listen to our pain.
Chuchel is an amusing diversion from a developer attuned to their considerable aesthetic strengths.
Metal Gear Survive aligns itself with too many corporate gaming shenanigans to register as unadulterated fun.
Appropriately, if not intentionally, Platinum Games’s Bayonetta games are about dichotomies.
Fe is filled with rote tasks, and its hyper-stylized imagery impedes attempts at emotional connection.
A plethora of technical limitations transform this game’s quest for verisimilitude into a kind of farce.
The game wears its influences so brazenly that the entire experience ends up feeling listless, predictable, and trite.
The additional timeline never really questions the naïveté with which Radiant Historia preaches of self-sacrifice.
Monster Hunter World will leave players too dizzy to really stop and think about its somewhat disquieting pitch.
What separates Celeste from masochistic games like The End Is Nigh is that it’s not bleak or unyielding.
A classic has been reincarnated as one of the most visually magnificent titles of our current generation.
This is a gleaming example of how to craft a fighting game that feels like it has its arms open for everyone to enjoy.
Iconoclasts is an ironic, humanistic critique of religion as much as it is a masterful take on a traditional game genre.
Developer Will O’Neill’s bluntness fulfills Little Red Lie’s philosophy of being honest no matter what.
Unless you’re an extremely quick study, the game’s weirdly unintuitive control scheme will very likely get in your way.
By keeping things so simple, the game is able to keep our focus entirely on the joy of discovery.
This highly anticipated sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the most overindulgent games of the year.
The castle at the center of the game is thick with shadows, yet there’s no suggestion that they conceal any danger.