Pokémon Sword and Shield Brings Together The Best Of The Series With Immersive New Dimensions

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

The years might change, but one thing that will never change is the undying love we have for Pokémon. When I look back at my childhood, some of the fondest memories I have are of Pokémon and its related moments. The characters and dynamics are truly imbued in the minds and memories of all of Pikachu’s fans. Pokémon games over the years have come to definite their own distinct style and character. Whether it was the very first 2D games that kept us entertained for hours or the game-changing Pokémon Go that truly redefined the way people interacted with their phones, Pokémon games have always been some of the most immersive games in the world. The latest arrival in the series comes in the form of Pokémon Sword and Shield.

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With online leaks coming forward a few months ago, the initial glimpse we had made us definitely want to try out the actual game. Finally, getting the change to play the game after a long wait feels like a true treat. The game truly reverts to the core of the Pokémon experience to deliver a stunning game.

One of the best aspects of the latest Pokémon game is the never Pokémon it brings. Instead of focusing on encompassing every single possible Pokémon, the game manages to add some stunning new Pokémon that are an integral part of the experience this time around. Even though the decision to not include every single Pokémon was a highly risky one, the game manages to deliver through by offering worthwhile new Pokémon for players to play with. The game does a major step down in comparison to all other games, instead of the standard 890 Pokémon in the previous games, Sword and Shield has less than half. With just 400 Pokémon, I was initially skeptical about whether the game would be able to deliver on the experience. But boy was I wrong
The game truly manages to knock it out of the part with dynamic new Pokémon designs and offering new immersive regions that are truly a stunning aspect of the whole game. The gameplay is visibly improved from the previous iterations, perfectly bringing the Pokémon games to Nintendo Switch.

The game ventures into the Galar region, which is awfully similar to a rendition of the United Kingdom. Every aspect of the experience is reflecting on the general change in direction. Whether it was the rolling green hills or the way characters interact, the freshness is visibly there in the latest iteration of Pokémon.

One thing that was kind of upsetting was the inability to bring forward generations of Pokémon via Pokedex, which was an essential aspect of the previous games. The general mechanics in terms of Dynamaxing also seemed odd in the way they were implemented.

However, in consolidation, the game is a stunning addition to the Pokémon series. With an array of new Pokémon and a fresh new region, It is a must-try for all Pokémon fans.


December Never Looked Better With These Exciting New Games

With 2019 close to being over, we have great memories of the different games that arrived this year. From the legendary return of Hideo Kojima with Death Stranding to the unforgettable Apex Legends, this has been the year of the underdog. These flagships managed to thoroughly entertain us and leave us with an array of memories that we will definitely carry forward to 2020. However, the year is definitely far from over. December is truly one of the most monumental months of the year in terms of gaming. With a number of exciting new games coming, we literally cannot wait for December.

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Halo Masterchief Collection:  Halo has definitely earned its place in the hall of fall due to its massive outreach, indulging gameplay and vibrant multi-player scene. For years, Halo games were limited to purely Xbox releases due to Microsoft’s limited console strategy. But as a treat for PC gamers across the world, a comprehensive collection of all the Halo games is releasing on PC and we couldn’t be more excited. With over a dozen different missions and hundreds of different multiplayer maps to choose from, we literally couldn’t be more excited for the Halo Masterchief Collection to be here on PC.

Release Date: December 3


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Darksiders Genesis: After the disappointing experience of Darksiders III, we were desperately looking for a sign that the franchise was heading in the right direction. And luckily for us, Darksiders Genesis seems to be a major step in the right direction. With a return to the general vibe for the series, Genesis is poised to offer exciting new offerings. Instead of sticking to the old model of being a simple 3rd person adventure, Darksiders Genesis is bringing out an entirely new perspective with its outlooks as a co-operative shooter. The series is poised to retain the best of the series and adding various new elements that make it a must-try for all gaming plans.

Release Date: December 5



Dragon Quest Builder 2

Dragon Quest Builders 2: Bringing together all of our favorite characters, Dragon Quest Builders to is just a ton of fun. With a massive open-world setting with a potential of exploration, the game builds upon every aspect of its predecessor. Offering the perfect combination of crafting and destruction, DQB2 offers an entirely unique experience in a Zelda-like aesthetic. With fundamental basics, the game is easily playable even for people with no knowledge of the previous installment of the franchise. It is a must-play addition to the array of games currently on the schedule for December.

Release Date: December 10



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Wattam: Coming from the legendary studio that made Katamari Damacy, Wattam promises to be an exciting adventure. Delving deep into the world, the game offers you the ability to befriend over 100 different characters. With a fun co-op mode, the game is the perfect mixture of funny and weird. It is definitely one of the most anticipated games of December 2020.  

Release Date: December 17






Death Stranding: Absolutely Worth the Wait, Hideo Kojima At His Best

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

When I first got to take a look at the trailer for Death Stranding, I was truly intrigued. With Norman Reedus as the protagonist and Hideo Kojima at the helm, the reveal was truly staggering. Nothing seemed to make sense, right in line with what you would expect from a Hideo Kojima game. However, after playing the game after its release, my experience has been truly amazing.

Coming from the guy behind Metal Gear, Hideo Kojima’s latest production is an absolutely unique experience. The first entry from Kojima’s very own Kojima Productions with complete backing from Sony, the game manages to make a unique mark without failing to surprise us. The first thing that I noticed in the experience with the truly unique Hideo Kojima aesthetic, its almost as if the game is the extension of the Metal Gear series, the cutscene’s and narrative options all reflect the philosophy of the creator in its visual elements.


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One of the most notable aspects of the game is its star-studded cast. From Norman Reedus to Mads Mikkelsen, the game is backed by solid performances from these veteran actors. The presence of Guillermo Del Toro helps add an element of a masterpiece to the general range of emotions and expressions that the game tries to convey. One of the most noticeable presences throughout the game was the presence of Conan O Brian which helps break the 4th wall.

The storyline of the game is extremely complex, as the title of the game suggests, Death Stranding refers to an event which rendered a majority of humanity extinct. The planet is now surrounded by ghosts referred to as BT’s. Having certain babies help detect the presence of these ghosts and it is extremely important to avoid and maintain the distance from the ghosts as they can eat you their mouths. The concept, as weird as it sounds, works perfectly in the context of Kojima’s storytelling. A bulk of the game is shrouded with mystery and kept me wondering about the context and background of the game which is perfect for the general direction of the game.

The dynamics of the game are filled with entertaining aspects that keep you hooked. The general storyline is very lengthy. It took me around 50 hours to complete the main storyline. The bulk of the storyline revolves around the deliveries of certain important packages and managing the weight being carried. The combat dynamics involve a lot of stealth elements which make the general experience entertaining.


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The easter eggs in the game are highly entertaining and made the general experience so much more memorable. Without sharing too many details, the background behind certain activities conducted by Norman Reedus is definitely one that has to be experienced. The game is a perfect rollercoaster of visuals, weirdness and a storyline that takes you on a peculiar adventure; Everything you would expect from a Hideo Kojima game.




Quirkiness Meets Fun To Offer A Meaningful Experience In The Outer World

When we started hearing about The Outer World releasing this month, we were intrigued by what the experience would be like. What we could not predict was how fun the experience would be. This game was definitely amongst the most fun games I have played all year. The experience thoroughly was authentic. Obsidian truly managed to come out with a game that leaves u intrigued for hours.

The most striking element of the game was the fact for us, the general roleplay experience felt much deeper than traditional role-playing games. The general interactivity of the game was astounding. As I first stepped into a human colony wearing a ravaged armor, the general reaction of the people around was extremely interesting as they called me out my dressing choices. Unlike most modern games that are extremely focused on delivering massive expansive games. The Outer World was a breath of fresh air with its extremely compact yet deep characters and environment. Every aspect of the interaction was filled with meaningful quirks that didn’t fail to surprise me.

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One of the biggest factors that stood out to me was the general Bethesda influence into the general game. From the impact of small actions into the larger story to the general sphere, a certain Fallout environment is definitely there. However the best aspect of the game is its focus on having a smaller in-depth environment unlike Fallout which has a massive map and the focus deviates on a much larger scale.

My favorite aspect of the game was definitely how much power it gave to my choices. It was almost as if you get to have the ability to entirely disrupt the flow of the game from the very start. From turning in a major character to other important choices that get to impact the way the game works, The Outer Worlds is a refreshing change from the norm.

The game is also incredibly intelligent with the way it interacts with you. Having a smart character limits your dialogue options to the ones that are most relevant to your journey. On the other hand, having a low IQ character expands the choices you get while making a conversation. It most definitely feels at times as if the game is predicting and acting upon the choices you are making on an intelligent level. One of the highlights of the game is when the game puts you at a crossroads where you have to make the decision of putting forward a character in front of her parents and the reactions are based entirely on the moves you make. The game and the reactions felt much more realistic than I could have previously anticipated.

To sum it all, The Outer Worlds is a must-try for every gaming fan. With a 20-30 hour playing time, it offers much more meaningful content than most games. The level of depth and intelligence is something that is truly going to make its mark on many other games in the future.





Need for Speed Heat Turns It Up A Notch to Deliver an Exhilarating Experience

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Need for Speed is definitely one of the most beloved gaming franchises in the world. Ever since the first installment of the franchise was released, the game successfully managed to grow and become the biggest racing game in the world. Even after 25 years, the excitement for the latest edition of the game is at an all-time high. Despite the let down from the 2017 NFS Payback, we could not help but be excited for Need for Speed Heat.

As we delved into the game, the thing that first captured our attention was how stunning the visuals looked. Palm City looks simply stunning due its perfectly matched color calibrations and lighting. We were able to experience a number of different weather conditions. From a gorgeous sunny day to a gloomy rainy day, the game perfectly captures the different vibes by adjusting the visual elements to perfectly compliment the feel of the game. The view of water on the road is a sight a behold with reflections adding to the stunning effect.Need for Speed Heat Turns It Up A Notch to Deliver an Exhilarating Experience, Games, Gaming, Online Games, Video Games

A surprising interactive detail in the game was the impact sounds had in creating the perfect atmosphere for racing. I would definitely be using headphones during the experience to perfectly capture the feeling of the game. Every car has its own unique engine sound. The Ferrari and Nissan sound distinctly different which I felt was an amazing detail in the game. Further visual effects are absolutely stunning, the way the water splashes off the wheels, the way the tires squeal, it is just an absolutely astounding experience combined with the hyper-realistic sound effects.

No matter how good the perks and effects are, a good is as good as its gameplay and storyline and NFS Heat definitely packs a punch in that aspect. NFS is definitely an arcade racer which a multitude of elements that make it extremely fun. The mixture of an open world along with a highly customizable environment brings the signature NFS flair to the game.nfs2.PNG

One of the most unique aspect that the game induces is the factor of having different impacts whether the time is day or night. In the morning, the game offers a number of different challenges spread out through the map. However, our experience with the game showed us that night is definitely the place to be. While you definitely attract massive heat with the cops due to the illegal racing environment, the stunning visuals of the city and glaring lights make it hyper-interactive. Nighttime racing is integral for earning reputation and unlocking better upgrades and parts.

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I was extremely fortunate to be able to experience the game way ahead of its public release. My limited experience with the game was one of the most fun gaming experiences I had this year. It definitely made me left wanting more. The public release is just across the corner and it is highly recommended to give this one a shot.

WWE 2k20 Manages to Offer Exciting New Additions Despite Minor Shortcomings

Rating: 4.0/5 stars

WWE 2k has established itself as the premier franchise when it comes to wrestling games. Building on the foundation and reputation of the biggest sports entertainment companies in the world, WWE 2k20 is the latest entry in one of the most globally revered gaming franchises. Over the last few years, the WWE 2k series seemed to be heading down the path of FIFA. With yearly offerings, it felt like a similar game with more less the same content. However, this year, it seems like fans of the series might have something really fun to look forward to. After the departure of the previous studio Yukes, the game is solely created by Visual concepts. The change in the studio comes as a fortunate one as it offers the franchise a chance to reset its elements to offer something new. Even though Yukes had an incredible run with 2k games, having a fresh studio working on the contents is a definitely welcome change in the game.

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WWE 2k20 truly makes one of the most needed changes to adapt to the time. It puts forth some spotlight on the star diva’s that have truly elevated the standard of the WWE. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair have managed to put themselves at the forefront of WWE stardom and they get their much-deserved spotlight in WWE2k20. The game introduces the 2K showcase model that covers the rise of the NXT’s famous horsewomen. The career mode also features a female story mode which is a late but pleasant addition.

WWE 2k20 shows massively signs of improvement in character modeling. Unlike the previous installment which was at the bring of several jokes by even the superstars themselves, this game offers extremely details and fluid character design, providing a fresh change from the previous iteration. The modeling of the in-game elements truly helps in the emersion aspect. The ring is modeled differently to offer a much better level of fighting experience, the reflection of light is also handled much better off of the mats. Even though these are extremely minor factors, they contribute massively to the experience of the game.
The game also changed the way the controls and handled so that the finisher and the moves are configured with a different methodology. The combo’s take a little time to get used to as they are radically different from the initially used combination attacks. There are also major differences in the way attacks are reversed.

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The number of news modes offered in the game along with a new take on character design and combat elements by a new published definitely make it a worthwhile experience. The game promises to be a unique experience that defines the standard for wrestling games and it will surely manage to do so. Based on our current experience so far, we would definitely recommend to all the fans of WWE as the game offers them to pair up exciting pairings and create highly entertaining scenarios.

Witcher 3 Is A Must-Try For Every Switch User

Rating: 5/5 stars

When Cd Projekt Red announced Witcher 3 in May 2015, everyone anticipated it to be good. No one, however, could manage to predict the masterpiece that the game would turn out to be. With flawless progression into the story of Geralt of Rivia, the 3rd installment in the series turned out to be one of the best games of all time. Based on the classic fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, Witcher 3 truly managed to push the series to the forefront of pop culture, establishing its place as one of the best games ever. The impeccable design and progression were backed up by the esteemed Game of the Year award received by the series.

From the characters to the storyline, we cannot find a flaw in the game even if we try. The open-world setting of the game is built beautifully. With a plethora of diverse natural landscapes all having their own host of creatures, the game is a true masterpiece that can indulge you for days. The game progression is majorly impacted by the choices made during the course of the game, there are multiple different ending options that are all impacted by the decisions that you take through the course of the game. Aside from the main quests that are quintessential to the progression of the story, the game is also riddled with side quests that are extremely fun.

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The characters from the previous iterations of the Witcher series are built upon and taken to the next level. From character design to animation, every aspect of the gameplay is enhanced by entertaining characters. Geralt of Rivea as the protagonist perfectly suits the gritty, action-based theme of the game. The character is truly one of the best protagonists within the genre of fantasy gaming. Aside from the protagonist, main characters like Ciri, Dandelion, Dijkstra, and others offer a range of contrasting appearances that perfectly compliment the progression of the game.

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Aside from the main gameplay and objectives, Witcher 3 features one of the most entertaining minigames in the form of Gwent. The highly entertaining card game has gone on to gain so much popularity that the company has released it in the form of separately playable gaming with online servers.

The combat and gameplay are surprisingly fluid with different iterations of weapons and armors suited to perfectly compliment the battles. The difficulty levels highly impact the experience in battle and harder difficulty levels place a high emphasis on strategic attacks instead of the wild slaughter that is extremely enjoyable in easier difficulties.

We rarely give out 5-star ratings to game as we feel there is always room for improvement when it comes to games. However, everyone once in a while, there comes a game that truly deserves a perfect rating. Witcher 3 is that game. Filled with enough entertainment to keep you indulged for weeks, the game is a must-try for all Nintendo Switch users as it releases.

Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair Brings Back Nostalgia of the Golden Days

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

When you hear about a game release coming from Rare studios, you already know it is going to be amazing. The studio has a history of making games popular ever since games were 16-bit. What started from Donkey Kong, eventually branched out into other formats but the studio never ventured away from its roots. Yooka-Laylee is a game created by Playtonic, a company formed by former Rare employees that go back to the essence of what made Rare studio games so much fun. Even though the game is not revolutionary in terms of what it offers, It is still an extremely enjoyable experience.

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Building upon the storyline of the previous installment in the franchise, the game sticks to its roots while offering new twists and turns that make sure that you can never predict where the game is going to head next. The due of Yooka and Laylee is back in action in this edition as they wander across a plethora of different locations to face challenges. The main objective of the game is to rescue Queen Phoebee’s Royal Beetallion. Their journey is supported by a cast of entertaining characters that aid them in their mission and make sure that the game never gets boring.

Following the precedent set by the Donkey Kong games, the game is extremely simple and makes sure you understand every bit of the dynamic at the start of the game. The game dynamics are really fun to experience and we really loved the character designs and colors the game had to offer. It was truly like a trip back into memory lane. We were able to get hours of fun due to the humorous, wacky storyline. It made sure that we had a fun time.

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The major objective of the game is to capture the Impossible Lair and it feels like everything else in the game leading up to the lair is actually a training exercise to prepare you for the perils of the Lair. The Lair is a dungeon filled to the brim with extremely strong foes and dangerous traps. It is extremely difficult and took us several different tries to get across some of the hardest challenges. The Beettallions help massively through the course of the progression as they help protect you against damage.

The undeniable influence of Donkey Kong is present throughout every element of the game. From the movement of characters to the way they are designed, every aspect of the game reflects the classis element of Rare Studio games. The importance of working together is essential for Yooka and Laylee to make sure that they can hit unique moves when they are together. The levels are set uniquely, offering new environments for every stage. Throughout the course of the 50 stages in the game, there is no repetition of gimmicks which is a refreshing aspect to see.

The game offers a comprehensive, entertaining 2.5D experience that is a must-try of all fans of platform gaming, what the game lacks in innovation it more than makes up for it in the humorous, engaging storyline and non-stop action.

Games That Make Us Wish October Was Here Already

Even though September of 2019 is one of the most exciting months of the year for gaming, It is definitely not the last. With games like Gears 5 and Borderlands 3, the month had its fair share of blockbuster games that had us intrigued for hours. However, the list of games that are about to hit the shelves in October has excited already. Here are the games we are most excited to get our hands on in October.

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint: Whenever we hear about a Tom Clancy game, we cannot help but get excited. Ghost Recon Breakpoint is one of our most anticipated games of the year. Featured in our earlier piece on the most awaited games of 2019, Ghost Recon Breakpoint is shaping up to be one of the most exciting gaming released of this year. Launching across all platforms, Ghost Recon Breakpoint is the third entry in the Ghost Recon Franchise. Following, the events of Ghost Recon Wildlands, the game is set in a unique survival-based setting with a range of exciting new possibilities. We are excited to be able to see how the game defines its out genre and moves the franchise forward.

Release Date: October 4

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WWE 2K20: The WWE’s annual flagship 2K games are a must-try for all fans of WWE and Pro-Wrestling in general. This year is no different. WWE 2K20 arrives with an array of new updates that have us excited for what the game has in store. From a dedicated female career mode to an updated roster of WWE superstars, we can’t wait to give the game a shot. An interesting change this year is the game’s shift from the Yukes. Yukes was the studio behind a number of major games launched by WWE. It will be exciting to see what the new games have to offer this year.

Release Date: October 22

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare: The Call of Duty franchise is the crowning Jewel of Activision. Featured in our earlier review of the initial outlook of the game, Call of Duty Modern Warfare is shaping up to be an exciting new addition into the Call of Duty franchise. CoD Modern Warfare is aiming to reset the Call of Duty franchise by making adjustments to adapt to modern technologies and go with a grittier tone. The game is expected to have an exciting new single-player campaign along with new game-changing additions into the mechanics that are expected to add a new flair into the game. Based on the Beta experience and what we’ve seen so far, we are absolutely excited about this game’s release.

Release Date: October 22

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Luigi’s Mansion 3: Luigi’s Mansion 3 promises to be an exciting treat for all Switch fans of the Mario franchise. The game offers a fun avenue to go on ghostbusting adventures with Luigi with a set of new ghostbusting tools while offering explorational freedom like never before. We cannot wait to try this game out on Switch on its release day.
Release Date: October 31


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Open Beta Lands With Exciting New Updates

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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Call of Duty is one of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time. Time and time again, the series has managed to produce timeless spectacles. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty Blackops have managed to capture the imaginations of games with their entertaining gameplay and engaging storyline. This year, the franchise adds a new dimension with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The game is being made from InfinityWard studios which are the studios that gave us the original iconic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

The Open Beta for the game has launched across all platforms. Gamers across PC, Xbox, and PS4 can now get a feel for the game in the Open Beta. We happened to be lucky enough to get a chance at experiencing the game and it was truly amazing. The game is filled with smaller, most intense gunfight modes which we were able to experience. The Gunfight mode was essentially a 2 vs 2 mode with one life. Dying would mean having to wait till the next round. This rounds are deadly and filled with exciting action. The maps are perfectly suited to be the next big thing, creating a difference from the recent trend of huge maps started by Fortnite and Apex Legends.

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The Gunfight mode was extremely entertaining in terms of its action. We feel the mode is ideal to sneak in between lunch breaks at the office. The time stipulation for the rounds is 2 minutes but we did not manage to go through any game that reached the time limit. In typical COD fashion, seeing an enemy is usually instant death. However, despite the fast-paced action, the mode itself was really exciting and kept us entertained for hours.

The game takes a major step up in terms of graphics due to the use of Ray tracing and ambient occlusion. These technologies take the graphical detail to the next level. The night based show nature of the map helps showcase the true potential of the Nvidia technology. We were running the game on an RTX setup, the game ran smoothly without any framing issues. We were unable to see the frame counter however the game ran seamlessly on our setup.

Call of duty: Modern Warfare clearly marks the end of the Battle Royale era. Even though Call of Duty itself delved into the Battle Royale mode with the WWII installment, this edition steers clear from the format and aims to offer something new which is an exciting choice. The game is true to the call of Duty DNA and helps make a strong return to the roots of the franchise. The game was a RAM hog however im sure that that was a trivial issue in an otherwise highly entertaining game. The gunfight mode was an entertaining addition that added a unique flair into the game.

We are excited to see what the complete games has in store when it launches on 25th October across all platforms.