The Fields of Elysium breathes new life into a game I was ready to put on the shelf.
New Dawn seems like a hodgepodge of clever but half-finished ideas, and the story makes a wasteland out of its rich premise.
Final Update: (11/24/18): In Which my Odyssey Finally Comes to an End.
Final Update: In Which I was so Wrong that After Completing 100% of the Game I Immediately Began a New Playthrough.
If Heavy Rain had a multitude of impactful decisions or ways to affect how the story progressed, then Detroit has a multitude of multitudes.
04/29/18 - Final Update: In which the journey comes to an end.
Final Update: In which I arrive at a conclusion regarding Far Cry 5.
As an experiment, it shines. As a functional story with dialogue that could conceivably be spoken by actual humans, not so much.
Everything about NORTH, save for its narrative, feels like something made for a 48-hour game jam.
By combining the very best elements of the Souls games and classic Metroidvania mechanics, Long Hat House has created a game that evolves the very formula to which it pays homage.