Hey there, Gamers and Game Makers!
It's time once again to take a look at some of the games I've been playing in my free time. Admittedly, I played these for the most part over Christmas but, hey, it still counts!
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Man oh man, I can't say enough good things about this game! Wolf 2 has such smooth and fluid gameplay. The combat feels fantastic. Especially when you get up close and personal with an axe. I found myself running around levels without firing a single shot because I was so determined to finish every enemy with an axe to the body!
The story is that perfect mix between serious and stupid which make for one hell of an epic ride. The character development is brilliant. I truly found myself getting really attached to some of the characters and in particular the scene at your childhood home with your father really stood out for me as a well defined character relationship. It was told to the player in a very short space of time but was done so well that it allowed for a real impact on emotion.
The world building is also quite the stand out for me. The level where you have to walk around town in disguise, seeing what America might be like on a daily basis had the Germans won was quite a sight to see.
Overall, Wolf 2 is probably my favorite game that I've played recently and I'll be jumping back in soon!
Assassin's Creed Origins
While I have to admit, I'm not very far into AC Origins, it's been one hell of a great game so far. To me, it actually doesn't feel like an AC game and that might be a very good thing. It feels like a fresh start. The game is keeping the core of what it is and what it still wants to be while evolving into something more.
After I killed my initial first few targets, I found myself falling down the rabbit hole of following side quests and exploring this rich detailed land. Something every good RPG should allow the player to do and that's what I think makes this AC so good. It's allowing itself to be an RPG and allowing the player to shape the kind of play style they want. I found myself at one point on route to kill a target only to become distracted by the promise of adventure and loot. On the upside, the target had maybe an extra day to live as a result.
I still have a lot to see in this AC but it's a game that has resparked my love of the AC games and I really hope the future games in the series continue to follow this new style.
Until next time!