Long running JRPG franchise Ys has hit the Xbox platform for the first time in Ys Origin, a fantastic prequel story set 700 years prior to the events of the first Ys. In Ys Origin, players are tasked with ascending a tower full of demons to find the Goddesses of Ys, fighting your way through as one of three characters with distinct playstyles that are all fun and engaging. Ys Origin is a fantastic entry in the franchise for both hardcore fans looking to play through once more or brand new fans who are experiencing Ys for the first time on Xbox.
As a remaster of 2013’s Dragon’s Crown, this release doesn’t offer much to surprise fans of the original. It’s still just as fun, just as grindy, and just as oversexed. If you can look past its embarrassingly provocative female characters and a whole lot of repetition, it still offers a long quest full of exciting set pieces and distinct player classes.
City of Brass is one of the few roguelikes that managed to really pull me in for hours on end. Every time I died, I wanted to come back for more and more, until I eventually got good enough to get to the endgame. Learning every enemy type and the best way to avoid or combat them, as well as which items worked best really made the game more pleasurable for me in the long run.
Attack on Titan 2 is a fun ride through the first two seasons of the anime, allowing you to go on adventures with your favourite characters from the series and feel awesome whilst slaying the huge humanoid Titans. The game, of course, does have flaws which weigh it down but it does stay as a consistently entertaining game throughout.
God of War is a masterpiece. The stirring journey of Kratos and Atreus is expertly written and acted, and thanks to beautiful art design, the world of Norse mythology comes to vivid life. Gratifying combat, inspired level design and a wealth of high quality optional content round out this unforgettable, generation-defining experience.
Super Daryl Deluxe is a mix of creative combat action and story with a silly comedy style that will keep you entertained for hours.
The game set in a high school filled with random, silly humour. Both cut scenes and dialogues are very likely to make you chuckle. The corridors and classrooms of Water Falls High are full of students, weird characters and figures from history and literature, yet the world of Super Daryl Deluxe is so crazy that anything odd feels perfectly normal. While you probably won’t use all 40 combat skills to their full potential, it is easy to find a favourite and efficient combination.
The Swords of Ditto is without a doubt the best roguelike game to come out in 2018 thus far. Devolver Digital and onebitbeyond have once again really knocked it out of the park. For the low retail price, you really cannot go wrong with this picking up Ditto, especially if you have someone to play co-op with.
Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs – Royal Edition is a chunky bit of tactical RPG, that is a step up from Mario + Rabbids in difficulty, but still a worthwhile addition for the vets of the genre. With an in depth combat system, and a few neat little side features with the reputation building you have a cute little gem that would most definitely be better off played on the Switch.
Assassin’s Creed Origins first DLC delivers a fitting final chapter in Bayek’s story. Although brief, this epilogue tells an affecting tale, whilst offering challenging side content, a raised level cap and an expansive new region to explore. Additionally, the free add-on Discovery Tour gives fans a compelling, interactive way of experiencing the history of Origins’ ancient Egypt with combatless free roam and over 70 guided tours
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is much more than a stealth game, it near perfects the variety of genres it encompasses with tense action and well crafted gameplay. Its story, characters and mechanics may be insane but nothing ever feels out of place. It may sound cliche but this is a Metal Gear for fans and newcomers alike.