I have heard that there is something of an uproar about Halo 5 due to its symptoms of sequel-itis, wherein a game in a series is not exactly like every previous entry of the series and so it must be a bad game (which is exactly the kind of shit I stopped visiting gaming sites over). Ok. I suppose the game has become a little more “mainstream” in design, if you can imagine such a thing being possible about a console FPS series.
Now for the last few random Halo games not included in the Master Chef Collection (I don’t care. I’m just going to keep calling him Master Chef.) Starting with…
Next on the Halo world tour is, of course, Halo 3. Halo 3 is pretty similar in its shootiness to Halo 2, but with way better graphics, in theory. It’s funny, because what was originally an upgrade from old original Xbox graphics to the first title on the Xbox 360, now looks worse than the previous game thanks to the Anniversary upgrades of 1 and 2. The shootiness is definitely still intact though.
Another whole series I need to catch up on. I never had an original Xbox and was never all that impressed with my brief, early encounters with the Halo series and so never bothered to follow the series, but what the hell, you can get the whole remastered series together for $40, might as well. Has to be better than that buggy piece of shit Dying Light, that I traded in towards it (not even going to get into that story. Just be aware: buy games from Techland at your own risk). Anyway…
Ahhhhh…Shovel Knight. This game is so good that I bought the console version even though I already have the PC version, just so I could play it on the TV and play the new extra level.
What is there to say about Wolfenstein? It’s, as always, a simple and straightforward game about shooting Nazis and stabbing the crap out of their evil dogs.
Alright. Lords of the Fallen. I, like many other people who talk about this game, am inevitably going to compare this game to Dark Souls, which may seem a little unfair, but it IS an unapologetically blatant Dark Souls clone, so that’s the price it has to pay.
Oh Resident Evil. How many times have I bought (or, well…probably “obtained” in most past cases.) this same game already? Let’s see…twice for Playstation 1 (I believe I sold my original copy then got the Director’s Cut again later), then the remake for Gamecube, then there was the DS version, then the Wii re-release of the Gamecube version, aaaaand now the Xbox One remastered re-release of the Gamecube version. Sounds a little crazy when you say it out loud I suppose, but dammit I can’t get enough of these games! Or…can I?