The Revival Of A Past
HIGH The pacifist theme adds a new approach to the apocalypse.
LOW The episode takes two hours for the plot to build up.
WTF Child molestation is a favorable gimmick this season. Seriously, we’re cutting tongues now?
On December 11th, Digital Extremes released the next big content patch for their hit MMO shooter, Warframe. Titled “Fortuna”, this update brings vehicles, new characters, items, and a whole new open-world area. This content also incorporates brand-new systems, giving first-timers and veterans alike something to check out.
2018 has been a solid year for videogames, including some great ports (looking at you Diablo III, Gone Home, Hollow Knight and more), strong sequels to old franchises, and exciting new indies. However, although many of these titles pushed to the limits of the industry (Red Dead Redemption 2 with its attention to detail and the incredible mechanics of Marvel’s Spider-Man) none of them were as well-made the best games of last year — things like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Persona 5 and Doki Doki Literature Club, which all were fierce in their own way. So, even though 2018 has been a softer year, there have still been great titles.
High Watching my intellectual evolution in real time.
Low Mandatory snap-turning.
WTF Ripping out my own heart to satisfy my own impatience.
HIGH The moment-to-moment exhilaration of fighting a gigantic monster can still feel amazing.
LOW Poor training options, hunts are structurally repetitive, area transitions disrupt fights.
WTF The localization’s fourth-wall-bending goofiness is frequently obnoxious, complete with a literal “git gud” at one point.