This is my fourth year of doing a Top Ten list for Gamecritics. If you are interested in my recommends from previous years, then please go check out 2017, 2018, and 2019. Honestly, my opening piece from each of these entries is feeling more and more like a prophecy of doom, with 2020 actually beating 2019 for terribleness. Well done.
Tag: AJ Small
HIGH Canny game design.
LOW The challenge, or lack thereof.
WTF Even as a tribute to Diablo, it didn’t need to actually quote it.
Could Use A Shingler
HIGH The art style.
LOW The UI.
WTF The love of pumpkins.
I Need A Couple Of Extra Shots
HIGH The worldbuilding.
LOW The stories.
WTF That was a werewolf/BDSM myth I didn’t want…
It’s a safe bet that anyone who mentions Disintegration will likely mention Halo in the next sentence due to the developer’s history with that franchise, and it’s probably why people are paying attention to this game. Anyone being honest, though, will then mention that this title (at least in the closed beta) has more in common with Overwatch.
The Horror Of Texting
HIGH A smart story in a tight framework.
LOW The acting.
WTF Finding sex offenders is pretty easy on the internet.
Trine’d So hard And Got So Far
HIGH A return to form for the series.
LOW Missing some of the quirky weirdness of past installments.
WTF How is that seal so cute with its Midsommar head dress?
Surviving The Game
HIGH High-tension multiplayer stakes.
LOW There is only so much my heart can take.
WTF That Spider boss is too realistic.
HIGH That first patch.
LOW With friends like these…
WTF I need to pollute the seas to save me from a kraken?