Another week down and these last seven days have brought us numerous Xbox news, videos and reviews to report on. It is however the latter which excites us the most with a number of reviews and opinion pieces amongst the best stories of the week. Let us talk you through our favourites.
Are there any gamers out there who haven’t played a Final Fantasy title? I’m guessing the answer to that question would be that there aren’t many. Well, with Final Fantasy XV on the horizon, there will soon be no excuse for those in the minority.
Prior to its release though and we find a demo of Final Fantasy XV Platinum available to play through on Xbox One. If you believe what Tobias has written, then it should be something each and every Xbox gamer will want to be checking out…if not for the outstanding visuals, but for the completely familiar feel that it brings.
In fact, if you are one of those who have checked out a FF game in the past, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what is on offer.
It must be said, the premise behind Organic Panic is right up there with some of the strangest things we’ve ever heard.
A puzzling platformer, it will be up to you to help the fruit and veg rid the world of the evil meat and cheese, using a whole range of super powers and special abilities in the process. You won’t be finding your bog standard heroes and villains anywhere near Last Limb’s Xbox One title and so we just had to find out more about what it will be like to take charge of Carrot, Kiwi, Coconut and Cherry.
So we grabbed one half of Last Limb and threw some questions his way. You can read the thoughts of Damon Branch in our exclusive Q&A interview on this link. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our review either – it’ll be with you real soon!
If you’re looking for a new racer on Xbox One then TrackMania Turbo could well be one to check out.
A full on arcade affair, the latest TrackMania title does away with any form of real world simulation, instead focusing on speed, craziness, loops, jumps and tension. In a race against the clock, you’ll need to get behind the wheel, drop into the action and put the pedal to the metal as you attempt to complete each circuit in a fast enough time to warrant a nice shiny medal.
There is more than a hint of the Trials franchise included in what TMT brings and so if you’re after frustration and yelling, but a huge sense of satisfaction once you complete THAT DARN TRACK at the twentieth time of asking, make sure you hop aboard right now. Our review explains all in a bit more detail.
If you’re after a relaxing yet frustrating exploration opportunity, then chances are Artifex Mundi will be able to sort you out with one of their Hidden Object Xbox One offerings. After receiving critical acclaim with the likes of Nightmares from the Deep, the guys at Artifex are back with a new game for you to get your teeth in to.
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek takes everything good about the genre, ensuring that you’ll be treated to a brilliant detective saga, a ton of mini-games and an interestingly eerie story as you search for clues and evidence regarding the ghosts that inhabit Maple Creek. We’ve reviewed the game and long-time detective genre fan James was more than impressed with what was on offer.
So much so that a trip to Maple Creek should most definitely be on the agenda.
We leave you this week with a review of one of the biggest games of 2016. Dark Souls 3 is here…and it’s a bit ‘gud’.
Now, it must be said, the Dark Souls franchise won’t be for all. If you’re looking for an easy ride, a game that will be completed in a weekend and a shed load of Gamerscore coming your way, then chances are DSIII shouldn’t go anywhere near your life. However, if you want to go deep with a game, get the chance to explore a ton of lore and take on some of the biggest, baddest and ugliest bosses and enemies on Xbox One, then we don’t think you will be able to do much better.
Just be aware – Dark Souls 3 is rock hard. As our review explains.
So, that’s it for another seven days. Make sure you check back this time next week for our thoughts on this coming week’s best Xbox news 🙂