Let me preface this article by saying that Bioshock is one of my all-time favourite games. The trilogy is something very special and a hallmark of the gaming industry. I have played through all 3 games and their respective expansions multiple times and I have long awaited a whisper of a new entry into the Bioshock franchise. Well, today we got that whisper.
Owlboy reaffirmed my belief that pixel-art games still have a place in the modern world of gaming. Of course, Owlboy isn’t the first indie title to revitalise the pixel-art style of game this generation but it sure is one of the titles that does it best. This is a homage to games of the SNES and Genesis era but it employs greater technological bouts than those consoles were ever capable of. Released in 2016 on PC to critical acclaim- the game now arrives on Xbox One and here’s why Xbox One owners shouldn’t overlook this charming indie title.
There’s been some negativity surrounding the Xbox One recently. Between the debacle with it’s latest exclusive, Sea of Thieves, and the concern over its game lineup, it certainly hasn’t been the best period for the Xbox One PR-wise. With that being said, the Xbox One is actually enjoying a better start to 2018 compared to how the console started in 2017.
We’re probably nearing the end of this generation, with rumours of the PS5 already starting to swirl and whilst we may still have a few years left until we get to the new generation of consoles, there’s no denying both companies are working on the next step. Owning multiple consoles is a trend that seems to increase the later we get through a generation and since PS4 is beating the Xbox One by a 2:1 sales margin, this article will focus more on why PS4 gamers should add the Xbox One to their collection of gaming systems. With that said, here’s why you should own both consoles in 2018.
The Xbox One is by no means a bad console. Of course, it has become trendy now to bash it since it isn’t the number one console like its predecessor, and so we will discuss how Microsoft need to start flexing their financial muscle in order to propel the Xbox brand back towards the top spot.
Available now on Xbox, Game Pass and PC - a console-exclusive, mind you - Party Animals sees up to eight online players (local split-screen is also available) face off in a variety of crazy fighting matches.
Bluey: The Videogame is the first ever video game to feature the little pup, as Outright Games and BBC Studios come together for release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Overall I enjoyed my time playing HUMANKIND and would recommend it to both strategy game veterans and beginners. It can be extremely enjoyable however it is held back by some bugs and half-baked gameplay mechanics.
Don’t make the mistake of expecting a family movie or an easy watch: Barbie is far more weighty and satisfying than the lightweight plastic might imply. Now we wait for more films based on toys, completely misunderstanding why this one was so great.