Not every game could be the worst or the best of the year. Quite a few fell into a grey area where they were good, but not quite the best of the bunch. This week Todd celebrates with some honorable mentions.
Todd continues the Hardcore Awards this week with everyone’s favorite categories, the best and the absolute worst games that 2017 had to offer. You might be surprised at what made both lists.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War picks up where Shadow of Mordor left off, yet offers a bevy of improvements in everything from graphics to gameplay. Even the much-loved nemesis system is vastly improved, allowing full control over your own Uruk armies.
Hargosh was hard at work getting the special honors ready for the 2017 Hardcore Awards. Who will win dumbass of the year? What was the Holy Crap moment in gaming? These and other questions will all be answered as we start the show.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is billed as both a shooter and adventure game, and it thankfully holds true to that description. Featuring accurate, adrenaline-fueled shooting and a plot filled with shocking twists, Wolfenstein II could revitalize the entre genre.
Todd laments that fact that it seems like Electronic Arts is doing everything it can to destroy Star Wars and the Battlefront series like they did with Ultima, Command and Conquer, SimCity, Wing Commander, developer Visceral Games and many others.
Todd was one of the first to grab the new Xbox One X. Billed as the world’s most powerful console, he takes it through 13 games to see how much they improved in both looks and gameplay, and what stunning 4K native gaming feels like now that it is finally here.
Todd is working on his full review of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, but couldn’t wait to share just how intense the new Wolfenstein really is to play. This video, which is NOT at all safe for work, goes through the first 30 minutes of gameplay. Did we mention that it was not safe for work?
Recently, mainstream news outlets have started to claim that single player gameplay in videogames is dead. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Single player games are not dead, and never will be. And there is a slew of new single player content to prove it.
Yes, microtransactions can be done correctly. As gamers, we may generally not like them very much, but if handled correctly like they are in games like Forza Motorsport 7, Middle Earth: Shadow of War and the new Star Wars Battlefront 2, they can actually be a boon for players, even those who never buy them.