Todd’s end of the year Hardcore awards are in full swing. This week he reveals his special mention awards, everything from the biggest badass to the person, place or thing that had the biggest fall from grace. It’s part one of the Hardcore awards!
News that the PlayStation Classic would soon be giving players another cool outlet for their retro gaming obsessions quickly turned to displeasure over the limited game lineup and some questionable hardware decisions. Is the PlayStation Classic still set to rule the holidays?
Todd is 25 hours into Fallout 76 so far, and although the world’s newest sci-fi MMO does have a lot of performance problems, the game is a ton of fun to play, and the community is extremely supportive, even helping gift items to newer players in need.
News that the next Diablo game, Diablo Immortal, will be a mobile-only title, and one with likely microtransactions based on the developer’s talk at BlizzCon, is not sitting well with fans who think that this will corrupt a classic series. It even got booed at BlizzCon, truly a first.
The graveyard of new consoles outside of the Big Three is huge and ever expanding, but Todd thinks the Intellivision Amico has got a real shot at not only making it, but making it big. He breaks down the Amico’s features, and explains why it’s on a good path.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has nearly taken over Todd’s life, and he is loving it. So imagine his surprise when he popped his head up to find a controversy surrounding the game involving grinding and microtransactions. Todd assassinates those falsehoods this week.
It seems that everyone is coming out with a mini console these days, from Nintendo to Sony, and there are some classic models like the Sega Genesis as well. Todd runs down the list of some of the most, and least, promising minis that we might be able to soon play.
We’ve all been there, anxiously jumping into a game that everyone proclaims to love, only to find an experience that for whatever reason, we didn’t really enjoy. Todd lists his top five games that were critically acclaimed, beloved by all, but that he just couldn’t enjoy.
There have been some naysayers who criticize the new Xbox One X pay as you go program, but Todd breaks down the various scenarios and finds that no matter how you slice it, such a program is going to save gamers money, and provide more choices for console buying.
Hargosh explains why some of his reviews are taking longer to write these days, and laments the fact that some other professional reviewers working at other sites have taken to cutting and pasting reviews when they should be spending more time playing the games.