Nothing gets closer to the feel of the pen and paper paranormal investigations role-playing game like the new Call of Cthulhu videogame. Even Lovecraft would be proud of this mythos-steeped, sanity check inducting adventure game.
Picking up the tale of Elma, the Lady Astronaut from the Calculating Starts novel, The Fated Sky focuses on humanity’s efforts to jump from the moon to Mars. Author Mary Robinette Kowal again masterfully focuses on the problems in her fantasy worlds, while also unmasking faults in our own.
Overall, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a very competent shooter that knows what it’s doing. Single player is stripped out in favor of one of the most in-depth multiplayer experiences you can find. If you are into that kind of competitive shooting, Black Ops 4 will really shine.
Billy is checking out another demake for the Time Waster this week after enjoying the Resident Evil one, but he can’t quite get behind Bloodborne NES.
Originally releasing in 2014, Wasteland 2 finally makes its way to the Nintendo Switch. And it brings a lot of improvements along for the ride. Now the game can be played with the Switch in portable mode too, letting players bring the hellish wastes along with them anywhere.
Even our GiN Book reviewer with a distaste of all things in the horror genre came to love the new thriller Predators by veteran sci-fi and horror author Michaelbrent Collings. Pick this one up if you want terror done right.
The third game of the new trilogy, Shadow of the Tomb Raider ends the rebooted and re-imagined origin story of perennial adventurer Lara Croft. Shadow comes closest to the classic gameplay of yesteryear, where environmental puzzles ruled over intense combat and fighting.
The Time Waster this week is a surprise game called Deltarune that is connected in some way to the viral game Undertale from 2015.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is among the best that the series has to offer. It features a humongous world, plenty of fighting action and a powerfully compelling plot set in the often-storied world of ancient Greece.
Author Troy Denning is best known for the many great D&D Forgotten Realms novels he’s written. In Halo Silent Storm, he takes on sci-fi by delving into the pivotal character of Master Chief, and giving us an exciting origins story that is every bit as good as his Dungeons and Dragons work.