In my review of Captain America, I noted that the hero was a little bit over tuned. Well by the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth, Doctor Strange blows Captain America out of the water. Doctor Strange has the extremely powerful ability to control the board state through a host of excellent hero cards and a special Invocation deck.
This is really a strange topic to write about, mostly because it feels silly that it needs to be written about at all. How a consumer should use a review isn’t complicated. Yet there is some new controversy surrounding reviews every time a big new game releases.
The summer months are traditionally pretty dry for video games, to my pleasant surprise, I had no trouble at all finding 10 games for my July 2020 list, there is a lot that has me personally excited this time around.
My crazy Steam Game Festival Adventure continues as I catalog my thoughts on five more demos that tickled my fancy. If you’re here, you should be at the Steam Game Festival instead, but check out my thoughts anyway. Maybe I can push you toward a particular demo. If the event is over by the time you read this then perhaps I can help you fatten up that wishlist. What’s on the game festival menu today?
Holy mother of demos Batman. There is an insane number of game demos available to be played until June 22nd during the Steam Game Festival.
Remnant: From The Ashes came out last year and shocked pretty much everyone with its excellent quality, it even made my top 5 games of the year list. Remnant is a third-person shooter with deep souls-like inspiration and great replay value due to its procedural nature.
Invasions expands Planetfall with a new Playable faction complete with its own campaign, a minor NPC faction, and a handful of new features. The Shakarn are a race of lizards playing off of the conspiracy trope of secret lizard people hidden within society.
Stranded Deep is in an interesting position. It has been in Steam Early Access for quite some time and still is. The console versions of the game have an ending that the PC version lacks and it’s being sold as a finished product on consoles.
Horizon Zero Dawn has an interesting concept. Fill the world with giant robotic animals and tell the player to take them down with bows, arrows, and slingshots. Somehow the idea works out great instead of being a complete disaster. In fact, the combat against mechanical monstrosities is easily one of the games highest points.
Spider-Man Game Of The Year Edition is an open-world action game where you play as everyone’s favorite web-slinger. You traverse New York City in true Spider-Man style, swinging and zipping around, between and over buildings. Stopping every now and then to pummel some bad guys, pick up a collectible or solve a puzzle.
When I reviewed Age of Wonders: Planetfall. It turned out to be one of my favorite games of the year. Revelations is a content expansion that adds a brand new secret tech, NPC faction, mini-campaign, and some juicy new game mechanics.
Descent into Avernus has been noted as D&D meets Mad Max. This adventure is a more mature one, but most of its content by default is around a PG:13 rating which can obviously be raised or lowered by the DM. It is meant to be an intense and challenging adventure where player characters are often in over their heads.
Every Dungeon Master has a mile long scroll of things they would love to share, myself included. It’s important to note, there are very few objectively wrong ways to play D&D. The following is purely my opinion and how I run my games. Use them, abuse them or ignore them.
I’ve seen some sentiments expressed by gamers around the web lately that prompted me to write this piece. A lot of gamers simply don’t trust reviewers these days, be they a big publication like IGN, a YouTuber, or a smaller writer like myself. I don’t blame them, there has been shady stuff in the past and money does, in fact, make the world go around.