Weekend Whammy: Xbox Taking Over

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I’ve spent the day climbing up hills, slipping and barely avoiding large drops while exploring some nearby woods. I’m bloody knackered. I’m 27. I’m not old, but by Odin’s hairy beard that was some hard work! BUT LETS DO THIS!

This week I pushed out my review of Crackdown 3, a game I think got some harsher reviews than it truly deserved. Is it a great game? Absolutely not, but it can be a lot of fun and for the price of one month of Games Pass it’s definitely worth playing. And if nothing else, you get to very briefly see Terry Crews being Terry Crews and that’s always fun.

I also got a review for Bannermen done. I’m a big RTS fan and especially a lover of RTS games from the 90’s. Hell, Total Annihilation is still one of my favorite games of all time, and I still play it to this day. But Bannermen is an RTS from the 90’s in all the wrong ways.

So, the next review that’s going to be coming is for Trials: Rising. I’m a freaking huge fan of the series, but I do have some mixed feelings on this latest iteration thanks to the inclusion of grinding to unlock new tracks and freaking loot boxes.

I’ve also started playing Anthem. I know I’m a bit late to the party and the review probably won’t be out for a while since I want to get to the end game before I spout my opinions for all the world to hear and ignore. It’s a beautiful game and flying around in your mechanized suit is just so cool, but man, it has a lot of issues from a basic design standpoint and I’m worried they’re not easily fixable.

But I do recommend checking out this video from the amazing Skill Up where he spends a lot of time reviewing Anthem in detail.