May’s Best Games: Old School, Series Ends & Digital Crack
May was a pretty solid month. Classic franchises returned, modern classic franchises closed and Blizzard released a new IP. 2016 has been a strange year like that, so much new along side modern series closing. These are the best games released in May.
Who would of knew that a modern rebirth of a classic franchise would be so good. Departing from the survival horror/ Tech demo that was Doom 3, Doom is classic to the core. Fantastic level design married with free flowing shooting results in amazing gameplay. Doom plays with confidence, never backing into a corner.
There’s an undeniable thrill that oozes from every hour of the game. It’s classic video game fun that has been well and truly brought into the modern era. Id Software deserve a huge amount of credit with what they were able to achieve. Classic in play and design, modern in presentation flair, but 100% Doom. Not just one of the best released in April, but one of 2016′s best games yet.
Blizzard have been able to master the ability to hook players in. Overwatch is yet another game that grabs it’s players, refusing to let them go. There’s a few balance issues floating around, but beyond that it’s wonderfully crafted. 21 different heroes, 21 different mechanics to master. Brilliantly designed, outrageously fun, Overwatch is a triumph in multiplayer shooters.
It’s not perfect, but it’s damn good.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
The last (hopefully) of Nate’s adventures may not be his best, but the standard of quality in still high. Uncharted 4 has all the thrills and spills you’d expect from the franchise. The perfect scores the game received are a little questionable, but Naughty Dog have still created another fantastic title.
A number of set pieces will leave you in awe, while others provide a chuckle in that typical Nathan Drake way. It may be in the shadows of Uncharted 2, but a Thief’s End provided some true Triple A entertainment.