3 Up, 3 Down – January 2018 Edition
As we enter February 2018, we take a look back at some of the best and worst games of January 2018. Last year, we saw a plethora of great games such as Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, Super Mario Odyssey, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While 2017 will be a tough year to beat, January 2018 features some great games to start off this year.
Monster Hunter: World
For the first time, Monster Hunter: World released simultaneously worldwide, giving North American and European players the opportunity to play the game without having to wait years for a localization. Other than the lack of a huge wait for the game, Monster Hunter: World is the most accessible iteration of the franchise yet, has tight, addicting gameplay, and is visually impressive. Despite a big learning curve, Monster Hunter: World is perhaps the biggest game released so far this year.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
The next biggest, and to some perhaps the biggest, game of the month is Dragon Ball FighterZ. Simply put, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a game that plays as good as it looks, and boy does it look good. With fast-paced, easy to pick up gameplay, this fighter is perhaps the best Dragon Ball game at least in recent history. Though more characters would have been nice, Dragon Ball FighterZ remains one of the best games of January 2018.
The Red Strings Club
The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk adventure game. If the title, genre, and setting didn’t already pull you in, we found that the game has an exceptional soundtrack, well-designed gameplay, and a captivating story. In fact, our very own James Paley stated that “The Red Strings Club is a vehicle for some of the most engrossing cyberpunk stories [he has] witnessed in recent memory.” The only downside? It left him wanting more of the game!