3 Up, 3 Down – The Best (And Worst) Games From September 2019

The Worst

NBA 2K20

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Unlike NHL 20, NBA 2K20 just didn’t even do enough be exceptional this year. Though 2K games boasts that the latest in the franchise features “best in class graphics and gameplay” the experience is overshadowed by its monetization. Sure, NBA 2K20 is actually a pretty solid basketball simulator, with smooth as butter gameplay mechanics and animations, all new game modes and a polished presentation, but it falls flat on its face by rubbing its fan base the wrong way. Considering the kerfuffle over the microtransactions in NBA 2K19, you’d think they might’ve learned their lesson here. Additionally, there were a ton of game altering bugs upon the full release of the game and the career mode still lacks personality.

Contra: Rogue Corps

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Fans of Contra beware. This may not be, in fact it most certainly isn’t, the Contra game you’ve been waiting for. Instead, it’s just got the Contra name, without any of the real Contra fame. While the character art style and design is great, everything else about Contra: Rogue Corps is just rather dull. And despite being a direct sequel to Contra III: The Alien Wars, released in 1992, Contra: Rogue Corps’ storyline just isn’t razzle dazzle at all. And if that’s what you were hoping for, you’re going to be disappointed six ways to Sunday. Here’s what we had to say in our review, “If the price was less it would be a good budget title, but for Konami’s newest Contra offering, it just doesn’t cut the mustard.”

Devil’s Hunt

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Based on the Polish novel series Equilibrium, Devil’s Hunt is a third-person action adventure game focused on Desmond’s journey to hell and back in the war between Angels and Demons. Unfortunately, it seems you might never really escape being in hell with this one. Though you might have anticipated to find some supremely satisfying gameplay and combat mechanics, a likeable character, and a half decent story here it’s time to temper those expectations…a lot. Combat is simplified to mindless button mashing extravaganzas and both the story and main character are a bit of a snooze fest. “A game about the clashing forces of heaven and hell deserves to be far more interesting, if not in gameplay, then at least in story. Devil’s Hunt fails to deliver on both fronts.” 

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