The Best and Worst Games of July 2019
It’s a well known fact that summer is the slowest time of year in the gaming industry, where a few big games are released as a way for us to pass the time until fall. With July in our rearview, it’s time to reflect on the games that made the month that much better and those that just didn’t satisfy our appetite. Sure there are some major releases, but it’s nothing like what’s set to come our way in a few months time. July had a few standouts amongst an otherwise fairly drab month. Let’s find out what they were, shall we?
Brought to you by Free Lives, the developers behind Broforce and Genital Jousting, GORN is an indie melee title that provides you the opportunity to let your inner gladiator out. If you’ve been looking for a game that’s crazy violent, with loads of blood and guts, you may have just found your match here. And did I mention it’s all in VR? Play with an assortment of weaponry and be entertained by the dark humor throughout. “Every component of GORN, from the huge assortment of weaponry to the strange physics, comes together to deliver exactly what is promised: bloody, melee carnage.”
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
I’m sure there’s very little surprise to see Fire Emblem: Three Houses here on the best list. In fact, it’d be a little shocking if it didn’t make the cut, right? The latest title in the Fire Emblem franchise sees the player teach one of three houses, as a professor, leading the students in not only their academic lives, but also through the maze of turn-based strategic and tactical RPG battles. With an engaging story and smooth as butter game mechanics, there’s more than a few reasons Fire Emblem: Three Houses earns itself its impressive 88 Metacritic average. “If you’ve had a Fire Emblem-shaped hole in your heart till now, Fire Emblem: Three Houses will leave you breathless, sleepless, and eager for more.”
Final Fantasy XIV – Shawdowbringers
No argument here, Final Fantasy XIV – Shadowbringers is one of the best additions to the industry in July. Shadowbringers offers up a slew of new content including a brand new race, various jobs, an increased level cap, new areas and more. Additionally, it offers up a wonderful narrative that solidifies Final Fantasy XIV as a fan favorite. With a whopping 92 average on Metacritic fans and critics alike have a lot of love for the latest expansion for FF XIV, making it a clear standout.
We’ve covered the best, so now what about the worst of July 2019?