3 up, 3 Down April 2017 Edition
In just over a month from now, several of us COGconnected staffers will be sweating it out on the E3 show floor sprinting from one appointment to the next. It is sensory overload and a completely overwhelming experience that absolutely destroys my feet. At the end of each day I just want to die! It’s chaotic and exhausting but there is nothing like it. This year, just like every year, is expected to be yet another announcement filed roller coaster ride. With Project Scorpio expected to be the buzz of the show, there is no doubt Sony has many surprises up their sleeve. Are you ready for the onslaught of new games announced? I know we sure will be. But before we get ahead of ourselves, it is time to take a look back at some of the best (and worst) from the previous month. So let’s get right to it as we present to you 3 Up and 3 Down – April 2017 Edition.
Persona 5 was our highest scored game of April and for good reason, it is simply an incredible gaming experience. With so much to do, and so many elements all perfectly balanced, Persona 5 is a showcase of great game design. Fans have waited a long time for this game; 10 years to be exact. So it’s nice to see the long wait has paid off, unlike some other franchises in recent memory. I am looking at you The Last Guardian…
We always love it when a game comes out of nowhere and manages to capture everybody’s imagination. Little Nightmares is that game. Granted, the studio behind the game already has a fantastic reputation, so it’s not like Little Nightmares didn’t have serious potential. That said, Tarsier Studios, responsible for Little Big Planet 3 and Tearaway, outdid themselves and took a drastic departure from their previous efforts. The result is a brilliant experience that inevitably leaves a mark on anyone who experiences it.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Yes, it is yet another Mario Kart game. Haven’t we seen enough of them already? That is absolutely true but the timing is perfect as the Switch needed just one more game to rival the success of Breath of the Wild. As our man Alex said: “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the greatest multiplayer experiences Nintendo has produced in a long time. With enhanced graphics, all previous DLC included as well as bonus characters, and the return of the Battle mode, this is a party game for any occasion. It is fantastic family fun for all ages, especially with Nintendo including drive-assist features for those new to gaming.”
Click on through to Page 2 for the worst games from the past month.