3 Up, 3 Down – March 2022
March 2022 was such a great month for videogames. Almost every single major release was as good or better than expected. In fact, our best reviewed game from March 2022 might be an all-time genre great. There was only one real lemon amongst the big releases. If there’s a release you were really looking forward to in March, chances are it was somewhere in the 80/100 range. But here are The Three Best (and Worst) Video Games from March 2022:
Gran Turismo 7
Our most anticipated video game of March 2022 was also our best reviewed video game. Gran Turismo 7 is truly the culmination of everything the series has done best. It’s a simulation with just enough arcade fun to make it a definitive racing genre masterpiece. Our only complaint about the game is that it requires a constant online connection, even in single player. We still don’t know why any game would require that. Our reviewer wrote “If you thought Forza Horizon 5 handled well, just wait until you’re behind the wheel of your favorite vehicle in Gran Turismo 7”. It plays as perfect as perfect gets.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
People love Borderlands, and its addicting shooting, collecting, and upgrading somehow translated perfectly to a fantasy-themed environment. The voice acting is top notch (despite more than a few jokes falling flat). The game plays it a little safe, and has more bugs than we’d like, but it’s base is so solid that we couldn’t be disappointed. Our reviewer summarized “Great writing, pitch perfect acting and frenetic action dominate the game, but exploring the nooks and crannies of the colorful overworld and detailed dungeons is equally satisfying”. Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is exactly what people were hoping for.
Total War: Warhammer 3
Total War: Warhammer 3 is a franchise that is now 3 for 3. This new entry has lots of quality-of-life improvements, and a driving story campaign. While the graphics are good, they definitely prioritize quantity of units over quality of visuals. The only real complaint we have about the game’s launch is that there are too few starting factions. Our reviewer’s money quote is “every battle is a dark symphony of monsters, mayhem, and magic”. RTS fans have a new great in Total War: Warhammer 3. It’s definitely the surprise entry in The Three Best (and Worst) Video Games from March 2022.