3 Up, 3 Down – May 2023
Usually, when writing about the best and worst reviewed games of any given month, the heavy hitters perform as expected. It’s fairly common to see high profile triple A titles in The Good category, and rare to see them in The Bad category. The Three Best (and Worst) Video Games from May 2023 is full of high profile games, both good and bad. Read on to find out which ones they are:
Age of Wonders 4
Age of Wonders 4 is a very deep real time strategy game. There are lots of different ways to focus your play style and succeed. It strikes a great balance of not being too overwhelming, amongst all its options. The sound design and maps are a little bland, but those are small gripes amongst fantastic gameplay. Our reviewer concluded “no matter how you prefer to play, you’re in for hours of engaging strategy and tactics”.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Somehow, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom exceeded expectations. It makes the insanely beloved Breath of the Wild feel like a template for this final product. This is the highest rated game on The Three Best (and Worst) Video Games from May 2023. It scored a perfect 100, which is a score COGconnected hasn’t granted in years. Our reviewer ended by stating “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of the most unique and creative games I have ever played”. The praise for this game couldn’t be any higher.
Tin Hearts is a puzzle adventure game that switches between third and first person perspectives. It exceeded our reviewers expectations. The puzzles were interesting and steadily ramped up in difficulty throughout the game. There were a few glitches and framerate issues, but it remains the third highest rated game on The Three Best (and Worst) Video Games from May 2023. On top of the great puzzles, our reviewer found that Tin Hearts “takes its players on an emotional journey through the charming world of the Butterworth household”. Adorable.