3 Up, 3 Down – November 2020
November 2020 has come and gone, as the launch of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S has finally arrived. Though a few notable titles were delayed out of releasing in November, there were still plenty of games for gamers to play, whether you were on a new console or an existing one. Without further ado, let’s look at three of our best and worst games of the month.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
As one of the biggest launch titles of the PS5 (also available on the PS4), Spider-Man: Miles Morales delivered as the follow-up title to the original Spider-Man game on the PS4. Although touted as a smaller, standalone title, Miles Morales is a complete experience, and perhaps one that is more grounded and focused than the first game. The title is an excellent launch title for the PS5, and in our review, we noted that “this is the game you want to show off your impressive new hardware.”
Originally released back in 2009 for the PS3, Demon’s Souls has since been remade by Bluepoint Games for the launch of the PS5. While Demon’s Souls did not find immediate mainstream success, it eventually spawned the Dark Souls series as well as Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Demon’s Souls is based on the same formula as a challenging, action RPG. The gameplay remains unchanged, but the visuals and performance are worthy of the next-gen status. In our review, we advise: “Don’t miss out on the PS5’s showpiece if you can.”
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
While the original Hyrule Warriors title was more of a “Dynasty Warriors with a Zelda skin”-type of game, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity does more with the IP than before. Now tied in as a prequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the game serves more of a purpose than just as a fan service game. It’s pretty easy to summarize Age of Calamity, it is a Breath of the Wild prequel with musou tendencies and overall, it does its job well. In our review, we conclude that “what emerges from this strange union is an experience unlike either set of source material.”
Click on through to PAGE 2 for the worst…