3 Up, 3 Down – July 2021
With July behind us, we are officially moving on to August and soon enough, the holiday season. Before we get a bit too ahead of ourselves, let’s take some time to look back at some of July 2021’s best and worst releases.
Death’s Door is an isometric Zelda-like game with hints of FromSoftware sprinkled in. This action game throws players into dungeons to unlock new weapons or abilities en route to the next dungeon. In our review, we wondered if Death’s Door could be 2021’s greatest indie title, and concluded that “Death’s Door is a masterclass in level design.”
Tribes of Midgard
Tribes of Midgard is the type of game that combines elements from multiple games and genres and ultimately ends up all the better for it. Tribes of Midgard is a cooperative action-RPG with crafting elements, survival elements, and a vibrant aesthetic. In our review, we found that “Tribes of Midgard should appeal to fans of action RPGs, survival games, co-op PvE and of course, the rich tapestry of Viking combat, lore, and culture.”
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
While Monster Hunter is best known for its mainline games and mechanics of hunting, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin continues the spinoff series’ success. Essentially, the game is Monster Hunter’s version of Pokemon with solid gameplay and a fun story. In our review, we found that the game “scratches the itch that Pokemon hasn’t been able to touch in years, all the while setting itself apart from the influences it drew from.”