In the generation of the outputs is much more staggered than in the past, December has turned practically in the one month in which to be able to pull really breath, and for once the historical trends of the industry continues with a holiday period relatively calm.
Fortunately, even the most hungry of news have between your hands a few goodies not to be underestimated between the Switch that receives the usual batch of porting of exception, Alien: Isolation on all, the great return of Halo: Reach, and several productions, perhaps the name is not so bombastic, but still interesting. To stand out, for example, the Phoenix Point created by the father of the very first XCOM and the eagerly anticipated Life is Strange 2: Episode 5.
Of course not forgetting the touching and inspired Arise: A Simple Story, the dark Mosaic , and the spin-off Darksiders Genesis. Ok, maybe for a different between you not even December will be the month of savings.
- Arise: A Simple Story (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Blair Witch (PS4)
- Farming Simulator 20 (Switch)
- Halo: Reach (PC, Xbox One)
- Life Is Strange 2: Episode 5 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
- Phoenix Point (PC)
- Simulacra (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
- Tools Up! (PC, PS4, Switches, Xbox One)
- You will find Saves the Universe (Xbox One)
The month of December opens with a work artistically worthy to touch the strings the more emotional of the players. After an announcement that came with a certain arrogance to all of the seam of experiences with the iconic Journey, Arise: A Simple Story is made to recognize as a work more complex and structured, characterized not only by a sub-art of the highest level, but also from a gameplay and more importantly, that is based on the phases of platform and puzzle related to the manipulation of the passage of time. A game to discover also thanks to our trial Arise: A Simple Story.
Popped out of nowhere in the course of the E3 2019 and launched during the summer on PC and Xbox One, Blair Witch door screens games, the imagination of the cult film the Blair Witch Project, and it does so through a new story packaged by the guys at Bloober Team, a software house who in these years has made itself heard through the Layers of Fear and the Observer. Also now on the PS4 we will be able to get lost in a forest to explore, with our trusty dog, facing a dark presence that is going to break loose in all its ruthlessness. Discover this horror in our review of the Blair Witch in the PC version.
Farming Simulator 20 will arrive on the Nintendo Switch with all the new features that were introduced in Farming Simulator 19. Also, John Deere, manufacturer of agricultural machinery largest in the world, will be present for the first time on the Nintendo console, accompanied by a large number of new additions: new machinery, new planting (including cotton, and oats), the breeding of pigs, cows and sheep, and finally a new map set in North America to explore and develop.
Time for a great return, this time on PC and Xbox One. The award-winning Halo: Reach is based on the look for finally entering inside of Halo: The Masterchief Collection and to begin a series of major outputs related to Halo on the PC. It is a game that needs no introduction, and although it is not a chapter numbered in the saga is remembered with great affection by all the fans and is rightly considered one of the highest points of the IP created by Bungie.
As much as the first season is probably in many respects unattainable, Life is Strange 2: Episode 5 will be a closure, which many players waiting impatiently. Dontnod has certainly once again proved they know how to tell very interesting stories especially with the characters and the relationships that you hardly will forget. The final system will meet and raise the bar of quality?
Thanks to the incredible commitment of Beamdog and Skybound some of the great classics of the past have debuted for the first time in the console world, and this time it is the turn of Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition. Let us delve deep in the Forgotten Realms with this critically acclaimed role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, which combines the content of Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition with new features and improvements, and that includes over 100 hours of adventures ruolistiche for all to discover.
Julian Gollop, father of the acclaimed XCOM is still today with its new incarnations is making sparks with its mix of turn-based strategy and elements of management, has finally Phoenix Point. Humanity is grappling with a threat of the character of the spores sollevatesi after the melting of the glaciers has caused the creation of horrible mutated creatures that continue to evolve becoming more and more lethal. We can eradicate a threat that is constantly changing and increasingly lethal?
The horror passes through the screen of a mobile phone of a young unknown. Simulacra is a thriller narrative that is lived through a cell phone including text and voice messages, passwords, to discover, photos, videos, and secrets inside a device that by now has become the container of everything that affects us, both good and bad. Have a whole life in the palm of a hand can be scary.
If you are looking for a party game light-hearted and different from the usual Tools Up! It really seems the perfect answer for the christmas period. An electrifying co-op game that puts to the test our approach for the restructuring and the work of the team putting ourselves facing a real race against time to paint, tear off the wallpaper, move divanti and furniture and make everything absolutely perfect.
What happens when one of the creators of the beloved Rick & honor of his wedding, Justin Roger, gets to work on a video game from humor to sci-fi, irreverent, vulgar and in bad taste at the right point? You will find Saves the Universe comes to Xbox One after the release on PS4 and PC (where it also supports the VR) putting us in front of the premise as a narrative that was nothing short of weird: our dogs were abducted by the alien Glorkon has them inserted in their cavities, orbital, and uses their life essence to destroy the universe. Our only chance is to ally ourselves with Will, an alien is certainly not particularly eager to save the universe. Find more details in our test you Will find Saves the Universe.
- Everreach: Project Eden (PC, Xbox One)
Waiting to understand what BioWare intend to do with the universe of Mass Effect, here we are struggling with that since its announcement seemed to be a sort of clone indie of the iconic saga sci-fi. Everreach: Project Eden is an action role-playing game in which players take the role of Nora Harwood, a member of the division of safety of Everreach Corporation on a mission to liberate the planet Edan from colonization, and to investigate events to say the least, unusual. We will be able to explore a vast alien world and descend into its depths to discover the ancient secrets of a forgotten civilization between fighting on foot, the battles over high-speed vehicles, and a skill system to be discovered.
- Alien: Isolation (Switch)
- Darksiders Genesis (PC Staff)
- Interrogation: You will be deceived (PC)
- Mosaic (PC)
- Star Ocean First Departure R (PS4, Switch)
We do not believe that there is no need for the presentation, but know that the immense throng of porting designed for Switch adds a bigwig of the survival horror genre. Despite the sales not so amazing, Alien: Isolation is a title of absolute quality that offers a fantastic new piece absolutely worthy of the iconic universe of Alien. In case you didn’t know the story of Amanda Ripley this is an opportunity not to be missed. All the details in our review of Alien: Isolation in its first debut on the market.
As for the change of gender makes us think of the “only” one spin-off, Darksiders Genesis is a piece of extremely interesting and important to the franchise over the years has allowed us to interpret the Horsemen of the Apocalypse as seen through the mind and the inspiration of Joe Madureira. The gameplay is typical of the saga joins the isometric view reminiscent of the typical action of Diablo-like, and that allows us to play the role of both the War that the unusual character of the Conflict. An action that supports the co-op and that could prove to be a surprise.
The kind of investigation is giving us more and more representatives, more or less known and famous, and how Interrogation: You will be deceived is past decidedly muted could get your hands on a detective from noir not bad. Our role as a detective we will push the limits in search of clues on a very dangerous terrorist group. We will have to manage our team, interrogate suspects, and figure out once and for all how much are we willing to push beyond the limits of our morality in the name of truth.
After the launch of Apple Arcade, the subscription service for iOS devices which is proving very good quality and variety, the Mosaic is ready to debut on PC and especially on Steam with its load of dark atmospheres and current issues and socially rather delicate. Our protagonist spends a monotonous life in a cold city, without a real meaning until the turn in the a critical day, a day in which they begin to happen strange things and everything changes. An interesting new project from the developers of Among the Sleep.
In Star Ocean First Departure R, originally published in the west on the now historical PSP, a young swordsman, Roddick, and his companions set off in search of a cure for a deadly disease before getting involved in an adventure among the stars waiting to be discovered. Of course, this new version offers innovations, improvements and new volumes that can give life to a gaming experience that is truly definitive.
- Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (PS4, Xbox One)
- Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection (Switch)
- Immortal Planet (PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
Panache Digital Games, the development studio independent co-founded in 2014 by Patrice Désilets, creative director of the original Assassin’s Creed, is ready to launch on the console of a project very fascinating and worth exploring. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a survival game in the third person, which brings us to the origins of humanity begin to live a period of time ranging from 10 to 2 million years ago. It’s up to us to try to proliferate our clan surviving in the ruthless nature that does not look at anybody. To learn more, please refer to our review of the Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey in the PC version.
As is tradition, the Switch accommodates a variety of porting that could be a refresher not bad thanks to the hybrid nature of the console. Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection is a bundle that includes Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Rogue, the two projects are closely connected to the characters and the storyline that put us in front of the protagonists is very different from the classic Assassins. Two games that in their own way they represented unique aspects, and the original of the saga Ubisoft.
More than two years after the release on PC, Immortal Planet transports us, even on console, on a far off planet completely covered by ice and inhabited exclusively by be robotic that you have no memory of the past. Only the protagonist seems to actually be conscious and capable of shedding light on the many mysteries of a world that is ruthless, which houses the tombs of the now asleep immortal. A souls-like with isometric view, from the combat mechanics and deep, challenging and with a game world rather fascinating. Our review of Immortal Planet in the PC version sheds light on this interesting action with RPG elements.
- Ashen (PS4, Steam, Switch)
Launched in a way that is completely unexpected, a year ago, Ashen was one of the first projects available on the Xbox Game Pass and exclusive time PC on the Epic Games Store. A souls-like the graphic style peculiar characterized by mechanical properties that maybe don’t make a miracle but that fit together in an almost perfect, also proposing a co-op in a shared world can add further unpredictability to our adventure. Finally, players PS4, Switches, and the world of Steam will be able to discover the work of the A44 Games. All the details in the review of Ashen version of the Xbox One.
- AVICII: Invector (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Boneworks (PC)
- Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Switch)
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PC)
- Hearthstone: The Descent of the Dragons (PC, Mobile)
- Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries (PC)
- Riverbond (Switch)
- Shovel Knight: King of Cards (PC, PS4, Switches, Xbox One)
- Shovel Knight Showdown (PC, PS4, Switches, Xbox One)
If you’re a fan of rhythm game, or the late DJ AVICII, AVICII: Invector is definitely a game to mark on your shopping list. Let yourself be carried away by the melodies moving between frequencies, and defying every beat of 25 great hit of AVICII with the pace and action of a gaming experience that is futuristic in some ways resembles the style of the great Thumper.
As much as it is a project in many ways, “only” experimental”, Boneworks , may prove to be a kind of preamble to what will be the Half-Life: Gun. Also in this case we will live an adventure strictly in the first person that joins sequences from the shooter to the manipulation of the physical, and the resolution of the puzzle, and instruments of various kinds. The expectations are definitely several and the teams Stress Level Zero may have shaped a project that could make the school for the entire future of virtual reality is related to gaming and not only.
Who would have ever thought that in 2019 we would have heard once again of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger? The merit of the Switch and of his desire to expand the range of third party projects through quality not too recent. This spin-off made in Ubisoft and Techland had proved to be a FPS of high quality workmanship and the arrival on the hybrid of the big N could make the throat to those who had never touched with the hand of this IP. Discover the adventures of Silas Greaves, and other historical gunslingers with our review of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 port on the PC the spin-off of the RPG series, which in this case joins some mechanical construction “to Minecraft”. The game includes a single player campaign and also a new construction mode in multiplayer. We will be faced with even more content and combinations of construction within a new story set in a new world, with new characters and new options including an online multiplayer mode that allows up to four players to create something absolutely magnificent. A successful mix? I say in a review of Dragon Quest Builders 2 version PS4.
- Black Desert Mobile (Mobile)
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York (PC)
Black Desert Online is one of MMORPG the most popular on the market, and the launch of a mobile version can intrigue a lot considering how this particular type of platforms can marry in a very effective way to the style of the productions branded Pearl Abyss. Black Desert Mobile will disseminate the style of the software house Korean also on our smartphones and tablets?
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York and immerses us in the conflict between the two factions vampiric: the Camarilla and the Anarch. The game aims to translate the complex and fascinating world of vampires, their struggles the night of power and the attempts to hold on to their humanity, in a format previously unexplored by the brand, an experience narrative that focuses firmly on the plot and the atmosphere. In the game play as the new vampire who had just arrived in New York to learn what it means to be one of the Brothers in a huge metropolis, vibrant and modern.
- Detroit: Become Human (PC)
- SuperEpic (PC, PS4, Switches, Xbox One)
With the end of the exclusivity absolute with Sony, Quantic Dream has started to launch on the PC the their catalog by binding to the double thread at the Epic Games Store. After Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls is the game, the most recent among the projects of the software house headed by David Cage. Detroit: Become Human purpose was to prove to be the game’s most ambitious in the history of the team proposing the typical narrative focus, which in this case focuses on the three protagonists, three androids and different in their own way, quite unique. All the details on this the now ex-exclusive PS4 in our review of Detroit: Become Human.
If you are looking for a metroidvania with a lot of action, satire and humor, and did not see the time to impersonate a raccoon and a blade with the soul of heroes, then you are in the right place. SuperEpic we will ask you to save a society worthy of the imagination of Orwell from the control of a malignant corporation. RegnantCorp and its micropayments may not triumph!
- Song of Horror: Episode 3 (PC)
The idea of a series of episodic Life is Strange with elements from survival horror and permadeath is not something for every day and seems to give life to a mix of souls, how much less curious. Song of Horror: Episode 3 continues this project, instead of the original and appreciated by several players with a new adventure in search of clues and revelations that shed light on the curse linked to a supernatural being, and lethal called The Presence. Will we survive to get to the truth?
- The Sims 4: University Life (PS4, Xbox One)
- Wattam (PC, PS4)
The Sims 4: University Life is the new and long-awaited expansion that allows Sims to enroll at the university of their dreams, and lectures on engineering, education or law, to customize their bedroom to feel more at home, dabbling in extra-curricular activities and establish new friendships. After the launch on PC also the passionate owners of the PS4 and Xbox One will be able to experience first-hand the latest new content, news Maxis and EA.
When the father of Katamari Damacy announces a new independent project that we can not straighten the antenna, and expect the truckload of madness. In this sense, Wattam does not seem to really disappoint, quite the contrary! Led by Keita Takahashi, Funomena, we ask you to explore a world of desolation where everything is gone and seems to have lost. We can play alone or with a friend in split-screen to help Mayor to rediscover the joy of friendship, to recover lost memories and reconnect with the world itself.
- Borderlands 3 – Moxxi”s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Fans of the Borderlands collection, it is time for a new adventure! In Borderlands 3: Moxxi”s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot we will have to complete a mission to’s with a team built to attack a space station-casino. We’ll have to see with the security forces of the Hyperion, and other lethal enemies in order to reach the safe full of Eridium, money, and loot legendary. But be careful because in order to reach the Handsome Jackpot you will need to first find the access to the Sanctuary III in the main story. You have not yet played the title Gearbox? Find out in the review of Borderlands 3.
We arrived at the end of our traditional appointment with the outputs of the month. Is there any title that you purchase surely? Some games that will still elicit doubt or the other so wait for a price drop or the first reviews? Please let us know in the comments and, as always, we’ll meet again in a month with the releases of January and the start of a new year of gaming.