November continues to work with a large number of review games and compete for the elusive Christmas market.
But Rockstar Games has shifted competition with its latest version.
Red Dead Redemption 2 ★ ★ ★ ★ ½
To tell Red Dead Redemption 2 this cinematic game is an understatement.
It is clear that every detail has been constantly reviewed when setting this western to the correct path, and rightly or wrongly, given what was reported by teams working more than 100 hours a week, it is difficult to deny that this game was seeking perfection in everything, because it rotates the story Arthur Morgan, a criminal and gang member Van der Linde, who ended up in 1899 after an unsuccessful hest.
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Early visual effects, such as a snowstorm and the interaction of people inside, are simply impressive. For Arthur, there is a lot of control – he needs to feed, maintain stamina and maintain health.
This kind of nannying, which while realistic for a game, reminds you that this is also a bit of a hassle (just like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas made you keep your character alive) and distracts you from simply continuing the game.
Visually, the game strikes at every level, from kinematics, which seems authentic to switch cameras to scenes, what makes you feel that you are in the film Sergio Leone, there is a lot to learn. Rockstar Games were based on the success of previous titles, such as Grand Theft Auto, and created almost video games that will impress for many years.
Tetris effect ★★★★
Tetris return to Tetris: The effect seems to be a loving tribute to a game that sucked so many of our lives more than three decades ago.
But in many ways, this is Tetris, which is bathed in an Ibiza Chill-out album, tuned to a pulsing chain of psychedelic images, and then locked into you a floating tank along the Sound Shapes gameplay route, which includes music and rhythm.
But each level is also blessed with a number of moving effects around the central game, which is in the middle of the screen. This is a more attractive effect in a VR environment, but does not lose benefits when it is on a regular screen. In truth, when a relaxed soundtrack is played out, the images absorb, reflecting the nature of what you are doing.
This is a sensory onslaught in many ways – although welcoming, like swirling patterns, growing creatures form on the sides of the game, pulsate, spin and live with breathing digital dots that grow as the levels continue and as the game process improves.
In general, the Tetris Effect is a touching update of the past, a clever bow to the future and a game that never loses sight of what made the original Tetris suppress such a devilish knobby game.
Hitman 2 ★★★
Agent 47 is back.
In the previous game, 47 kanahins were cut into episodes, giving you time to feel the thrill of planning and executing a murder.
The latter, in truth, is a bit episodic, given that you can choose where you will continue after the first mission. It is strange to report that since the whole game was released immediately.
This time Agent 47 hunts for the Shadow Client and his shadow group, putting him in conflict with his past. Starting from the sandy shores of Hawk Bay, the globe is trotting again, with 47 missions that send it to the shores of Mumbai, Colombia and other parts of Europe.
Hitman 2 works in some way and fails in others.
But pretty much it's as fun as you want to do it. Again, this is not a game for patience, and if you don’t have a desire to develop plans, set traps and reap the benefits, perhaps you should go somewhere else. However, viewing goals are scattered, approaching their execution, they can assist.
New Zealand Knife at Hawk's Bay piece by piece; its location may be anywhere, but it’s a nice naughty knife to set the tone of the plot, and the terrain on the beach means that you really need to plan things to escape.
This is a deal with Hitman 2; it's as hard as you want to do it.
Hitman 2 does exactly what it says on tin; there are also multiplayer offers and the return of elusive goals to be taken. But in terms of standing out from the crowd in a very busy season, Hitman 2 makes a shot, but doesn’t quite hit the bull for anyone other than fans of the current story of Agent 47.
Review codes were provided to reviewers of Rockstar Games, PlayStation NZ and Warner Bros Interactive, respectively.