GAMES OF 2018
Red Dead Redemption II
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Rock Stars game that takes place in the old west and the third installment to the red dead series also including the not as well-known Red Dead Revolver made by the same company on May 4th, 2004 for the PS2 and Xbox. Rock Stars is known for their very detailed open world games such as the Grand Theft Auto series, Red Dead series, and many more. So, Rock Stars is known to make some of the best games to date the more mainstream games being the GTA series with GTA 5 being the most recent and it is praised to be a Titan for its time and the same goes to Red Dead 2 the amount of detail is unbelievable. From every NPC, every gunshot, to the wildlife that surrounds you throughout the game. The story is just as good with characters from the last game making an appearance from the men you hunted down. The main character is your ally and throughout the whole thing, you get to see the development of all characters and how they got to where they are in the 2010 Red Dead.
Hitman is a popular franchise made IO Interactive that has ten games six comics and two movies. All of them following the story of Agent 47. The story starts in the year 2000 with Hitman Codename 47 and making a comeback in 2016 with Hitman. This title released episodically with season one. Hitman 2 is best described as season 2 of Hitman the creative ways to take out a target still the same but that's not a bad thing. The creative approach to the missions is something the Hitman games did well and Hitman 2 is no different. The equipment that you are given hasn't been changed too much you're given a handful of new toys and none of them making a big impact to the game and the AI can get really dumb to the point where you can just continue take out targets over and over. The story is along the same lines with it being a storyboard with dialog. Hitman 2 also introduces multiplayer where you go head to head with your friend in trying to take out a target in the most effective way possible. Overall Hitman 2 is a good game doing something right.
OVERKILL’S THE WALKING DEAD
Overkill’s the walking dead was made by the video game developer Overkill Software which is also known for the Pay Day series. Overkill’s The Walking Dead is a new take on the Walking Dead series that already has 48 issues of a comic, a TV series, to having games from more than one developer. TellTale Games releasing three games episodically known as TellTale The Walking Dead, and one game from Activision known as The Walk Dead Survival Instinct. But I digress Overkill’s The Walking Dead promised a lot with the four teaser trailers showcasing the four main characters Before the outbreak and how their situation has affected them but that is all we got there is not a lot story considering that the trailer made it seem that they would focus on the story. The AI is dumber than dirt having so walker not being able to see you until your in front of them or making it painfully obvious that you're there even then they don’t know how to respond and just stand there for a few seconds. The human NPC is no different with you being able to run behind an enemy with a shield and easily take him out. With all of that aside this game does have some redeeming qualities one of those being the atmosphere Overkill did a great job setting the tone of the game and putting you in the world of the walking dead. From the fog hiding walker, as you walk around to the fear, you get when your dangerously low supplies and you see the horde coming for you.
The Fallout series is made by the game company Bethesda which is also known for other games like the Elder Scrolls series, Evil Within, Doom and many more. Fallout 76 is the newest installment to the Fallout series being a prequel to all other Fallout games. This installment takes a different approach to the series. Going from single player to multiplayer something that was requested by many. But with new improvements brings new problems. Bethesda claimed that by adding in NPCs (non-playable character) would make it difficult to tell NPCs from other players so they would be taking out the human NPCs which many fans don’t like. When the BETA was released it wasn't looking too good with people saying it was boring without other people to play with and the countless bugs in the game didn't help. The full release wasn't any better the same problems remain and the story also seems to be a problem seeing all missions are given through tapes or robots not only that but it didn't seem to interest many people. In my personal opinion, the first couple of hours are boring but if you put some time and give it a chance it gets a lot better.