What’s Good? Week of 8/2/17

Real Talk By: KJ

The community has expanded a bit. We’ve opened a Discord line. You’ll find sections dedicated to every current gaming platform.  Those looking to play Splatoon 2 with easy communication, come kick it with us. There are general discussions about everything awesome in the realm of gaming.

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Aztez has been an indie game on our radar for quite some time.  It combines strategy with hack and slash.  So it’s a hybrid of-sorts, with an art direction that immediately leaves an impression.  This is out on PC, but Console Versions (Including Switch) are on the way.  Let’s dive in:

What’s Good? Our Play Legit Picks are Highlighted.

  • PS4: Patapon Remastered, Shadow Tactics: Blades of The Shogun, The Long Dark
  • PSVR: Dino Frontier, Castlestorm VR
  • Xbox One: Race Arcade, Shadow Tactics: Blades of The Shogun, Tacoma, The Way
  • Switch: Blaster Master Zero: Shovel Knight Add-on, Puzzle Adventure Blockle, Slime-San, Strikers 1945, Retro City Rampage DX
  • PC: Aztez, Tacoma
  • Oculus: Tiny Town

At The Movies: It’s Time for The Dark Tower to emerge. Idris Elba stars in the Book-to-Film Adaptation.  Fingers crossed.  Hopefully it’s a good one.  Let us know what you think. Seeing this one?

@PlayLegit.Net:

  • KJ’s Namco Museum (Switch) Review This Week
  • Mission 3 Audio Encore Every Friday
  • Zombie Zac’s Splatoon 2 Review is Out Now!
  • Ms. Throwback’s Horizon Zero Dawn Review is Out Now!

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-KJ

NieR: Automata Review: Android Trifecta

 

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Real Talk By: Wesley Amrine

Reviewed on PS4, Available on PC

The year was 2017 and gamers everywhere were faced with a choice.  Maybe one of the hardest choices ever.  Do I buy a Nintendo Switch for the newest entry in The Legend of Zelda? Should I buy multiple RPG’s for the PS4 or Xbox One, waiting for a wider variety of games to arrive for the Switch? Now if you’re like me you may have chosen the latter.  With games such as Horizon Zero Dawn and Persona 5 coming out on PS4 within a few short months of each other, you may have missed another great release: NieR: Automata. Now I know that NieR: Automata was rated very highly by the critics and they may have already swayed you, but let me give those still on the fence that final push. Continue reading “NieR: Automata Review: Android Trifecta”

E3 2017 Power Ten

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As our E3 2017 coverage comes to a close,  we at Play Legit have released our Power 10 Rankings.  This means games that we want to play right this instant.  If every title listed dropped today, we would be in line waiting.  Continue reading “E3 2017 Power Ten”

Friday the 13th: The Game Review: Low Budget Classic

Real Talk By: Zombie Zac

Reviewed on PS4

Let me get my inherent biases out-of-the-way: I love all the Friday the 13th movies and it is without a doubt my favorite movie franchise— period. Horror is my favorite film genre and within that specifically slasher films. Finally, I try to play every significant horror game that comes out, from Resident Evil, to Silent Hill, to Amnesia, to old PC classics like Alone in the Dark. So it makes sense that I was excited to play Friday the 13th: The Game and why I bought it on day 1 not waiting for anyone else’s thoughts on it. With the only Friday the 13th video game representation being on the original Nintendo, it’s high time for Jason to be resurrected to kill again. Unfortunately, weed smoking, sex-crazed teenagers aren’t the only things to die in this game. Continue reading “Friday the 13th: The Game Review: Low Budget Classic”

Refunct Review: Painting A Picture

Real Talk By: KJ

Refunct is a platformer by Dominique Grieshofer.  It’s out on PC, Mac, and now Xbox One.  Gamers will be taken on a unique trip, one that is punishment free.  Your goal is to Bring life back to the world.  I found myself frequently pausing to see the completion percentage raise from 0-100.  Players add to the game by simply exploring.  Step on environments, watch as color is restored.  It all adds to your progression.  You’ll even hear a nice change-grabbing sound with each new step.  Continue reading “Refunct Review: Painting A Picture”

Neighborhorde Review: Friendship Party

Real Talk By: KJ

Fermenter Games gives us a title designed to keep people unified.  Here I am playing as a Duck, throwing basketballs at Ninjas.  Welcome to the world of Neighborhorde.  It’s all about The 4-Player Experience.  Huddling-up is actually rewarded.  Players who fight inside the “Friendzone” will have a higher success rate.  Face off against some truly insane enemy types.
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Tokyo 42 Review: A New Perspective

Real Talk By: Haggy

In a futuristic Tokyo, where death has almost been cured and the Assassin’s business has never been so accepted or profitable, the player finds themselves embroiled in a plot for a crime they didn’t commit.  A murder someone didn’t come back from.  After a daring escape, the player and their friend must figure out which Assassin used them as the scapegoat.  Climb the food chain to find out who did it. Continue reading “Tokyo 42 Review: A New Perspective”

What’s Good? Week of 5/24/17

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Real Talk By: KJ

No spoilers here, but I certainly enjoyed Samurai Jack Season 5.  Love how all the story elements tied together.  The perfect blend of action, comedy, and stunning art.  My DVR was jam-packed with Martial Arts Content.  Surprise hit Into The Badlands had its finale as well.  Talk about some explosive fight scenes. Happy to hear AMC picked it up again, with 16 Episodes to boot.  Also, Dragon Ball Super Continues to sizzle.  Things started a bit slow, but I’m glad to have stayed with it.  Far as gaming is concerned, My Shopping Cart was heavy, yet my wallet was barely touched.  I took full advantage of the Xbox Backwards Compatibility Sale.  Grabbed several goodies at absolute bargain prices. Continue reading “What’s Good? Week of 5/24/17”

NBA PlayGrounds Review: A Different Jam

Real Talk By: KJ

Arcade Fun returns! It’s been a few years since NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Released.  Even longer since EA has given us any kind of NBA Street.  Saber Interactive is stepping-in with NBA Playgrounds.  The house of Shaq-Fu 2 brings us a 2v2 sports game available for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch.

Characters are limited at the start.  Open Card Bundles, and reveal new players.  Progression through Playgrounds unlocks Gold Tiered Packs.  The results are always random.  Repeat cards will garner experience points.  Playgrounds doesn’t force fans to pick team-specific lineups, freely pick whoever.  As of this writing 150 athletes can be unlocked.  Not all marquee players (Michael Jordan/Kobe Bryant), but there’s still a solid amount of throwback and new school participants.  Shaq and Allen Iverson lead the charge. Continue reading “NBA PlayGrounds Review: A Different Jam”

Yooka-Laylee Review: Retro Duo

Real Talk By: Haggy

Brought to us by Playtonic Games and Team 17, Yooka-Laylee is the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie.  When I say spiritual successor, it might as well be the direct sequel.  It’s made by many of the same individuals.  Is it basically just a modern remastering/touch-up of old games, or do we have something fresh?
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