Recent releases of the PS5, Xbox series, and “next-gen” consoles from Sony and Microsoft have sparked a flood of titles, at the risk of not really knowing where to turn the knob. We take stock with a selection, a good combination of large machines and independent productions.
The lucky ones who will have managed to get his hands on Sony’s PlayStation 5 or one of Microsoft’s two Xbox series they are going to want to give them supplies to run at full speed when unwrapping the Christmas presents. And it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff amid this wave of video games, between truly rewarding propositions and deceptive titles looking to get on to the next generation in a timely manner. Especially since some titles already published benefit from an update to renew them. We have selected ten, among large machines dominated by spectacular and hidden nuggets.
“Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition”
The fifth part of this distant and very nervous rereading of The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri, spring in special edition. The devil can cry is a highly stylized mortal ballet, in which chopping down demonic legions invading Earth is tantamount to mastering the art of delicately and precisely linking. If “ray tracing” technology magnifies its baroque decorum like never before, its impact on fluidity is not negligible. Our hero, Dante, is still more charismatic and noisier than ever.
Capcom / Capcom. South PC, Xbox Series, PS5, Xbox One, PS4.
“Spider-Man: Miles Morales”
Without a doubt, THE technological showcase for Playstation 5 with this open-world adventure with Miles Morales, Peter Parker’s successor. New York under its white coat becomes a festival of particles and garlands of light. Reserved for die-hard Spider-Man fans or those who haven’t played Marvel’s spider man, released two years earlier, one has the feeling of having bonus content sold at a high price.
Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment. South PS4 and PS5.
“Yakuza: like a dragon”
After eight episodes of a river saga, Yakuza gets a double makeover with a new hero and a transformed gameplay. No more real-time street fights to give way to pure turn-based combat, in the great tradition of Japanese RPGs. For those of you who like highly coded genre, it’s a hit.
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio / Sega. South PC, Xbox Series, PS5, Xbox One, PS4.
“Forza Horizon 4”
Take the wheel again to travel through an English countryside as beautiful as a Gainsborough painting. A little too cramped in 2018, this challenging, motorized open world can now show its full beauty in 4K thanks to its update to the Xbox series.
Playground games / Microsoft Studios. South PC, Xbox Series, Xbox One.
If there’s a sports game to put under the tree with your console, it certainly is NBA 2K21, which takes full advantage of the additional power provided by “next generation” consoles. The models of the bodies and faces of the kings of American basketball and their animations amaze like never before. The same goes for the masterful set design. Issue : NBA 2K21 He seems so proud of the technological leap that, by default, he approaches his camera too close to the field, which can affect good game visibility.
Visual Concepts / Take Two Interactive. South PC, PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One.
The new game from the creators ofAbzû is similar to a refined view of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Small open world, environmental puzzles and a call to travel to purify the Earth from evil. He almost invented the idea of ”Zen danger”, since death is impossible there, even in the face of giant and angry monsters, to better encourage the player to embrace the very particular movement of his heroine. Excellent music by Austin Wintory.
Giant squid / Annapurna Interactive. Available on PC, PS5, PS4, Apple Arcade.
“Tetris Effect: Connected”
The classic Tetris had been reinvented in his version Effect in 2018, where each destruction of blocks of lines produced on the screen a sound and a zen and psychedelic light (incredible with a virtual headset). Tetris effect: Connected It is put at the service of these difficult pandemic times to recreate a link with cooperative mode for up to three players, both locally and online, who must annihilate threats with a series of lines that occupy the entire width of the screen. Supplied with the Game Pass subscription, it’s essential.
Stage games / Improvement games. South PC, Xbox Series, Xbox One
“Call of the sea”
An environmental puzzle game that a woman will solve in first person in search of her husband, who has disappeared on a Polynesian island. The indie scene is also positioning itself on new consoles, and Call of the sea it has strong arguments to make with its magnificent island landscapes.
Out of the blue / Pure fury. South PC, Xbox Series, Xbox One.
“Sackboy: a great adventure”
License hero Little big planet, known for his level editors, Sackboy is Sony’s other mascot for kids after Astro. Sackboy: a great adventure is a 3D platformer in the vein of Super Mario 3D World clearly favoring multiplayer mode to create fun mayhem for young audiences. Although well done, its classicism does not justify its excessive price.
Sumo Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment. Available on PS5 and PS4.
As ugly as it is fun Bugsnax it’s kind of a strange cross between animated film Giant dumpling storm and Pokemon. From the beginning he shows an almost unhealthy obsession with junk food with his “Carapommes” and other “Scaraburgers”, creatures half animal and half food. From the second, he works on the inclinations of the youngest for acute collecting, during which it is convenient to observe this hundred Bugsnax, like a zoologist, to better capture them by the most disgusting and fun means. Joys and splendors of regression.
Young Horses Inc./Fangamer. South PC and PS5.