Another issue of games™ has hit shelves (real and digital) and it’s a packed one as ever with some of the biggest games coming in late 2018 and early 2019 gracing our pages. Let’s take a closer look at what you can look forward to reading. And check out MyFavouriteMagazines to grab yourself a copy of games™ 205 or have a look at our latest subscription offers.
We’ve been big backers of BioWare’s latest ever since we got our first look at it during E3 2017. We were coming off the back of the disappointment of Mass Effect and we were ready to put some distance between our fandom and BioWare for a little while if we had to, but Anthem felt so fresh and daring and getting to play it now and discuss how it manages to draw on the full experience of the studio to create a really innovative multiplayer experience has only solidified that feeling. This is simply one of the most exciting games of the generation and if you still need convincing then this issue is the place to start.
We love Remedy to bits. We love our insane it is. We love how creative it is. We love how willing it is to push out into the oddest and most convoluted premises and make them work. Control is a fantastic example of this and it was great to hear from the team how the freedom of making its first multi-format game in years has afforded it a lot more room to experiment and be even more creative than usual. Control’s premise and gameplay are equally bonkers and thrilling. This is definitely a game to watch.
Better On Switch?
We don’t know about you, but we find ourselves hearing about a new game being released and immediately checking whether we’ll get to play it on Switch or not. We know it’s not as powerful as the big home consoles or a PC, but there’s just something about being able to pick it up anytime we want and move from living room to mobile gaming in a snap that feels so convenient. With all of that in mind we’ve taken a closer look at all of the big and small games available on multiple formats to ask, which are really better to play on the Nintendo Switch?
From a shed in North London, two indie game makers, with support from some other creative souls, have been putting together an otherworldly, sandbox exploration experience that is part role-player, part coming of age tale and every inch of it is stunning to behold. This issue we had the pleasure of chatting with Dan and Greg of Shedworks about Sable, about the game’s art style, about the role of masks in the world, about building your own hoverbike and much more besides. This is a very exciting game and you’ll want to be up to speed with it ASAP.
Lots of hands- and eyes-on experience to draw from in our Access section this issue as we take on the likes of Sekiro, the Resi 2 remake, Devil May Cry 5 and get a brand new look at Night City with CD Projekt Red. It probably goes without saying, Cyberpunk 2077 is very impressive and the new gameplay we had a look at was fantastic. Expect to learn a lot more about that soon.
Reviews: Spider-Man, Two Point Hospital, Planet Alpha, PES 2019, Strange Brigade, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Phantom Doctrine, NBA 2K19, Bad North, Not Tonight.
Retro: Complete guide to Elite Systems, behind the scenes of Disney’s Tarzan, interview with Jolyon Myers and why Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night was a game changer.
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