Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Kombat is another iconic video game franchise we’re all familiar with that’s been around for decades. Over the years we have seen new installments release into the market with 2011 seeing a reboot known simply as Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat X however is a sequel to the 2011 reboot though the narrative will take players about twenty-five years later. For the most part, this game lines up with all of the past Mortal Kombat video games where gameplay focuses mostly on one-on-one fighting matches.
Since its release the video game has a number of notable characters from throughout the series such as Jax, Johnny Cage, Kitana, and Raiden. However, post release the developers have launched DLC packs that brought in new characters along with crossovers such as Jason Voorhees, Predator and Alien.
The Wolf Among Us
Based on the Fables comic book series, The Wolf Among Us is another hit from developers Telltale Games. Overall, the game is set within an American town that that features outcasts from your beloved fairy tale stories. Now hiding in the human world, players take on the role of Bigby Wolf, once known as the Big Bad Wolf, who must keep the fables in check in order to avoid unwanted attention.
That’s easier said then done when a new string of murders has occurred to various fairy tale characters. Since these chosen few can only be killed by another fairy tale character it seems that this investigation will lead Bigby to meet with past friends in order to learn who is the real murderer.
The Walking Dead
Telltale Games takes real precious care when it comes to their video game releases. Oftentimes they will handle other IPs such as Batman and Game of Thrones though they add their own unique twist to it. This usually results in an adventure narrative that relies heavily on player choices in order to alter the story and the characters within it.
The Walking Dead takes place in the popular comic and AMC TV series universe where you may even see a familiar face. However, predominately, the game is centered around unique characters within The Walking Dead universe.
This first season follows Lee Everett, a man that is on his way to prison until the zombie apocalypse actually ends up freeing him from the law enforcement. Now free in a chaotic world, Lee stumbles upon a young child by the name of Clementine who is all alone. Quickly Lee takes on the role of Clementine’s guardian and protects her from the harsh new realities of the world.
Resident Evil was such a massive title when it first launched back on the original PlayStation console. The game was an instant staple to the survival horror genre that sparked a whole franchise filled with video games, novels to a cinematic film series. But without that first installment the franchise would be nothing. Capcom has taken quite a bit of care towards the Resident Evil franchise, especially its first main installment which has been remastered for the Nintendo GameCube and later touched up again for the latest generation consoles.
This latest version is a massive overhaul in comparison to the original installment. Likewise, its still an iconic game that holds up today and one that we highly recommend playing through. If you’ve never tried out the first Resident Evil game then you’re in for a treat that’s full of puzzles and true survival horror elements. Don’t expect to go into the game guns blazing, instead you’ll need to think of how to proceed through areas while managing your limited inventory stock.
Batman: Arkham Knight
If you’re coming from Batman: Arkham City and looking to get a bit more of the caped crusader then Batman: Arkham Knight is one title not to miss out on. The video game acts as a sequel to the Arkham City release where the game picks up one year following the Arkham City events.
Within the game, Scarecrow had unleashed an attack on Gotham City causing a massive evacuation. Teamed up with a mysterious enemy known as the Arkham Knight, Batman is left within a barren city filled with his greatest foes. Much like Batman: Arkham City, Arkham Knight allows players to freely transverse through the world map and take on additional side missions. Likewise, developers, Rocksteady Studios introduced a new element to the franchise, the Batmobile.
Batman’s famous vehicle is not only used to help our hero to travel throughout the city, but also a means to solve puzzles along with acting as another combat tool.