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The Best of May 2018 in Videogames


Variety, quantity and above all quality! We closed the month of May with a handful of great video games that we have enjoyed greatly in recent weeks. Pillars of Eternity 2, DKC: Tropical Freeze, State of Decay 2 or Detroit are just some of the novelties we reviewed in Best of the Month.

You look back, analyze in detail the number of video games that have been released in the month of May, and it is impossible not to be amazed! There has been variety, quantity and above all, a lot of quality thanks to the launch of such outstanding titles as Detroit of PS4, State of Decay 2 of PC and Xbox One, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze of Nintendo Switch, or the role adventure Pillars of Eternity 2 on PC. And these are just a few of the many titles that have appeared during the month of May, in which we have also enjoyed the remastering of Dark Souls, or proposals as interesting as Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux for Nintendo 3DS, orMoonlighter from the Spanish studio Digital Sun.

As if all this was not enough, a few days before the beginning of E3 2018, there have been major announcements such as the presentation, at last, of the new episodes of Battlefield and Call of Duty, as well as Rage 2 or Fallout 76 by part of Bethesda Softworks, or the promising Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! / Eevee! , which undoubtedly have warmed up the environment in the face of the imminent start of the most important video game fair in the world. Do you know a little? For having, there has even been a leak that has revealed Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. 

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Platforms: Switch By: Retro Studios

Rating (9.0) No matter which console appears, DKC: Tropical Freeze remains one of the brightest platforms of recent years. On the occasion of his arrival at Nintendo Switch, we have no great news. A new mode, indicated for less skilled users, as well as slight improvements in visual and performance issues. However, it is a real must for those who have not yet played, due to its incredible playable balance, challenge, and variety of situations.

A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia
Platforms: PC By Creative Assembly

Rating (7.5) The spin-offs of the Total War series seem like a good idea to build on, but if they want to live up to what the saga has achieved they also have plenty of space to improve. I have no problem with a game that condense the enormous dimensions and ambitions of the series, Shogun 2 did it fantastically well in 2011, but here I miss some of the things that added depth and fun to the franchise. I perceive A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia as a Creative Assembly attempt to bring its strategy in real time to other audiences and, although that is always good news, I expected a much better result from it.

Dragon's Crown Pro
Platform: PS4 By Vanillaware

Rating (8.5) Unlike Odin Sphere with his Leifthrasir and Muramasa with his Rebirth, we did not find so many differences in Dragon's Crown Pro with respect to the original work, beyond an increase in resolution to 4K, his orchestrated soundtrack and the new translation of your texts into our language. For those who did not enjoy it, its essence of beat'em up with touches of RPG continues to stay fresh like the first day, promising a good experience for a game and a very deep one for those wanting to pass and review the game with all their characters and difficulty levels.

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Platforms: PC By Obsidian

Rating (9.5) Obsidian has done it again. With the support of fans, the creators of Fallout: New Vegas come back to surprise with an extraordinary RPG that recovers the best essence of role classics like Baldur's Gate 2. Exciting in its action, with a spectacular combat system and wonderful setting in the scene, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire immerses you in an epic pirate adventure that will take time to forget thanks to its powerful narrative. Once again, and there are a few! Obsidian signs a memorable work that is destined to become one of the great video games of 2018.

Laser League
Platforms: PC, PS4, XOne By roll7

Rating (8.0) Laser League is a great quick and fun proposal that, although it is not relegated exclusively to the multiplayer, it is much more enjoyed in company. Frenzied games, with a clear sports halo and focused on skill, reflexes and the mantra of "easy to play, difficult to master".

Forgotten Anne
Platforms: PC, PS4, XOne By Throughline Games

Rating (8.5) It is likely that Forgotten Anne does not receive the commercial response she deserves. Not in vain is a game that is cooked slowly and whose challenge is rather scarce. However, if we go into their world we discover a fascinating story full of memorable characters and decisions that matter. An exciting start to a studio like Throughline Games and, probably, the best game to date of the Square Enix Collective label.

Conan Exiles
Platforms: PC, PS4, XOne By Funcom

Rating (8.0) Funcom has managed to create a great adventure of survival that takes advantage of the fantastic and bloody literary universe of Conan the Bárbaro. Alone, but better accompanied by friends, the video game surprised by the epic of his action and the scale of some of his pitched battles. Whether or not you are fond of the genre, you will surely find a lot of fun in a Conan Exiles that guarantees a game for a while.

Horizon Chase Turbo
Platforms: PC, PS4 By Aquiris

Rating (8.0) Horizon Chase Turbo is just what it wants to be: a tribute to the driving arcades of the 90's recreational saloons. It is achieved based on simple but perfect controls, a well-studied difficulty curve, and a very powerful duration if we consider the type of game we are talking about. There is a lot of repetition in the medium term, and he could have dared to raise more things, but as the heir of a golden age in the arcade genre, he will make you spend a few afternoons of sweet nostalgia by pressing the accelerator ... and your teeth.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
Platforms: Switch By Omega Force

Rating (7.5) Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is a port with hardly any news, and therefore should only consider those who did not play on Wii and 3DS. Even in that case, they must consider that it is a musou, and as such, it is a repetitive game. But if you can ignore it, you are facing an interesting machacabotones, faithful to the Zelda license and very durable, which can be even more if you play in a local cooperative for two players, a very interesting option for the owners of Nintendo Switch.

State of Decay 2
Platforms: XOne, PC By Undead Labs

Rating (8.0) Although it is a very continuous sequel, maybe even too much, there is a lot of fun to get out of State of Decay 2. If we manage to overlook its asperities, which are not few, we have a game of very genuine survival and ability to offer many hours of entertainment and maximum tension and immersion. To get an award in a future State of Decay 3? To polish more the set, to give something of more depth to the combat and to obtain a cooperative that begins to materialize the potential that here limits itself to aim. Along the way, we will enjoy, and much, your proposal.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux
Platforms: 3DS By Atlus

Rating (8.0) Strange Journey Redux is a very good dungeon crawler, challenging and with fun, direct and abundant combats, perfect for your portable factor. Add an interesting story and multiple ways that dazzled much of their community, and now new additions are added perfect to increase the number of hours of play and give an excuse to those who played it at the time. A perfect JRPG for the most hardcore players at Atlus and the Shin Megami Tensei brand.

Detroit: Become Human
Platforms: PS4 By Quantic Dream

Rating (9.0) Detroit: Become Human is still a 100% Quantic Dream game, so it has all the mannerisms and tics of a David Cage work and will not dissuade those who accuse their releases of lack of interaction. However, it is difficult to find something as powerful in its genre as what it has achieved this time. The PS4 video game is formally fascinating and has a staging worthy of a movie, but I do not think that neglects at all an argument full of hard decisions to make, and that approaches difficult issues with seriousness and good work. In my opinion, the best game so far by the creators of Heavy Rain.

Ancestors Legacy
Platforms: PC By Destructive Creations

Rating (8.0) The authors of the controversial Hatred stand victorious with their commitment to the strategy in real time, giving life to a fun video game, exciting in its action, which raises interesting tactical options. In front of Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Germans or Slavs, in Ancestors: Legacy we will enjoy spectacular strategic battles in which, the most important thing is to get the most out of your troops. Do you accept the challenge? Whether alone or with its multiplayer mode, you will find here a game frankly recommended.

Dark Souls: Remastered
Platforms: PS4, XOne By: From Software

Rating (8.0) Dark Souls Remastered is a version that updates one of the most important games of recent years. Its improvements in terms of resolution, frame rate, multiplayer and some playable details are especially appreciated for the console game, but not exempt from other failures by the too automatic implementation.

Moonlighter
Platforms: PC, PS4, XOne By Digital Sun

Rating (8.5) Moonlighter is one of the best news for the indie scene, and the role gender of this year. An RPG of action with tints of the roguelike that contains ingredients of several video games, but that knows how to conjugate them to give us something with its own essence. It is difficult but rewarding, complex but at the same time easy to understand ... It is action and role of the old school with a sensation of brilliant progression and enormous addiction capacity that we are sure will satisfy the most adventurous players.

Yoku's Island Express
Platforms: PC, PS4, XOne, Switch By Digital Sun

Rating (8.0) Villa Gorilla has signed a remarkable work developing a 2D development adventure where exploration and platforms combine sensationally with multiple elements linked to the world of pinball. A very original gameplay that, fortunately, has also been well captured. An entertaining and very showy title in general terms.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
Platforms: PC, PS4, XOne, Switch, Vita By Inti-Creates

Rating (8.5) Igarashi and Inti Create borrow the concept of Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse and mix it with Castlevania's Julius mode: Dawn of Sorrow with a dash of Rondo of Blood and 8-bit graphics. Excellent platform video game with four protagonists, impressive final bosses and good taste when it comes to honoring one of the most beloved franchises of players around the world. An excellent advance for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night of unbeatable price-quality.

Other featured releases

City of Brass
Rating (7.0) - PC, PS4, XOne

AO International Tennis
Rating (5.5) - PC PS4 and XOne

Juicy Realm
Rating (6.5) - PC

Little Witch Academy: Chamber of Time
Rating (6.5) - PS4, PC

Destiny 2 - The Strategist
Rating (7.5) - PC, XOne, PS4

Omensight
Rating (7.5) - PC, XOne, PS4

Little Nightmares
Rating (8.5) - Originally on PC, XOne and PS4, now on Switch

Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers
Rating (7.5) - 3DS

Dark Souls: Remastered
Rating (7.0) - PC

Sega Mega Drive Classics
Rating (7.5) - PC, PS4, XOne

Agony
Rating (5.0) - PC, PS4, XOne

Tennis World Tour
Rating (6.5) - PC, PS4, XOne

Smoke and Sacrifice
Rating (7.0) - PC, Switch

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