I really enjoyed Terminator Resistance for what it was. I’m also glad I got it during the recent Winter Sale on Steam for $29 as opposed to what I was going to do and get it on console at the full $60 price. Luckily it released on PC before it hit consoles, saving me some money, an important consideration when looking at Terminator Resistance. It’s currently 2020 and this game was released in late 2019. We have certain expectations for games now such as cutting edge graphics, high resolution textures and photo realistic human characters. Terminator Resistance has none of that. This game looks like it could have been released during the 360/PS3 generation, and had it been, it would have been a great looking game for that era.
Full disclaimer. I’m still working through this game but based on the eight hours I put into the demo and the additional ten hours I have in the full game thus far I feel I can comfortably talk about Octopath Traveler. So here we go.
I have never played a Ys game. That has now changed. To be fair I’m only a handful of hours in but so far I am enjoying it very much. The game is available on the Vita, PS4, PC and Switch and I went out to buy it on the Switch, forgetting it was first out on the Vita. Out of curiosity I asked the local Gamestop if they had a copy on Vita since their Vita games are no longer on the shelf requiring you to ask for them as if they are a dirty magazine. Surprisingly they had a use copy with the original case. I’m a stickler for the case. No original case, no deal.
I was tempted to call it a flawed masterpiece but there are two issues with that. The first is that I have not completed it yet and the second is that it’s not a masterpiece. However I am having fun with it despite it’s flaws.
Vampyr is a 3rd person action RPG set in London during the Spanish flu epidemic. You play as a vampyr, er I mean vampire, who has been recently turned and trying to still be a good person and help take care of the patients in the hospital you now work for while also solving the mystery of who turned you and made you kill your own sister.