[Game] Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

Game
Finally, a sequel to Far Cry 3 that lives up to it with charismatic villains, and interesting world to explore, and relatively cool story.
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Negative:
A fascinating setting of religiously brainwashed rural USA
The sandbox nature makes it hard to tell a coherent narrative
Great, fitting background music
Can start feeling a bit repetitive after you play for longer
Interesting, relatively memorable characters
Doesn’t really do a particularly exceptional job at anything
A surprisingly unpredictable story, at least the conclusion
Interesting exploration
Fairly good shooter game-play
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[Game] Persona 5

Perosna 5

Game

It didn’t quite live up to its predecessors, but Persona 5 is still the best JRPG I’ve played in years.

Positive:
Negative:
Beautiful visuals, both on technical and artistic sides
Less background music variation than in the previous installments
Awesome soundtrack that oozes style
Underwhelming (and kind of stupid) human villains
Great, funky atmosphere
The story up until the very end feels like a collection of set pieces
Likable characters
Characters pale in comparison to the previous installments
Enthralling plot
Story feels a lot more simplistic compared to previous installments
Awesome culmination (once human villains are out of the way)
Thought-provoking on society
Fantastic challenging but fair game-play
The social sim parts are absolutely addicting

[Game] Moss

Moss

Game

A dull and unremarkable platformer that only stands out because it’s in virtual reality.

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Negative:
An interesting approach to virtual reality
Unremarkable narrative
Unremarkable platformer game-play
Unfinished

 

[Game] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII

Game

A satisfying if not exactly mind-blowing action JRPG.

Positive:
Negative:
The island is interesting to explore
Silent protagonist undermines the story
Likable characters, except the protagonist
Game-play doesn’t feel as tight as 2D Ys
Interesting story inspired by evolution
Lots of cool boss fights
Good English localization (retranslation)