We are not going to say that summer is coming to an end, because it is not coming, there is still the whole of August and a few days of September, right? TRUE? (we do not deny at all) and just like last year (how can a year have already passed), our VidaoPantalla team met to talk about the games they enjoyed this summer:
Draco1909 (editor’s boss)
This summer has been crazy, but surprisingly crazy, I started the summer with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which I completed at the beginning of July, the most unique and special adventure, which is another masterpiece, even more than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and which made me excited and enjoy this Hyrule even more. Then after passing 100% it’s time to play Crash team brawlfun multiplayer game, albeit a bit weak for Crash Bandicoot.
After a few months of playing Zelda: Tears, it’s time to get it out of the way and enjoy something a little more relaxed. The park beyond, a game that, although not the most innovative of its genre, brought me back to the genre I love and in a very fun and great shape with many new features. After an exciting PB campaign and a well-deserved vacation, it’s time to play one of the cutest games of the year, Koa and the Five Pirates of Marygame from a spanish brand and it is the most valuable and fun platform.
Once those little adventures of rollercoasters and animated seas are over, it’s time for the game that has been waiting for almost 10 years (and almost without it too), Pikmin 4. A game announced on last generation consoles when PS5, Xbox: Series and Switch didn’t even exist, Switch was announced as NX, yes, but at the time it was an empty idea, I myself was 13 years old, now I’m 22. . 10 years after Pikmin 3, here we are, PS4 and Xbox One are still in our lives, but unfortunately or not, unfortunately, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are not, but Pikmin 4 has arrived on Nintendo Switch. Pikmin 4 is a game that is basically Pikmin’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, or Pokémon: Legends Arceus, a masterpiece that renews the formula forever. While playing all these games, I also continued to enjoy MK8D, Mario Party Superstars and Pokémon: Purple with friends.
And, as I said in the introduction, summer is still ahead: Gylt, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Moving Out 2, Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, Harmony: Fall of the Reverie… and end the summer with a bang three Mario+Rabbids: Sparks of Hope expansions, of which you will have content from all of them. The truth is that this summer has been full of surprises and we hope the rest of the year will show us even more. I’ll start a new course with Xenoblade Chronicles 3, how about you?
This summer I played (or rather, replayed) two titanic video games. Both in terms of duration and quality: Persona 5 Royal and Minecraft (Version 1.20).
Persona 5 Royal is well known for its impressive artwork and the sheer amount of content on offer. Although I haven’t finished it yet, I can talk about the aspects that I like the most. A fundamental part of Persona 5 Royal is the turn-based combat that JRPGs have taught us for years. Regardless, it’s not a slow fight, quite the opposite. In each turn we control four characters and with each of them we can perform different actions (use physical and magical attacks, power-ups, items, firearms…) to knock down our rivals and lower their life bar as quickly as possible. The easiest way to do this is with an attack that our opponent is weak to, but sometimes this is not possible, so we have to resort to plan B. We can either try our luck with attacks that have a higher probability of landing critical hits or inflicting status ailments – it all depends from U.S. The greater fluidity of combat in Persona 5 is largely due to the excellent button mapping and menu presentation. Thus, soon after reaching a new area and knowing your enemies’ weaknesses, combat becomes a fast and automatic sequence of actions whereby you practically destroy enemies without giving them a chance to take a single hit point from you. makes exploration very enjoyable and dynamic.
On the other hand, I have played Minecraft in both singleplayer and multiplayer worlds, survival mode and adventure maps. Every year since 2011 I have been playing Minecraft and it still keeps me entertained for tens and hundreds of hours. The possibilities it offers are endless and I always want to play more because the same experience is never repeated, not because the world is randomly generated, but because every time you enter the world you can use a completely different approach even inside. the same world in different game sessions.
That’s why I recommend everyone to try Minecraft, even if you’ve already tried it and didn’t like it. Minecraft has already proven that its fame is well deserved by influencing an entire generation of gamers looking for a similar “cube” video game experience, but unlike in the past (seeking to capitalize on the fame of Mojang’s video game), they now seek to honor and improve upon that video game which has given us and continues to give us so many hours of entertainment alone or with others.
Adrian P. (Author)
Good morning, today I’m here to recommend a game that just came out of the oven that gave me many hours of fun so that you can enjoy the summer to the fullest with this game.
I tell you nothing more and nothing less than Baldur’s Gate 3CRPG (Computer Role Playing Game) based on the Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role playing game where the player is in full control of the character’s actions at the narrative level.
Baldur’s Gate 3, developed by Larian studios (a studio that is known for its development of games in this genre and also has several similar and highly recommended games), despite being the third installment, it is a game that you can play. not playing the others, but especially at the mechanical level, if you have already come from your desktop counterpart (CYD) you will already feel at home, and if not, you can still have a lot of fun, although you will have to discover the exact game rules how you play.
The amazing thing about this game is that you can literally do anything, and the game adapts to everything you choose to do, from killing an NPC that might be important to another questline, to deciding not to help someone with a problem. could be a great ally.
In this title, make yourself the enemy of anyone and face everything your way; Each mission has many ways to approach them, creating a huge element of replay value as you can also create your main character from different classes and races, giving you a whole new adventure.
Also, not everything is in your hands, many of the decisions you make will depend on the roll of dice (as in CYD), where in case of failure, not this action will occur, but another in response to failure.
The combat system is absolutely incredible, it’s turn based but very deep and semi-tactical, at least from my point of view, where you have a whole scenario to move around and make the best decisions. face numerous enemies that can be defeated in combat.
With this game you will have hours and hours of fun, especially in the multiplayer mode where you can start a new campaign accompanied by other people to go on an adventure where everyone can make decisions at the same time that affect the course of the game. in different parts of the world. map until they meet again.
I must add that the game is only on PC for now, but it will be coming to consoles soon, but if you have a decent PC (not necessarily too powerful), then don’t forget to take advantage of the opportunity while we wait for the release of Starfield.
To be honest, one of the best games I’ve played this year is not a remake other than Zelda.
Adrian Blazquez (Editor)
My game this summer was Metal Gear Hard 4. I have never played Metal Gear before and this year I got to play the first 3 Metal Gear Solid but just this summer I got a PS3 from a friend to enjoy Metal Gear Solid 4 and I must say it was a unique experience.
Having lived through the events leading up to Metal Gear Solid 4 while playing its predecessors, I found myself in front of a masterpiece that masterfully completes the story of Solid Snake. Hideo Kojima’s ability to create such compelling narratives and memorable characters is at its peak with this game. I was amazed at how the game touches on deep and relevant issues such as ethics in technology and the nature of war.
What impressed me the most was how Metal Gear Solid 4 took full advantage of the PlayStation 3 to create incredibly detailed environments. The gameplay that combines stealth and action is the perfect combination that I love. The camouflage mechanic really surprised me, adapting to any part of the map, and the story was amazing as ever.
In short, my experience with Metal Gear Solid 4 this summer was unforgettable. The path to this climax for a newcomer to the series has been exciting. Metal Gear Solid 4 not only exceeded my expectations, but also made me look forward to the next games. I’m looking forward to the Metal Gear Solid 3 remake and Metal Gear Solid 4 being part of the hypothetical Metal Gear Solid Collection Vol.2 in the future.