Video Game Review: Pokemon Ultra Sun (and a bit of a rant at Nintendo and Game Freak)

Details: Beat the main quest in about forty-two hours. I played for about another twenty hours going through post game content and catching Pokemon. Official site is https://www.pokemon-sunmoon.com/ultra/en-us/

Score: 7.3/10

While Pokemon Sword and Shield is slated to come out in the near future, the current most recent Pokemon game is Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. These two games are not full sequels, but upgraded remakes of the regular Sun and Moon games. I didn’t play the original Sun and Moon so I found this game a new, yet familiar experience that was really fun for a nostalgic old Pokemon player like myself.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis, Episode 2: Torment of Hades

Details: Played through it in about eight hours. Official site is https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home

Score: 7.4/10

Torment of Hades is the second episode of The Fate of Atlantis DLC and takes your protagonist to the Greek Underworld. Though the world is slightly smaller than the world in Episode 1, the writing is a little better and contributes to an overall better experience.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones

Details: Spent about six hours playing through this. More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed-origins/ and https://store.ubi.com/ie/assassin-s-creed-origins—the-hidden-ones/5a5e11ee88a7e3b6351233e3.html

Score: 6.8/10

The Hidden Ones is a piece of downloadable content (or DLC for short) that adds a new area to Assassin’s Creed: Origins. It’s relatively short and doesn’t add anything to the gameplay. Otherwise, it’s fine.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC: Legacy of the First Blade

Details: This is a review of Legacy of the First Blade, the three part downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Each of the three episodes took me about three to four hours to get through. More information can be found at the official site here: https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/odyssey/dlc/legacy-of-the-first-blade

Score: 6.8/10

Legacy of the First Blade is the first piece of paid, downloable content for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. The second being The Fate of Atlantis, which has not been released yet. It’s a decent story, though predictable.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Details: This is a review for the base game and all the free downloadable content that came with it. Played the game for about ninety hours. Official site is https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home

Score: 8.6/10

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has always been a warm blanket to me. I’m familiar with the tone, the atmosphere, and the gameplay generally established in this series. Which is why I was very curious about how different things would be in Odyssey. The last Assassin’s Creed game I played what Syndicate, and things have become substantially more like a role playing game since then. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey feels a lot like The Witcher 3, and that’s a good thing. Odyssey is an adventure and I enjoyed that adventure very much.

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