The latest edition of the popular but rigorous British video game magazine EDGE is now with subscribers and issue 384 has a number of reviews. The biggest game reviewed in this month’s edition of EDGE is the long-delayed Dead Island 2. EDGE gave the gory title a 6/10, though they note the game is in more robust shape than they originally anticipated. Here are all the reviews in EDGE 384.
dead island 2
“But if as the end approaches its unwavering focus seems less of an asset than it did in its early hours, Dead Island 2 has emerged from development hell in a more robust shape than we could have expected. to wait for. Certainly, there’s enough potential in a polished, updated release – one that finds room for more immersive sim-style experimentation – to leave us pondering something that seemed unthinkable. Dead Island 3? It doesn’t seem like such a bad idea after all. 
The last worker
“At worst, The Last Worker narrative squanders a provocative premise. The general stance of the game is one we’re inclined to agree with, but the story never deepens its points beyond the initial pitch. It certainly lacks the lived nuance of what Norco and Citizen Sleeper, for example, have to say about the gig economy. While there are reasonable observations about the corporate understatement and borrowed “progressive” aesthetic, these are ultimately inessential to the real thrust of the plot, which sticks to a well-trodden path – before branching off, at – the end of the game, in three potential directions.
but the events that unfold have a measure of wickedness that feels right to them, with a climactic twist that actually seems to have something to say about all those big problems The Last Worker promised to tackle in its debut. These are important topics on many minds right now, and we can’t help but wish we’d played the game suggested by this ending in retrospect, which really does its ideas justice. 
“Team mode is great, but solo is where Deceive Inc shines. Here you have space to consider every gesture and interaction, and to unleash your brain with all the gestures and interactions you don’t see – the other spies gathering information in the next bathroom or passing through the hall. The trappings of high society barely hide the violence to come, and the air crackles with anticipation. 
Eternal Space 2
“Apart from such surprises, however, the loop loses its initial luster thanks to the sheer number of times it’s supposed to spin. There are seven solar systems in all, and only a fraction of what we find there is distinct from those first ten hours. On a few occasions we take advantage of the save states that come with our review code that allow us to move forward a bit, and our overriding feeling is that we haven’t missed much. The story continues and the numbers increase, but the types of enemies and missions remain largely static. While Rockfish has created an accomplished open-world experience among the stars, it doesn’t really need to take up that much space. 
“Yet for all its goodness, in a post-Hades world, we find it difficult to invest deeply in a Roguelike that has so few narrative stakes. Outside of a few dark and incongruous gags, like a suicidal employee who fights you with a noose (see “Too much rope”), Have A Nice Death tends to keep things light – but as fun as its struggles can be, The Grim Reaper’s goals aren’t particularly compelling. There’s little reason to care about her need to clean up the company, so while her parody of office culture works well enough, she can sometimes feel a bit outdated. If his satire had more bite, if his story was as deep as Death’s weapon of choice, we might feel more motivated to engage in his quest. As it stands, this well-crafted and often funny adventure will entertain you in the moment, but won’t exactly haunt your thoughts once you’ve laid down your scythe. 
“If Terra Nil aims to encourage us to cherish the natural world (the button marked “Enjoy” that lets you admire the fruits of your labor after the big cleanup certainly suggests this), or at least to think more seriously about how of which we could have a positive impact on our environment, it is often not enough. Once you have moved on to the next phase of a plan, you no longer have to worry about the little question of maintaining this delicate balance: having inadvertently missed a bonus objective to attract migratory birds to the polar region, we raise the temperature to 19 degrees, which has surprisingly little effect on the thick snowfall or the sea ice over which a colony happily waddles. penguins. And while the game’s meditative vibe is perfectly enjoyable, its anti-humanist worldview is as dark as any post-apocalyptic adventure. Rather than suggesting ways to work in symbiosis with nature, it just shows how we could make the world work without us before leaving it behind forever. Yes, the planet looks prettier than it did before we arrived, but it’s a rare act of beautification that leaves a sour aftertaste. 
The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR
“Like many fairground rides of the modern era, Switchback feels like something that has seen better days. For all the limited scope of its on-rails action, it’s far from a graphic showcase for the hardware Most levels are coated in a hazy twilight which helps hide the rough edges from a distance, but also emphasizes the wispy “mura” effect which has also been a source of irritation among consumers with other earlier versions. PSVR 2. And up close, it’s hard to miss the pettiness of its character models – a persistent problem with a cast of monsters who are all too eager to put themselves in front of you. they were more dynamic on the move, but the Switchback hordes just blindly rush towards you, swallowing bullets until it’s suddenly time for them to drop dead Virtual reality has inherent advantages for grappling mechanics of sight – including the novelty of being able to aim freely with two hands, without being tied to the direction in which you are looking – but also a stricter requirement to sell the impact of these shots; those zombies barely flinch.
Supermassive has knowingly backtracked here, both for Rush Of Blood and for games that came long before. The result, however, looks old-fashioned in the least complimentary way. 
“These creatures are just the beginning of the weirdness that awaits beneath the surface, from rocks that hum under your touch to leviathans that also disguise themselves… well, that would be telling. As your excursions lengthen and your excursions veer away from the safety of the starting town, it becomes increasingly clear that catching one of God’s mistakes is really no different than shooting a particularly large trophy fish. that your boat has been ransacked many times, the sight of a predatory fin crawling through the water rather loses its edge. In stories like this, the real scares live in the shadows, at the edge of view. And After a dozen hours of wandering the Dredge Archipelago, learning to put a precise monetary value on what should be unknowable terrors, the darkness holds no real mystery for us. to be a snarky commentary on the all too real horrors of industrial fishing, but we walk away from dredge knowing how to fit it all into the day: just never sleep and cruise all night with a full catch of human teeth cargo and nothing other than a numbness in your heart. 
“That twisted sense of playfulness seeps into the narrative structure and puzzle design. Discoveries in each of the three main story threads – one following two detectives eager to recover the curse stones before more deaths occur, another centering on a bereaved mother, the third involving two schoolgirls Investigating a classmate’s suicide can affect events in others. Sometimes it’s about moving characters to certain places at a given time, but often it’s more complicated: you can pause one chapter to find a phone number in another, with clues known only to you appearing in the head of a character as if you all somehow inhabit a shared consciousness. He doesn’t so much break the fourth wall as he effortlessly traverses it like a wraith, leading to puzzles that rival the best work of the dearly departed Cing: one more act of resurrection in an ingeniously built. 
“It’s all tied to Juno’s own creative process, as those thoughts are extracted as a script on her computer. It’s not a particularly written story, however: from start to the one big decision at the end, the only real control you have is to navigate these scenes, choosing words embedded in the environment that reflect his feelings. It’s less like you’re shaping the story, then, and more like helping Juno overcome her creative block, nurturing her suggestions — not enough to really warrant a co-writing credit, but maybe as a as a creative consultant. The resulting tangle of ideas and themes doesn’t pack the love at first sight he clearly strives for, but by so openly confronting the complex emotions surrounding trauma and loss, he captures moments of humanity. disorderly crossing the wreckage. 
“Fortunately, you can undo as many moves as you want, a borderline essential feature for a game that has seemingly endless numbers of cool, confusing riffs to its single core idea. But patience brings regular epiphanies, and in case you’re particularly puzzled by a level, you can call up a pictorial hint that gives you a slight nudge in the right direction without actually solving the puzzle for you. This might just be one of the best hint systems (certainly in this type of game) we’ve ever seen and by the time you cut down the other pill worms so you can gobble up and get bigger once plus, it’s impossible not to marvel at the wacky delights Taylor has cooked up here. 
Raiden III x Mikado Maniax
“Raiden III x Mikado Maniax arrives with a scattering of retrofit features in addition to online leaderboards, including the ability to toggle remixed music, as well as wallpapers. The game itself has received a much-needed visual polish, meaning the action is clear and legible even when the pacing picks up. Cutscenes, alas, don’t seem to have been given as much care, but they are rare and of course incidental to how the game plays out. Ultimately, while Mikado Maniax’s Raiden III overhaul isn’t abundant in terms of new features or new modes, it does provide access to one of the genre’s most exciting, distinct, and dramatic works – which can , hopefully earning it the attention in the west it has long deserved. 
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