Not to tip my hand too much, but in preparation for my “Best of Year” series that starting on the 12th and will stretch right up until the final day of the month, I have been looking at all of the video games I’ve been playing in 2020 and have realised I might have to get a little lax with my usual restriction of games that actually found their release in the calendar year 2020.
Back in March, before this Covid stuff really hit home, I wrote a piece about 2020 being a quiet year for video games, at the time I don’t think I realised just how true that post would end up being by the time we hit December. The pandemic only being one aspect of this outcome
A few weeks ago, the inevitable happened and Capcom announced the next entry in their hugely popular Monster Hunter series. While I was already a massive fan of the franchise, this being the first new Monster Hunter game since the series reinvented itself with World is big news. World managed to finally break through to that mainstream western market and finally get non insane people playing the franchise.
Right away, Monster Hunter Rise looks like it might be a combination of the best aspects of the both World and the old style Monster Hunter games of the past. And I’m super excited for it.
Back in early August, I wrote a post explaining why I needed to be convinced to buy one of either Sony’s or Microsoft’s new video game consoles on day one, and how they were catastrophically failing to do so. It’s been a couple of months since then and we’ve learned a lot more about both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S.
So, have I changed my tune and decided to go out and buy one of these new consoles as soon as possible? Well, based on the title of this article, you can probably tell that they’re not doing the best job of turning me around.