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RuneX liked a post in a topic by Crossingbones in New Recruit Here
My name is Max and I’m a fresh recruit of the Angry Army. I’m hella excited to be apart of this, considering I’ve been a fan of Angry Joe for years, why wouldn’t I be? Anyway, like I said before, I’m new here so help getting around and just learning the ropes, will be appreciated. I’m seventeen and a bit of an idiot so I apologize in advance lol. Once again, excited to be here and can’t wait to meet you guys!
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Maklock in Hello There
Greetings there everyone. I'm Maklock or Mak for short as most other gamers call me most of the time. I'm from the far side of the world in little old New Zealand and been fan of the Angry Joe Show for many years. For gaming with you guys I'll say im casual at best on my xbox one and pc with myself having a young family of 3 great kids and working as a full time butcher. I look forward to meeting and getting to know a whole lot of you guys out there and feel free to message me anytime within this great community.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Kaz32 in MK11 launch trailer: FUCKING BRILLIANT
The previous trailers are pretty good, if a bit awkward with the song choices. But this? Best trailer of them all. That MK theme remix is Godlike. I want this game so badly!
Shame that Cyrax & Sektor will be the same case as Rain Baraka in MKX in that they can't be played unless through a mod. But THIS TRAILER IS FUCKING HYPE!
RuneX liked a post in a topic by Jtk858 in Well Howdy!
Hey there! How ya’ll doin??
I’m JtK858 but the real names Colton!
Most people just call me Coco though.
I’m here cause I’m sick n’ tired of playing games alone. It’s plum borin. By joining y’all I aim to put a little duck tape on that there problem.
I am 22 years of age, spent 3 years as a correctional officer. Now I’ve been granted the opportunity to become a full time musician!
From the south, still in the south. Ain’t too keen on leaving the south neither, on account of us getting a Starbucks real soon.
I’m stinking geetered out to meet all ya’ll.
Ya’ll have a goodin now, ya hear?
RuneX liked a post in a topic by SickShock6 in Division 2 Clan Info - How To Unlock & Join Xbox Clan
How Do I Unlock Clans in Division 2?
Before you can join a clan in Division 2, you will need to unlock the 'Clan Officer' Grace Larson in-game. You will need to level up the 'Theater Settlement' to Level 2 and complete the Viewpoint Museum mission. It is encouraged that you are at least level 5 or 6 before doing this mission.
Once you completed these objectives, you can recruit Grace Larson to the White House Base of Operations where the Clan Quarters will be unlocked.
Any questions? Want more info? Check out this 'How to Unlock Clans' guide.
Please reach out to @SickShock6 or @RuneX if you need help with the Viewpoint Museum mission.
How Do I Join the Angry Army Division 2 Clan on Xbox One?
- For New Recruits -
Before you become a full member of the Angry Army Division 2 Clan on Xbox One, there are some prerequisites:
If you are a new recruit seeking to get involved in the AJSA on Division 2, please review and acknowledge our Code of Conduct. Check out our Xbox Community Information Guide as well.
Join the Official AJSA Xbox One Community Club on Xbox. This is the social hub for our group on Xbox Live and where we gather to play off and on Game Nights.
If you're not a member of the forums, register and introduce yourself. The forums is the center for all information concerning the AJSA Community. If you want to be kept up to date on everything that is going on, checking the forums is the way to go. You can also add your name to our Xbox One Gamertag List to find other members to play with on Division 2 and other games.
Add @SickShock6 [Gamertag: Sickshock6] and @RuneX [Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya] to your friends list on Xbox Live.
Apply to join the Angry Army Xbox One Division 2 Clan Search for 'AJSA Gaming' in the Clan search in-game Request an invite to join Our Clan does not look for or care about K/D Ratios, Win/Loss Stats, or Rank. We accept people based on their merit. If you're a friendly, respectful, and chill, you will fit in just fine with us. We're here to have a good time, kick ass, and work together as a team to overcome challenges.
- For Existing Members -
If you're already an established member of the community, you can apply to join the Division 2 Clan by searching 'AJSA Gaming' in the clean search menu.
Division 2 Clan Overview - Ubisoft
Activities - We play both PvE and PvP content. Most Active Times - Evenings (EST) and during Game Nights Atmosphere - Easy going, relaxed Mic Requirement - Mic optional Language - English preferred Region - Members span across the globe. Majority from North America. Contact Information for Division 2
These individuals will be your primary points of contact during events and squad activities. Reach out to them for assistance regarding the clan and/or if you have questions regarding the wider community.
Xbox Live Gamertag: Sickshock6
Xbox Live Gamertag: AScapeRunePlaya
RuneX liked a post in a topic by DestinyDecade in Kingdom Hearts III Review
Kingdom Hearts III Review – Written by DestinyDecade
Copy purchased for review.
It began in 2002 when Squaresoft and Disney would collaborate to bring Kingdom Hearts. Combining the role-playing adventure of Final Fantasy with the cute and memorable side of Disney, the first game would give way to a franchise that tells a tale about light against darkness. Fans waited years for a sequel after Kingdom Hearts II but what they got is Square churning out more games that would help shape the lore of the series. But come 2013, Square-Enix announced that Kingdom Hearts III would be in development. After six years of anticipation, it has arrived. Being the final entry of the supposed Xehanort Saga, is it worth the wait? Is Kingdom Hearts III worth a chance?
Let’s begin with the game’s story and yes, Kingdom Hearts’ plot is a bit convoluted at times. Sora, along with Donald and Goofy are back yet again as they travel on a new journey, heading to different worlds and taking the fight against Xehanort and his true Organization XIII. While that occurs, Riku along with Mickey head to the realm of darkness to find Aqua, a keyblade master. Both of these plots eventually coincide, leading to two factions battling one another to determine the fate of every world. It’s a battle between the forces of light against the forces of darkness.
From my experience, I did enjoy the story. It has enough to get me invested but also enough to literally hit you where it hurts, emotionally. Every world has its own story to tell, characters to meet and things to do. But the plot itself connects since the bad guys are invading each world and it’s up to the good guys to save the day. However there is some criticism. People who haven’t played every game and going into this one will feel lost, not knowing certain things such as characters and plots. Thankfully the game has a Memory Archive where players can catch up in preparation for this one.
If you have played any of the Kingdom Hearts games, then this will feel really familiar to you. Kingdom Hearts III is an action RPG game that borrows elements from many of the entries and incorporates them into this one. You have access to your Keyblade, as well as Magic but this game also has some new stuff. One instance is the Formchange. Depending on what Keyblade Sora has, he gains access to a different form that can add a bit of flair to his offense. Some keyblades have more than one form with devastating finish attacks. Not only that but Sora can also hold more than one Keyblade. In fact he can hold onto three. This gives Sora the chance to mix it up and he can save a formchange for later if needed. Shotlocks make a return, from Birth By Sleep where you lock onto multiple enemies and deliver a powerful attack. This time, depending on the keyblade, you get access to a different shotlock and plus, some blades will have more than one. It’s a sense of variety that feels rewarding for players. New to the series is Attractions, giant amusement park rides that can do a variety of attacks. They all offer something new but some instances will give Sora rides that will deal heavy damage to foes. Another new feature is the Link command. Link Commands allow Sora to summon a special ally to the battlefield. They range from Meow Wow to even Stitch and can turn the tide of the battle. Only drawback is that it costs all your MP but your health does recover so it also serves as a lifesaver if things go bad. You also have access to team-up attacks with your allies and this time, Donald and Goofy don’t have to leave. In fact you can have up to 2 guest allies in your group, raising the party up to 5. It’s awesome and some of the support cast even comes with their respective team up attacks too.
In terms of content, Kingdom Hearts III offers plenty to do. You have the Gummi Ship but this time, Square-Enix decides to make it a free flight mode where you can travel around to wherever you want to go. Like in Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2, you can customize your Gummi ship however you want. Each of the three systems have plenty of quests and challenges to do. There’s also Little Chef aka Remy from Ratatouille and his restaurant, the Bistro. As you travel on your journey, you will find ingredients. They’re for Remy’s mini game. Most of it is simple but it’s trial and error cause if you screw up, you lose the ingredients. But when you succeed, you acquire meals and combining different meals together can boost stats for you and your party. It’s a nice temporary benefit if you feel the game is a bit challenging. There are mini games in each world, there’s the Classic Kingdom where you play handheld mini games to get a high score, there’s a lot to do. I kid you not.
Beating the game alone will take you around 20 hours but if you want to 100% the game, it’s double the length. Not to mention there are three difficulty settings: Beginner, Standard and Proud. If you want a real challenge, the Proud difficulty is your best option. There is no Critical mode sadly but I hope that Square-Enix will consider adding it in a future update. Kingdom Hearts III is amazing. It’s truly awesome to look at. Running at a rock solid 60 fps, the game runs great but is flawless too. Not only that but load times are minimal especially when it transitions from cutscene to gameplay. I love it. It’s seamless. As for the voice acting, it’s still top notch with many familiar voices along with new ones, especially from the more recent Disney films. It’s pretty good. The music is enjoyable. Yoko Shimomura is truly a goddess when it comes to music. I’m not kidding. She delivers on some amazing tunes, not to mention remixes of familiar tunes. Every world you travel always offer something enjoyable, even when you are at the end of the game as well. It’s just awesome.
But for all the good things that this game has, there are some flaws. One example’s the Attractions. They can be really overpowered and they come too frequent. Even when you turn off Attraction Extender, they still have a tendency to come in and can turn most fights into a joke. I wish Square-Enix could either tone them down or have them show up less. The game is also a bit easy, even at Proud difficulty. By the time you reach the end, Sora will probably have a lot of abilities that can help turn the tide of any battle, even the final boss. There is an ability that disables experience and it can make the game challenging but it isn’t enough. Sure this game is also meant to attract new audiences but it should offer something for players that want a tough challenge. The lack of Critical Mode doesn’t help matters. Last but not least, unless you’ve played every other game in the series, the plot will make your head scratch and wonder who some of the characters are. The Memory Archive does help for those that want to be up to speed but for anyone that has no idea, they may be in for a really confusing ride.
So in conclusion, Kingdom Hearts III is a game that fans waited years for. Is it worth your time? Absolutely. Does it have flaws? Definitely. For all it’s negatives, this game has a lot going for it. It looks amazing, it’s easy to get into and play and it has enough that’ll keep you going for a long while. A 13-year wait reaches its end and surprisingly, it’s also on Xbox One so that’s a first. This game serves as an end to the Xehanort Saga and the end of a journey that spans 17 years. Let’s hope that Square-Enix doesn’t take too long for the next entry… hopefully. Seriously get Kingdom Hearts III. It’s worth your time.
I give Kingdom Hearts III an 8.5 out of 10. It’s worth your money and your time.
RuneX liked a post in a topic by SmiteDown in hello everyone im really excited to be here :D
hello everyone from the AJSA im super excited to be apart of the AJSA and here with all of you and i hope i get meet all of you in time as i am here . i have always wanted to join the AJSA since i started watching angry joe and other joe as well as the movies reviews with Delrith, and i got to admit i i found my gaming home with all of you i love the rules that are in place for this great community i feel like i can really game knowing there are many great people involved in this great place the two major places i play games on are ps4 and pc and i hope to add a lot of you to my friends list and get to game out with you i would also like to thank angry joe and other joe and everyone else who help make the AJSA for giving a place for gamers like me to call home and be part of a community packed with great people <3
RuneX liked a post in a topic by SickShock6 in Kountdown to Kombat - Xbox Fight Nights Schedule
Kountdown to Kombat - Xbox Fight Nights Announcement & Schedule
A call to action to all Kombatants of the AJSA! Prepare for battle this Sunday night on February 10th, 2019 as we band together to kick off our ‘Kountdown to Kombat’ Fight Night series on Xbox One. Presented by the Emperor of Angerworld, Shao Sick [Gamertag: Sickshock6], in anticipation of the release of Mortal Kombat 11 in April we are organizing a three month long community project celebrating the fighting game genre by coming together to play and enjoy a variety of fighting games.
Starting off our Fight Nights with Mortal Kombat X this Sunday, we'll be featuring titles such as Street Fighter IV, Killer Instinct, and more as weeks progress with Mortal Kombat 11 concluding the ‘Kountdown to Kombat’ series in April.
These Fight Nights will be held on a bi-weekly basis on Sunday evenings for February and March with the exception of April where we will have two Fight Nights back to back to accommodate for holidays.
All upcoming Fight Nights, dates, and times will be outlined down below. All of the Fight Nights will be hosted by our lead Kombatant, Sickshock6, who will be directing and leading all Fight Night activities as part of this series. Many of the titles featured in this series are either free to play or available through the Xbox Game Pass to ensure as much accessibility as possible to community members.
Kountdown to Kombat - Fight Nights Schedule
Sunday February 10th - Mortal Kombat X - 7pm EST Inaugural Kountdown to Kombat Fight Night Available on the Xbox Game Pass
Sunday February 24th - Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition - 7pm EST Available on the Xbox Game Pass Backward compatible March 2019
Sunday March 10th - Killer Instinct - 7pm EST Free to Play [Visit the Xbox Store to download]
Sunday March 24th - Brawlhalla - 7pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 Free to Play [Visit the Xbox Store to download] April 2019
Thursday April 4th - Injustice 2 - 7pm EST - Host: Sickshock6
Sunday April 7th - Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - 7pm EST Available on the Xbox Game Pass
Saturday April 13th - Marvel vs Capcom Infinite - 7pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 Available on the Xbox Game Pass
Sunday April 14th - Mortal Kombat X - 7pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 Available on the Xbox Game Pass
Sunday April 28th - Mortal Kombat 11 - 7pm EST - Host: Sickshock6 Conclusion to the Kountdown to Kombat series Kountdown to Kombat - Point of Contact
Have any questions regarding the upcoming Fight Nights? Please contact our Fight Nights hosts and organizer, Sickshock, on the forums and/or on Xbox Live.
Gamertag: Sickshock6 Forum Handle: @SickShock6
Zombie_Shower liked a post in a topic by RuneX in Xbox Game Nights - Weekend Schedule [Break Notice - Aug. 26th to Sept. 12th]
[AJSA Xbox One Weekend Game Night Schedule] In this thread you will find our weekly schedule for AJSA Xbox One Game Nights. Our Game Nights are primarily organized on the weekends, minus holidays or breaks. Here you can view host details, start times and outlines of what games we're featuring. Plus if you're a new or returning member, you can find helpful information here on how to participate and get involved. Please feel free reach out to any Xbox staff member for assistance.
Xbox Game Nights | Break - August 26th to September 12th
Normally scheduled events will return after break.
How can I attend an Xbox Game Night? - For new members and/or first time Game Night participants, we highly encourage you to add all the hosts as your friend on Xbox Live (Gamertags are listed for every host below). We also encourage you to join the community Xbox Club (all hosts can be found in the Club roster as well). We use the Club for a variety of purposes to unite members of the community and play together. As an extra reminder for new members, please make sure to review our AJSA Code of Conduct.
To learn more about the AJSA on Xbox One, visit out our Community Information thread.
For Game Nights and other community activities we use Xbox Live parties created from the Club for communication (text or voice), gatherings, and other purposes. In the case of an emergency where Xbox Live is down and we need to absolutely group up, we will use the AJSA Discord channel as a backup. All Game Night parties will be visible to Xbox Club members listed under the Club "Multiplayer" page.
When our Game Night sessions are live, please join our Club parties to get invited to our lobbies. Please message the host if you require an invite to the party. If this is your first time playing with us, we will introduce you to the other members in attendance and we'll all exchange friend requests to get you set up and comfortable.
If you would like to give advance notice to a host that you would like to participate in a particular Game Night, you are completely free to do so. If you have any questions, please reach out to any members of the AJSA Xbox One staff and we will be happy to assist you.
All Game Nights are casual gatherings aimed at bringing people together to have a good time and enjoy their games in a group setting. Trash talking and bad attitudes are not tolerated. We're here to have a good time, help each other out, and build meaningful friendships! To view a monthly outline of all upcoming Xbox Game Nights, please view our monthly schedule here. --------------------
RuneX liked a post in a topic by MarcusM in Introduction
I'm a teacher from the UK, and have been living and working in Viet Nam since around '02. I play Summoners War on IOS when I have time and enjoy watching Joe go nuts on Youtube. I'm a dad and husband so gaming has to take a back seat but I play as often as I can. I hope once my little one grows up a bit I can get a PS4 and hopefully we can game together
Nice to be part of the community!
RuneX liked a post in a topic by DestinyDecade in My Top 15 Best Games of 2018
My Top 15 Best Games of 2018
If you thought that 2017 was a great year for gaming, think again. 2018 has blown it out of the water and there’s a reason why. What better way to celebrate this year than by looking back at what I consider to be the best of the best. This will not be an easy list and remember that my list is an opinionated one. So let’s get underway with a list that’s good. So let’s get to the cream of the crop, the pedal to the metal. These are my Top 15 Best Games of 2018.
Before I begin, here are some rules.
Rule #1: Straight-up ports or compilations to newer consoles will not be included. If they were, I would pretty much have half of the list devoted to them. There will be a few exceptions.
Rule #2: This list focuses on games that I’ve played and put time towards. So yes, expect the list to be not to your liking.
Rule #3: If you feel a game you like isn’t on your list, feel free to provide your own.
Now that we’ve got them out of the way, let us begin.
Number #15: Octopath Traveler (Nintendo Switch)
Kicking off the list is an RPG that has a simple premise yet works. It centers on 8 different characters, each having a story of their own to tell. What makes it so good is how players go about it. The game is a love-letter to old school RPGs, offering up something exciting while challenging you. Everything about it is great whether it be the gameplay, music, presentation, voice acting, etc. Plus with the fact that you can customize your party however you like adds replay value. Don’t take my word for it, even though I still need to beat it. Get this. Octopath is an RPG that deserves all the love it can get. Who will you choose to start your journey?
Number #14: The Alliance Alive (Nintendo 3DS)
In 2018, the 3DS continues to get support from companies like Atlus. This game is no exception. The Alliance Alive centers on a group of characters that must work together to free their world from creatures called Daemons. What makes this game stand out is the battle and leveling system. Battles take place on a 3x5 grid where your group can be in different formations offering unique and interesting strategies. Not only that but towers also help provide advantages in battle. Leveling is similar to games like the original FF2 with its nurture vs. nature mechanic. Not only that but the cast can wield whatever weapons they can use offering a lot of variety and strategy. It’s a very underrated game that deserves more appreciation. Give it a chance. You won’t regret it.
Number #13: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PlayStation 4, PC)
If there’s one thing I will say regarding 2018 is that this year is home to RPGs and this list is going to have plenty of these. It had been seven years since the last Ni no Kuni game and people wonder what happened. Well we didn’t have to wait that long, as Namco Bandai would give us a sequel, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Taking place hundreds of years after the events of the first game, Ni no Kuni II centers on Evan Tildrum and Roland Crane. Together the two must gather allies and save the world while dealing with those that threaten it including a sinister evil. It’s an RPG that I should have put more time towards. Plus its story is a journey for everyone involved. Thankfully the game did sell well enough that we’re getting DLC in the form of new campaigns and exclusive gear. Hopefully these guys can add more and let’s face it. The game is fun, the battle system is interesting and the building mechanics for the kingdom is interesting. It deserves your time and money.
Number #12: Hollow Knight (Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
This is the one exception that is on this list and for a very good reason. Though it came out last year on Steam, the fact that Hollow Knight had come to consoles, especially the Nintendo Switch is more than enough to convince me to give it a shot. This game is part-Metroidvania/part-Dark Souls. It’s a game that I can’t put down and yet it offers so much more. Its atmosphere is dark, creepy and enticing. There’s a lot to do in the game. The challenge is there and will push you to your limits but when it’s all said and done, you will feel satisfied knowing that you made the impossible possible. It’s a reason why I put over 20 hours and there is so much more to do. The fact we get the final expansion Gods and Glory is meant to end it out on a high note and it did. Hollow Knight is an amazing game and if you haven’t bought it, you should. My review I did should be proof enough.
Number #11: Mega Man 11 (Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One)
We waited 8 years for a new Mega Man game and then Capcom decided to enter its dork phase and cancel anything relating to the blue bomber left and right either out of spite or stupidity. We would reach Mega Man’s 30th anniversary and Capcom announced a brand new Mega Man game in the form of Mega Man 11. Its plot has Mega Man stopping Dr. Wily once more as he uses a strange machine to capture eight new Robot Masters and use them in his goal for conquest. Mega Man is still as fun as you remember except he has a new trick: the Double Gear system. It can be used to either slow down time or power up his attacks. My only complaint with the game is that it’s not a long game. It’s still fun but I only wish that Capcom can consider adding DLC down the line such as Proto Man and Bass. That would help add more to the game. At least it’s not at full price because if it was, that’d be another story.
Number #10: Soulcalibur VI (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Never thought Namco Bandai would ever go back to this series, especially after Soulcalibur V. This is a game that’s going to make or break the series… thankfully it helps give the series new life. Soulcalibur VI serves not only as a reboot of the series but also a celebration of the franchise. It goes back to its roots meaning the game’s fast paced and really fun. With a roster of 21 characters and additional characters incoming such as 2B, it’s a game I feel that breathes new life to the series. In addition the game also has a really good story mode where you create a character and travel on a journey in the Soulcalibur world. That’s amazing. A game like this deserves all the love it can get. I don’t want the Soulcalibur series to die.
Number #9: Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee & Let’s Go, Pikachu (Nintendo Switch)
There’s going to be somebody here that will complain at me wondering why it’s so low on my list. To be fair, this game is a bit divisive but honestly, this is a spin off and it’s meant to hold us over until Game Freak actually releases Generation 8. Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee takes us back to Kanto where it all began except in a very different way. The difference between that the game incorporates elements from Pokemon Go. That’s not necessarily a bad thing since it’s only done to make the game a bit easier. It’s accessible for people new to the franchise while bringing something that has us old-school veterans feeling nostalgic. Let’s only hope that when Gen 8 does come, its gameplay should be like every other main line in the series. Don’t screw it up guys.
Number #8: Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country (Nintendo Switch)
A DLC making this list?! You don’t say but thing is, this is no ordinary DLC we’re talking about. Monolith Soft surprised us with something that could almost be a full game if it wants. Torna ~ The Golden Country is set hundreds of years before the events of the main game. It focuses on a pair named Jin and Lora who travel the continent of Torna. Meeting new and familiar companions, their story details how Torna had fallen and how it all leads up to Xenoblade 2. This feels like a full game and it does. It offers a lot of customization for the cast, quests to complete and plenty to do. I am amazed that they were able to pull it off and it’s another that I recommend you should get on the Nintendo Switch. Heck it’s available as a separate game so there’s that.
Number #7: Dragon Ball FighterZ (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
When it was announced, everyone was excited for it especially when Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite turned out to be a dud. Dragon Ball FighterZ is pretty much Marvel vs. Capcom 2/3 but it incorporates characters from Dragon Ball Z. The result is absolute beauty. Dragon Ball FighterZ is the definition of an amazing fighting game. 3-on-3 action that’s intense, addicting and satisfying. We even have a story mode that’s split into three acts, each just as good as the next. It felt like a breath of fresh air and even the roster has everyone you ever want and then some… almost. Though the game is real fun and it has its moments, I only hope that the tournament scene doesn’t get screwed over… hopefully. Yeah. DBFZ is great. It really is. Also Android 21 is best waifu. Don’t @ me.
Number #6: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PlayStation 4)
2018 should also be the Year of Kiryu. Why? Well, because in addition to a fantastic remake of the 2nd Yakuza game, we also get one that serves as a fitting yet emotional finale to his tale. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has a simple theme: “How far would you go for family?” For Kiryu, it’s more than you realize as he’s on a journey to save those that matter to him while uncovering a secret that could rock the fate of Japan. It’s Kiryu’s tale and it feels so strong and emotional. Not only that but Yakuza 6 is awesome in terms of gameplay and content. The Dragon Engine allows the game to run amazingly at 60fps. Not only that but there is much for Kiryu to do and so much more. This may be the final tale for Kiryu but not the end of the series. With the announcement of a spin-off titled Judgment coming this year, it’s flame will not die out. It deserves the #6 spot and it’s a bit fitting too.
Number #5: Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
After the success of the Crash N. Sane Trilogy, Activision figured that if one franchise found new life, why not do the same to another. The result is the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Activision and Toys for Bob delivered a trilogy that was remade from the ground up and treated with love and respect. We know all about the struggles of the game’s development & that Activision did the right thing by delaying the game. For all the negatives the company has done, they did at least something right. As for the game itself, the game is completely redone. It looks amazing, plays amazing and is just so good. It made me now be a fan of Spyro and I feel that the praise will convince Activision to give the franchise another shot. Let’s hope it does. It’s why Spyro Reignited deserves to be in the Top 5.
Number #4: Monster Hunter World (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Where do I even start with a game like this? Monster Hunter World is just incredible. A game that is not only accessible for newcomers but also offers something veterans can enjoy. The best of both worlds and it’s great. A game like this is more fun when you have friends along. You can play it solo if you want. Plus the fact that it continues to add more content in a way that can get people back in is just stunning. This is how you get people coming back to your games. With the announcement of it’s first expansion, Icebound coming this year, what better time to get into this game is now. Did I forget to mention that it looks great with a great amount of accessibility? Yep. Monster Hunter World is the franchise at its highest point and it’ll only continue to get higher.
Number #3: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch)
If I wanted to, it would be #1 but it’s not and there’s a very good reason for it. Sakurai and Nintendo should be praised to high heaven. No one ever thought that there would be a system seller the way Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild were. Well look no further than this: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s the game where EVERYONE IS HERE! Yep. Every character from Smash 64 all the way to Smash 3DS/Wii U have made their return along with the arrival of many new characters such as Ridley, K. Rool and Simon Belmont. The game is fun, simply fun whether online or off. Not only that but the game’s Adventure Mode, World of Light will take you quite a long time to do. I can’t do it justice. This is truly a game Switch owners MUST HAVE! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the magnum opus of the franchise. Immediate recommendation and if I wanted to, this would be #1. But it isn’t and like I said, for good reason.
Number #2: Spider-Man (PlayStation 4)
After years of the Spider-Man license being dragged through the mud courtesy of Activision & Beenox, Insomniac comes in and delivers a game that gives the webhead justice. Marvel’s Spider-Man is a blessing. It’s not a movie-licensed game but it is one of the best Spider-Man games ever. The gameplay is amazing. It has a lot to do in terms of content such as side quests, challenges, bases and it goes on and on. It’s story is real good. They skip the origin story and give us an older Peter Parker who has to deal with the Daemons and I really don’t want to spoil the rest. The DLC, while nice could be better but it shouldn’t dissuade anyone from enjoying this. I hope that they get the opportunity to do the sequel. They set the bar for Spider-Man and I hope with the sequel, it’s set even higher. Oh and if this doesn’t convince you to get a PlayStation 4 and play this, the next will.
Number #1: God of War (PlayStation 4)
Here’s the thing. My brother got me this as a birthday gift and I swear, the sooner I started playing it, I was hooked. God of War for PlayStation 4… I have no words to express my real feelings on this. This game along with Spider-Man and many others are pretty much a big, fat, FU to Electronic Arts & any others that say, “single player games are dead and that online & live services are the future”. Future my ass! The fact that it’s a PS4 exclusive says a lot. Sony killed it this year. They really did.
God of War is simply incredible. Everything about the game is awesome. The story is well done and crafted. Combat is real good and the customization for both Kratos and Atreus is real good. Speaking of which, Kratos and Atreus are two characters that share a bond and you see it grow throughout the game. It’s so good that it makes you cry when it’s all over. When a game like this makes me cry, you know it’s a game worth your time. I’m not kidding. As I said already, if Spider-Man isn’t the reason why you should get a PS4, this definitely will. You will not be disappointed. That’s a guarantee.
Not every game that was good is on this list. Therefore I will provide some honorable mentions, games that are real good along with my reasons why.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
I’ve heard a lot of good things about the game and I was able to give it a shot. I liked it but I truthfully should have put more time into it. It deserves an honorable mention because you should give it a chance. It’s a Dragon Quest game made for the current generation of gaming. My issue is with Square-Enix behind the scenes. They didn’t bring the 3DS version overseas, the Switch version is delayed to 2019 & they even have the gall to say that they won’t release any more Dragon Quest games westward if the game doesn’t meet expectations. How petty & pathetic. Should this stop you from trying DQ XI? No.
Another game I got my hands on but never got around to playing, so much so that I also got the Definitive Edition of Hitman 2016. iO Interactive had their work cut out for them when developing this. Square-Enix pulling out and de-investing them didn’t help. Thankfully they stuck to their guns and gave us a game that is just as addicting as the original. They continue to add more content in the form of elusive targets & they’re bringing back the missions from Hitman 2016 but revised and improved. It’s truly good. All of this may want me to give it a shot. You should too.
Kirby Star Allies
When I first played & reviewed the game, it was all right but it lacked in some ways. Almost a year ago, the game feels now complete. I want it on the list but I always review games based on as they are. Thankfully the game has a lot of additional content in the form of new modes, allies, the works. It now feels complete and I commend the people at HAL for devoting their time to this game. I love it. All of this may want me to go back. The game is more fun if you have friends and it shows.
Mario Tennis Aces
We haven’t had a proper Mario Tennis game in a while and the Wii U version was a major dud. Camelot Software Planning had their work cut out for them. At least with this game, it fixed many of the problems the Wii U game had. Although I still feel Mario Tennis Aces could have been a lot more. Though they added new characters and modes, I feel it’s not enough. The Adventure Mode was okay. Now I only wish Camelot Software can maybe give us a brand new Golden Sun game. It’s been too long.
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
Another 3DS game I should have put more time into and I feel bad because if there’s any company that deserves praise for their commitment to Nintendo’s handheld, it should be Atlus. This game is an updated port of the original DS game but with a lot of updated bells and whistles such as visuals and music. It also has a new sub-plot where you explore alternate timelines and what happens there can unlock new stuff in the main timeline. It’s awesome and a game like this really should get you interested. I mean it. Why do you think I wish I could put time into it huh?
Red Dead Redemption 2
There’s going to be somebody here saying that Red Dead Redemption 2 should be on the list. Look… I know. This game broke sales records. It defied expectations and then some. The game is incredible. Rockstar has a reputation for delivering amazing single-player experiences. RDR2 is no exception and I should have at least put some time into it. I didn’t and I regret it. My only issue is the multiplayer and I feel it’s going to be the same way they did it with what they did to GTAV. I’m worried since GTAV suffered due to online making them more money. That is my only worry. I will enjoy RDR2, just not the online though.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Originally, it was going to be on this list but after much consideration, I changed my mind. Starlink has some good ideas. The game is like No Man’s Sky but with ships, ship combat and a lot of battles. If you plan on getting any version of it, get the Switch version. The Switch version is a recommended because you get an exclusive character and ship, Fox McCloud and the Arwing. Not only that but an exclusive campaign regarding the Star Fox team. It’s good. My issue with it is the DLC. Unless you got the $80 digital deluxe edition, expect to spend a lot of money to get everything. Plus the toys-to-life stuff while good is a bit problematic. That’s what turned me off but its Ubisoft so what else is new. Give it a chance if you can.
Valkyria Chronicles 4
A game I got for Christmas and one I should put time towards. I never thought we would get another Valkyria game after that awful Valkyria Revolution. I was worried but SEGA surprised us with a game that takes us back to what it should be. It’s well done. It has characters that you will like and the gameplay is back to how it was in the original Valkyria Chronicles. Expect to spend a lot of time towards a game like this and yes, there is additional content as DLC. So yeah, you are getting more for your money’s worth and then some.
Yakuza Kiwami 2
Yakuza Kiwami was a major hit and then SEGA announces that they are remaking the second. But it isn’t just any remake. They just went the deep end with this, implementing the Dragon Engine used for Yakuza 6 in this game. The story is awesome, the combat is refined and there’s so much to do it would take you hours. I kid you not. Not only that but this game also has a side-story centering on the Mad Dog of Shimano himself, Goro Majima. It’s not long but it does add more to the overall plot of the game. With the Judgment spin-off coming next year and hopefully HD remakes of Yakuza 3-5, the franchise is going strong. Very strong.
And that’s my list in a nutshell. If you feel there’s a game you like that came out this year that should be on here, feel free to tell me. I look forward to hearing from all of you.
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In this thread we outline who is currently serving in the Xbox One Division staff. These people are responsible for the day to day operations of the Xbox community, they plan and organize many gaming activities/squads including our 'Game Nights', and serve as points of contact for various games that we have a presence in. Each staff member has an area of responsibility, but they are not limited to just that and can be seen playing and engaging members on a variety of games. Don't hesitate to reach out to any of them and ask for help and/or how to get involved.
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Game: Hitman 2 
Platform: Xbox One
I've been a fan of the Hitman series since 'Codename 47' on the PC in the early 2000s. I've played them all, following the story and antics of Agent 47 closely. I regard Silent Assassin, Contracts, and Blood Money to be three of the best games in the series.
Hitman 2 is a fun and interesting game, plenty of freedom and opportunities to go about playing your missions. The story throws hints to past games and characters as well which is a nice touch for long-time players. This is my first game of 2019 that I've beat and I hope to showcase more completed games in this thread as the year goes on.
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hey Guys, I'm just an average gamer that is working on a Bachelor degree and enjoys Playing game on my free time. I'm looking to be able to join a great community and have a good time playing the games I love and find people to spend time with and chat which may help pass the time of grindy parts of a game. I mainly play survival, RPG types games and Lately been loving Atlas but Haven't found many people to play with which makes the Grind Feel so much worse.
Hope to see where this goes and I'll catch you all on the Flip side.