If you’ve been patiently waiting for a killer new PS5 game, Death loop has arrived and that’s all you could ask for and more.
In addition, we also check Sound colors: ultimate, Life is Strange: True Colors, Aliens: Fireteam Elite and experience Turtle Beach’s new Recon controller.
Death loop (PS5, PC)
Let’s get right to the point. Death loop is really excellent and you should definitely buy it if you have a PS5 or a PC.
Trapped on the mysterious island of Blackreef in the middle of a deadly time loop, Death loop throws a lot of it at you pretty quickly. There’s talk of slabs, visionaries, trinkets and more, but it’s to developer Arkane’s credit that the game leads you forward with a pretty steady hand.
At the end of the day, however, you find yourself with a job to do: take out eight key targets in a single day. That said, how you go about it is subject to debate. It is this experimentation that is perhaps Death loopstrongest asset, giving you a wealth of tools to choose from.
Do you want to take a sneaky approach by teleporting into environments and becoming completely invisible, or causing sheer destruction by chain attacks on multiple enemies? Personally, we preferred a bit of both, always prepared for when things go wrong… unless we die. And oh how many times we’ve died.
But die in Death loop is never a terrible thing. Rather, it gives you the opportunity to take what you’ve learned from previous “races” and apply it in new and interesting ways. You will have learned new paths and more enemy models that will make you stronger and faster. In no time at all, you’ll be passing through places that hours ago felt like they were walking on eggshells.
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For PS5 players, Death loop is a bittersweet version given that Microsoft now owns the team behind the scenes. But this is one more reason to embark on this stellar adventure immediately. He will definitely be in the talks for the Game of the Year without a shadow of a doubt.
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Sound colors: ultimate (PS4, XBO, Switch)
As a remaster, Sound colors: ultimate it ticks all the right boxes. Everything is much more pleasing to the eyes while the gameplay is noticeably smoother. More importantly, however, it presents gamers with a fairly neglected Sonic game that has stuck on the Wii for far too long for our liking.
Colors Also remains one of the best entries in the series lately – the alien-type “Wisps” help keep each level frantic and fresh. If you’ve been a longtime fan of the Blue Blur, there’s arguably less reason to invest in this upgrade, but it’s worth it for anyone with a serious need for speed.
Sonic Colors Ultimate is available through Amazon.
Life is Strange: True Colors (PS5, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, XBO, PC)
The Life is strange franchise has been a silent success since its launch and True colors continues this success. Alex Chen’s powers of empathy are a lot less flashy than rewinding time or telekinesis, but it’s a move that almost seems to allow for a more personal story this time around as Alex tries to cope with the loss of his brother. The story is backed up by the finest visuals to date and a stellar soundtrack that obviously includes Angus and Julia Stone.
Interesting way, True colors is the first of the series to integrate all five episodes at a time. However, our recommendation is to always take a short break between each. This allows the story to breathe a little more and will help you feel confident in some of your decisions. You will not regret it.
Life is Strange True Colors is available through Amazon.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite (PS5, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, XBO, PC)
Fighting your way out of a dangerous space environment littered with Xenomorphs is rarely unpleasant and Aliens: squad known. Add some friends by your side and you have a blast.
There is a great variety Fireteam EliteThe different classes and abilities of, as well as the unlocking of a new weapon are always satisfactory. Audio also does well for embracing the classic Extraterrestrial vibrate and reinforce the feeling of dread for which the films are so known.
It’s definitely not a perfect adventure – some environments can look quite similar and the number of enemies in some hordes can be overwhelming and endless. But we have to admit that there is still a lot to like here. Aliens: Fireteam Elite is perfect if your group of gamers are looking for something new, especially with a cheaper price than most PS5 / Series X games.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite is available through Amazon.
Getting Started with the Turtle Beach Recon Controller
If you’re a kid of the ’90s, you know there is an old stigma about third-party controllers. Faulty sticks, mooshy buttons – getting stuck with one of those duds at a buddy’s house was an almost guaranteed knockout. Well, we’re here to tell you to forget the past and embrace the present because Turtle Beach’s Recon Controller is such a treat.
Designed for use with Xbox and PC, the Recon Controller taps into the meat and potatoes of Turtle Beach’s expertise: audio. You see, the Recon not only lets you throw in any old pair of 3.5mm headphones / mic, but it gives you full control over your sound settings. With a number of nifty buttons on the front of the controller, you can manage game and chat volume independently without ever having to hide in a boring menu. You also have easy access to the mute functionality, four equalizer settings and “Superhuman Hearing” which makes it easier for you to hear fine details like in-game footsteps.
As a long-time loath to wade through Xbox menus, the Recon was an absolute gem and worked from the get-go. It’s also great news for budget-conscious gamers who don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars for a decent headset with customizable controls.
Meanwhile, while the Recon is unlikely to win any beauty pageants, it feels surprisingly good in the hands. The bumpers have strong indentations on the top, the rear paddles are easily accessible, and the rubber-coated grips are a nice change of pace that feels surprisingly good in the palms of your hands. It’s even surprisingly light, which was unexpected and can take some getting used to if you normally prefer a bit of weight to your controllers.
But despite the Recon’s flexibility, it’s worth noting its only downside – the wires. Yes, unfortunately the Recon controller needs to be plugged in to work, and although the cord is thankfully long, it will be a snap for some.
Ultimately, the Recon controller won’t be right for everyone, but if you’re looking for a device that offers a bit of originality and customization, it’s worth a look.
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