Follow up to Shadow of Mordor the sequel basically extends the good bits from the first one (the nemesis system, the ranger abilities, riding various animals over orcs) and adds extra levels of depth ... and also loot boxes.
The game plays as an extended version of the original shadow of mordor which I was quite a good game the innovative nemesis system adding a layer of depth to the game that made it a lot of fun to play. In Shadow of war they've taken that a step further and added some new modifications.
Ever since I saw the first trailers of lone echo I was facinated by it's unique locomotion techinique great graphics and interesting human and an AI robot in space story. Made by "Ready at Dawn" who made some of the best PSP games like Daxter and the god of war psp games (also The Order 1886 which looked amazing but was very very boring to play) Lone Echo and it's multiplayer component Echo Arena looked like they were going to be the first big professional vr game.
Still in early access but supposedly pretty solid and from Epic mega games who sort of know how to make multiplayer games
A 4 player coop game of two halves part one in the day you scavenge materials and build a fort make weapons and traps then part 2 night comes and you repel a horde style attack filled with monsters.
It has four different classes that have different play styles
so minecraft crossed with L4D running in unreal 4 and featuring overwatch style loot boxes
So a while back a company called Glowforge offered basically a laser cutter for $2k which at the time was less than half the price of the cheapest laser cutters available to the hobbyist it also had some really nice features
Was playing this interesting pre pre pre alpha game off of itch.io called Autonauts.
It was described as Factorio meets Minecraft. Two games I really enjoy but the description was misleading. It could be better described as Factorio with vaguely 3d graphics and a pseudo voxel/minecraft art style.
Factorio is all 2d and sprite graphics the game play in all in the 2d plane. Autonauts has 3d graphics but the gameplay is still just 2d.
Starr Mazer DSP
A side scrolling bullet hell game with some nice little touches.
Been looking for a small quad brushless quad for a while more power than a tiny whoop with proper brushless motors something like 2s power but still small and safe enough I feel happy flying it inside and around people.
There used to be a nice quiet area near the old office where I could get some flight time in but it's now pretty far away and also on the property of another company. So I've been keeping a look out. \
I picked up this early access game called Kenshi which I had seen floating around a single player sandbox rpg survival game. Rockpapershotgun did a thing on it and it intrigued me so I gave it a go and found it a combination of compelling and frustrating.
It's one of these open ended affairs where you can do a lot of things and like those games it suffers from throwing you in the deep end. It has some ingame tutorials but they often miss out whole swathes of information.
I really enjoyed the original mass effect trilogy they were nowhere near perfect the combat in me1 was bollocks the companion ai a bit janky and of course the three coloured ending of me3 made people lose their minds I forget what else was wrong with them it's been a while me:2 was basically the high point.
ME:A is a new game set in the same universe as me1-3 but set in the Andromeda galaxy and with all new characters and new storyline.