Comanche started off as a multiplayer-only game, and then expanded to include single-player modes during its time in Early Access. Now released in full, the fifth entry in the venerable series is finally here. Almost immediately, it leaves a bad impression. While there’s some glimmers of hope and promise, it is never fulfilled. Comanche, like Aquanox Deep Descent didn’t need to return — at least not like this. There’s very little reason to play Comanche, and is simply not memorable for anything.
Every time I’m greeted with “Welcome to Biomutant” from the game’s narrator at the start screen, I feel personally invited to play the game. And that’s the whole game in a nutshell, it’s an alluring and easy-going RPG that evokes games like The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, and even Devil May Cry; all in a vibrant and exciting world that’s familiar, yet different. Experiment 101’s first game arrives just over four years since it’s announcement, and it does not disappoint with its post-apocalyptic world, martial arts, gun fu, and grandeur. BIOMUTANT is an exotic adventure that’s a treat for the senses.
In 2019, I reviewed Monster Jam Steel Titans and felt it was middle of the road. I’m here now with the sequel, Steel Titans 2, and though I think: it’s an upgrade, and there are things the game does that make my time with it less than enjoyable. The initial presentation of colorful open worlds feels deceitful when you find out there mostly isn’t much to do within them. Overall, you find out quickly how much of a slog things are.