I’m still on my JRPG hiatus after finishing up Cold Steel 3, which means I’m still playing through Far Cry 3 Classic on my Xbox One. I never finished it back on the 360, but I’m enjoying the hell out of it right now. It’s become the perfect game to just go full Zen mode, collect shit, climb shit, shoot shit, skin shit, craft shit, and dig into the weird-ass characters. I love it.
What I’m enjoying a little more than anticipated is Ninja Theory’s new hero brawler Bleeding Edge. It’s available on Xbox One and PC via GamePass and it’s been an absolute blast. Think Overwatch’s hero roster and objectives, but more melee-focused and team-oriented. Sure, Overwatch is also team-oriented, but in Bleeding Edge, if you’re not with your squad you are 100% going to die.
There are some super rad character designs, with my personal favorites being a telepathic dolphin piloting a mech, a robotic snake possessing a corpse, and a fire-breathing metal guitarist.
Bleeding Edge is still in its infancy, but I hope Ninja Theory continues to support the game because I truly believe there’s something special here that separates it from other “hero” style games. With the battle royale genre showing up and eating everyone’s launch, I think it’s an unfortunate time to release a new hero game, but my fingers are crossed. It’s rad and I really enjoy it.
What about you, folks? What gaming plans do you have this weekend?