Fresh Video Games, Q4 2019

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Fresh Video Games, Q4 2019

Evelyn Robertson, Staff Editor

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Fresh Video Games, Q4 2019

Greetings again, my fellow citizens of Alliance High. Once again, we take this time to look at some new games coming to the mainstream consoles for these months of October and November. 

Pokemon Sword and Shield – 11/15/19

We take to the Galar region for a new Pokemon adventure. As you may know, all regions in the Pokemon world are based off real locations. Kalos is based off France, Unova on New York, etc. Galar is based on Scotland. We also have the mascot legendaries, Zacian and Zamazenta. Both are wolf-like and based on a sword and shield, respectively. Zacian wields a sword in its mouth and Zamazenta is literally built like a shield. Naturally, they are expected to have excellent attack/defense, however we fear their special stats may be lacking. All that power needs to be balanced out, similarly to Pheromosa’s stats. Galarian formes have also been introduced for Wheezing, Zigzagoon, and Linoone. 

 

Playable on: Switch

 

Publisher: Nintendo

 

Dev: Game Freak 

 

Genre: RGP

 

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint – 10/4/19

You are stranded and left with the enemy. You are alone, (unless you’re playing in multiplayer) and must fight to survive. It is time to explore an archipelago shrouded in danger. Become a Ghost as you fight fatigue and injuries with teammates. Character creation is a big part of starting the game. Apparently, there are “thousands of custom combinations.” Further customization is possible through gear and personal skill sets. PvP and PvE are explored through story arcs and classes. You are up against Skell Tech, a company overrun by The Wolves, led by your ex comrade, Colonel Cole D. Walker. They’ve reprogramed drones into killing machines, so stay alert.

 

Playable on: XBOX 1

 

Publisher: Ubisoft

 

Dev: Ubisoft

 

Genre: Open World Adventure

 

The Outer Worlds – 10/25/19

“Welcome to the future. Try not to break it.” You are a space colonist heading for the edge of the galaxy when you get lost in space. Awoken decades later, you find yourself launched into the mystery of Halcyon. People are split into factions here, all vying for dominance over the others. Who you decide will change this new time forever. Halcyon is on the furthest edge of the spatial frontier, you’re pretty alone here. Halcyon sets itself up to be paradise, but there’s something going on here. Acting against the Halcyon Holdings Corporation acts against humanity. You’ll be fighting against the wildlife of the planet with guns that probably won’t misfire. 

 

Playable on: PS4, Switch, XBOX 1, PC

 

Publisher: Private Division

 

Dev: Obsidian Entertainment (Same people who made Fallout New Vegas!)

 

Genre: RPG, Action Adventure

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