The year 2022 has not squandered any of its time.
The first few months of 2022 were a perfect storm of video game woodoku release mayhem. This mayhem may have been caused by changed release dates, decreased dependence on the retail environment, or delays caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. The Lands Between were open for exploration by us. We cracked the code of the hidden language. We traveled to America in the 31st century. As soon as we were able to escape the busy AAA release schedule, we began looking for treasures that had been overlooked.
We were able to locate a significant number of them.
As a result, we have decided to take it upon ourselves to assist you in separating the wheat from the chaff by recommending our favorite games from among the multitude of ambitious titles that are released as the months pass by. This website will be updated throughout the year, with the most recent releases appearing at the top, so that you can remain current with everything that’s happening in the world of entertainment (or at least as up to date as possible). In addition, we will be doing the same same thing for the greatest movies, the finest anime, and the best television series of 2022.
SNIPER ELITE 5
It is easy for those who are not familiar with the Sniper Elite genre to dismiss it as a hyper-violent X-ray gore fest featuring the death of Nazis. Indeed, that is the case. Sniper Elite 5 follows the pattern of having superb level design; in fact, it has some of the finest sandbox missions I’ve ever seen in a video game. However, this game is also a shining example of the art of level design. They take advantage of every opportunity to provide you a sightline, no matter how obstructed it may be, to the next Nazi skull that is about to be crushed, and they spread over mine-ridden beaches, bucolic vineyards, and coastal chateaus.
This was not a simple feat, given that the most recent installment of the series takes place in France during World War II, which is quite probably the most overused setting in the history of video games. But the game’s creator, Rebellion Developments, has come up with some innovative methods to spice up the action on the beaches of Normandy. There are elements of IO Interactive’s Hitman trilogy on display here, as the scoundrel Karl Fairburne is forced to sneak into bunkers and cobblestone alleys, trading his trusted sniper rifle for a silenced handgun and close-quarters know-how. Additionally, there are elements of the Hitman franchise on display here. There are also a lot of similarities to Arkane’s Dishonored games, such as how each task may be accomplished in a variety of ways, ranging from non-lethal to what can only be described as very deadly. An already amazing brand has been catapulted into the pantheon of the most immersive sandbox games thanks to the release of Sniper Elite 5. —Mike Mahardy