Game reviews & opinions from 2018

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In 2018, Akhil Arora’s video game reviews covered the greatest co-op game of all time.

Giannis Antetokounmpo in NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19: MyCareer

“The game is still excellent on the court—the presentation is superlative and the gameplay benefits from a more noticeable skill gap, improved shot meter and stamina system—but everything around it seems to signal that 2K simply doesn’t care, and maybe we the players should stop as well.”

FIFA 19 Neymar


“[Welcome] additions … bring it closer to the sport. The virtual football feels more like an actual ball—this might sound odd for a football game that’s in its third decade of existence—as passes seem to be more affected by friction, dragging the series away slightly from its criticism of laser-guided passing. Players have true, realistic momentum and its combination with the tweaked touch system results in more loose balls and potential possession changes.”

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Coutinho

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

“That said, there are aspects of the game that don’t need that kind of money to be made better—be it gameplay that’s stuck in a weird balance of realism and arcadey fun, the nonsensical transfers or the lacklustre presentation—but it’s starting to feel like PES might have conceded one too many.”

Overcooked 2

Overcooked 2

“[All] the more enjoyable if you’ve got someone along for the ride, as the sheer pace of the game will have you shouting recipe steps at your fellow chefs or being screamed at for picking up or mixing the wrong thing(s), and trying to avoid bumping into each other and god forbid push anyone off the floor. A showcase of social gaming at its best, you owe it to yourself to put on your (virtual) toque blanche and revel in the delight that is Overcooked 2.”

A white PS4 console with a white DualShock 4 wireless controller

Gaming Is Too Damn Expensive in India

“There isn’t a lot Sony and Microsoft can do on the hardware front since the government levies duties, but surely it’s worth experimenting with regional pricing as they did in the PS3-Xbox 360 era. And it’s not like it’s impossible.”