My Top Ten Games of 2017: #8

My top ten favorite games of the year, presented in ascending order each day leading into the holidays. Look for my full Top Ten list with categories and awards on December 24!

#10 Fire Emblem Heroes
#9 Metroid: Samus Returns

#8 Injustice 2

I’m not at normally a fan of fighting games, but I do like superheroes, and enjoyed the first Injustice: Gods Among Us back in 2013. The sequel does almost everything better with a huge roster, fun leveling and loot progression, and the fantastic Multiverse. Continue reading “My Top Ten Games of 2017: #8”

Pokkén Tournament Review [Pixelkin]

Pokkén Tournament has intuitive controls and a perfect difficulty ramp that successfully lets Pikachu and company brawl in glorious HD.

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Available on Wii U

At its core Pokémon has always been a fighting game, albeit a turn-based one. Mapping Pokémon onto a traditional 3D fighting game makes perfect sense. Pokkén Tournament on Wii U has intuitive controls and a perfect difficulty ramp that successfully let Pikachu and company brawl in glorious HD.

Pokkén Tournament is structured like a typical fighting game. You select from a roster of a little over a dozen fighters and fight one-on-one with opponents.

Executing moves is similar to Super Smash Bros. Simple combos fire off various flashy attacks. Each fight is structured around two phases – a bigger 3D Field phase and a more intimate side-by-side Duel Phase. Knowing when to close in and when to back off is an interesting strategy. Different pokémon excel at different techniques.

Read the full review at Pixelkin