Hype for 2020 video games revisited


This story was originally published in the third edition of The Lion’s Tale (December 9, 2020).

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Release Date: November 10th, 2020

Genre: Action-Adventure, Role-Playing

With a massive open-world, beautiful graphics, and an interesting time period, that being the dark ages of England, fans are praising Valhalla as one of the best games in the series so far. Though there were many bugs upon its release, it is definitely a game that uses the new generation of games very well.


Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Release Date: November 12th, 2020

Genre: Action-Adventure, Open World

Being a sequel to an already well liked game, that being Marvel’s Spider Man (2018), Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales had a lot to live up to, and yet it managed to live up to its predecessor. Though the game is lacking in content compared to the original, it still manages to tell a great story and was able to not only keep but improve upon the fun gameplay of the original.


Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War

Release Date: November 13th, 2020

Genre: First-Person Shooter

This one is the mosted mixed one out of the bunch. It does have a great campaign especially with the multiple endings which hasn’t been seen since Black Ops 2. Zombies is really fun. But the rest of the game feels like a downgrade compared to Modern Warfare (2019). Things like the graphics and sound effects are greatly downgraded and features such as mounting and opening doors are completely gone. But the game is still fun, it just doesn’t live up to Modern Warfare (2019).


Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Release Date: November 20th, 2020

Genre: Hack-and-Slash, Role-Playing

Being a spiritual successor to 2014’s Hyrule Warriors while also being a prequel to 2017’s Game of the Year winner The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a hard move to pull off. Luckily Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity manages to do both successfully. With its great combat mechanics, a fluid progression system, and with it being the prequel to one of the greatest games of all time, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is one of the best Dynasty style games out there.


Cyberpunk 2077

Release Date: December 10th, 2020

Genre: Action Role-Playing, Open World, First-Person Shooter

By the time I’m writing this the game has yet to be released. Yet the game has seen many good reviews praising it for its new standard for sandbox open-world gaming. This game gives you so many options that it makes it infinitely replayable. Many critics are saying that though it has some problems, mainly major bugs in the game, it is one of the greatest games that CD Projekt Red (the developers of the game) has made, on par with 2015’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.