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Des­tiny PS4

With our War­lock at level 30, we de­cide it’s time for another character. Our Ti­tan races to level 20, then jumps up to 24 thanks to

the leg­endary gear in our vault. Fur­ther progress means spend­ing hours scour­ing the Moon for He­lium Fil­a­ments, and at last, after 150 hours, we be­gin to lose in­ter­est. By the time you read this, The Dark

Be­low will be out, and we’ll be back on the hook again. It was nice while it lasted.

Mario Kart 8 Wii U

We wor­ried it might seem in­con­gru­ous, but jump-boost­ing past the Master Sword on the

Hyrule Cas­tle track in Mario Kart 8’ s first DLC pack lever­ages fa­mil­iar­ity to fan­tas­tic ef­fect. In fact, that’s some­thing of a theme for this ad­don, the recre­ation of F-Zero’s

Mute City a par­tic­u­lar de­light thanks to play­ful touches such as pit ar­eas re­fill­ing your coins. This is DLC done right: a fresh

in­jec­tion of life for Wii U’s joy­ous racer.

Mid­dle-earth: Shadow Of Mor­dor PS4

Another DLC ex­pan­sion this month sends us back to Mor­dor, this time to im­pale orcs on the blades of war­rior princess Lithariel. The Neme­sis sys­tem still hasn’t lost its shine, its web of en­e­mies as en­joy­able to study and un­pick as ever, but the open world’s flaws are all the more ob­vi­ous in the light of Far

Cry 4’ s won­der­fully dy­namic Hi­malayan land­scapes. Here’s hop­ing the in­evitable se­quel of­fers some­thing as imag­i­na­tive as

Shadow Of Mor­dor’s stand­out fea­ture.

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