It was apparently a visit from Blizzard’s Diablo team that inspired Bungie’s rewrite of Destiny for The Taken King, but on the evidence of the April update the game currently hews a little closer to the WOW model. New content arrives, lapsed players come back and burn through it in a couple of weeks, then disappear into the void again. It’s going to take something more substantial than this for us to recommit.
Street Fighter V PS4
There is no greater expression of the way Capcom is subverting its own conventions with SFV than the recently released Guile. For 25 years a dry, stoic keepaway character, SFV Guile is the flashiest combo monster in the game. He’s tremendous fun to play, which sadly we still can’t quite say about the game in general. The meta now favours frame-perfect timing of tricky setups – the sort of thing Capcom was supposed to have done away with.
Rainbow Six Siege PS4
Even a misjudged punishment system – in which players of ranked games are temporarily banned for leaving early while those who kill teammates suffer only a small point deduction – can’t tarnish our enjoyment of Ubisoft’s ever-improving asymmetric shooter. And with the second season of free DLC now out, there’s another map and two more Navy SEAL operators to experiment with, as well.