Nier Automata PS4 After the astonishing 3D bullet hell of the E3 demo, the TGS unveiling of 2D side-scrolling sections was a little deflating. But even when it’s being too traditional, Platinum’s sequel is lightning fast and full of balletic grace – two areas in which its predecessor sorely lacked.
Mafia III PC With code arriving too late for review this issue, our trip to late-’60s Louisiana will have to wait. Preview footage looks uneven, but that astonishing soundtrack will make up for all but the worst of problems. Review next month.
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection PS4 While we doubt the rather vague promise of enhanced visuals will surpass the original releases on PC, this compendium of the adventures of AC’s most likeable protagonist is a fine way to make up for the lack of a ‘proper’ Assassin’s Creed arriving this year.