This weeks games almost didn't get ranked at all. For the first few days of the week I couldn't get any of the games to a playable state. ESO's Servers were down or too full. Monster Jam and Jurassic World kept freezing on the menus. Add the fact that once they did work none of the games were particularly mind blowing. I honestly do not think there was a game released this week that was worth the price tag. I did manage to get my hands on Payday: Crime Wave but, since it doesn't officially release in the U.S.A. until next Tuesday it doesn't make this list. It would have been the winner of this week though, That really isn't saying much.
3. Monster Jam: Battlegrounds
2. The Elder Scrolls Online
It's really hard to say anything nice about a $60 game that takes up 55.5GB on your hard drive and can't be played at all... Probably a feeling you are familiar with if you bought Halo Master Chief Collection. The difference is Halo could be played single player. Elder Scrolls offered absolutely nothing offline. Just a shitty error screen. I looked at that screen for 3 full days before I could finally create my character. Once I did the first quest of the tutorial failed to load and the quest giver didn't render in so I could not progress further. By Thursday evening I was finally able to knock out about 10 story quests. The game play is mediocre and the graphics don't really impress. Add the fact that online chat is 100% voice based and pretty much equates to listening to 20 people that don't know they have a Kinect plugged in. I have no idea how anyone is going to be able to effectively manage a team or group on this game. It's in my eyes not as good as Neverwinter Online which is 100% free to play and only takes up a quarter of the space on the hard drive. I absolutely recommend avoiding this title in it's current state.
1. Lego: Jurassic World
Well seems it's been another 6 months since there's yet another exactly the same Lego game as every other Lego game. The good news is there are some much more interesting looking Lego games on the way with much more interesting game play that finally breaks this mold, the bad news is those are still a few months off. Hell, I think we have to endure one more Lego: Avengers game before that happens. For those of you hoping this would be a streamlined movie title similar to The Lego Movie Game. you'll be disappointed. It does look to be a fairly long completion that covers all of the movies in the franchise. The do a great job with the story and the way it flows. It's broken into very manageable sections. Over all it is a decent entry in the when is this going to end Lego franchise. If you really have to play one of the new games this week you should make it this one. If you have self control you should skip this week and play some of the outstanding things you haven't got to yet.
I'm probably going to post a bunch of stuff this week with E# having just officially kicked off with the Bethesda Presser. The Huge Oculus Announcement. The Microsoft Press Conference in the morning. Sony and Nintendo showing off something later this week. There's a lot of gaming related stuff on my mind. Also you can expect some kind of rant post about the never ending battle with disk space the real cost of this generation. For now I'm going to watch the Game of Thrones finally and then see if I can further disappoint myself in ESOnline.