It's the beginning of the month, which means we need to start preparing a farewell to a bunch of Xbox Game Pass games. Here's our guide to what's leaving, what's worth playing and whether you can squeeze in a completion.
But there's still time. Sinner looks like a very (bad) short game to me, and Observer is said to be completed in an evening.
P sure you gotta do some killin.
I played it (until I left it) pretty much lethal but I think you can play non lethal, even with main objectives. At least some. And the levels, you can stealth through a lot of them, maybe even ghost the whole game?
Last game I ghosted as much as possible was Chaos Theory. Every game since then has made it a little too fun not to partake in the ending of a bad guy's life. So I must indulge. Downloading this now.I played it (until I left it) pretty much lethal but I think you can play non lethal, even with main objectives. At least some. And the levels, you can stealth through a lot of them, maybe even ghost the whole game?
But killing is more fun in this game and the game is also full of motherfuckers anyway lol.
Yeah, that's always been my stance. For stealth games that allow it, I've always gone non-lethal. Having said that...
Adryuu brings up a very good point! Dishonored 2 is a much beloved game of mine and of the many times I've played through it I finally decided to play it lethally during my most recent run. The lethal powers and the assassinations are sssooo good. They're done so well it brings a whole new layer of fun to approaching the level design.
Yoku is a really great game, hope there will be a sequel.GamePass Recommendation:
Yoku’s Island Express - you play a beetle pushing a dung ball around an island after taking over as postman in a beautiful 2D pinball/platformer. Bizarre premise, great game idea, executed with charm and a chilled atmosphere. Little mini-quests keep you moving about the island in a non-linear way. Skills or abilities are gradually added to open up more areas and ways to move about. It’s fantastically well designed and thought through - not just some nice ideas thrown together and gated by abilities. Recommended.
You can play the game non-lethal but you have to do combat. Similar to Metal Gear Solid games.
There are pools of white water that heal you. There's one next to the janitor guy at the entrance and on each floor - though it's usually fairly close to the boss.
I'd like to see them apply the same innovation and approach to a different idea rather than a straight sequel, at least initially. Unless they can think of a way to make a sequel with a fresh enough twist. What is fantastic about the game is not just the idea but the beauty and design of the execution, I'd like to see that in a new game.
The strange thing is, if you play one of those games on console, it still counts for the reward. I played State of Decay 2 on my Xbox and redeemed those points, and I didn't even installed it in my computer.
I played it long enough to get a single achievement for the rewards quest, but I almost didn't make it. Probably the worst game I've played in years. Visually atrocious, a vast and barren hub world, boring fights, awful performance. Deleted as soon as the achievement popped.
Check to see if they need an update, sometimes I've had to go and update the games manually or they will not launch on PC.
There's a possibility I drop the game very soon after starting, but I'm quite curious based on things I've read over here. I'll try and at least it'll be something different. But I hope it doesn't have awful input lag like on ps4 or Tomb Raider.
Good, I'll check it out someday then. Gotta see at least those graphics.