What to play in January: the best games of the month
Warcraft 3 remake and other major releases of the first month of 2020
The gaming industry knows that we have a new year’s holiday ahead of us, where we will make up for missed releases this year. Therefore, January will spare our energy and money spent on holidays, and will condescend to offer only a few noteworthy releases.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborn
Date: January 1, 2020
Another console beta test was successful, and the addition with a new region, monsters, armor sets and tools for hunting giant creatures will finally reach personal computers. Unfortunately, there are no significant differences between the versions of Iceborn for PC and consoles, except for the resolution and frame rate. Of course, the master version will be immediately bundled with all the patches and balance edits.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Date: January 16, 2020 (in Japan)
Sega decided to organize a relaunch of the Yakuza series, completely replacing the cast, location, and gameplay. The main event moved from the fictional Kamurocho in Yokohama County Isezakicho, and for the first time in the history of the series the main role will perform no Kazuma Kiryu, and more emotional and energetic Ichiban Kasuga.
As for the gameplay, Like a Dragon will no longer have the usual third-person fighting in real time, instead the game has a turn-based combat system in the wall-to-wall format. Sega also noted that if players do not appreciate such drastic changes in the gameplay, then the next game will return everything as it was.
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners
Date: January 23, 2020
Platforms: PS4, PC
Developers from Skydance claim that Saints and Sinners is a unique project on the universe of the “Walking dead”, in which you will see all the facets of human cruelty. Players will constantly make difficult decisions and decide the fate of other people just trying to survive in the zombie Apocalypse.
Saints and Sinners is being developed for virtual reality helmets and will allow you to enjoy the destruction of people and zombies with firearms and bladed weapons in all its repulsive splendor.
Journey to the Savage Planet
Date: January 28, 2020
Developer: Typhoon Studios
Platforms: PS4, PC, XBO
In this fantastic first-person adventure, players take on the role of a valiant employee of Kindred Aerospace, proudly bearing the title of the fourth best in their field, who was sent on a business trip to a new world by a caring management. The main character will have to catalog and document all his research, mark dangerous representatives of flora and fauna, and try not to die corny, falling off a cliff or drowning in a pond with some disgusting slime.
In total, the game features four different biomes that can be explored using a jetpack and jet boots, and all attempts by local residents to prevent the mission of the discoverer can be stopped with the right Blaster. Solutions to more serious problems can be printed using a 3D printer that turns any garbage into something useful.
Warcraft 3: Reforged
Date: January 28, 2020
Are the olds in place? A remake of the imperishable classics of the real-time strategy genre, including Reign of Chaos and the Frozen Throne. Reforged meets players with a much prettier picture with support for modern diagonals, even more room for modifications, balance changes and integration with services Battle.net. in Addition, Blizzard promised to make some changes to the story campaign, but did not say which ones. The campaign itself has been structurally redesigned to more accurately reflect all the changes that the world of Warcraft has undergone.