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Unfortunately, 2021 hasn’t been the best year for RPGs, with new releases from major series like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest nowhere to be found on the calendar, but that just means it’s time for the underrated Tales series to shine. Arise greatly improves on the action RPG combat of previous entries in the series with a revamped combat system, and it looks better than any of its predecessors thanks to the move to the Unreal Engine 4. It also has a surprisingly dark story for a series that’s historically been known for being more lighthearted. Even if you buy this for an RPG fan who’s never heard of it, they’ll thank you once they start playing.
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$59.99 on PS4 or Xbox One, $69.99 on PS5 or Xbox Series X/S
As sure as the sun will rise in the east and set in the west, Activision will release another Call of Duty every fall. So, what’s different this year? Vanguard returns to the World War II setting that made the series famous with a new campaign that takes place across every front of the war. The ever-popular zombies mode returns as well, but the biggest reason to pick this up is a whopping 20 multiplayer maps at launch, which should give Vanguard even more staying power than the typical Call of Duty.
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Psychonauts 2 is an ideal gift for anyone who enjoyed the original, but even if they’re not familiar with that classic, the game stands out as a fantastic platformer that consistently surprises with exciting new locations and fresh gameplay concepts until the very end. While it’s enjoyable for all of ages, the themes of redemption and mental health improvement should ring especially true for a lot of older gamers.
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