Xbox Game With Gold, September 2021: from Warhammer Chaosbane to Zone of the Enders

Xbox Game With Gold, September 2021: from Warhammer Chaosbane to Zone of the Enders

Xbox Game With Gold, September 2021

We have written so many times about the qualitative decline of the titles present on Games with Gold that we hardly notice that, in the meantime, something seems to have moved, with some months that instead have amazed for the good quality of the titles proposed, such as those published in the month in course or even the games announced for September 2021. Mind you, we are not faced with big blockbusters or day one releases capable of causing a sensation, moreover we always and only talk about Xbox One and Xbox 360 games also in this case, but at least these are choices that seem to be dictated a little. less by chance.

Games with Gold, here are the free games of September 2021 We are far from games capable of generating enthusiasm in the masses, but there is a really interesting selection coming for subscribers this month, somewhat atypical titles but chosen with a certain caution to still offer experiences of a certain level, in their specific segments. It is clear, as we have said many times, that this is not Microsoft's flagship service and that the bombs are all reserved for Xbox Game Pass, which continues to travel at very different rates, but in this remnant of the past or in this " dripping fat ", for Ultimate users, you can still find some really interesting titles. In the meantime, remember that the August 2021 games will still be available until the end of the month, with Yooka-Laylee downloadable until mid-September.

Warhammer: Chaosbane - September 1 to 30

An action RPG in the style of Diablo but focused on the world of Warhammer is already a great starting point for building an interesting game, at least for those who have a minimum of inclination for the genre and the setting in question, often linked to each other. To be honest, the EKO team failed to fully exploit the potential of such a premise, but still managed to put together an enjoyable game, one that focuses on the addictive characteristics of the constant progression system and also combines a fun combat system with it. , seasoning it all with the unparalleled charm of the fantasy universe created by Games Workshop.

The whole works well in Warhammer: Chaosbane and is able to bring several hours of fun to anyone who is at least a at ease with hack and flash, perhaps passing over some roughness of the gameplay and game structure. The story tells of the sudden power vacuum that arose with the death of Magnus after the defeat of the invaders led by Asvar Kul, and how four heroes apply to fill the role of leader, each for their own specific reasons. These are the characters that can be used in the game, which otherwise takes place according to the same story and with a structure very similar to the old Diablo, the progenitor of the Blizzard series, in a very classic action RPG but with very solid elements. br>
You can find more information in our Warhammer: Chaosbane review.

Mulaka - From September 16 to October 15

Mulaka is a fascinating journey into the folklore tradition of part of Mexico Recently we have seen some games take as inspiration the legends and cultural traditions of some specific peoples, bringing those atmospheres and those stories to the screens in the form of a video game. It is a trend that is establishing itself and that represents a notable enrichment in the expressive abilities of this medium, which also includes Mulaka, a 3D action adventure that draws heavily on the folkloristic traditions of Mexico.

Mixing elements of action, adventure and 3D platformer, Mulaka tells the journey of the homonymous protagonist: a powerful fighting shaman destined to face the forces of evil and free the earth from their yoke. The game takes us on this wonderful journey to the lands of the Tarahumara, in the north of Mexico, getting to know the mythological creatures, beliefs and habits of the people in question up close. In the role of the Sokoruame, the shaman capable of using magic, we pass through colorful and particularly lively scenarios, in search of various deities to obtain their blessing and obtain sufficient powers to carry on the fight against Teregori, the evil lord of darkness who threatens the world. Mulaka alternates phases of exploration with close combat, making us immerse ourselves in the fascinating world of Mexican folklore reproduced with a particular low-poly style.

Zone of the Enders HD Collection - From 1 to 15 September

Zone of the Enders: HD Collection re-proposes the two chapters of the Kojima series in remastered form in high definition A saga signed by Hideo Kojima is something not to be missed, especially if it is something peculiar and never tried again later by famous author referred to as Zone of the Enders. With the original released in 2001 on PlayStation 2, ZOE has become part of the videogame antiques, but still remaining an enjoyable title regardless of technological advancement, thanks also to the strong stylistic imprint given by Kojima Productions in every area of ​​the game: graphics , story and gameplay.

As often happens with Kojima's creatures, Zone of the Enders also presents itself as a highly autoscale game with a very specific and well-defined identity. These features are not lost in Zone of the Enders HD Collection, a collection of the two titles in remastered form, which is limited to re-proposing the original contents under a somewhat updated graphics and in high definition, able not to disfigure even today.

Zone of the Enders: HD Collection also features the various anime-style intermission sequences Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: Second Runner remain two very stylish and original titles, still enjoyable in terms of narration, thanks to the great work carried out in this area by Kojima and the very strong characterization that has always distinguished them. Regardless of some limitations of the actual gameplay, this is definitely an experience to try. More details in the old review of Zone of the Enders HD Collection.

Samurai Shodown II

Samurai Shodown 2 presents the immortal charm of SNK 2D bitmap graphics Speaking of timeless myths, let's move on to another title that could easily fit into this ideal list, namely Samurai Shodown II. The SNK fighting game on Games with Gold continues, considering that last month Garou: Mark of the Wolves arrived for subscribers, so the great fans of the genre really have a lot of material to get used to. Originally released in 1994, the game in question was one of the many arcade SNKs with jaw-breaking graphics that boasted the Neo Geo brand, fully demonstrating the great capabilities of the legendary Coin-op / console system as regards 2D bitmap graphics.

It remains, even today, an important testimony of the great craftsmanship that was then behind the development of a one-on-one fighting game of this type and still amazes for its quality. On the other hand, the bitmap fears the test of time much less than all other graphics technologies and it is also for this reason that SNK games are still perfectly enjoyable, as this Samurai Shodown 2 added to the Games with Gold delivery also demonstrates. The mechanics always remain the classic one, with one-on-one white weapon clashes with the characteristics of the Rage System and the Weapon Breaking Attack. This is a blast from the wonderful past of the golden age of arcades.

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