Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max, and Lara Croft GO: let’s Click-Swipe-Play

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This week on the show I have a bag full of big names for you. There is a reinvented franchises, a classic movie license, and the end of a gaming icon – all reviewed in under three minutes. Let’s Click-Swipe-Play.

Based around Tomb Raider’s star, Lara Croft GO (iOS|Android) is a game designed from the ground up for mobile. It takes the premises of table top-gaming and mixes them with Tomb Raider’s action. The result is a turn-based strategy game that somehow still evokes the feel of the franchises classic adventures.

Mad Max (PC) is of course based on the movie franchise, but not on any specific movie – which probably makes sense as most of the films feel completely unconnected. Not that this matters, as really it is the Australian wasteland that is the star – and that is reproduced wonderfully. My problem is that I wanted an actual wasteland, but the game’s open-world is a little too full unimportant items to collect.

Aptly, we finish with the final part of one of gaming’s most beloved franchises, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PC). This moves the stealth action series into an open-world for the first time, offering you complete freedom in how you approach its missions. That’s right, you can lead Big Boss to his eventual fall from grace however you choose.

Add a little news and you have a show.

Next week I am out of the office, but don’t worry we have a preview show to highlight some of this Winters’s most exciting games. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss that, and I will see you then.

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