The Medium is the next big game from Blooper Team, the studio behind Layers of Fear, Observer and Blair Witch, and probably the first true next generation game on the Xbox Series X|S. Continuing in the vein of phycological and literal horror these developers do so well, The Medium truly elevates the studio to the next level.
Man of Medan was our first taste of Supermassive Games’ ambitions new series, and whilst it had its flaws it was a thrilling adventure at sea that boasted horror and replayability. Now we’re at the second game, Little Hope, which takes us away from a ghost ship and to the world of witch trials. What this game boasts in visuals and enemy interactions it loses in its lack of cohesion and consequence down the line.
Watch Dogs: Legion doesn’t allow for manual saves, a choice I think it rather bizarre, but instead opts for an auto save feature with only one save slot. There is no control over the way this game saves, thus players put their faith in the game regularly saving their progress. However, a strange bug on the Xbox Series X is causing this auto save feature to simply not work, and many players are losing hours upon hours of progress.
Astro’s Playroom takes a well-known puzzle platformer formula and (quite literally) breathes a breath of fresh air into it with the insane haptic feedback and adaptive triggers of the DualSense controller, creating something entirely unique and endlessly fun in its wake.
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Hi! I’m Sami Sumaria, an actor, writer and photographer based in London. Screaming Out Loud is a website founded in open conversation, life lessons and the odd recommendation or two.