Oh my, would you look at the time. The first major blockbuster games of the year have arrived. First up: the neon fist frenzy of Dragon Ball Fighter Z, followed by the gargantuan journey to capture a colossal elder dragon in Monster Hunter World.
Two major titles characterised May this year for me, and it was an unusually stacked month even without having to dig through the indie pile. There was even some cracking titles released on mobiles, and the next-gen consoles also got some extra love with some notable ports.
Nintendo gamers of a certain age knew the trick: type "Justin Bailey" into the password screen of Nintendo Entertainment System classic Metroid and the game's hero would change outfits. Fast forward -- oh my god, I'm old -- 29 years later.
When I saw Axiom Verge on the show floor of E3, I thought to myself "Man, that sure does look a lot like Metroid." It was only when I got my hands on it and talked to the guy behind it that I realised that it was a whole lot more.