The best games of September 2015
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Destiny: The Taken King - PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 - Sept. 15
OK this isn’t technically a full game release, but the effect it had on the game’s previous state is undeniably substantial. Destiny has seen its share of (rightly earned) criticisms over the past year, namely a lackluster story and repetitive quests. But The Taken King is representative of what Destiny should have been all along, and completely reworks a lot of what made Destiny feel like such a grind. If you were one of those people that didn’t invest in the game at release, the best value Destiny has ever seen is right now. For more on Destiny: The Taken King, check out our review.
NHL 16 - PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 - Sept. 15
After a lackluster next-gen debut, EA’s NHL franchise has officially rebounded with NHL 16. During the offseason, EA recruited a selection of community members that were nominated by the fans, called “Game Changers”, that provided feedback on the previous year’s entry and got to test new features. One of the positive effects of this move was the return of a feature that was noticeably absent from last year’s game, EA Sports Hockey League. If you have EA Access on Xbox One, you can check the game out before investing.
Undertale - PC - Sept. 15
People are going crazy for Undertale right now. It may not look like much, but it is gradually making waves across the internet as arguably the best indie game to release this year. Described as “the friendly RPG where nobody has to die”, Undertale draws inspiration from games like Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, and Final Fantasy VI in both visuals and game mechanics and adds an infusion of hilarious parody to its storytelling. Undertale’s battle system, isn’t necessarily used for battle, as players have the option to negotiate their way out of any encounter and can even become friends with the game’s bosses. Undertale currently retails at a very consumer friendly, $9.99 and is averaging a 97 on Metacritic.