Microsoft, sit down, we need to talk. What happened to the free Xbox Live Gold games? Remember when they were absolute wonders that had us hooked to the console? Okay with Game Pass you’ve done a lot already, but this is a full-blown let die. If last month we had among us ‘Truberbrook’, ‘Sudden Strike Complete Collection’ and ‘Lamentum’ (which will continue until April 15), this one has been pure sloppiness. Let’s take a look – be careful, don’t get your fill!
‘Out of space: Couch edition’
A multiplayer game in which you will have to clean a ship of green snot and drive out the aliens that have invaded you. A more or less original party (reminiscent of other recent proposals) in which you will have to balance the cleaning of the rooms, pay attention to your vital needs and go improving and unlocking new objects. It may not be the best known game of the decade, but every pack needs a surprise to discover, right?
‘Peaky Blinders: Mastermind’
And that’s it. This is the second (and last) Xbox Live Gold game this month, a prequel to ‘Peaky Blinders’. Puzzles, adventures and plans that must go perfectly. If you like the series, so will the video game, even if it’s to control each member of the Shelby family in increasing difficulty. Ah! And you will also have the ability to control the time to go backwards, forwards or start over until the plan is greased to perfection. A very grateful mechanic.
The way things are: Games with Gold needs a revolution or die while it still has a shred of dignity left. Out of space’ and ‘Peaky Blinders: Mastermind’ aren’t going to cut it for many gamers, and the anger against Xbox is growing… And rightly so. Will we see a move next month?