In the game


By Connor Considine

When November is mentioned, games are often brought up just for the amount of big releases that come out in the month. Today those games are gonna be talked about, from ones you know about, or ones that might have flown under the radar amidst all the other ones. This is In The Game.

Battlefield 2042 released just a few days ago, the newest installment. This one is the first one in the series to be on the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 consoles, which it uses greatly by updating both the landscapes of every building and terrain and the game’s weather.  And the weather is important, with tornadoes and many more storms showing up during multiplayer. It is also the first game in the series to come without any sense of single player,  instead choosing to tell its story through multiplayer, possibly with events like Call of Duty: Warzone or Fortnite. Regardless of the lack of anything beyond multiplayer, this is sure to be a fun game for those who are a fan of Battlefield or first person shooters in general.

Speaking of first person shooters, Halo Infinite’s multiplayer was released to everyone’s surprise this past Monday,  in celebration of the franchise’s,  and Xbox’s, 20th anniversary. The game is currently in open beta and will be until the game’s actual release on Dec. 8. Despite the beta title, it practically has everything the full multiplayer release will have, like armors, the shop, and the Season 1 Battle Pass. And it seems quite polished too, with the only glitches the majority have seen are minor, and sort of funny, such as your character facing behind instead of forward. The beta is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Have fun until the game’s official release, including the campaign, following Halo 5: Guardians.

Speaking of anniversaries, Pokémon released some remakes to celebrate theirs. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl released this past Friday to celebrate both the 25th anniversary of Pokémon as a whole and the 15th anniversary of the original Diamond and Pearl. This game differs from other remakes of the games, as it attempts to act more faithful to the originals rather than adding more than graphics to it. If you buy this game, with the exception of minor QoL changes like following Pokémon, you are basically playing these games how they were intended, with a chibi art style added. On top of being 1-1, the game also includes options to toggle sounds between the original game and the remake. These changes are sure to be great for new players who either want to play a newer game, or nostalgic players who want a taste at the games from the DS. The game is available on Nintendo Switch.

And with that, this was In The Game, thanks for reading!