The Best New Amazon Releases: Hunt for the Titanfall People

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The biggest new shooter franchise of this generation finally goes multiplatform, last-gen’s biggest RPG gets remastered, and one of this year’s best indie movies hits Blu-ray, this week on Amazon!

As we hit the final week before Halloween, there’s plenty of reason to still celebrate the season here at Laser Time. We’ve got a new Laser Time podcast about Horror Comedies, a Monday Night Movie for the creepy horror flick Cube, and 10 of Rockstar Games’ biggest stars taking part in a new Fantasy Fight. You already know our content is going to be awesome, but there’s also some sweet new movies and shows on the horizon! Remember, if you’ve got Amazon Prime, you’ll save 20% on any new physical game release! With that in mind, lets check out the new wares!

Titanfall 2
The first Titanfall was a favorite at Laser Time Studios thanks to the fantastic combat that worked great both on the ground and in mech suits. But you can only prestige (sorry… “regenerate) so many times before the multiplayer-only experience gets a bit long in the tooth. Titanfall 2, however, has a few new things in its favor. A new single-player campaign is key (and should help newbs get some action in before diving online), while the new moves, items, and mechs will make multiplayer more exciting. Best of all, Titanfall is now on PlayStation 4, meaning all new-gen console owners have a chance to take on Respawn’s flagship shooter franchise.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition
It’s actually a little surprising that it’s taken almost three years of this console generation to get one of the last gen’s most important game remastered for higher resolutions and framerates. If you didn’t have the triple-digit-hours to dive into Skyrim a half-decade ago, the Special Edition on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One adds some nice new visual effects to take advantage of current console hardware, while also bringing the ability to use PC-made mods on your console-based Elder Scrolls adventure. If that means we can turn this game’s dragons into “Macho Man” Randy Savage, I’m all in.
ALSO AVAILABLE ON: XBOX ONE

World of Final Fantasy
Even after playing the 30-ish-minute demo, I’m still not sure who this game is for. It sports a soft, cutesy art style and monster-collecting gameplay, which are two bullet points I’d slap on any game meant for entry-level FF fans or perhaps even kids. However, it’s also loaded with layers of menus and complex gameplay mechanics that literally and metaphorically stack as you obtain more monsters. While a kid of today can prolly wrap their head around all that, it’s still obtuse af and with Sun & Moon mere weeks away I can’t imagine WoFF luring that audience away. As for the cameos from other FF games… I can’t even speak to that because in the demo, all Cloud, Lightning, Edgar etc do is offer single-sentence dialog as you roam a dungeon. If that’s supposed to make me bite, it didn’t work! I’ll admit it’s possible the main game is just fine, but oof this demo was a big turn off. But if you’re a FFFF (Freak For Final Fantasy), you can score this game for 20% less via Amazon Prime! BRETT
ALSO AVAILABLE ON: XBOX ONE

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
We have to be over 9000 games into the Dragon Ball franchise at this point, but Xenoverse 2 is a pretty important move for Goku and co. It’s the first Dragon Ball game to launch exclusively on new-gen consoles, meaning there won’t be last-gen specs to hold DBX2 like so much weighted clothing. Of course,¬†you’ve also got the tremendous fanservice that comes with a Dragon Ball video game where you can relive classic anime moments, beat up huge bosses, and explore classic DBZ locales. There’s a Xenoverse of savings awaiting you if you’ve got Amazon Prime, where your savings is over 19%! (it’s 20%).
ALSO AVAILABLE ON: XBOX ONE

Hunt For the Wilderpeople
While I’ve really liked Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the Shadows (and heck, Eagle vs. Shark ain’t bad), Hunt for the Wilderpeople has actually eclipsed Taika Waititi’s previous work in my eyes. Waititi has always had a knack for great outdoor shots and this story of an twice-orphaned boy trying to survive (and bond with a father figure) in the harsh New Zealand outdoors makes for a movie that’s equal parts gorgeous, hilarious, and heartwarming.

Nerve
Home video is made for movies like Nerve. While the premise of strangers taking dares via social media to become famous is a neat idea (and one that would be a killer Black Mirror), the trailers didn’t seem to settle on whether it’s a horror or action movie. Then there’s the leads, who may have chemistry, but are so much younger than me that I wouldn’t dare show my face in a theater filled with ~millennials~ but now that it’s on Blu-ray, I can watch without judgment!

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Kingdom Hearts III
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare PS4 Legacy Edition
Dishonored 2: Limited Edition
Watch Dogs 2: Gold Edition
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition
Pokemon Sun and Moon Steelbook Dual Pack
Dead Rising 4
The Last Guardian
Yakuza 0

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