originals\ Jan 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm

The best games of January 2016

A sneaky good start to the new year.

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The Witness - PS4, PC - January 26
 
Far and away the most anticipated release across the industry this month was Jonathan Blow’s The Witness and for good reason. The game has been long in development, and Blow’s last foray into the indie scene, Braid, is something of a revolution. Sony has fronted The Witness as one of it’s core indie “exclusives” since the launch of the PS4, and the game doesn’t disappoint. The Witness starts you off with a very simple concept, connecting a line from Point A to Point B and expands on it in ways gaming has never seen before. What’s most impressive about the game is just how well it teaches you what it wants you to learn. Everything is so carefully crafted and placed, that nothing is left to waste. Even simple environment assets that seem thrown in for decor have a purpose that you will come to learn in time. Of all of the games this month, The Witness has the best chance of staying relevant throughout the year, not just for the amount of hype it’s had in its build up, but just how well it all payed off. For more on The Witness, check out our review and find it on Steam and PSN.
 
LEGO Marvel Avengers - Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC - January 26
 
The best games of January 2016
 
One thing you can always count is at least one LEGO game a year and despite their frequency in release, not many people seem to think it’s a bad idea. Sure the series doesn’t hog the headlines like Assassin’s Creed or Call of Duty do, but a lot of it has to do with the fact that each release is by and large fundamentally sound. And the same remains true with LEGO Marvel Avengers. Level design and team attacks are the highlights of this latest iteration as well as wealth of heroes both big and small that you can unlock and play as. For more on LEGO Marvel Avengers, check out our review and find it on Xbox Live, PSN, the Nintendo eShop and Steam.
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