The second month of 2023 has already passed. Yes, we are as surprised as you are. February is always short, but this year flew by. And this is partly due to the absolute wealth of exciting games, movies, series and new hardware that all debuted, making the shortest month of the year possibly one of the busiest. With some exciting new arrivals, we have once again compiled a collection of what we see as the best of February 2023.
Brendan Fraser is not only back on the big screen, but also as a leading nominee in the world’s most illustrious awards ceremonies thanks to his superb performance in this emotional drama. The Whale sees Fraser an obese recluse, looking to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter, played by Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink.
Check out our review of The Whale here.
Puss in boots: The Last Wish
Since Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse debuted, we’ve experienced a bit of an animated renaissance, and the latest film to take advantage of the new and impressive styles is DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots: The Last Wish . This spin-off sequel brings back the feline protagonists of Antonio Banderas and pits him against a collection of well-realized fairy tale villains brought to life by a truly stacked cast.
Read our review of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish here.
Clarkson’s Farm – Season 2
There is no better way to describe Jeremy Clarkson than one of his own catchphrases: “blithering idiot”. The British personality is always in the news for some silly statement or action, but despite this, there is no denying that the man is also a brilliant and hilarious presenter and host. The latest season of Clarkson’s Farm proves exactly that – and also how he is still a truly inept farmer.
Check out our review of Clarkson’s Farm Season 2 here.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16
RTX 40 series is here. The latest generation of graphics cards is now becoming increasingly available, and we’ve been hands-on with this technology in one of ASUS’ latest (brand new, by the way) laptops. The latest iteration of the ROG Zephyrus M16 is a powerhouse that even has a screen that almost made us cry. It is a monster and a system that proves that laptops and desktops will be closer than ever with this new generation of PC hardware.
Check out our review of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 here.
What more needs to be said about this at this point. Avalanche’s magical RPG has been an absolute behemoth, as well as an overwhelming success. Raking in nearly a billion pounds in its first few weeks, on top of selling millions of copies. The cries of the tireless protesters – who still want to knock out a game that has had no influence from Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, despite being set in the world she created – have been drowned out by those who see the title for what it really is: an exciting and fun romp through the 18th century Wizarding World.
Be sure to see our full thoughts on Hogwarts Legacy here.
Metroid Prime Remastered
It’s not a complete remake, it’s not the brand new installment many were hoping for, but what Metroid Prime Remastered did end up being was a truly authentic and well-adapted version of one of the most beloved video games of all time. With better graphics and performance, and an update to match what the modern platform of the Nintendo Switch can offer, this game finally blew our socks off and became one of the biggest success stories of the month.
Check out our review of Metroid Prime Remastered here.
There were many question marks surrounding the PS VR2 prior to its launch. Will it be able to successfully outperform its predecessor? Will the performance justify the high price? And most importantly, will it have a plentiful list of system-selling games? The first two questions seem to be answered with a resounding yes, even if the launch titles are a very different beast. Still, the PS VR2 impressed us and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for it.
Check out our thoughts on the PS VR2 in our review here.
Octopath Traveler II
The first Octopath Traveler game ended up being a really beloved JRPG. So when Square Enix announced and said a sequel was coming, it had a lot to live up to. Fortunately, Octopath Traveler II delivered where it mattered most. While it wasn’t a real step up for the series, the intriguing story and great graphics and art was more than enough to capture our attention during our time in Solisthea.
Read our review of Octopath Traveler II here.
Company of Heroes 3
For many, Company of Heroes 3 was THE strategy game of February. Coming from the strategy experts at Relic Entertainment, this real-time take on the Mediterranean theater of World War II promised many meaningful improvements and additions at both the macro and minor levels – and while the Dynamic Campaign did not appeal to us – the rest of the game absolutely impressed us.
Read our review of Company of Heroes 3 here.
AMD 3D V-Cache CPU
AMD created the ingenious way to get more value for money with your CPU, by stacking caches on top of each other to create a 3D V-Cache system. With a new generation CPU now on the market, we have the company’s latest batch of 3D CPUs in our hands and they absolutely blew us away.
Check out our review of AMD 3D V-Cache CPU here.
With March featuring some promising games, movies, TV and technology, be sure to check back in a month to see what our top picks of the month ended up being.