World of Warcraft: Legion screenshot of Darkheart Thicket

World of Warcraft's Legion expansion represents a massive departure from Warlords of Draenor and a return to a more "classic" World of Warcraft. As you might expect, this shift in design philosophy has drastically improved World of Warcraft's gameplay, so much so that it once again feels fresh and interesting.

If you're an old player simply looking to see if WoW is once again the game for you, or even if you're a brand new player trying to figure out what in the world all of this is about, here's a gameplay video to hopefully give you the answers you need. The footage below features one of Legion's early leveling dungeons, Darkheart Thicket, so don't worry about any important spoilers and just enjoy the Demon Hunter gameplay.

A screenshot from Obduction showing the contrast between the normal and alien

Obduction is Cyan's spiritual successor to the long-lasting Myst series. As you might expect, this means that Obduction features some extremely beautiful environments, a mysterious and compelling story, and naturally, a whole slew of hellishly difficult puzzles for you to wrack your brain against.

Since puzzle-adventures tend to be notoriously difficult to get into, allow me to give you a glimpse at Obduction's gameplay so that you can decide whether its the sort of thing you're interested in or not. The gameplay video below features the first 30 minutes, including brief story bits, but I wouldn't worry too much about spoilers as I've intentionally avoided the difficult puzzles and massive revelations. Have a look:

The Witcher 3 Geralt and witches screenshot

When it comes to open world RPGs The Witcher 3 is my gold standard for quality. The game-world is absolutely massive and the majority of the locations are well worth visiting; the graphics are some of the best you will encounter in any game today; the characters are well written and quite complex; and most importantly, none of the side-quests are designed to waste your time by making you collect a dozen bear asses. That doesn't mean you are going to save any time, however, as The Witcher 3 has already robbed me of well over a hundred hours, and because I hate seeing other people have free time I would like for you to discover how fun it is as well.

Since showcasing this through words alone is pretty much impossible, allow me to instead present you with a bit of gameplay. The video below contains a single, random quest I encountered in the middle of nowhere and like the majority of the classics it all begins with a giant wolf, a fat man, and a bleeding tree. Have a look, its a rather entertaining one:

No Man's Sky's space ship and station

No Man's Sky is an exploration orientated adventure game that simply asks of you to head out into the universe and see what is there to see. While the various screenshots and trailers may paint it as this vast and complex game with nearly infinite possibilities, the unfortunate reality is that No Man's Sky is actually somewhat mediocre.

Given the amount of pre-launch excitement No Man's Sky managed to gather I can understand if that statement is a bit of a shock to you, but allow me to prove it by showing you an average 15 minute slice of gameplay. In the video below you'll see abandoned stations, plenty of exploration and flying around, crafting, and naturally combat as well, so hopefully you'll leave with a better understanding of No Man's Sky and whether its the sort of game you'd enjoy or not. Have a look:

Eisenhorn and his trusty crew

Eisenhorn: Xenos is a Warhammer 40,000 themed RPG based on Dan Abnett's best selling book of the same name. While that represents a combination of everything I could ever wish to see in a video game, the unfortunate reality is that Eisenhorn: Xenos is a wee bit on the mediocre side of things.

With that in mind, here's a gameplay showcase featuring pretty much every aspect of Eisenhorn: Xenos, from exploration to combat and stealth, in order to give you a good idea of what exactly you're getting into before opening your wallet:

Song of the Deep screenshot of a spider boss

Song of the Deep is a gorgeous metroidvania-styled action adventure that gives you an opportunity to explore one of the rarest settings in gaming - the deep and unknown sea.

The gameplay video you'll see below showcases a few of the metroidvania aspects such as exploration, puzzling for loot and the unlocking of new powers, as well as a whole bunch of combat to hopefully give you an idea of what Song of the Deep is all about. Also, there's a boss battle against a giant underwater spider! Have a look:

Lost Sea dinosaur bones

Lost Sea is an indie-action adventure with some roguelike elements mixed in. It features a charming visual design, procedurally generated levels, mountains of loot to collect, and a combat style that resembles the one found in old Zelda games, though a lot simpler and easier to master.

The gameplay video you'll find below showcases an island (think of it as a level) and a boss from the second zone, with there being five zones in total. You can expect to see a lot of running around, smacking barrels for their delicious coin-y loot, and naturally, fighting off a variety of beasties that would love nothing more than to snack on your fleshy bits. Here's the video:

Shadwen and Lilly in the moonlight

Shadwen is an action-stealth game from Frozenbyte, the creators of the Trine series, and while it doesn't feature the same sort of whimsical art style it does manage to perform a miracle of its own, and by that I mean managing to make an entire game based around an escort quest actually enjoyable.

The gameplay video you'll find below showcases one of the levels a couple of hours in, so expect to see plenty of sneaking around, and most importantly, me failing miserably and then being forced to rewind time in shame. I hope you enjoy:

Overfall's fireball spell looks magnificent

Overfall is a charming turn-based RPG with plenty of roguelike elements mixed in, and most interestingly, a combat system that is both gorgeous to look at, and rather challenging to master.

It released in Early Access back in March, and after two months of hard work the developers have managed to improve their game on nearly every front, as you'll notice in the gameplay video below: