January 28 – February 3

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IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-5877.jpg)   Greg “DoubtingThomas396” Decker

I say it almost every week, but once again there’s something for everyone! Especially if you like tanks, but we’ll get to that.

Helheim seems to be shooting for the target that Darksiders 3 missed, by crossing it with Norse mythology and Diablo. With that sentence, I think I might have just sold a lot of people the game. You’re welcome.

The Truck Game is for those of you with small children who like big trucks. It’s kind of a my-first-mundane-vehicle-simulator, and as a parent, I know you have to get them started early. Omsi by eight, or it’s too late!

Tank Mechanic is for people who enjoyed Car Mechanic Simulator, but who also like Second World War military tech. Find and restore old hulks from long ago fields of battle, reconditioning them to their former glory for a tank museum.

If you like tanks, but would rather drive them than rebuild them, The First Track has you covered. As near as I can tell, it’s aiming to be the Spintires of tracked vehicles, with realistic simulations of the how the treads interact with the turf. As the third loudest booster of Spintires on the internet (nobody else makes that claim!), I am excited to try it out.

For those of you with a more retro bent, I suggest Mech Chip, a pixel-art, action platformer that has you swapping on-the-fly between different mechs to deal with different situations. From what little research I’ve done (spoiler: he’s done none), it looks like you can choose from eight mechs, including a tank (I’m sensing a theme this week, but can’t quite put my finger on it) and a handful of upgrades. I’m a sucker for that stuff, so I’ll be interested to see when it comes to the Switch.

And that brings us to the paragraph with my game of the week and—plot twist!—it’s not a tank game! It’s Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. I’ve never played much of the Ace Combat series, but I’ve always wanted to because I like my flight sims to be arcadey, plus I have a flight stick now. The game looks absolutely gorgeous, and Bandai Namco has been knocking it out of the park with their other venerable franchises, so I have high hopes. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is my game of the week.

Here's the list, now in release-date order!

PC

  • 01-28

  • Adventure Land - The Code MMORPG
  • Aivolution
  • Cliche - Critical Change
  • Computer Mechanic Simulator 2019
  • Desolate City: The Bloody Dawn Enhanced Edition
  • Destroy_the_devil
  • Fatal Hour: Roadkill
  • Hentai World
  • Hero Staff
  • Magebuster: Amorous Augury
  • Manipulator of Figure 2
  • MOE Hypnotist - share dreams with you
  • Noel's Hope
  • Once A Stray
  • Ottoman Empire: Spectacular Millennium
  • Save the village chief
  • SixCubes
  • Super Versus
  • The Devil's Calculator
  • The Truck Game
  • Warships 3D
  • 01-29

  • Azusa RP Online
  • Changeling
  • Crazy School Simulator
  • Crome: Before Purgatory
  • Definitely Sneaky But Not Sneaky
  • Deviant Dungeon
  • Dragon Chase
  • Fantasia of the Wind 2
  • Give It Up! Plus
  • Hand of Horzasha
  • JetBall Arena
  • KALEIDO STELLA
  • Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
  • My Island
  • Nomads of the Fallen Star
  • Psyvariar Delta
  • Puttin' Around
  • Stormhill Mystery: Family Shadows
  • Subnautica: Below Zero
  • T.A.P.
  • Tank Mechanic
  • The Great Mushroom Hunt
  • The Warhorn
  • Unblock Gridlock
  • Wellington's Victory
  • 01-31

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • Alien grenadier
  • aMAZE St.Patrick
  • Arc Savior
  • Bleep Bloop
  • BOMBFEST
  • Caverns: Lost Sky
  • Crossextion
  • Cyndy
  • Dealer's Life
  • Destiny (Ruairi)
  • Eggys Games Flash Collection
  • final m00n - Defender of the Cubes
  • FirstPlanet
  • GACHIMUCHI REBIRTH
  • Genius! NAZI-GIRL GoePPels-Chan ep1
  • Hentai Secrets
  • Himeko Sutori
  • In the world end, You and me the forget's legend
  • Incubo
  • Jack & the creepy Castle
  • Lingua Magicka
  • Picross Bonbon - Nonogram
  • Pix Tower
  • PrincessGuardians
  • Re-Legion
  • Rise of the Pirates
  • RowRow
  • Super Alpaca Bros.
  • Super Pixel Racers
  • The First Track
  • The Great Emu War Of 1932
  • Undoing
  • WARP-TEK
  • Worbital
  • [h]02-01[/h3]
  • Aetheria Online
  • Asteroid Navigation
  • Baby Bee
  • cat notebook
  • Chaos Theory
  • Choconoa
  • Date Write
  • Dead Wishes
  • DearCraft
  • Detective Sherlock Pug - Hidden Object
  • Dig to the Stars
  • Dreadland
  • Ego Hearts
  • Fairy Knights
  • Fairy Light
  • Foundation
  • Happy Anime Puzzle
  • Heaven & Hell 2
  • Hectic Highways
  • Helheim
  • Hidden Magic
  • Hide and Seek
  • Mech Chip
  • Monads
  • Necken
  • Rainswept
  • Record of Agarest War: Mariage
  • Rogue Reaper
  • Runa's School Story
  • Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse Ep2: Caged
  • Serment: Contract with a Devil
  • Slay Together
  • SmartyTale 2D
  • Spinnortality
  • Spykebots
  • The Block Box
  • The Pusher
  • The Story of My Life
  • The True Tales of Bloodstreet 13 - Chapter 1
  • Ultra Off-Road Simulator 2019: Alaska
  • W4RR-i/o-RS: Descent
  • Wargroove
  • Wet Girl
  • WoW Hentai!
  • [h]02-02[/h3]
  • Caverns of Karvella
  • Exteme School Driving Simulator
  • Hunted Gods
  • SCP022
  • [h]02-03[/h3]
  • Border Control

PS4

  • 01-29

  • Genesis Alpha One
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Kingdom Hearts: All-in-One Package
  • The Hong Kong Massacre
  • 01-30

  • Drowning
  • Goodbye Deponia
  • 01-31

  • BOMBFEST
  • Necrosphere Deluxe
  • Worbital
  • 02-01

  • 8-Bit Hordes
  • Royal Assault
  • Song of Memories

PSVR

  • 01-29

  • TrainerVR
  • 02-01

  • Dead Land VR

Xbox One

  • 01-29

  • Genesis Alpha One
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • 01-30

  • DayD: Through Time
  • 01-31

  • BOMBFEST
  • Worbital
  • 02-01

  • 8-Bit Hordes
  • Animal Super Squad
  • Wargroove

Switch

  • 01-29

  • Mages of Mystralia
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Unworthy
  • 01-30

  • Drowning
  • Fishing Star: World Tour
  • Hyperide
  • 01-31

  • Agartha-S
  • Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings
  • Bleep Bloop
  • BOMBFEST
  • Downwell
  • Dragon Marked For Death
  • Eggggg: The Platform Puker
  • Gabbuchi
  • Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander
  • Merchants of Kaidan
  • Necrosphere Deluxe
  • New Star Manager
  • Onigiri
  • Piczle Colors
  • Planetarian
  • Stray Cat Doors
  • Tangledeep
  • Worbital
  • Zombie Night Terror
  • 02-01

  • Thea: The Awakening
  • Wargroove

Vita

  • 01-30

  • Drowning
  • 01-31

  • Necrosphere Deluxe
  • NightCry

RIFT

  • 01-30

  • Desire Den VR
  • WellTown
  • 01-31

  • AIRA VR
  • Disassembly VR
  • [h]02-01[/h3]
  • Holopoint: Chronicle
  • Letzte Worte VR

Vive

  • 01-28

  • DrumBeats VR
  • 01-29

  • Symphony of Stars
  • 01-30

  • Coffee VendoR
  • Desire Den VR
  • SZEN
  • WellTown
  • 01-31

  • AIRA VR
  • Disassembly VR
  • Dreamland Defender
  • [h]02-01[/h3]
  • Holopoint: Chronicle
  • Letzte Worte VR

Comments

All of these games are going to get lost in the noise that is Kingdom Hearts III fandom.

Resident Evil 2 got to enjoy its four days in the spotlight, which is good because it's enough time for really dedicated players without kids to clear both A and B routes.

Thanks for the heads-up about Helheim. It looks potentially interesting, so I added it to my wishlist.

Helheim appears to have made the interesting choice of using Below's camera height.

This is a huge week for me:

Wargroove
Tangledeep
Thea
Dragon Marked For Death

All on Switch! Yikes. Can't wait to see how Thea, a 4X game, works out on Switch.

Yeah, definitely don’t sleep on Wargroove. It scratches the Advance Wars itch really well. I’ll talk about it on this week’s podcast.

Sunless Skies out now for backers and Jan 31 for everyone else.

Goodbye Deponia will get my money at some point, as well as Ace Combat 7. Not in a hurry to get Kingdom Hearts III, though, so that will likely see my collection when its price whittles down to below $30.

Ace Combat 7 is pretty great. Too bad there are only a handful of VR missions.