August 18 - August 22
I'll get to Too Human in a moment, but after more than a year of working on The Week Ahead I must say this is in many ways my least favorite part of the year. As a gamer, the flood of long awaited releases is a joy, but as a guy who is tasked with documenting those releases, it becomes something of a burden, as evidenced by this week's PC release list. Tis the season to flood shelves with half-baked games from Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm to the improbably named Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon. I always wonder who is buying these games, because even as a once retailer I would watch as these lonely boxes languished on the shelf until some point in February when I'd have to pack them all back up in a big box and ship them to points and destinies unknown.
I recall once sending 45 copies of Nexus: The Jupiter Incident back to the distribution center.
But, on to this week's game of the week, Too Human. I remain hopeful for a solid loot gathering experience with an entertaining enough story and action aplenty. I won't belabor how Too Human has become a gaming whipping boy, because that's all irrelevant now. It's time to put up or shut up, and Too Human will ultimately stand based on its ability to either silence critics or find a broad appeal. As for me, I'll be picking it up this week.
- Adventure Anthology
- Murder in the Abbey
- Ford Racing Offroad
- Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm
- Sinking Island
- Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon
- Two Worlds Epic Edition
- Fading Shadows
- Commando Steel Disaster
- Smash Court Tennis 3
- Too Human