August 1st to 7th

While the Americans were toiling away at work, Canada took Monday off. Hence the lateness of TWA and frankly, we're not missing much this week. Limbo is finally coming to the PC so that will be worth a look if you haven't been able to play it on a console. Beyond that you won't find much else to get too terribly excited about. Look to Deus Ex: Human Revolution to kick off the Fall gaming season on August 23rd.

Our Game of The Week is Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. Microsoft continues to dominate the slow summer months with intriguing downloadable games that walk the balance between style and substance. This one looks like an exploratory shoot-em-up reminiscent of Pixeljunk Shooter. Expect something other than the Summer of Arcade next week when Fruit Ninja comes out for the Kinect. Maybe we'll talk about our favorite colors.

Stay tuned!

PC
Limbo
Pirates of Black Cove (Don't bother, trust me on this one)
Brink: Agents of Change DLC

Xbox 360
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Brink: Agents of Change DLC

PS3
Brink: Agents of Change DLC
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
Bleach: Soul Resurrection

Wii
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
Monochrome Racing

DS
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension

Comments

Ooh Limbo for PC this week? Can't wait.

I'm excited for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. It's beautiful, and it's a Metroidvania, so I'm there.

Dysplastic wrote:

Ooh Limbo for PC this week? Can't wait.

I'm interested to hear your impressions of this one when you're done with it.

What about Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters, from the makers of the excellent Recettear? It came out on Steam a couple days ago (didn't see it listed last week either) and looks to be a decent old school action RPG high on my wishlist...

disobedientlib wrote:

What about Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters, from the makers of the excellent Recettear? It came out on Steam a couple days ago (didn't see it listed last week either) and looks to be a decent old school action RPG high on my wishlist...

It came out last week so you're not going to see it this week, but it was also announced to be released all of two days before it was actually released, which is wht I'm assuming it wasn't mentioned last week. Just came out of nowhere. Certis liked himself some Recettear, so I doubt he left it out on purpose.

Pirates of Black Cove (Don't bother, trust me on this one)

Holy crap, that's $20. I'm shocked. It has all the look of a $10 game to me.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I'm excited for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. It's beautiful, and it's a Metroidvania, so I'm there.

I prefer the term 'Castroid'.

garion333 wrote:
disobedientlib wrote:

What about Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters, from the makers of the excellent Recettear? It came out on Steam a couple days ago (didn't see it listed last week either) and looks to be a decent old school action RPG high on my wishlist...

It came out last week so you're not going to see it this week, but it was also announced to be released all of two days before it was actually released, which is wht I'm assuming it wasn't mentioned last week. Just came out of nowhere. Certis liked himself some Recettear, so I doubt he left it out on purpose.

It also apparently was released before Recettear and is just now a localization effort. Gameplay is by most accounts worse than Recettear's dungeon crawling.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I'm excited for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. It's beautiful, and it's a Metroidvania, so I'm there.

And really? Another Metroidvania (Shadow Complex) that's only on 360 and not ported to PS3/PC so I can play it?!

Unfortunately not too much to be excited over. Can't wait for November and December!!!!