January 6 – January 12

Don't Starve is an open-world survival game that is at once familiar and unique. It has shades of Minecraft, Terraria, Diablo and a Tim Burton movie, but it's all bundled together in a way that ends up feeling like something new. Made from the company responsible for Mark of the Ninja, Don't Starve has, if nothing else, a distinctive style. And, for the the indie-friendly PS4, it's a logical choice.

As we wade through the dim months of winter, waiting patiently for the next generation to hit some kind of stride, my guess is that we'll see a lot of these independent titles doing the heavy lifting for the new systems over the next few weeks. That's not a bad thing either, as there are a lot of really terrific games that have been locked in PC-land that would be great fun on the PS4 or Xbox One.

Also this week Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance gets its shot at a PC release, and Wii Fit U hits retail. Other than that, though, it remains a quiet time of year.

PC
- Consortium (download)
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (download)
- Secrets of Raetikon (download; Early Access)
- Turbo Dismount (download; Early Access)

PS4
- Don't Starve (download)

PS3
- Tiny Brains (download)
- Twisted Lands: Shadow Town (download)

Wii U
- Cocoto Magic Circus 2 (download)
- Wii Fit U (retail)

3DS
- Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder (download)

PSP
- Streetkix: Freestyle (download)

Comments

Cocoto Magic Circus 2 was robbed!

Seriously though, as a KS backer, I'm looking forward to Consortium. From what I've seen, it has the potential to be an interesting space opera RPG. I recently started a new playthrough of Mass Effect 1 with the intention of replaying the trilogy. I'll probably play Consortium between finishing ME1 and starting ME2.

Mass Effect is a good comparison for Consortium. I Kickstarted it too and at the beta level but to be honest I've probably spent less than a half-hour with it. Imagine if all of Mass Effect took place on the Normandy and you'll have a bit of an idea what it like. It's a very constrained environment, but everything within that environment is extremely well realized.

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Can't wait to play Metal Gear this week. So hype!

Unless I'm somehow missing it above, I wanted to highlight that Don't Starve is free for PS Plus members on PS4 (i.e. practically everyone) starting tomorrow.

And nothing for me, thank you... though Don't Starve will eventually get played on my as-yet-unbought -PS4 via PS+...

Nothing new for me this week (other than PS+ games). WoW, 3DS Phoenix Wright and PS+ games on my new, used PS3 should round things out

Xbox Less Than One

FYI: Also just released is another KS-funded game, Ghost Control Inc. It's a ghost-hunting management sim with isometric turn-based gameplay. It's available directly from the website or from the Windows store if you're running Windows 8.1. They also have a Greenlight page.

MeatMan wrote:

FYI: Also just released is another KS-funded game, Ghost Control Inc. It's a ghost-hunting management sim with isometric turn-based gameplay. It's available directly from the website or from the Windows store if you're running Windows 8.1. They also have a Greenlight page.

Cool! You'll have to put up some impressions. I nearly backed that on Kickstarter, but for some reason decided against it, despite being interested.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a very good Hack'n'Slash game. Thanks to Platinum Games, good work.