September 5 – September 11

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I went fishing once. I didn't catch anything, but I did manage to get a fishing hook stuck in the knuckle of my right index finger. My parents weren't much for emergency rooms, so they gave me a wooden spoon to bite down on as they pulled it out with a pair of pliers.

The finger still works fine, but I've never been fishing since. Nonetheless, I like the idea of fishing, and I see the appeal of every part of it except for the screaming. I love the gear and attendant paraphernalia, and the mechanics of landing a fish look fun and exciting. Fortunately, World of Fishing has me covered. It's an RPG that's all about fishing. Upgrade your character and your gear and go catch some of those slimy, bug-eyed monsters.

I like the idea of it so much I'm willing to ignore that it's massively multiplayer, because fishing is a solitary sort of thing and the extent of my player interactions are likely to involve finding someplace where other people aren't. Now, that's my kind of multiplayer!

World of Fishing gets my Game of the Week nod.

Felix “Pitchfork” Threepaper

Early access has hit consoles. The Tomorrow Children is communist Minecraft, with a free-to-play revenue model. How will it manage the conflicting imperatives of co-operation and spending to get an advantage over your neighbour? Start your thinkpieces.

It’s weird seeing Sony become a console Steam curator. The irony is that by the time a game arrives fully-priced on the PS4, it’s probably already been bundled for $0.50 on Steam. We sure pay a premium to stay on the couch.

Zelda clone Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas looks the most fun of this week’s bunch of ports, unless you’d prefer the bloody mech shootering of Beyond Flesh and Blood.

Of the new new releases, The Garden gets my shrug of the week for being a competent retro 2D action RPG. It is retro to the point of having an amnesiac protagonist. I’m sure it will be fun when I have a sick day in 2019 and need something cheap and cheerful on my PS4.

Chris "C" Cesarano

My only choice for this week can be Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice.

HOLD IT!

It could also be The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II.

OBJECTION!

I've never even played beyond the tutorial dungeon of The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky. Why would I play such a distant iteration? Why, in fact, would I choose it over a franchise that I've not only enjoyed thoroughly with each entry, but am watching the anime adaptation of as it airs this season?

The Court finds the defendant Not Guilty of choosing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice as his game of the week.

This week:

PC

  • Adventures Of Fluzz
  • Aim Hero
  • Black Sand Drift
  • Calm Down, Stalin
  • Cursed West
  • Divided We Fall
  • Dogos
  • Intensive Exposure
  • Line of Sight
  • Log Drive Runner
  • MinosMaze: The Minotaur's Labyrinth
  • Mother Russia Bleeds
  • NightmareZ
  • Outbreak: Pandemic Evolution
  • Pixel Puzzles Ultimate
  • Police Tactics: Imperio
  • Princess Remedy In A Heap of Trouble
  • Project Highrise
  • Sisyphus Reborn
  • Space Rangers: Quest
  • Spinning Maze
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition
  • The Final Days: I'm Still Alive
  • The Garden
  • The Odyssey
  • The Tale of Doris and the Dragon: Episode 1
  • Unbox
  • World of Fishing

PS4

  • Beyond Flesh and Blood
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 - Salvation
  • Dogos
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition
  • Just Sing
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
  • Qurare: Magic Library
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition
  • The Tomorrow Children
  • Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet

Xbox One

  • Awesomenauts Assemble!
  • Beyond Flesh and Blood
  • Claire: Extended Cut
  • Dogos
  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition
  • Just Sing
  • King Oddball
  • Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors: Stellar Climax
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition

Wii U

  • Jotun: Valhalla Edition
  • Touch Selections

PS3

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

3DS

  • Futuridium EP Deluxe
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice

Vita

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

RIFT

  • Reverence: The Ultimate Combat Experience
  • Spellbound

Vive

  • Reverence: The Ultimate Combat Experience
  • Spellbound

Comments

Bullet Ballet and Legend of Heroes for me of to kick off a very busy fall.

I'll be getting Cold Steel II but only after I finish the first one. I'm so slow at RPGs anymore. I could probably spend a year trying to finish these games.

I've been waiting for Cold Steel 2 since I finished the prior game in the series 3 months ago.

Other than that, I might get Oceanhorn.

As a fan of SimTower, I've been following Project Highrise for some time now. Looks to have a lot of promise and the asking price is right in that sweet spot.

There's an Ace Attorney anime coming out this season?

Yes, that is my sole takeaway from this behemoth of an article.

sometimesdee wrote:

There's an Ace Attorney anime coming out this season?

Yes, that is my sole takeaway from this behemoth of an article.

It's almost finished, actually. They're on the final court case of the second game. It's basically an abridged version for someone to see the story of the first two games.

Looks like I better get started on Cold Steel 1 now.

Objection! Princess Remedy In a Heap of Trouble was robbed!

Also, I need Veloxi to tell me whether I should play Space Rangers: Quest, which looks super intriguing.

Wow, Oceanhorn, the console port of the PC port of the originally mobile Zelda-alike.

danopian wrote:

Objection! Princess Remedy In a Heap of Trouble was robbed!

Seconded! *shakes fist at judge*

Thanks a lot, Chris. I binge watched all 21 episodes of Ace Attorney... just in time for AA6!