October 2 – October 8

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

With so many games coming out this week, you’ve got to be asking yourself one question: What’s for lunch?

The next question you might be asking is: “What games should I care about?” Well, I can’t answer that, but I can answer what games I care about, and because there are so many of them I decided to pick one for each letter of the alphabet.

So sit back and enjoy A Scientifically Curated List of games coming out this week:

  • A Hat In Time: Tired of 3D platformers yet? Try this one!
  • B A S E M E N T: Remind yourself of why the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when you go downstairs.
  • Carried Away: Design a wacky ski lift and watch hapless skiers find out if it works.
  • Dungeons of Betrayal: A JRPG where any one of your party members might betray you at any moment.
  • Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates: Remember the story in the original Fallout? This is like that, crossed with Waterworld and set in early 20th century New York.
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue: A turn-based fire-fighting game. It’s Xcom meets Flame Over!
  • G: No G’s this week!
  • Huge Bang Bang: Ok, so I mostly just put this one here for the title, but it’s a multiplayer, side-scrolling Smash TV with customizable characters, which makes it interesting enough to get on my radar.
  • I Was Here: It’s a gameshow where you try to identify a city based on photographs of buildings in it, which were taken by a traveling photographer friend of the developers.
  • Jake's Love Story: Benefits from being the only game on the list to start with a J, and it’s a parody of Japanese dating sims. Will you help your friends with their problems and go to the prom? It’s up to you!
  • K: No K’s this week either.
  • LOGistICAL: Japan: A strategy puzzle game about shipping product. Can you beat Nintendo’s shipment record? Find out how hard it actually is to meet your numbers.
  • Magic Technology: They say any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Well, here’s a tower defense game in which magic is technology. Original? No, but who doesn’t love tower defense? Boring people, that’s who.
  • Nimble Bunn may be the only N title on the list, but it’s looking pretty sweet. Also sweetly pretty. Play a rabbit in this puzzle platformer.
  • Omega Strike: Tired of Metroidvania yet? Then try this slick side-scrolling shooter that reminds me of Metal Slug crossed with BroForce.
  • Pinball Wicked has been on the list for weeks now, but this time I’m sure they’ll actually release it!
  • Q: No Q’s this week, which makes sense. Who wants to play a game called “Quinoa?”
  • Room 42 is an interesting, ensemble-cast-type of game where you wake up in a room with five strangers and try to survive a plague outbreak until help arrives.
  • Shark Simulator just looks awesome. Seriously, check out that trailer!
  • Triplicata is not a game about onerous paperwork (sort of a sequel to Papers Please, perhaps?) but is a wave shooter where you shoot a lot of blocky enemies with stock Unity weapons.
  • U: There is no I in team, and there is no U in this list.
  • VR Drivers. Sure, Forza comes out this week. But can you play that in VR? Seriously, I’m asking, because I’m too busy to search it myself.
  • Wrecking Towers: This is the only W title on the list, which explains why I’m bringing an obvious mobile port to your attention.
  • X: Sorry, no X titles out this week.
  • Y? Because we like you.
  • Zeran’s Folly: This is my actual game-of-the-week. It’s a side-scrolling action game with a cool comic art style and a healthy sense of humor. Plus, they use the word “neato” to describe their own soundtrack. How can you not love that?

IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/picture-111373-1483294321.jpg)   Chris "C" Cesarano

If your tastes in any way Venn with my Diagram, then this is one of the biggest release weeks of the holiday season. Not for any lone game, but rather the group of games all releasing simultaneously. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen sees an HD re-release on PS4 and Xbox One, and like the sucker I am I'll totally be double-dipping in the vein hopes of giving Capcom cause to develop a sequel. In the meantime, Axiom Verge also sees a re-release on the Nintendo Switch, which is just the perfect platform for me to finally snag it.

The Nintendo 3DS also sees releases of Culdcept Revolt, remake of GBA title Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and fan beloved Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy. Such a fountain of riches has me indecisive.

My personal pick of the week is Battle Chasers: Nightwar, releasing on every major platform but the Nintendo Switch (they're waiting on a Unity update before shipping to Switch). Developed by Airship Syndicate – a studio formed by Joe Mad and other Vigil Studios vets once the Darksiders developer shuttered its doors – the game looks to be a stylish dungeon-crawler with Super Nintendo RPG-style combat. I look forward to giving it a whirl on the Switch once those damn Unity engine updates roll out.

IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-13445.jpg)   Felix “How Many More Times” Threepaper

Detention has an interesting setting –1960s Taiwan –but it’s survival horror.

JYDGE offers top-down shooting, a heap of choices to mod and upgrade your character, and a concerted effort to make “roguehate” a thing. Let’s not make “roguehate” a thing.

Motorheads may go for Forza 7 and the grognards might go for Civil War: 1864, but for me it’s about hunting. theHunter: Call of the Wild is a strangely peaceful game, considering. The environments are beautiful, the animal AI is complicated and the ballistics model factors in air resistance and bullet drop. It’s a stunning game if you have the patience for it – in some ways it is a true stealth game. I’m glad it’s earned a full release after all these years. GOTW.

This week:

PC

  • 60 Second Strike
  • A Hat in Time
  • A New World: Kingdoms
  • Amiss 13: the Curse
  • Animalia: The Quiz Game
  • Armored Kitten
  • ARRAYNIUM
  • Artania
  • AstroShift
  • B A S E M E N T
  • Barrage Musical: A Fantasy of Tempest
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Brick Breaker Ultimate
  • Building Block Heroes
  • Captain Firebeard and the Bay of Crows
  • Captain vs Sky Pirates
  • Captivus
  • Carried Away
  • Cinderella Escape 2 Revenge
  • Civil War: 1864
  • Coming out on top
  • Crankies Workshop: Grizzbot Assembly 2
  • Crazy Toad
  • Crimson Memories
  • Cybercube
  • Dawn of a Soul
  • Disparity
  • Domino Dungeon
  • Don't Panic!
  • Dragon Glory
  • Druid's Tale: Crystal Cave
  • Duel Survival
  • Dungeon of hell
  • DungeonGOGO
  • Dungeons of Betrayal
  • Empty Handed
  • Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates
  • Escape from here
  • Farkle Friends
  • Feeding The Monster
  • FIGHTING BOX
  • Flash Point: Fire Rescue
  • Forsaken Generation
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Free Bowling 3D
  • Frontiers.io
  • HEADLINER
  • Heiankyo Alien 3671
  • HELI-COMMANDO 2017
  • Huge Bang Bang
  • I was here
  • Inmates
  • Jake's Love Story
  • Lantern of Worlds
  • Linx Battle Arena
  • LOGistICAL: Japan
  • Luna Online: Reborn
  • Mafia Alive
  • Magic Technology
  • Mari and the Black Tower
  • Mashinky
  • Mr. Barrel
  • Mushroom Wars 2
  • My Coloring Book: Animals
  • My Sister's Discipline Log
  • Nimble Bunn
  • Ogre
  • Omega Strike
  • Onironauta
  • Orb Flo
  • Pinball Wicked
  • Rainbow Snake
  • Regions Of Ruin
  • Rocks and Rockets
  • Room 42
  • RUNRUNRUN
  • Secrets of Arcadia
  • Shark Simulator
  • Snakeez
  • Space Girls
  • Space Ship Commander
  • Spring Breeze
  • Starzine
  • Sticks
  • Symploke: La Leyenda de Gustavo Bueno - Capitulo 1
  • Tales of Inca: Lost Land
  • The Cerberus Project
  • THE LONE ISLAND SURVIVAL
  • The Mines of Morseph
  • The Norwood Suite
  • The Red Front
  • Triplicata
  • Vampires!
  • VR Drivers
  • Wrecking Towers
  • Zeran's Folly

PS4

  • Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Battle Garegga Rev.2016
  • Detention
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Expand
  • JYDGE
  • Mystic Belle
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild
  • Twin Robots
  • WRC 7

Xbox One

  • Bulb Boy
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Iron Wings
  • JYDGE
  • Let Them Come
  • Marble Void
  • N++
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild
  • Zombie Party
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Batman: The Enemy Within - The Telltale Series

Switch

  • Axiom Verge
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Oxenfree
  • SUPERBEAT: XONiC
  • Tumblestone
  • Volgarr the Viking

3DS

  • Culdcept Revolt
  • Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire's Conspiracy
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  • Symphony of Eternity

Vita

  • Save the Ninja Clan
  • Twin Robots

RIFT

  • Community Garden
  • Knife Club VR
  • Sneaky Bears
  • Tractorball
  • VR Drivers

Vive

  • Community Garden
  • Knife Club VR
  • Saloon Showdown VR
  • Sneaky Bears
  • Tractorball
  • VR Drivers

Comments

LOGistICAL is having so many expansions/DLC it's beginning to compete with Achievement Hunter!

Lady Layton! Definitely picking that up. Even if I haven't finished all the current Layton games.

P.S. if you're interested in the new layton game, you can get some items if you go through this, and link an account.

Flash Point : Fire Rescue looks pretty nifty. Based on the board game, looks like a fresh overhead TBS experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOBF...

Greg wrote:

Who wants to play a game called “Quinoa?”

I'd play it, then I'd play it agrain. That'd be rice.

But I wouldn't play it with my friend Lee. I had to bar-lee after he spelt my name wrong on my birthday card. Now I play with my other friend, Reince, who has a lisp and amnesia. We have to keep pausing the game to remind him who he is - "am I rinth?", he keeps asking. Ama-rinth? Amaranth. Is this thing on?

Honestly though, couldn't be much worse than Maize, which was super corny.

Spoiler:

I may have been listening to too many episodes of The Bugle

Jonman wrote:

Honestly though, couldn't be much worse than Maize, which was super corny.

IMAGE(https://i.imgur.com/32nRIO7.gif)

The photo used as the background on the date, what game is that from?

Dragon's Dogma

garion333 wrote:

Dragon's Dogma

Thanks!

Checks Steam library... I already have that... when did that happen?

Probably last year when it was released on Steam. You don't need the PS4 version then!