October 30 – November 5

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

I could give you all a list of suitable Greg-Like games this week. I could wax eloquent about Banano Bros.' delightful uber-retro styling, or the HTML busting title .hack//G.U. Last Recode which includes all the previous games with an additional fourth, but honestly there’s only one game that is worth my time or yours this week. Spintires: Mudrunner is the sequel/update/reboot of the phenomenal Spintires, which is a game about driving giant logging vehicles through deep mud, and which holds the uncontested title of being the Dark Souls of mundane vehicle sims.

Graphical enhancements, a fleet of new vehicles and a 50% discount for owners of the prequel make Spintires: Mudrunner my game of the week.

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

An odd week, this one. It seems the entire reason the past Friday was loaded with so many excellent releases in Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and ... well, I guess someone out there is playing Assassin's Creed: Origins? Anyway, I guess hose all came out last week because this week is Call of Duty week, which for some time was the week to avoid. Last year EA had the miserable lack of foresight to release Titanfall 2 between Battlefield 1 and Infinite Warfare, claiming it catered to a different audience than either game.

Which, y'know, isn't entirely wrong when comparing with EA's own Battlefield entry, but you don't put your still-relatively-new-FPS-with-a-first-time-campaign up against gradually-waning-but-still-mega-juggernaut and expect it to do well. This year, however, it feels as if Call of Duty: WWII is the overshadowed one. Even Activision's marketing has been weaker, choosing instead to lavish its attention on Destiny 2.

If it weren't DLC, I'd be choosing Final Fantasy XV: Comrades, the new co-operative content that had a rather ... troublesome demo some months ago. I also kind of want to give the pick to Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back merely for having the audacity to exist, let alone release next to a Call of Duty.

But I played those old Bubsy games, and I regret it like a particularly bad high I got one time at the club. Call of Duty: WWII gets my pick of the week on the off chance it isn't entirely forgettable.

IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-13445.jpg)   Felix “ICOM to suck your blood” Threepaper

Call of Duty 14 WWII takes the franchise back to the war that made it. Will the Garand’s nostalgic *ping* fire you up to invade Normandy for the 12th time, soldier? Regenerating health is clearly a “modern war” thing, because health packs are back too. Newer features include a playable female character in the Nazi zombies co-op campaign and a fixed-class system for multiplayer. Perhaps the most controversial part of the game is that it not only has loot boxes, but also gives you random rewards for watching others open loot boxes. Hmm.

Beast Quest is to Breath of the Wild as methadone is to heroin, but will it be enough to stop your child jonesing for a Switch? Probably not.

Stifled is a horror game with a mechanic that’s designed to turn you all into screaming Let’s Players: You can only see through echolocation and you use your gaming mic to make the required noise.

None of the new releases appeal to me this week, but, like unexpectedly finding a classic movie on Netflix, I am drawn to 8-Bit Adventure Anthology: Volume One. It’s got a few classic ICOM adventure games from the ‘80s that I never played: the noiry Déjà Vu, the horrory Uninvited and the fantasy-y Shadowgate. Maybe it’s time to give them a look. I’m guessing there’s a hintline to call if I get stuck.

This week:

PC

  • .hack//G.U. Last Recode
  • 8-Bit Adventure Anthology: Volume One
  • Achievement Lurker: Respectable Accomplishment
  • ALVAROK
  • aMAZE Double
  • Animal Super Squad
  • Apocalypse: The Game
  • Artifact Quest 2
  • AuroraBound Deluxe
  • BANANO BROS.
  • Beast Quest
  • Bombastic Cars
  • Boss 101
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • CaveDuel
  • Cleansuit
  • Color Jumper
  • Creeping Terror
  • Cube Racer
  • Cubion
  • Dai qiang de liewu
  • Defenders of Tetsoidea I
  • Desert Craft
  • Distant Space 2
  • Dogma
  • Dreadnought Sol
  • Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game
  • DROP VR
  • Elemental World Part 1:Rise Of The Guardians
  • Elyse the Devil
  • Embers of War
  • EMERGENCY 20
  • Enshrouded World
  • Expelled
  • Final Storm
  • Fluffy Friends 2
  • Food Hunter
  • Forgotten Light
  • Fractus
  • Gold key
  • Goro 2
  • Grand Pskov Story
  • Hallowed Encounter
  • Halloween Knight
  • Hammer 2
  • Heavy Destinies
  • Heckpoint
  • Imperil
  • In the name of sin
  • Inner Mazes: Souls Guides
  • Kaet Must Die!
  • Kink
  • Knights Hunt
  • Kolbeinn
  • Kubix
  • Lava Rolling Kid
  • LeftWay
  • Little Busters! English Edition
  • LOGistICAL: Switzerland
  • Lost Dimension
  • Lost Home
  • Lost jumping frog
  • Math Combat Challenge
  • Merv Reborn
  • MinSweeper
  • More Than Just Chess
  • Mover
  • Mulletman and the Molemen
  • NeoBoom2
  • Ninja Way
  • Oik 3
  • Pickle Ricc
  • Pixel Car
  • Pixelord
  • Protect Me
  • Remothered: Tormented Fathers
  • Skeleton Sprint
  • Slashers: The Power Battle
  • Soldier of Failure 2
  • Space Leprechaun
  • Spintires: MudRunner
  • Spring Breeze
  • Super Man Or Monster
  • Survivor of Eschewal
  • Talk to Aya
  • Task is to Survive
  • Tasty Planet
  • TENET
  • Text Wormhole
  • The Ghosts of Hackney Mills
  • The Grimsworth Reports: Woodfall
  • The last strategist
  • The Lost Gardens
  • The Rare Nine
  • The Sapper
  • Time Killers: CatchOut
  • Turtle Quest
  • Usurper
  • void memory
  • Wandering in space
  • WAR DRONES
  • WHERE'S PHANTOM THIEF
  • You Must be 18 or Older to Enter
  • Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection

PS4

  • .hack//G.U. Last Recode
  • 8-Bit Adventure Anthology: Volume One
  • Beast Quest
  • Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Final Fantasy XV - Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades
  • Spintires: Mudrunner
  • Steven Universe: Save the Light
  • Stifled
  • Summon Night 6: Lost Borders

Xbox One

  • 8-Bit Adventure Anthology: Volume One
  • 99Vidas
  • Beast Quest
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Disneyland Adventures
  • Final Fantasy XV - Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades
  • Maria The Witch
  • Rush: A Disney / Pixar Adventure
  • Spintires: Mudrunner
  • Steven Universe: Save the Light
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

Switch

  • Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers
  • Monopoly for Nintendo Switch
  • Monster Jam: Crush It!
  • King Oddball
  • Perception

Wii U

  • Just Dance 2018

3DS

  • Creeping Terror

Vita

  • Summon Night 6: Lost Borders

RIFT

  • Funball Games VR
  • Medieval Mayhem
  • Reficul
  • SightLineVR
  • Skytropolis
  • SojournVR
  • Soundscape

Vive

  • Dream Golf VR
  • Funball Games VR
  • Medieval Mayhem
  • Merper VR
  • Ninja in Training
  • Podium Bash
  • Reficul
  • SightLineVR
  • Skytropolis
  • SojournVR
  • Soundscape
  • Taking Valhalla VR

Comments

I might get Zwei at some point, but my backlog is mostly filled with Falcom titles: Cold Steel, Ys VIII, Tokyo Xanadu.

So, yeah, not interested in Zwei atm.

One of these weeks Summon Night 6 will finally come out, I just know it!

It's actually coming out this week. They finally stopped delaying it.

garion333 wrote:

I might get Zwei at some point

Just looked at the Steam page and this looks like some good ol' Falcom fun. Gonna keep my eye out for impressions.