April 9 – April 15

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

My wishlist swells this week, with additions from PAX East and from the coming week’s release list. But this week my heart belongs to Extinction.

I’ll admit to being won over by the trailer, but good grief! What a trailer! It gives me the same vibe that the DOOM 2016 trailers gave me, which is two parts giant monster viscera and four parts epic badassery. Yes, I know it’s basically a non-anime clone of Attack on Titan. You know what? I’m OK with that. My heart is big enough for two series in which epic badasses do battle with gigantic monsters. Frankly, I’d love to see the industry try to exhaust my appetite for it.

Have at it, developers! Make me sick of being awesome. I dare you. Extinction gets my pick of the week.

IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/picture-111373-1511547841.jpg)   Chris "C" Cesarano

Such an odd week. Every platform is getting every other platform's exclusives, it seems. Owlboy flaps its way onto the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems, no longer console-exclusive to Nintendo Switch. Meanwhile, Nintendo finally gets a chance to Don't Starve, the survival game whose aesthetic inspiration can be summarized as "What if Tim Burton made a video game starring Johnny Depp?" Asdivine Hearts takes the retro-style JRPG combat system I always wanted to design and pulls it from mobile and PlayStation platforms to Nintendo Switch. Xbox One owners can begin questioning what's real with Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, the game all of you should play.

There's plenty of new indies and small titles to choose from, though. Extinction asks what an Attack on Titan game would look like if it were built in the Assassin's Creed engine. Deep Ones asks what would happen if you combined Bioshock with H.P. Lovecraft in a retro-platformer on the ZX Spectrum. Super Daryl Deluxe asks me if I'm willing to try what looks like Napoleon Dynamite meets Kung Fury meets some black-and-white aesthetic I can't quite place beyond "high school notebook scribblings" as long as the theme song is precisely the 80's speed-rock cheese I adore. Master of Anima hopes you'll be interested in a game taking inspiration from Pikmin and Overlord without stealing their precise mechanics or style.

For my pick? Since Greg has already taken Extinction, I've already chosen Hellblade in the past, and Asdivine Hearts is nothing new, I'll go with Project Nimbus: Code Mirai. Nothing screams "weeb" fun like piloting a Mecha around space shooting things.

IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-13445.jpg)   Felix “What do you call an Ogre in a supermarket? A Kroger” Threepaper

Extinction is my pick of the week, too. The game’s tentpole attraction – dismembering and beheading giant ogres – is enough to get me through the door. I just wonder about the wrapping around it: how open-worldy will it be – Sleeping Dogs, or Ubisoft? How fiddly will the targeting and triple-jump-dashing be – Batman or Lego Batman? Anyhoo, it’s something to tide me over until Dad of War drops.

Here's the list, now in release-date order!

PC

  • 04-09

  • Achievement Hunter: Cat
  • Archer's story
  • Crazy Science: Long Run
  • Darts and Friends
  • Griefer
  • JQ: chemistry
  • Organosphere
  • RUSSIAN PEACE DUCK : COLLECTOR OF NALOGI
  • Super Weekend Mode
  • Tetripank
  • The haunting of Baskerville
  • 04-10

  • ASCII Game Series: Maze
  • Clicker Planet
  • Confederate Express
  • Dark Rose Valkyrie
  • Downbreak
  • En Tactico
  • Extinction
  • Masters of Anima
  • Star-Pit Starship
  • Suncore Chronicles: The Tower
  • Super Daryl Deluxe
  • The Protocons
  • Time-Crosser:Joan of arc
  • X-Town 3D game
  • 04-11

  • Arma 3 Tanks
  • BEKKOUAME
  • Caveman Stories
  • Death Toll
  • Hungry Fish Evolution
  • Maelstrom
  • MineSweeper (RewindApp)
  • Pure Rock Crawling
  • Sci-fi Chess
  • Secret Little Haven
  • Stack & Crack
  • The Amazing Bernard
  • Zig
  • 04-12

  • Abnormal world: season one
  • Broken Ground
  • Castle Clamber
  • Cyber Fight
  • Dead In Vinland
  • Double Turn
  • Dungeons of the dead
  • House Flipper
  • Lords of Kingdoms
  • Nova Wing II
  • Puzzle With Your Friends
  • Riverhill Trials
  • SpyParty
  • Startup Freak
  • Supipara: Chapter 2
  • Time Skip
  • Vandals
  • Who's in the Box?
  • 04-13

  • Achievement Clicker 2019
  • Amberskull
  • Another Brick in Space
  • ARK -the lost fairytale-
  • Ather: Chapter 1
  • AUTOCROSS MADNESS
  • Baptize Billy
  • Blonde Driver
  • Broken Ties
  • Build Wars
  • Captive
  • Dimension of Monster Girls
  • Dueling Dungeon
  • Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle
  • Germination
  • Hotel Spring
  • One Ping Only
  • Raptainment
  • Solas and the White Winter
  • Super Saurio Fly
  • The Wranglers
  • Time Tenshi Paradox: Episode 2
  • Twilight on Yulestead
  • 04-14

  • Bustories
  • Circles of hell
  • Porcuball

PS4

  • 04-10

  • Call of Duty: WWII - The War Machine
  • Extinction
  • Masters of Anima
  • Owlboy
  • Project Nimbus: Code Mirai
  • Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition
  • Starlit Adventures
  • Super Daryl Deluxe
  • 04-11

  • Deep Ones
  • League of Evil
  • 04-12

  • Dusty Raging Fist
  • Rogue Aces

PSVR

  • 04-11

  • Operation Warcade
  • Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
  • Super Amazeballs
  • Time Carnage

Xbox One

  • 04-10

  • Call of Duty: WWII - The War Machine
  • Extinction
  • Masters of Anima
  • Owlboy
  • 04-11

  • Bombslinger
  • Deep Ones
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Robocraft Infinity
  • Ys Origin
  • 04-13

  • Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition
  • 04-14

  • Earthlock

Switch

  • 04-09

  • The Bunker
  • 04-10

  • Masters of Anima
  • Super Daryl Deluxe
  • 04-11

  • Bombslinger
  • 04-12

  • Asdivine Hearts
  • Breakforcist Battle
  • Burly Men At Sea
  • Don't Starve Nintendo Switch Edition
  • Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition
  • Rogue Aces
  • Shelter Generations
  • Skies of Fury
  • Streets of Red: Devil's Dare Deluxe
  • Word Search by POWGI
  • 04-13

  • Pirates! All Aboard!

Vita

  • 04-11

  • Deep Ones
  • League of Evil
  • 04-12

  • Rogue Aces

RIFT

  • 04-10

  • Reboant: Endless Dawn
  • Time Carnage
  • 04-11

  • Maxi Pool Masters VR
  • VRobot
  • 04-13

  • Inhumanus
  • OniBushi VR
  • The Road to Hades
  • 04-15

  • Draw Near

Vive

  • 04-10

  • Naturallandscape: Grand Canyon
  • Reboant: Endless Dawn
  • Time Carnage
  • 04-11

  • Maxi Pool Masters VR
  • VRobot
  • 04-13

  • HYKEE - Episode 1: Underwater
  • Inhumanus
  • Laser Puzzle in VR
  • OniBushi VR
  • The Road to Hades

Comments

I'm curious about Regalia which combines Persona-like time management with Fire Emblem.

garion333 wrote:

I'm curious about Regalia which combines Persona-like time management with Fire Emblem.

I'd seen this game's artwork before but never its trailer, and for some reason it didn't stand out to me this time.

Sigh...

Time to go update my wishlists...

Also: a little quote from behind the scenes discussions:

ccesarano wrote:

Good God Greg, I completely forgot about Extinction and I'm pretty sure I shared its gameplay from last E3 a year ago. I look forward to your TL;DP.

ccesarano wrote:
garion333 wrote:

I'm curious about Regalia which combines Persona-like time management with Fire Emblem.

I'd seen this game's artwork before but never its trailer, and for some reason it didn't stand out to me this time.

Sigh...

Time to go update my wishlists...

Also: a little quote from behind the scenes discussions:

ccesarano wrote:

Good God Greg, I completely forgot about Extinction and I'm pretty sure I shared its gameplay from last E3 a year ago. I look forward to your TL;DP.

If I had the budget, I’d do a year where I review nothing but the games I pick for GOTW.

I might pick this one up sooner than usual, though, even though I’m hip deep in Far Cry 5. An action game from the makers of Killer Instinct is worth paying attention to.

Is Iron Galaxy actually developing Extinction? If so, I kind of feel bad. For years they've been either porting other peoples games or doing contract work. They finally get an chance to make their own game and it looks like no one cares (the pricing isn't helping). It's not like they are going to go out of business as they can always continue doing ports and contract work but it's gotta sting.

It's kind of like when Blue Point finally makes their own game. I'll be rooting for them.

Iron Galaxy has made a handful of smaller titles on their own, but this is definitely the first game they've developed at a $60 price point.

Maybe it'll find an audience...

I've had a chance to play Extinction and so far I wouldn't say it's a $60 kinda game. I haven't played enough to offer any kind of final verdict, but tread lightly.

The $60 price point does cool my ardor somewhat, which means I’ll be waiting until I’ve finished with the last few $60 games I bought before wading in.

But gosh and golly, does Extinction look good! It’s the first game of 2018 that I’ve been legitimately excited about.

I've got friends at Iron Galaxy, so I very much want it to be good. Really, that's all I have to say, but I haven't played it.

wordsmythe wrote:

I've got friends at Iron Galaxy, so I very much want it to be good. Really, that's all I have to say, but I haven't played it.

Well now I just feel like I have to get a copy. Not only to support them, but because I tend to be an easy grader and my millions thousands tens of readers deserve to be informed enabled.

EDIT:

The steam reviews are pretty negative so far, but the main complaint seems to be the price.

I'm still likely to pick it up, maybe after I've finished with Far Cry. It looks soooo good!

Regalia is going to be on Steam in May.

Might wait for reviews from ps4.