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

All right! New Month! New Week! New list of erotic visual novels that I shall pretend I didn’t see. But also a host of games that seem calibrated directly to the “ooh!” part of my brain. It makes me want to shout! A lot!

Take Full Metal Renegade, for example. If you enjoyed Iron Soldier on the Jaguar, or Slave Zero on the Dreamcast – as I did – then this one seems to be up your alley. Pilot a mech, but don’t concern yourself with thermal management or encumbrances. Just go blow stuff up! Yeah!

Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass captured my interest in spite of it being a JRPG on the PC. Change into different things to solve puzzles. Be an ostrich! A sunflower! A vampire! Save your dreams in this RPG inspired by Earthbound and Breath of Fire!

Unavowed lets you play Farenheit without worrying about giving any money to David Cage! Well, not really. You play as an unassuming person who was possessed by a demon and made to murder a bunch of people. The only way to redeem yourself, and stay out of the pokey, is to join an ancient society that fights other demons. Pick your team and defeat the forces of darkness in this point-and-click adventure that looks like it fell off a truck bound for 1992!

Monster Hunter World comes to PC, and it would have stood a great chance of making my game of the week, if not for the fact that you apparently need to crossfire eight graphics cards to play it. I’ll save my Monster Hunter love for Monster Hunter Generations UltimaXX Edition, or whatever they’re calling the one that’s coming out on the Switch later this month!

The fine folks at Ghost Town Games decided they hadn’t destroyed enough marriages and friendships two years ago, and are taking another bite at the apple with Overcooked 2. Now featuring newer, more challenging levels and a few abilities that I wish had been in the first game. It makes the list not because I’ve already preordered it, but because of the wonderful Fallout-inspired trailer that you should all go watch right now!

We Happy Few has seen quite a few ups and downs during its Early Access phase. I nearly bought into the pre-release a few years ago, just before Gearbox picked it up and doubled the price. I suppose it’s good they did, as Gearbox pressed Compulsion to make an actual game of it, rather than the procedurally generated stream-bait it was originally destined to be. As a non-neurotypical person living in a non-neurotypical household, the prospect of playing as a non-neurotypical person in a slightly exaggerated 1960s (They were treating autistic people with LSD in the 1960s, so the idea of using hallucinogens to make people “normal” isn’t exactly occupying the realm of fiction) is simultaneously intriguing and horrifying.

Given the sensitivity of the subject matter, I’m keeping my expectations low, but I’m giving We Happy Few the nod for my Game of the Week for the attempt.

IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-13445.jpg)   Felix “I don’t want to set the soup on fire” Threepaper

Total War: Rome II will drop Rise of the Republic, a DLC campaign set around 399 BC, and the events leading to the emergence of said republic, but you can’t get your Carthage on.

Dead Cells is metroidvania roguelike. It’s been in Early Access for over a year and looks pretty polished – and you get a whip. I guess old-school games like this that just gave you a set number of lives were technically roguelikes. I think it’s like that. Plus you can unlock shortcuts to various areas, to save retreading your steps.

Flipping Death is a whimsical adventure-puzzler with a few gimmicks. The first is that there’s the dead world and the living world, and you flip between them as you gather quests from the dead and complete them with the living. The second is that you’re a ghost and in the living world, you influence actions by possessing people or things. Could be a bit of fun.

However, my vote this week has to go to the inspired multiplayer chaos of Overcooked 2. Nothing reminds me more of cooking with inquisitive young children who just want to “help”. It looks like more of the same from Overcooked, but with greater variety of everything, and that’s probably all it needs.

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

PC

  • 08-06

  • Banana girl
  • Call of Booty
  • Combiner the Card Game
  • Cortex
  • Data mining
  • Found Horror Game 11.exe
  • Full Metal Renegade
  • Gem Rush
  • King or Pawn
  • Rat Arena
  • Retroids
  • The Call
  • 08-07

  • BATTLESHIP: Official Edition
  • Beauty and the Beast: Hidden Object Fairy Tale. HOG
  • Dead Cells
  • Death Fungeon
  • Defenders of Ekron: Definitive Edition
  • Doctor Who Infinity
  • Drop Up
  • Dust and Echos: Vengeance
  • Erotic Jigsaw Challenge Vol 2
  • GROUND BRANCH
  • Hello Pollution!
  • In the Village of Grandfather: Summer,Sun,Heat.
  • Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass
  • King of the Dead
  • Madden NFL 19
  • MU Legend
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Overcooked! 2: Too Many Cooks
  • Pingball Ultra
  • Save Them
  • Slam Land
  • The Impure
  • The Misadventures of Botsworth
  • The Oni Sellsword
  • VirtuaCreature
  • 08-08

  • Again?
  • Ascending Madness
  • BACK TO EBATORIA
  • Bouncing Over It with friends
  • CARSTEROIDS
  • Circle Empires
  • Daytona Racing
  • EW/WE
  • Fate seeker
  • Intelligence: Cats
  • Mei Shaonu Majiang Jieong
  • Puzzle Monarch: Vampires
  • PUZZLE: LANDSCAPES
  • Rugosi
  • Skateboarding pro
  • Slamoids!
  • Space Ranger vs. Reptiloids: 2 Edition
  • The Mine
  • Travel Riddles: Mahjong
  • Unavowed
  • 08-09

  • Arkanoid For Painters
  • Blockchain Tycoon
  • City of the Shroud
  • Defense: Abominations
  • Deiland
  • GoFetch
  • Grid Games: Color Coded
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Adventure Pack
  • Perspectrum
  • Pixel Xiuzhen
  • Post Scriptum
  • Repentant
  • Swap! Swap! Swap!
  • Total War: Rome II - Rise of the Republic
  • Undead & Beyond
  • War.io : Zombie Battle Royale
  • 08-10

  • AstroViking
  • Bladequest: The First Chapter
  • Catch'em
  • Dragonfly Chronicles
  • Elo Hell
  • Exodus: Proxima Centauri
  • Gallery One
  • Garrison Gauntlet
  • Gensokyo Rolling Force
  • Hentai Hunter
  • Hentai IQ Puzzle
  • High School: bisexual experience
  • Hiking Simulator 2018
  • INFINITY RACE
  • Kitten and food: adventure park
  • LIBRARY
  • NetHack: Legacy
  • Peter World
  • Play With Kizami
  • PROTEST
  • Riddles of the Owls Kingdom
  • Sakura and Crit: The Mock Game
  • Sandhill Architectures
  • Shining Souls
  • SMASH BOY Ver.KZ
  • Step sisters: Episode 1
  • Stickman in the portal
  • Tiger Fighter 1931
  • Total 15
  • Wasteland Rampage
  • We Happy Few
  • your diary+
  • 08-11

  • Caves of Plague
  • DrillMania
  • Fantasy Ball
  • Lord VS Nas Vai
  • PSI Magic
  • Run, Run, Monsters!
  • The Wanderings Dragon
  • 08-12

  • Fitzzle: Vicious Alligators
  • Hungry Shadows
  • Never Breakup
  • Ritter

PS4

  • 08-07

  • Dead Cells
  • Defenders of Ekron
  • Flipping Death
  • H1Z1: Battle Royale
  • Madden NFL 19
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Overcooked! 2: Too Many Cooks
  • Poop Slinger
  • Slam Land
  • TETRA's Escape
  • The Dreamlands: Aisling's Quest
  • Word Search by POWGI
  • 08-09

  • City of the Shroud
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Adventure Pack
  • 08-10

  • We Happy Few

PSVR

  • 08-07

  • Electronauts

Xbox One

  • 08-07

  • Dead Cells
  • Defenders of Ekron
  • Flipping Death
  • Hyper Universe
  • Madden NFL 19
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Overcooked! 2: Too Many Cooks
  • 08-08

  • Megaton Rainfall
  • TETRA's Escape
  • 08-09

  • City of the Shroud
  • 08-10

  • TerraTech
  • We Happy Few

Switch

  • 08-06

  • Loot Monkey: Bling Palace
  • 08-07

  • Dead Cells
  • Flipping Death
  • In Between
  • Overcooked! 2
  • Slam Land
  • Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition: The Card Warriors
  • 08-09

  • BlobCat
  • Megaton Rainfall
  • Minit
  • Okami HD
  • Shut Eye
  • SubaraCity
  • The Amazing Sinsengumi: Heroes In Love
  • Unexplored: Unlocked Edition
  • 08-10

  • Mini Metro
  • Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren's Call
  • TETRA'S Escape

Vita

  • 08-07

  • Tetra's Escape
  • The Dreamlands: Aisling's Quest
  • Word Search by POWGI

RIFT

  • 08-07

  • Electronauts
  • Pilot Rudder VR
  • 08-08

  • AnimVR

Vive

  • 08-07

  • 2260
  • Electronauts
  • Pilot Rudder VR
  • 08-08

  • AnimVR
  • 08-09

  • Three life
  • 08-10

  • Prehistoria

Comments

I decided to go ahead and pre-load Dead Cells on my Switch. It looks great and I got 20% off for pre-purchasing.

Any thanks for the super-creepy picture...

NetHack: Legacy looks interesting.

Curious to see the QoL enhancements for the modern age.

Dead Cells, finally.

Aaron D. wrote:

NetHack: Legacy looks interesting.

Curious to see the QoL enhancements for the modern age.

Too bad it comes out on the same day the next Dungeon Crawl tournament starts. I need to wishlist this so I don't forget about it. Also no price on that Steam page, I wonder what they are going to ask for it? I'll pay something for the convenience of having it around in a place I will be less likely to forget to play it, but that something will not be very large since I can play the version I have installed.

Call of Booty? It that a real game or one of those “Parodies”?

Dead Cells gets the nod from me, since I'd pre-ordered it some time back for my PS4.

JohnKillo wrote:

Call of Booty? It that a real game or one of those “Parodies”?

I googled it. It's free-to-play shovelware.

Aaron D. wrote:

NetHack: Legacy looks interesting.

Curious to see the QoL enhancements for the modern age.

It looks kinda bad. The manual might be great but the screenshots are definitely showing off warping the image to simulate some extreme curvature of a facsimile or a CRT monitor. I hope there’s something more to it than that.

Aaron D. wrote:

NetHack: Legacy looks interesting.

Curious to see the QoL enhancements for the modern age.

It looks like... nethack. With a warp to the screen to make it look like a CRT.

I'm a HUGE nethack nerd... but I can't for the life of me think why anyone would want this.

garion333 wrote:

Dead Cells, finally.

I've been happily playing this for a couple of weeks on PC with a controller. I don't normally like twitchy Castlevania-like games.. but apparently add a roguelike element and I'm all in. It's lovely and fun.

Nathaniel wrote:
garion333 wrote:

Dead Cells, finally.

I've been happily playing this for a couple of weeks on PC with a controller. I don't normally like twitchy Castlevania-like games.. but apparently add a roguelike element and I'm all in. It's lovely and fun.

I have so little gaming time atm that I skip out on EA games, even if they're practically complete during EA.

Did you give Rogue Legacy a go? Tons and tons of people loved that game and it's somewhat similar to Dead Cells. I was less enthusiastic about it, but you may enjoy it.