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IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-13445.jpg)   Felix “Moose Laurels” Threepaper

Welcome folks, and happy “65th Anniversary of the Fellowship of the Ring” week! You may all celebrate by remembering that the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy was published within 18 months, which is slightly less than the running time of the director's cut of the Peter Jackson films.

It’s a banner week for hard-boiled noir detectives who are also teddy bears. Bear With Me: The Complete Collection incorporates the full Bear With Me story to date, including the latest chapter Bear With Me: The Lost Robots. It’s old-school, point’n’click adventure gaming at its fuzziest.

Speaking of old school, someone remade Saboteur 2: Avenging Angel. I don’t know if anyone else has even heard of this game, but I played it back in the 80s when there were no wikis, gamefaqs, or Let’s Plays. Back then, you got games by asking another kid at school what games they had, giving them some of your lunch, and then waiting 7 days for them to remember to bring the disks to school. I played the hell out of Saboteur 2 despite not knowing the goal of the game or even all the controls. This re-release is not a polish job—it looks like a straight-up playable version of the original game, warts and all. Points for activating some dormant memory nodes, I guess.

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete makes its way out of Nintendo’s walled garden and releases to the other platforms this week. Buyer beware, though, as the original release was received as one of the worst Harvest Moon games.

Madden NFL 20 sets up at the line of scrimmage this week. I know very little about American football beyond that jargon and what I gleaned from Friday Night Lights (including that you can completely forget about murdering someone in about a year). While I may not be able to comment on any changes from a sports perspective, danged if Madden isn’t continuing to turn out strong story modes. And just like Friday Night Lights, they’re ditching some storylines from previous seasons and starting fresh. The Longshot storyline is being replaced with “Face of the Franchise: QB1.” Coach Ford returns to guide you from college football, to getting drafted, then on to maybe tearing an ACL in your first game scoring the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl.

My personal GOTW is Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Seed of Evil. This is a great AA tactical game with stealth elements. It’s not as deep or complicated as an 80-hour juggernaut like XCom or BATTLETECH, but it has enough story, mission variety, and loot/ability leveling to stay interesting for its smaller, 20ish-hour journey. Seed of Evil is another chapter that picks up on some of the endgame revelations in the story, adds a new moose character, and lifts the level cap. Plus, more choice areas to explore and eventually shoot up. Yes, please.

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

PC

  • 07-29

  • In the world end, You and me the forget's legend
  • Warman
  • Blades of Worlds
  • Evening Star 2
  • Deathless Dungeon
  • ExoTanks MOBA
  • Mountain Taxi Driver
  • Zeminator
  • The New Universes: ~ Eine Neue Reise Beginnt ~ Chapter 1
  • 11 Skis
  • Don't Escape Trilogy
  • Virtual Cast
  • Chasing Nebula
  • Orionide: Prologue
  • The Designer's Curse
  • Witch College
  • Kakuro
  • Tricky Cow
  • Code/The Werewolf Party
  • ROAD HOMEWARD 3 underwater world
  • Baldina's Basis in Education Literary Grammar
  • Kaori Yama 31 Gou
  • 07-30

  • Urban Legends : The Dry Body
  • Towertale
  • Morphies Law
  • Merchant of the Skies
  • A Short Hike
  • My University Story
  • Harvested
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr: Prophecy
  • STRASHILKA
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Seed of Evil
  • BLAST-AXIS
  • Brutal Games
  • LOGistICAL 2: Indonesia
  • Corpse Killer: 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Cryptographer
  • Anticorps VR
  • Morphies Law: Remorphed
  • Triangulum
  • Pirouette
  • Polyrun
  • Everyone Goes Home
  • ChatAid
  • CENTRALIA
  • G.A.M.E.S
  • THE FATE OF THE BULLY
  • You Don't Have Time
  • Stop it - Driving Simulation
  • Radical Gear
  • VR takibi
  • Fight For Freedom
  • STORM AREA 51: AYY LMAO EDITION
  • Raiders of the North Sea
  • 07-31

  • The Executioner
  • Homo Flimsy
  • Paranoia: Deliver Me
  • London Detective Mysteria
  • Pilot Sports
  • Road Rage Royale
  • Dragonbell
  • Bear With Me: The Complete Collection
  • Bear With Me: The Lost Robots
  • Great Toilet Simulator
  • Batteries Included
  • Resistance is Fruitile
  • The Game is Yours
  • Visitor2
  • Flowerless Gardenia
  • Beyond the Dawn
  • Memory of Torenia
  • Chaos
  • Rolly's Adventure
  • 1000$
  • Space Mercs
  • Gekraxel
  • Escargot
  • Fallen valiant-Loopy
  • A Kingdom of Flesh and Stone
  • War Tenshi
  • Room 40
  • ZZZombie Ball
  • Crystal Crisis
  • Crystal Defense
  • Elon Simulator 2019
  • Apollo 11 VR HD: First Steps
  • Rap simulator
  • HVAC Simulator
  • From lamer to guru
  • Mighty Gunvolt Burst
  • Pew Paw
  • ELON on MARS
  • Bhavacakra Maco
  • LGBTQ+ TEST
  • Ashes of the Night
  • Psychose
  • Demon: Hell Keeper
  • 08-01

  • LOGistICAL: Earth
  • Raiders Of The Lost Island
  • Hamsterdam
  • Bloody Mary (Drunken Apes)
  • Dark Roll
  • The Five Cores Remastered
  • Doughlings: Invasion
  • Whiskey & Zombies: The Great Southern Zombie Escape
  • Within the Cosmos
  • Rick Rack
  • Delivery from the Pain
  • Streamer's Life
  • Chronac
  • Dain Squares
  • Forged of Blood
  • Qian-Shan Village
  • Elf Enchanter: Arousing Anima
  • Custom Order Maid 3D2 ~ It's a Night Magic ~
  • The Lost
  • Constructionary
  • All That Remains: A story about a child's future
  • Car Soccer World Cup
  • Crawlco Block Knockers
  • GrayScale
  • I got a cat maid
  • Rumia in the darkness
  • Rescue Lucy 2
  • Clans to Kingdoms
  • Terracotta - Shards of Doom
  • To the Hell
  • Srpg of World:The Empire
  • Alone in the War
  • 08-02

  • The Church in the Darkness
  • Wreckin' Ball Adventure
  • Exodemon
  • Retro Rockets
  • Astaria
  • Luna Sky RDX
  • Variables
  • Dating Life: Miley X Emily
  • Transporter Truck Simulator
  • Deep Space Battle Simulator
  • Roll+Heart
  • The Beast of Gevaudan
  • ZHIVE
  • Madden NFL 20
  • FIGHTBALL VR
  • Cover Sky
  • Saboteur II: Avenging Angel
  • Armor Clash 3
  • Under The Ground
  • The Quest for Achievements Remix
  • UNDEFEATED
  • The Dragons' Twilight II
  • Between Planets
  • Xander the Monster Morpher: Universe Breaker
  • Muv-Luv photonflowers*
  • IS -Infinite Stratos- Versus Colors
  • Hidden
  • I'm from area 51
  • My Bones Remastered
  • 08-03

  • SAMOSBOR 2D

PS4

  • 07-30

  • The Blackout Club
  • Forager
  • Madden NFL 20
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr: Prophecy
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Seed of Evil
  • New Star Manager
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete
  • Solo: Islands of the Heart
  • Super Wiloo Demake
  • 07-31

  • Bear With Me: The Complete Collection
  • Bear With Me: The Lost Robots
  • The Tower of Beatrice
  • 08-01

  • Doughlings: Invasion
  • Labyrinth Life
  • 08-02

  • The Church in the Darkness

Xbox One

  • 07-30

  • Madden NFL 20
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr: Prophecy
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Seed of Evil
  • 07-31

  • Bear With Me: The Complete Collection
  • The Tower of Beatrice
  • Pilot Sports
  • Solo: Islands of the Heart
  • 08-02

  • The Church in the Darkness
  • Varenje
  • Asdivine Menace
  • Meow Motors

Switch

  • 07-29

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power
  • Catch a Duck
  • 07-30

  • Forager
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Seed of Evil
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden - Deluxe Edition
  • Morphies Law: Remorphed
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete
  • 07-31

  • Bear With Me: The Complete Collection
  • The Tower of Beatrice
  • 08-01

  • Pandemic
  • Solo: Islands of the Heart
  • Obakeidoro!
  • Hamsterdam
  • STANDBY
  • Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries
  • Chroma Squad
  • Shinobi Spirits S: Legend of Heroes
  • Fobia
  • Illusion of L'Phalcia
  • Omega Labyrinth Life
  • Sudoku Relax 2 Summer Waves
  • Dungeon Warfare
  • 08-02

  • Burger Chef Tycoon
  • Wreckin' Ball Adventure
  • Swaps and Traps
  • The Church in the Darkness

Vita

  • 07-30

  • Super Wiloo Demake
  • 07-31

  • The Tower of Beatrice

Comments

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr: Prophecy is an expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr, which is a good W40K ARPG a la Diablo, but shackled by the worst usage of punctuation in a game title in a while.

I'm interested in how the console version of Forager plays. Had my eye on that a while.

garion333 wrote:

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr: Prophecy is an expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr, which is a good W40K ARPG a la Diablo, but shackled by the worst usage of punctuation in a game title in a while.

I'm interested in how the console version of Forager plays. Had my eye on that a while.

I didn’t realize that W40KIM was an ARPG. I’m now more interested.

Ditto what you said about forager. Struck me as a great Switch game when I first hear of it.

Busy with Fire Emblem over here. Think I should ignore these topics for at least a month

I'm baffled by the re-release of Saboteur too. Why that particular mid-tier game is worthy of re-release is the most confusing bit. I guess Clive Townsend had some time on his hands?