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Welcome folks, and happy “448th Anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto” week! You may all celebrate by playing the Venice area of Assassin’s Creed 2.

This week feels like the last week of ominous pebbles dropping around our feet before the avalanche of releases for Last Quarter 2019.

A Knight's Quest offers Breath of the Wild-lite adventuring with Bard’s Tale-lite humour, for half the price of a full-blown AAA release.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair brings another dollop of that Banjo-Kazooie flavour this week. It doesn’t do much new for platformers, save for making the final level—the Impossible Lair—available to try from the start. Some early reviews have said that while the graphics are lush and there are plenty of levels, the platforming gets repetitive and grindy, with poor checkpointing and backtracking through levels. Sounds like 95% of the other big-name platformers out there. This looks like a solid game for fans of the genre, or their kids. Just don’t expect any innovation.

Indivisible is a side-scrolling, action-RPG platformer from the makers of Skullgirls. It’s got platforming, a deep roster of characters for turn-based group combat, text-based dialogue, and (take a drink) a gorgeous hand-painted art style.

Trine 4 is proof that you can build a franchise on an art style, if you use enough bloom effects to start a florist shop. The devs walked back the 3D from Trine 3, returning to Trine’s 2.5D roots. The combat also returns to the early Trine skill tree system, but with some new additions, like frost arrows for the archer. Simply put, Trine 4 is the Triniest Trine that ever Trined.

Contraptions is a puzzle game where you try to make things happen using different wacky elements. Think Rube Goldberg, Mousetrap or, um … Fallout 4 Contraptions Workshop. What it lacks in graphics, it makes up for in imagination.

The Bradwell Conspiracy is the latest from the makers of Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread. It’s an immersive sim with a 3D-printing mechanic that you use to solve puzzles. You’re trapped somewhere, trying to escape, and you can communicate with someone on the outside by sending photos to each other. Games like this live or die on the strength of their narrative, and all I’ve heard about that is “corporate skulduggery and Stonehenge.” I’m intrigued enough to give it a GOTW.

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

PC

  • 10-07

  • Spirits Abyss
  • INFECTIS
  • Hexa Trains
  • Return Of The Zombie King
  • Cicadas - The IQA Edition
  • Survive
  • Dancing Queen
  • Dual Blade ~ Battle of The Female Ninja ~
  • A NIGHTMARE'S TRIP
  • Legendary gun
  • Surge Radio
  • Puzzle & Album Collection
  • MITING SIMULATOR
  • Mythic Ocean: Prologue
  • Paper - A Game of Folding
  • The Void of Desires
  • Through The Dust
  • Foreign
  • EducationXR
  • Space Robinson
  • 10-08

  • Indivisible
  • Love Esquire
  • The Bradwell Conspiracy
  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
  • Worse Than Death
  • Trine: Ultimate Collection
  • War Selection
  • John Wick Hex
  • Argonus and the Gods of Stone
  • GRID
  • Insignificant
  • Dragon Star Varnir
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
  • Contraptions
  • CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling
  • 1984 Rewired
  • Twists of My Life
  • Runefall 2
  • 10-09

  • The Grand Block Odyssey: Chapter 1
  • Lumina
  • Blocks!: Richard III
  • Escape Zolstar
  • zzzzz
  • Welcome To... Chichester OVN 2 : Master Tormenter Grendel Jinx !?
  • Shisensho Solitaire
  • Mini Tanks
  • Morok
  • Heroes of Hellas Origins: Part One
  • 10-10

  • Deliver Us The Moon
  • Valfaris
  • Big Drunk Satanic Massacre
  • Radio Commander
  • Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna
  • We Were Here Together
  • Corpse Party: Blood Drive
  • Asgard's Wrath
  • River City Melee Mach!!
  • Pine
  • Celaria
  • Alive 2 Survive
  • Spirit Hunter: NG
  • Dune Sea
  • Death Gasp
  • Court of Ashes
  • Cannabis
  • Legend of Keepers: Prologue
  • King of Halloween
  • A Knight's Quest
  • Draconic Route
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Death in the Water
  • Bewitched: Part 1
  • MMX: Otherworld Mystery - Expanded Edition
  • Ruguo chengwei yongzhe hou zhi sheng xia yi xiaoshi shengming gai ruhe dedao mowang huo xiaqu?
  • Princess & Conquest
  • Crazy Shopping
  • Touhou Phantasm Dream
  • In Search of a Home
  • Skyous
  • 10-11

  • Avabel Online
  • FALLBACK
  • Pride Run
  • Killer Queen Black
  • Walking Zombie 2
  • Necrolepsy
  • Doraemon: Story of Seasons
  • How to Raise a Wolf Girl
  • Zeke's Peak
  • Bandit Point
  • Arsenal Demon
  • Solar Cram School
  • The Dark Wish
  • Cuties Dungeon
  • Battleheart Legacy
  • Franchise Hockey Manager 6
  • A Ghostly Tale
  • KENDO
  • I am the Dean
  • Kastle Krush
  • Puzzle: Fire Sticks
  • Quaterneon
  • VRAdventure
  • Super Arcade Racing
  • 10-13

  • Retro RPG Online 2

PS4

  • 10-07

  • SlabWell: The Quest For Kaktun's Alpaca
  • 10-08

  • Indivisible
  • Concrete Genie
  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
  • Worse Than Death
  • Trine: Ultimate Collection
  • The Alliance Alive HD Remastered
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
  • The Bradwell Conspiracy
  • Bibi & Tina at the horse farm
  • Monochrome Order
  • In Between
  • Interfectorem
  • Super Box Land Demake
  • A Winter's Daydream
  • 10-09

  • Contraptions
  • Stellatum
  • 10-10

  • Spirit Hunter: NG
  • River City Melee Mach!!
  • MISTOVER
  • A Knight's Quest
  • 10-11

  • Frostpunk: Console Edition
  • AeternoBlade II
  • GRID

Xbox One

  • 10-08

  • Indivisible
  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
  • Atlas
  • Trine: Ultimate Collection
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
  • A Winter's Daydream
  • 10-09

  • STELLATUM
  • Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2
  • 10-11

  • Frostpunk: Console Edition
  • TwinCop
  • A Knight's Quest
  • Active Soccer 2019
  • Debris Infinity
  • The Bradwell Conspiracy
  • Lost Artifacts: Time Machine

Switch

  • 10-07

  • Crazy Mini Golf Arcade
  • Junior League Sports
  • 10-08

  • Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
  • Worse Than Death
  • The Alliance Alive HD Remastered
  • Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game
  • Asphalt 9: Legends
  • BurgerTime Party!
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
  • Trine: Ultimate Collection
  • Dodge Hard
  • Reventure
  • Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
  • A Winter's Daydream
  • Aldred - Knight of Honor
  • 10-09

  • MISTOVER
  • STELLATUM
  • 10-10

  • Valfaris
  • Corpse Party: Blood Drive
  • Mable & The Wood
  • Spirit Hunter: NG
  • Midnight Evil
  • River City Melee Mach!!
  • BDSM: Big Drunk Satanic Massacre
  • Contraptions
  • Duped
  • The Bradwell Conspiracy
  • Pocket Stables
  • Family Tree
  • Queen's Quest 4: Sacred Truce
  • A Knight's Quest
  • Little Briar Rose
  • Monochrome Order
  • Bibi & Tina at the horse farm
  • Secret Files Sam Peters
  • 10-11

  • Killer Queen Black
  • Doraemon: Story of Seasons
  • Earthfall

Vita

  • 10-08

  • Super Box Land Demake
  • A Winter's Daydream
  • 10-10

  • Spirit Hunter: NG

Comments

Just an FYI, but the YL game this week is a 2D platformer.

Oooooh, The Alliance Alive HD Remastered is this week? I did so enjoy that on 3DS, so hopefully this remaster with HD graphics and whatnot gets more folks to give it a try.

It's Indivisible for me, and definitely The Alliance Alive HD in the future, eventually.

Trine!

garion333 wrote:

Just an FYI, but the YL game this week is a 2D platformer.

Oooooh, The Alliance Alive HD Remastered is this week? I did so enjoy that on 3DS, so hopefully this remaster with HD graphics and whatnot gets more folks to give it a try.

So it is ... my bad. I've edited to remove reference to 3D.

Thanks for the heads up!

Word on the street is that it had taken a lot of "inspiration" from Donkey King Tropical Freeze. So, you were spot on.

I should pick up Indivisible. Should be good.