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Welcome folks, and happy “334th Anniversary of the publication of Isaac Newton’s Principia” week! Written in Latin, they outlined the classical 3 laws of motion, padded out with some clapbacks to Descartes, who had been dead for 37 years at this point. The third and last book of the Principia was almost not published after a feud between Newton and Robert Hooke, one of his co-fellows at the Royal Society. Hooke claimed to have thought of the inverse square law first (although he didn’t get around to verifying or publishing it). You may all celebrate by playing a game where your advisors argue all the time.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a spinoff that puts a Pokémon JRPG into the Monster Hunter setting. Your squad roams the land, finding monsters to battle and hopefully capture. Once a monster is captured, it becomes a tame “Monstie” that you can summon for battle or ride around. Battles are turn-based. You can also hatch new monsties and blend their DNA. I’ve no idea if there’s much crossover between fans of traditional Monster Hunter fans and the Stories series, but the battle mechanics have a fair bit of complexity.

Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline is a prequel piece of DLC in which Ubisoft hopes you will like Watch Dogs: Legion if you can play as one of the main characters from the previous games.

Indigo 7: Quest for Love is a match’em puzzle game with a Scott Pilgrim-esque music-battle storyline. Crash Drive 3 is an open-world driving, stunt, and race game with wacky vehicles. Or there’s the visual novel, Heart of the Woods.

My GOTW is a game I missed last week because it’s an Epic Store sclusy for now: Old World. Broadly, it‘s Civilization mashed with Crusader Kings, but staying in the ancient history era. There’s no upgrading your knights to tanks here—or even knights for that matter. The blend of city-building and research from Civ with the dynasty mechanics and fleshed-out diplomacy of Crusader Kings makes it familiar enough to keep the learning curve gentle, while leaving more headspace to play with the sprinkle of new ideas on top. The AI is definitely less boneheaded than in Civ. The creators, Soren and Leyla Johnson, made enjoyable appearances on the GWJCC to discuss the game here and here. If they don’t make you want to jump right in, then check out the amazing and evocative art. If THAT’s not enough, listen to the soundtrack, by the Civ IV composer! Do I need to remind you that Soren Johnson was the lead designer on Civ IV? This is a must for any turn-based, 4X history nerd. I may be a week late giving this a GOTW, but what is one week when stacked against the millennia of antiquity?

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

PC

  • 07-05

  • Base Jump
  • Bright girl
  • Dungeon Brawlers
  • FEAR
  • Magic Summoning Adventure
  • Meteor Genocide
  • Myriavora
  • World War 2 Operation Husky
  • 07-06

  • Crowfall
  • Fire Opal
  • Furious Revenge of Bolo
  • Game For Anna
  • Hitler On The Moon
  • Horror Royale
  • Hot Pieces
  • Jaunt
  • Jianghu Xing
  • Kellogg's Gut Bacteria Reef
  • Mini Kart Racing
  • Neokaiju
  • Rain Island: Orange
  • SUPER Yuki Onna-chan
  • The Final Stand: Breakout
  • VR Balloon Flying over Tokyo and Hokkaido
  • Waltz of the Wizard: Natural Magic
  • Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline
  • Wild Journey
  • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
  • 07-07

  • Brick BiuBiu
  • Coastline Flight Simulator
  • CYBERUSH
  • Dance with me
  • Fantasy Mahjong connect
  • I'm Strongest Legend
  • Path of Vidya
  • THE BRONX
  • ZLO
  • 07-08

  • A.D. 2047
  • Boomerang X
  • Combots
  • Crash Drive 3
  • Forgotten Journey
  • Friend ReQuest - A Playable Teaser
  • Guardians: Royal Journey
  • Heilongzhi Love Story
  • Logo Quiz Festival: Guess the Brands
  • Mingjiao: Nine Yin and Nine Yangs
  • Nemezis: Mysterious Journey III
  • Sniper Elite VR
  • Touhou 3D Dungeon
  • Wulin Fighting Swords
  • 07-09

  • *NEW* SCUFFED EPIC VISUAL NOVEL
  • A story of vaccines & zombie
  • Adventures of Human Being
  • Alone (Studio Four Star)
  • ArtPuzzle VR
  • Black Skylands
  • BloodType
  • Brick Breaker Heart Collector
  • Cang Zhi Lu
  • Color Breakers
  • Cyberflight
  • Entity Researchers
  • FIREFIGHTER
  • Genetic Fluff
  • Heaven's Blazar Online
  • Helix (Cosmo Corner)
  • Home Creator
  • Homebound
  • Infinity Valley
  • King Hajwala
  • Levi Chronicles
  • Lona: Realm Of Colors
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
  • More. The Eternal Utopia
  • Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle, Season One
  • Panic Mode
  • Player City
  • Plokoth
  • Red Crucible: Able Archer
  • Slime Story
  • Sonata Theory
  • Soulpath: the final journey
  • Space Drone: Rescue Mission
  • Spiral to Despair
  • Star Apprentice: Magical Murder Mystery
  • StarPicker
  • Submarine War
  • Swords of Legends Online
  • The Absolutely Hilarious Cat Game
  • Turbo Tempest
  • Twig & Flipper
  • Urban Fight
  • War Stained
  • Wind Wind
  • Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever
  • 07-10

  • Arcane walker

Xbox Series X

  • 07-06

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline
  • 07-08

  • Crash Drive 3
  • Heart of the Woods
  • Indigo 7: Quest for Love
  • 07-09

  • Imagine Earth

Xbox One

  • 07-06

  • Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline
  • 07-08

  • Crash Drive 3
  • Heart of the Woods
  • Indigo 7: Quest for Love
  • Monster Harvest
  • 07-09

  • Beasts of Maravilla Island
  • Blue Fire
  • Imagine Earth
  • Mythic Ocean
  • Police Stories

PlayStation 5

  • 07-06

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights
  • Indigo 7: Quest for Love
  • Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline
  • 07-08

  • Crash Drive 3
  • Heart of the Woods

PlayStation 4

  • 07-06

  • Indigo 7: Quest for Love
  • The Silver Case 2425
  • The Sisters - Party of the Year
  • The Sisters: Party of the Year
  • Watch Dogs: Legion - Bloodline
  • 07-08

  • Crash Drive 3
  • Heart of the Woods
  • Monster Harvest
  • Sniper Elite VR

Switch

  • 07-05

  • My Little Fruit Juice Booth
  • Rubix Roller
  • 07-06

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • The Silver Case 2425
  • The Sisters - Party of the Year
  • The Sisters: Party of the Year
  • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
  • 07-07

  • Blitz Breaker
  • Marbles Rush
  • Ruvato : Original Complex
  • 07-08

  • ARIA CHRONICLE
  • Beauty Bounce
  • Boomerang X
  • Crash Drive 3
  • Heart of the Woods
  • Indigo 7: Quest for Love
  • Infinite Golf 2
  • MASAGORO
  • Monster Harvest
  • Monument
  • My Maite
  • 07-09

  • Bai Qu: Hundreds of Melodies
  • Connect Bricks
  • Fantasy Cards
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
  • Shopping Mall Parking Lot
  • 07-10

  • Egg Up

Comments

I was playing SWTOR last night, so I guess that says all I need to say about this week.

Monster Hunter Stories (terrible name, btw, it tells you nothing about it being a monster collecting game) is on my short list, but considering I never finished the first maybe I'll go do that instead.

Or go back to playing a decade old WoW clone some more.

garion333 wrote:

Monster Hunter Stories (terrible name, btw, it tells you nothing about it being a monster collecting game) is on my short list, but considering I never finished the first maybe I'll go do that instead.

MH:Stories 1 is this quarter's game for the JRPG club, so consider hanging out with us!