Welcome back to the first article after the break! Since we missed last week’s Switch releases, I’ve included some of the highlight games from last week into the honorable mentions below! Let’s take a look at what we have accumulated and as usual, you can click any of the highlighted titles to purchase the game from Humble Bundle or Amazon to help support me!
Before becoming famous from games such as The Walking Dead, Telltale Games made a big hit with a point and click adventure series starring comedic comic book characters Sam and Max, Freelance Police. The games were split into three seasons of episodes 5-6 episodes, each episode containing its own story with a bigger overarching story connecting the episodes of each season. Sam and Max Save the World is the first season of episodes where you’ll be introduced to the main cast of crazy and quirky characters. Mostly you’ll play as Sam, the anthropomorphic dog who talks like a parody of a 50’s detective. Although wherever Sam goes, his partner Max, and sadistic carefree rabbit, will follow him and provide witty banter. All throughout, be prepared for hilarious shenanigans and satire!
Fire Emblem fans rejoiced to the news that we’d be receiving an official translated revision of the original Fire Emblem game for the first time ever. On top of being able to play the classic where it all started, several new mechanics are introduced to make the game much more accessible to players. Being able to make save states and rewind will remove the overly punishing system that once existed in many classic games. Best of all, it’s cheap!
Ubisoft has been keeping many fans on the edge of their seats long ago when they first announced Gods and Monsters. Since then, many have waited eagerly for an update on where they were going with this game. Now we finally have our answer as Immortals: Fenyx Rising, the new title for the game, has just released. Combining the open world exploration of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Breath of the Wild with creatures and beings from the Greek mythos was an incredible idea and the fans agree. This is definitely something many people have been waiting a long time for.
- Morbid: The Seven Acolytes: An isometric horror themed action RPG in which you must hunt down the seven acolytes, eldritch lovecraftian horrors. (Still Running)
- Ponpu: Very reminiscent of Bomberman, you’ll travel through several top down dungeons and fight bosses as a bird with the ability to spit out bombs! (Purple Tree)
- Chronos: Before the Ashes: A somewhat punishing roguelike game in which you must navigate through a labyrinth full of puzzles and God of War-like combat. (THQ Nordic)
- Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate: A turn based strategy dungeon crawler roguelite in the Mystery Dungeon franchise which is the franchise famous for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. (Spike Chunsoft)
- Tracks – Toybox Edition: A sandbox game that allows you to make your own toy train set complete with scenery. Great for younger kids who enjoy Minecraft, but may not be able to keep up with some of its more complex mechanics. (Whoop Group)
- Under the Jolly Roger: Despite its older looking graphics, this game is a relatively new release. Under the Jolly Roger is a game in which you captain a pirate ship and fight against other ships, krakens, and even armies of the undead. The gameplay is very simplistic, but may hit with anyone who would love the idea of playing as a pirate captain. (HeroCraft)
- Hyperforma: A very complex series of puzzles that change the mechanics on you as you go, all while following a deep story of a man accessing the history of a long lost civilization. (HeroCraft)
- Johnny Rocket: A side scrolling shooter similar to Alien Hominid or Contra, but with the twist that the entire game is designed as notebook doodles. (KG Game Studio)
- BFF or Die: A game about controlling two characters either with one or two players to get through several challenges and/or puzzles. (ASA Studio)
- Maid of Sker: A survival horror game taking many elements from Amnesia: the Dark Descent with the catch that the enemies are sensitive to sound requiring you to hold your breath to sneak by, but also allows you to take advantage of them by using loud noises to stun them. (Wales Interactive)