Wallet Threat Level

It’s the new entry in a series of somewhat niche JRPGs that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. I haven’t played most of the games in the series, but I played Tales of Zestiria (some serious pacing issues aside, it’s a great game) and Tales of Berseria (that I absolutely, absolutely loved), and mostly because of the latter I’m so excited about Tales of Arise.

There’s a demo for Tales of Arise (not available on PC, unfortunately) that should give you a rough idea of the gameplay. But it’s a series well known for story and characters too (or it wouldn’t be called “Tales of…”), so the demo only shows a very small part of the whole package. Still good to check if it’s something that might interest you, or, in my case, to help pass the time until the actual release. ;)

Oof, what that description doesn’t say is how the base game is one of the most brutal in the genre! Caught me quite off-guard.
The Arrange mode is much friendlier. I am scared to touch the Black variant.

There’s a new game by Arkane Studios coming out on Tuesday! Deathloop is here. Seems like a definite wallet threat. There’s also other games coming out, most of which I haven’t heard of. Most intriguing names go to either Gas Station Simulator, Honey, I joined a Cult, or the punny Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered.

Oh, and also Match 3 adventure. What a name!

Tuesday, September 14

  • Flaskoman | Xbox One
  • Deathloop | PS5, PC
  • Cruis’n Blast | Switch
  • Colors Live | Switch
  • Honey, I Joined A Cult | PC
  • Era of Newborns | PC

Wednesday, September 15

  • Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town | PC
  • Fire Commander | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Merek’s Market | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Flynn: Son of Crimson | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Dustwind: The Last Resort | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • Mr. Pumpkin 2: Kowloon Walled City | Xbox One
  • Titan Chaser | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Omen of Sorrow | Xbox One
  • Arkan: The Dog Adventurer | Xbox Series X/S
  • Between Time: Escape Room | Switch
  • Mindcell | Switch
  • Timberborn | PC, Mac
  • Age of Darkness: Final Stand | PC
  • Gas Station Simulator | PC

Thursday, September 16

  • Gamedec | PC
  • Metallic Child | Switch, PC
  • Project Winter | PS4, Switch
  • Skatebird | Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac
  • The Amazing Circus | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Eastward | Switch, PC, Mac
  • Murder Diaries | Switch, PC
  • Classic Logical Bundle (4in1) | Switch
  • Endless Puzzle Fun Collection | Switch
  • Project Winter | Switch
  • Bubble Shooter FX | Switch
  • Poker Pretty Girls Battle: Texas Hold’em | Switch
  • Beyond Enemy Lines: Remastered Edition | Switch
  • Elva the Eco Dragon | Switch
  • Metallic Child | Switch
  • Match 3 Adventure | Switch
  • Push-Ups Workout | Switch
  • Razion EX | Switch
  • WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship | PC
  • The Depths: Prehistoric Survival | PC

Friday, September 17

  • Earth Marines | Xbox One
  • Tails of Iron | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Dojoran | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Aragami 2 | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Severed Steel | PC
  • TOEM: A Photo Adventure | PS5, Switch, PC
  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom | Switch
  • Nexomon | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch
  • Apsulov: End of Gods | Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • Murder Diaries | Xbox One
  • Marble Parkour | Switch
  • Galactic Invasion | Switch
  • Love Colors | Switch

Saturday, September 18

  • Song in the Smoke | PS4, PC
  • Squabble | Switch

There’s also this, which is what became of the other half of Harvest Moon when the franchise split. Not sure it’s actually any good though!

Story of Seasons is the series the original Harvest Moon team produces. The newer Harvest Moon games are not great.

Also I’m shamed by what I felt interest toward on this list.

My kids have been playing it on Switch and like it!

Severed Steel is likely to be excellent. The demo was great, albeit tough as nails. Hoping the main game ramps things up a little more gently, but it’s all about mastering insane moves in an FPS environment. So you dash along a corridor, jump onto the wall and slide through a window, cartwheel over a table and grab a gun, and shoot three enemies with it while sliding under their bullets. At least, that’s what you’re capable of doing, but it takes a few fails to get a feel for it. When you pull it off, it’s a rush.

Razion Ex is the Switch port one of those recent insanely overpriced NgDev releases for the NeoGeo, for the amateurs out there.

I’m intrigued by these two. I’ll wait for reviews and whatnot, but still, intrigued.

Me too!

This is being a heavy September. Psychonauts 2, Artful Escape, Deathloop, Lost in Random, Slipgate, etc. And Eternal Cilinder on Sept 30th.

QT3’s denizens are reasonably enlightened. No need to fear kink shaming.

I mean, my currently most-anticipated game is about beavers.

So say we all!

Age of Darkness (now delayed to October)
Honey I joined a cult
Tails of Iron

All look good

Eastward reviews

OMG…no more good to excellent reviews…I have way too many games to play…along with 4 dogs and 5 household members…I wish I was in college again!

You made me look it up. It looks really cute!

Damn that does look fantastic.

I should have linked it, thanks for doing that.

Why is Geralt the narrator? ;)