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They made a sequel? Weekend sorted!

OK, finally, we’re getting big releases again. Warcraft 3: Reforged, Kentucky Route Zero, Pillars 2 on console, Journey to the Savage Planet, a new Lode Runner game on PS4 apparently? Something called Music Racer? I want that just based on its name! There’s an online Warhammer game? Commandos 2 HD Remaster? Something called Code Shifter? Autobahn Police Simulator 2? How did I miss the first game with that kind of name? Wait, maybe being Police on the Autobahn is really boring because all you do is watch traffic cameras?

Anyway, big week this week! You guys looking forward to anything from this week’s selection?

Monday, Jan 27

  • Stone | Xbox One
  • Motorcycle Mechanic Simulator | Switch
  • Super Tennis | Switch
  • The Manse On Soracca | PC
  • Humble Rumble | PC
  • Dungeon Cards | PC
  • Battle Polygon | PC

Tuesday, Jan 28

  • Warcraft III: Reforged | PC, Mac
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire | PS4, Xbox One
  • The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters | PC
  • Journey To The Savage Planet | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • DCL: The Game | PC
  • Actual Sunlight | Switch
  • Box Kid Adventures | PC
  • Effie | PC
  • Mommy | PC
  • Warhammer Underworlds: Online | PC

Wednesday, Jan 29

  • Coffee Talk | Switch, PC, Mac
    Lode Runner Legacy | PS4
    Music Racer | PS4, Xbox One
    Top Run | PS4
    Horse Farm | Switch
    Demonheart: Hunters | PC
    Mortal Glory | PC
    The Pedestrian | PC
    Voidspace | PC

Thursday, Jan 30

  • Prison Princess | Switch
    Speaking Simulator | Switch, PC
    Skellboy | Switch, PC, Mac
    Sisters Royale | PS4, Switch
    The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing III | PS4
    Never Again | Switch
    It Came From Outer Space And Ate Our Brains | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
    Arc Of Alchemist | PS4, Switch
    Code Shifter | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
    Labyrinth Of The Witch | PC
    Bookbound Brigade | PS4, PC
    Ascendant Hearts | Switch
    Aviary Attorney: Definitive Edition | Switch
    Autobahn Police Simulator 2 | PS4
    Mad Age & This Guy | PS4
    Sparkle 4 Tales | Switch
    UORiS DX | Switch
    Eclipse Edge Of Light | Switch
    Ministry Of Broadcast | PC, Mac
    Black Powder Red Earth | PC, Mac
    DanielX.net Paint Composer | PC
    The Secret Order 8: Return To The Buried Kingdom | PC, Mac

Friday, Jan 31

  • HyperDot | Xbox One, PC, Mac
    Ash Of Gods: Redemption | PS4
    Willy Jetman: Astromonkey’s Revenge | PS4, Switch, PC
    Hypercharge: Unboxed | Switch
    oOo: Ascension | PS4
    The Inner Friend | PS4
    Kwaiden: Azuma Manor Story | PS4
    Saboteur! | PS4
    Bridge Constructor Ultimate Edition | Switch
    Touchdown Pinball | Switch
    Milo’s Quest | Switch
    Super Battle Cards | Switch
    Reknum | Switch
    Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition | Switch
    Skatemasta Tcheco | PC
    Unlock The King 2 | PC, Mac
    HexON | PC, Mac

Saturday, Feb 1

  • Fever Cabin | PC

Somebody who is more familiar with the game than me should create a thread for Journey to the Savage Planet. Looks like it’s getting good reviews. I skimmed this Eurogamer review earlier today.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-01-27-journey-to-the-savage-planet-review-a-genuinely-funny-toybox-to-explore

I’m definitely going to buy Warcraft sometime, but enough to play for now. It would probably eat up a year if the custom mods get popular again. Actual Sunlight… never expected that to be on a Nintendo.

Should we be expecting this with gamepass?

Boy there’s a lot of card battlers/deck builders coming out lately aren’t there?

Because I’ve already played this in recent years and I’ve stopped and started Starcraft 2 a billion times (man, oh, man do I not like spam-hammering hot keys now days), I’m waiting for Warcraft IV or Age of Empires IV before I figure out if I want to buy anymore RTS games.

I think WC3 is the only game my wife and I ever played (13 years ago) where we had to stop because I was such a fucking asshole to her she was ready to stab my face. I wasn’t an asshole in the sense I was upset or yelling at her, more like I bullying and trolling her by warping my mage in, interfering with her stuff, and teleporting right back out before she could deal with me. Sure, while I was doing that she might route me and wreck my entire settlement and win, but that didn’t stop me from having more fun trolling her than winning, and her wanting to punch me for it. Also she hated my siege tank blitzes.


Journey to the Savage Planet
This looks interesting mechanically and gameplay-wise, but I’m burned out on the look of its aliens. I can’t even remember the games off the top of my head, but they just look too goofy for me. They come off to me like the paint splashes on a shitty early 2000s mousepad, or boxes of 90s sugary drinks for kids.

I definitely am. I backed both Pillars of Eternity games on Kickstarter/faux-Kickstarter, so I own the base games on PC. But I liked that when Pillars of Eternity came to Xbox Game Pass, it was the complete edition, with all the DLC. Not that I’ve played much of either the first game or the sequel, and will probably never get to the DLC, but I still like the concept of having access to it.

I also expect Journey to the Savage Planet and Kentucky Route Zero as prime fodder for Game Pass actually.

Another week, another large number of titles for the Switch. And a whole bunch of titles on PC which I assume are Steam titles. The Switch and Steam gamehoses continue to spray us with games.

Monday, Feb. 3

  • Dawn of Fear | PS4
  • DragonFang - Drahn’s Mystery Dungeon | PC
  • Ash of Gods: Redemption | PS4
  • Reknum | PS4
  • Please The Gods | Switch
  • Shadowrain | PC
  • Black Butterfly | PC
  • Terramancer | PC
  • Space Elite Force II | PC
  • JORRY | PC
  • Choco Pixel 2 | PC
  • Power Struggle | PC, Mac

Tuesday, Feb. 4

  • Monster Energy Supercross - The Offical Videogame 3 | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Nerved | PS4
  • Wide Ocean Big Jacket | Switch
  • Impressions | PC
  • VII | PC
  • Gunhouse | PC
  • Empires In Ruins | PC
  • Soul Reaper | PC
  • Elemental Abyss | PC
  • CORVUS | PC

Wednesday, Feb. 5

  • 7th Sector | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Monster Viator | Xbox One, PC
  • Zomb | PS4
  • StretchBot | PC, Mac
  • Knockout Daddy | PC
  • Napoleon In Russia | PC, Mac
  • Top Run | PC, Mac
  • Juice Mania | PC
  • The Yellow King | PC

Thursday, Feb. 6

  • Kunai | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Knights and Bikes | Switch
  • Code: Realize~Guardian of Rebirth | Switch
  • PandaBall | PS4
  • Yuoni: Rises | Switch
  • SEN: Seven Eight Nine | Switch
  • Just A Phrase by POWGI | PS4, Switch
  • Shiny Ski Resort | Switch
  • Nerved | Switch
  • Stellaxy | PC
  • Sector Assault | PC, Mac
  • ScourgeBringer | PC, Mac
  • Order Of The Gate Keepers | PC
  • RACOW | PC
  • Tales of The Deck | PC, Mac

Friday, Feb. 7

  • Marooners | Switch
  • The Turing Test | Switch
  • Crash Drive 2 | Switch
  • CarX Drift Racing Online | PS4
  • EQQO | Switch
  • Rune Lord | Switch
  • The Town Of Light: Deluxe Edition | Switch
  • Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker | Switch
  • Zero Zero Zero Zero | Switch
  • Bridge Builder Adventure | Switch
  • Super Korotama | Switch
  • Celestial | PC
  • Princess Castle Quest | PC

Saturday, Feb. 8

  • Elea: Paradigm Shift | Switch

Nothing threatening at first sight! Yay!

That’s hilarious. I was about to lay the law down on my teen daughter for something stupid she did and now I have to rechannel my angry face.

According to my Game Pass app, this wasn’t just released today, it was also added to Game Pass for PC. Remote installing now.

Edit: Oh wait, it’s listed as an Early Access game. So maybe it’s not worth installing now. If I’d never played Long Dark in the early access period, I might have been able to enjoy it after final release.

Is my wallet safe this week? :)

All the game you need releases in 7 days.

Big triple-A games only for PS4 this week, Dreams and Yakuza 5.

It’s tough to put this together for you guys now. Kotaku used to do all the hard work. I wonder if they fired that guy, but the new guys is not putting his back into it, clearly:

Monday, February 10

  • Help Me, Doctor | Switch

Tuesday, February 11

  • Yakuza 5 | PS4

Wednesday, February 12

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC Wave 4 | Switch

Thursday, February 13

  • Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions | Switch
  • Nom Nom Apocalypse | PC
  • Necronator: Dead Wrong | PC

Friday, February 14

  • Best Friends Forever | Switch, PC
  • Darksiders Genesis | Switch, PS4
  • Dreams | PS4
  • Railway Empire | Switch
  • Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold | Switch
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition | PS4, PC
  • UnderHero | Switch

I mean, that can’t be it, right?

I guess I’ll look on Gamespot. They list way too much. Like they list Kingdom Come: Deliverance for PC in a couple of days. That must mean its free release on the Epic Game Store. So this might have redundancies.

Here we go:

Monday - Feb. 10

  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments - PS4
  • Help Me Doctor - NS
  • A Night in the Forum - PS4

Tuesday - Feb. 11

  • Mosaic - PS4
  • Metro Exodus: Sam’s Story - PS4, XONE, PC
  • Mantis Burn Racing - NS, PS4
  • The Yakuza Remastered Collection - PS4
  • Yakuza 3 Remaster - PS4
  • Yakuza 5 Remaster - PS4
  • Monster Jam Steel Titans - NS
  • The Unicorn Princess - PS4, XONE
  • AO Tennis 2 - PS4, XONE, NS
  • Dead Cells: The Bad Seed - PS4, XONE, NS, PC
  • Underhero - PS4
  • Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions - PS4
  • Thief Town - NS
  • The Adventures of 00 Dilly - PS4
  • Project Starship - PS4
  • Reed Remastered - VITA, PS4
  • Tilt Pack - NS
  • Ikari Warriors - PS4

Wednesday - Feb. 12

  • Underhero - PS4
  • Super Mega Space Blaster Special - XONE
  • Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions - PS4
  • Outbreak: Epidemic - XONE
  • Reed Remastered - XONE, PS4
  • Project Starship - XONE, PS4
  • The Adventures of 00 Dilly - XONE

Thursday - Feb. 13

  • Rise of Insanity - NS
  • Azur Lane: Crosswave - PS4
  • Darksiders Genesis - XONE
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Side Story: Cindered Shadows - NS
  • Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions - NS
  • Space Hunted: The Lost Levels - WIIU
  • Quarters, Please! Vol. 2 - 3DS
  • Goblin Sword - NS
  • Super Loop Drive - NS
  • Florence - NS, PC
  • Daemon X Machina - PC
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance - PC

Friday - Feb. 14

  • Dreams - PS4
  • Darksiders Genesis - PS4, XONE, NS
  • Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate - NS, XONE, PS4, PC
  • Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold - NS
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition - PS4, PC
  • Black Future '88 - NS
  • Underhero - XONE
  • Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions - XONE
  • Speedway Racing - NS
  • Spaceland - XONE, PS4
  • Forgotton Anne - NS, PS4
  • Reed Remastered - NS
  • The Incredible Adventures of Super Panda - NS
  • Sephirothic Stories - PS4
  • Kitty Maestro - NS
  • Saboteur II: Avenging Angel - PS4
  • Speed Dating for Ghosts - NS

Jesus Christ, that took forever to “de-format”. And contains way too much stuff over and over. I’m not doing this again.

More Glass Masquerade!

I am guessing this is some port of that really good little game from some years ago Super Panda Adventures.

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed - boughted

I’m fairly certain that this one has been delayed (again). Nintendo and GameStop currently show March 27th, but who knows?!

Diego

https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/railway-empire-nintendo-switch-edition-switch/

Well that’s interesting: the game is indeed postponed everywhere… But it just got released on the Japanese eshop oO

What?! That’s bizarre!

Is it in translated to English if you switch to the Japanese eShop and buy it there?

Diego

It lists only Japanese, although sometimes those listings omits other languages.
The game is published by Ubi Soft there. It also is released with 3 DLC, Germany, France and Britain, priced 15$ each, effectively doubling the price of the game. No bundle.

Yeah those DLCs are rip-offs. We’ll see how the reviews go.