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This Week In Games: The Week Of The Tentacle

Let’s be honest, this is a fairly sparse week for video games. It’s slim pickings.

But here’s what we do have: a Day of The Tentacle remaster I’m excited about and Trackmania on consoles for the first time. Hallelujah.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (PC)

What is it? An RTS game based on the tabletop game of the same name.
Should you care? Sure, if you’re a fan of the tabletop game. Otherwise, nah.

Day Of The Tentacle Remastered (PC/PS4/PS Vita)

What is it? Oh man, it’s Day of the Tentacle remastered. I’m down for this.
Should you care? I actually never played the original. So I think I’m gonna jump in on this. Probably for the Vita.

Holodrive (PC)

What is it? It’s a 2D multiplayer shooter, set in space. With weird weapons. Someone else called it “Super Mario Quake”.
Should you care? I think it looks pretty good. Check it out.

Hyrule Warrior Legends (3DS)

What is it? It’s a Zelda spin-off from Koei Tecmo. It’s Hyrule Legends with a bunch of new stuff.
Should you care? I’m not too interested, but Hyrule Warrior fans will love it.

Polaris Sector (PC)

What is it? As far as I can see, this is a strategy/simulation game about harvesting planets — but as realistic as you can make it. There is a lot going on in this game.
Should you care? It seems as though there has been a lot of thought and work put into this, but it’s a niche title. Looks great though.

Professional Farmer 2017 (PC)

What is it? It’s a farming simulator.
Should you care? I actually really want to play this. All the joy of farming without the back-breaking labour.

Republique (PS4)

What is it? An episodic mobile game, with super high production values, all in one package.
Should you care? Sure why not. Apparently this is pretty good.

Solstice (PC)

What is it? It’s a visual novel — a “dystopian mystery thrillier”.
Should you care? I usually ignore visual novels when it comes to This Week In Games, but this is apparently really good.

Total War Attila: Tyrants and Kings (PC)

What is it? It’s Total War Attila, with extra stuff.
Should you care? It’s all about Total War: Warhammer for us in the office, but this might tide you over.

Trackmania Turbo (Xbox One/PS4/PC)

What is it? It’s the first ever Trackmania game on consoles.
Should you care? I’m excited actually. I’ve never played this series before — the fact that it’s on console intrigues me.

Did we miss anything? What are you excited about this week? Let us know in the comments below!

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