This week? Um... yeah. I guess there are video games being released. Zero massive hitters, but a couple of potential sleepers. FUSE? Remember that? Believe it or not that game is actually being released this week. Strange how it's just slipped under the radar.
Also — GRID 2. I also find it weird how this game is being released without any real fanfare. The original was a very well received racer. Ah well, I guess they both just got lost in Xbox One hype.
What's for you this week — anyone buying anything? Let us know in the comments below.
Arcania: The Complete Tale (360/PS3)
What is it? It's essentially Arcania: Gothic 4 with an expansion pack. So basically on 'Game of the Year' edition. Should you care? This game reviewed pretty averagely — but this is the first time we're seeing Arcania Gothic 4 on the PS3, so that may interest some of you.
What is it? It's a third person shooter by Insomniac that uses co-op mechanics in unique ways. Should you care? Personally, I have found it very difficult to get enthusiastic about this, but it's hardly the game's fault. It's how it's being sold: it's a third person shooter with co-op. How do you convince people to buy another one of those in this day and age? I feel as though this game has been marketed terribly.
GRID 2 (360/PS3/PC)
What is it? It's the sequel to Race Driver: GRID, a racing title that was very good indeed. Should you care? I say yes. Codesmasters knows racing. The last game was great.
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (PS3)
What is it? A sequel to Painkiller, this was released on PC late last year and is now finally making it to consoles. Should you care? I really don't think so. Another mediocre shooter that was released on PC over six months ago? Nope.
The Swapper (PC)
What is it? An innovative, award-winning platformer that I really want to play. Head here to watch this trailer. It looks immense! Should you care? Personally, I care. I'm really keen to check this one out. But it does cater to my tastes: simple, off-kilter. I think it look fantastic.
Wargame: Airland Battle
What is it? The sequel to Wargame: European Escalation, a really well-made RTS set during The Cold War. Should you care? I think so. If this is your kind of thing. I've never been much into RTS games, but it looks great, and I love that it focuses on a different historical era.