This Week In Games: Papers, Please

This week's going to be one of those weeks, isn't it? When half the games being released a vague video games I'm only vaguely aware of. Oh, wait. Another version of Mortal Kombat? Bloody hell, where did that come from. Oh... it's just the PC version. I guess I can relax then...

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians (PC)

What is it? A 2D indie that uses music as a core mechanic. No wait! Come back! Guys? GUYS! Should you care? Apparently this game is actually brilliant. It's flown under my own personal radar (but I have been disconnected for the last month, so what do I know). Rock Paper Shotgun has a fairly definitive early preview of the game if you want to know more.

Divinity: Dragon Commander (PC)

What is it? A turn based RTS affair with dragons (surprise!) set in the Divinity universe. Should you care? This is about as far from my own personal area of expertise as you can possibly imagine, so far be it from me to cast judgement. I can't see myself playing this. Someone convince me otherwise!

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (PC)

What is it? Hey, have you heard of this game? It's called Mortal Kombat. They spell everything with a 'K'. It's wild. Should you care? This game is still very good.

Papers, Please (PC)

What is it? Papers, Please is a adventure game about immigration. Considering some of the political issues surrounding asylum seekers and the complete lack of empathy on display, I'd say this is a very current issue and this is a very relevant game. Should you care? Definitely. Probably the most important game released this week. I'll be playing.

Tales of Xillia (PS3)

What is it? A Japanese RPG that is a real big deal... in Japan. It's part of the 'Tales' series. Should you care? Well, it's a niche here for sure, but Tales of Xillia is apparently an example of a top notch JRPG, a genre which is going through a bit of a resurgence. Why not give it a try?

The Sims 3: Dragon Valley (PC)

What is it? ... Should you care? Urgh. No, not for me. But I won't judge.


    I've been wanting to play Papers Please since I saw the yogscast play it. I don't know what it is about that game that's seems so appealing :\

      I've been meaning to chase it up too, and keep forgetting...

    hmm that must be store version of Mortal kombat then cause its been out on steam for us to buy for about a month now

    I would buy Dragon commander if it wasnt $39.99 I'll wait for a price drop. Oh well at least next week is payday 2 and the week after is splinter cell and saints row

      I didnt see it on this site (maybe I didnt look hard enough?) but Saints Row IV has been classified as MA15+ with an edit made to the game to remove a mission

      I came across this link on VG247 from ign - I think everyone on this site should read it, especially considering how ridiculously hysterical some people went after certain games were refused classification. If, after reading this link, people still dont understand how the system works and refuse to accept it, and then fly off the bat like they did a few weeks ago when news of SRIV broke, then I think they are lost causes who dont deserve our time in trying to explain things to them

        Wow, that is actually a surprisingly thorough explanation. I normally don't read IGN's articles, but that's one I'll have to keep in my bookmarks for future reference.

    How's about some Spelunky PC release!

    Welcome back mate! Gonna have some stories from your travels?

    Have Tales of Xillia on order from ozgameshop, so am hoping for an early release of it.
    Thoroughly enjoyed the last western PS3 Tales Of release -Graces f.

    The beta for Papers, Please was very enjoyable. I am really looking forward to giving the full game ago. A very unique game mechanic that gives my brain just the right amount of exercise to make me feel clever.

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