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.