This Week In Games

Last week it was Battlefield 4, this week it's Call of Duty: Ghosts. Let the war of pew pew begin! I'll just sort of wait here awkwardly until the next gen versions come out!

Batman: Arkham Origins (Wii U)

What is it? It's the Batman game we got on all platforms last week! Now on Wii U. Should I care? A handful of people seem to be complaining it's too similar to the last Batman game, which I loved to death. I think that's silly. Seems pretty great by all accounts, despite some early bugs.

Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate (3DS)

What is it? The 2.5D Batman game that released alongside Origins. Should I care? Not the Metroid-esque triumph some were expecting. Shame.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (360/PS3/Wii U/PC)

What is it? It's the latest Call of Duty game with the pew pew and suchlike. Should I care? Depends on a lot of things: are you still interested in this franchise? Are you willing to wait for the next gen versions?

Final Exam (PC)

What is it? A 2D platform shooty slashy thing set in a high school with traditional high school themes. Should I care? Seems pretty derivative, but could be a lot of fun.

Journey of a Roach (PC)

What is it? Man, Steam really seems to love its modern point and click adventures these days. Journey of a Roach is one of those. Should I care? I say there are better ones out there. One of these games seems to come out every week.

Poof (PC)

What is it? Part tower defense, part 2D platformer. Should I care?

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)

What is it? It's a new Professor Layton game... that totally took me by surprise by released this week! Should I care? This has been out in Japan for months and months. Looks like a Layton game alright. Not much has changed or evolved.

Ratchet & Clank: Nexus (PS3)

What is it? A new Ratchet & Clank game. Remember when these used to come out with fan fare and hype? They barely register on the radar now. Weird. Should I care? I'm sure it'll be a solid, well made game. But maybe we've had enough of these for a while...


    I just want the recommended specs for Ghosts on PC to see if I can play it on High or Ultra. Why won't they tell us.

    I'm waiting for all the cross gen games on PS4.

    The missus wants me to get her Ratchet and Clank : Nexus because it is the 'only' series of games she plays on console :)

      Nexus actually looks pretty good - so I don't think you'll be losing out my know, if you decide to play as well :)

    Oh wow, I think I might have no interest in this years model of Call of Duty. This snuck up on me and I haven't even pre-ordered or anything, haven't even looked up the different versions to buy. Last year I pulled myself out of my house to pick it up, but that was a couple of days after release and I had no interest in waiting in line with a bunch of dudebros. But that game turned out to be fun.

    Geez, I can't believe how little interest I have in a franchise killing itself with monotony. Particularly from Infinity Ward, who are most likely all dying after kicking out important people on the development team and leaving souless people developing a game for an audience that has never and will never give a damn about the games industry. At least Treyarch design their games for gamers. Maybe I should treat CoD as a 2 year thing from now on.

      tried that, skipped MW3 but got Blops2 and was a little disappointed after loving first Blops

        Yeah, I liked MW3 better than Blops 2.

          Likewise. Blops2 just had too much shit making things easy for 12 yr olds. The stupid scopes that point out targets etc.

    nothing for me this week...

    will get cod later... will get ratchet and clank eventually...

    Looks like I won't be getting anything this week, which is a good thing. I really gotta cut down on my game spending. Got an absolute crapton of games to get through anyway.

    I heard Ratchet will be a budget price

    As long as its a return to the platforming game of Tools of Destruction and A Crack In Time rather than that horrid All 4 One, I am in (like Flynn)

      I used to love Ratchet & Clank, last one I played in the series was Quest For Booty.

        QFB was great, a bite sized game - A Crack In Time is like that but with the longer story we are accustomed to with R&C

        All 4 One was just a horrible experiment

    Sweet, I might have to get A Crack In Time, and give it a, erm... crack.

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    I'd like to know more about it but I don't think I should be Googling 'Poof' at work...

    Nothing that strikes my interest this week, but that's ok. I need to save for Enemy Within next week.

    I'll be getting CoD this week. Won't be able to play it much (maybe half a day tops until the New Year) but I promised so many people I would buy it to spite them, so I can't go back on my word now :D :D

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