This is the week where us plebs in Australia finally get to play Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. It also heralds the release of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls... and an absolute buttload of other releases.
So yes, a lot of releases this week. But it's definitely a quantity over quality situation. What are you planning to pick up this week?
Age of Wonders III (PC)
What is it? The 'long awaited return' of a 'legendary series'. Should you care? I think you'll probably know whether you're excited about this one or not.
Deception IV: Blood Ties (PS3/PS Vita)
What is it? A revisit of an old PlayStation game called Devil's Deception. Should you care? This is obscure. I'm surprised it's being released here.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PC)
What is it? The new major update/DLC/upgrade thing for Diablo III. Should you care? Yes, I believe so. Especially if you have any interest whatsoever in Diablo.
Ether One (PC)
What is it? This is an intriguing looking game about the 'fragility of the human mind'. Should you care? Can someone play this for us and let us know if it's good? It looks kinda good!
Last Knight: Rogue Rider Edition (PC)
What is it? A weird mix of genres. You're on a horse and there's physics and all this stuff. Looks fun. Should you care? It looks like it plays a little like Crash Bandicoot if that helps you at all!
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (360/PS3/Xbox One/PS4)
What is it? Depending on who you talk to this is a glorified demo or a must play introduction into Metal Gear Solid V. Should you care? In my opinion it's simply not worth the money.
Professor Layton Vs Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (3DS)
What is it? The coolest crossover in handheld history. Should you care? I don't even know if this game is good or not, I still want to play it. (I'm assuming it's good.)
Quest of Dungeons (PC)
What is it? An RPG with a 16-bit aesthetic. Stop me if you've heard this one before. Should you care? It seems to be a little self aware, but that doesn't stop me being bored with this kind of thing.
What is it? A twitch-based top down shooter that will melt your brain. Should you care? I have a soft spot for this genre. Don't listen to me on this one. I'm biased as all hell.
The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PS3)
What is it? An action RPG about witches and stuff. Cute art style. Should you care? Apparently it's a little bit mediocre.
Unclaimed World (PC)
What is it? A colony sim that takes place in the near future. Should you care? Look, I don't really know enough about it to be perfectly honest.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (360/PS3)
What is it? The latest entry into the deteriorating Ninja Gaiden series. Should you care? No. I don't think you should care. I took an early look at this a while back and was not impressed.