This week is the week of Wolfenstein, Transistor and OH MY GOD A SINGLE MILLION STEAM GAMES I'VE NEVER HEARD OF!
Make it stop.
Ascend: Hand of Kul (PC)
What is it? I don't know much about this. It's an Action-RPG of sorts that's really doing a bad job of explaining itself. Should you care? I'm going to say no.
Distant Worlds: Universe (PC)
What is it? A vast, apparently plausible real time strategy game on a grand scale. Should you care? This seems quite intriguing.
Firefighters 2014 (PC)
What is it? Oh man, a fireman simulation. Oh god. It exists. Should you care? This is insane. Like it's a legit simulation. Actually focuses on the daily operations of being a firefighter. My Dad was a firefighter for 30 years. Where's the part where they order in pizza and watch the Champion's League?
ibb & obb (PC)
What is it? Urgh ANOTHER 2D platformer... wait. This one looks interesting and original and has a cool art style? Should you care? I'm interested in this. Looks cool. Has a lot of gravity bending mechanics. I can get behind that.
Imagine Earth (PC)
What is it? A puzzle/strategy game about planetary colonization. Should you care? I know very little about this. Par for the course with Steam releasing a million games each week.
Out There Somewhere (PC)
What is it? A retro-styled 2D platformer lovingly based on 16-bit [slowly puts gun to head] Should you care? Wait! Apparently this is actually quite good. Unbelievable!
Panzer Tactics HD (PC)
What is it? A HD remake of the Nintendo DS strategy classic. Should you care? I can think of plenty of better options in this genre.
Paradigm Shift (PC)
What is it? Yet another steam game I hadn't heard of until right before it hits release. Horror-styled point-and-click adventure game. Interesting themes. Should you care? Production values seem pretty low. Not sure how the slow pace of a point-and-click will work as a horror game.
Project Temporality (PC)
What is it? A mind-bending action-puzzler with time based mechanics ala Braid. Should you care? Apparently this is a well-designed video game and it looks pretty swell.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II (PC)
What is it? A Diablo style third person thing that looks sort of cool and mental. Should you care? Man, this is just another game in a long list of Steam releases I haven't been able to keep up with. It's ridiculous.
They Breathe (PC)
What is it? A horrible parable about brutal eco-system where we all fight over oxygen. Should you care? Original, dazzling and fantastic. Keen to check this one out myself.
What is it? The newest game from the creators of Bastion, which everyone (except me) seemed to love. Should you care? Absolutely, despite not liking Bastion all that much, I am excited about this one.
Tropico 5 (PC)
What is it? The latest entry into the often criminally overlooked Tropico series. Should you care? Yes. You should care. This series is great.
Wolfenstein: The New Order (360/PS3/Xbox One/PS4/PC)
What is it? Probably the biggest AAA release of the week. Should you care? Yeah, I think so. Looks good. I'm keen on engaging in some simple FPS pleasures.