If you, like me, happen to be a big fan of watching two human beings beat one another to a bloody pulp, then this week is the week for you! EA Sports UFC, EA's first attempt at creating a licensed UFC game, is set for release this week and expectations are high. Particularly since it's being developed by the legendary team behind Fight Night.
But if you have no interest in MMA? It's slim pickings.
A Wizard's Lizard (PC)
What is it? It's a retro-styled RPG made to appeal to chumps like me who have a soft spot for ye olde top down RPG ala Zelda/Chrono Trigger. Should you care? It actually looks pretty cool, but I don't know how much of this whole 'retro' thing I can take.
Atelier Rorona Plus (PS Vita)
What is it? A JRPG thing that came out of PS3 a long time ago (like 2009 in Japan) but has now been released on Vita. Should you care? I can think of a number of games you could play on Vita instead. Wouldn't bother with this port.
Derrick the Deathfin (PC)
What is it? A crazy looking game made with paper animations set underwayer. Should you care It looks absolutely fantastic on an aesthetic level. I'm going to try and give this a try at least.
EA Sports UFC (Xbox One/PS4)
What is it? It's EA's first attempt at a licensed UFC game. Should you care? You're asking the wrong person. I'm an MMA super fan and have been tracking the process of this game for years. I'm so excited for this. So excited. Even if it's bad I'm still going to play it. I think you should care, but don't take my word for it!
MotoGP 14 (PC)
What is it? It's the game about the motorcycle men. Should you care? This series has traditionally gotten Moto GP right in a very big way, but it's been a while since I've checked in on this series...
Pro Cycling Manager 2014 (PC)
What is it? I just find it hilarious that a game with such a niche audience has a release about managing a cycling team. Crazy. Should you care? If you're one of the very few people who loves cycling enough to be interested in a game like Pro Cycling Manager, you should totally get this.
Rush for Glory (PC)
What is it? A tower defence game with 3D visuals. Should you care? This actually looks like quite a comprehensive package. It's not going to change the world obviously, but it might be worth a bash.