This week is the last week of July and thank the good lord. That was easily, easily the most sparse month of video game releases I can ever remember. This week heralds the only major release of the month, and even that's a re-release. Man, what a rubbish month.
What is it? A first-person exploration game. You travel across a strange region and discover its secrets. Should you care? It looks really otherworldly and interesting, but... ever-so-slightly pretentious.
What is it? It's a free-to-play MMO shooter set in an open world. Should you care? Sounds interesting enough. I don't see myself ever playing this. Your mileage may vary. Looks well made, but not exemplary.
Lovely Planet (PC)
What is it? A first person shooter 'ballet' that needs to be seen in motion to be believed. The art is bananas. It looks weird and gorgeous. Should you care? Yes. You should definitely be investigating this at least. Trippy as all balls.
Mount Your Friends (PC)
What is it? A QWOP-esque indie-sports game about piling lumps of human flesh atop each other, amongst other things. Should you care? I think this looks like fun. Not sure about paying money for it though! Not sure if the polish is quite there.
Pineview Drive (PC)
What is it? Apparently this is a horror game that reacts to your fear. I have no idea how this works. I'm guessing it must react to your in-game movement. Should you care? Super interesting concept. I don't know enough about the execution to judge. I'd be waiting for reviews of this one.
What is it? No idea how to describe this in a short sentence. The developers describe it as a 'family drama' set in dead ships in a former sea in Uzbekistan. It sounds quite fascinating. Should you care? It's made by the folks behind They Breathe, which made a pretty sizeable impact. I think this looks really promising.
The Last Of Us (PS4)
What is it? It's the hi-res, super duper version of the PlayStation 3 classic. Should you care? I honestly don't feel like I need to play this game again. Am I alone here?
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PC)
What is it? A super massive, super detailed JRPG Should you care? Some people live for JRPGs. I suspect you'd have to be one of them to invest the time required for this one.
The Room (PC)
What is it? An adventure game originally released on mobile devices, rebuilt for PC. Should you care? This looks polished, eerie, and really interesting. I'm in.
Anyone buying anything this week? Let us know in the comments.