This Week In Games: Oh Hohokum!

The drought is real people. It's real. Literally the only retail release this week is a game that was supposed to come out last week. Even the usual pile of gumph from Steam is a little smaller than usual. There are only two retro-styled 2D platformers coming out this week for God's sake! Step your game up Steam!

Advanced Tactics Gold (PC)

What is it? A traditional 2D strategy wargame. Looks intense. And advanced. Should you care? This one is for full-on core fans of the strategy genre. It looks complicated.

Amazing Princess Sarah (PC)

What is it? A 2D castlevania-inspired platformer featuring retro-styled visuals. Should you care? I was ready to blitz this as yet another dull 2D retro-style piece of nonsense, but apparently this has reviewed pretty well, so maybe I should take it easy. Still, this visual style is so played out it's unbelievable.

Hangeki (PC)

What is it? Hangeki is a bombastic looking Arcade shooter. Like one of those scrolling things. Man I loved those games. Should you care? Well, I love this genre, and I think this looks cool. Your mileage may vary.

Hohokum (PS4)

What is it? A game that is hard to describe but I really want to play. One of those zen indie games where you just explore. Should you care? Absolutely — what else are you going to play this week?

Mega Coin Squad (PC)

What is it? This is a game from Adult Swim and Big Pixel Studios. It's a four-player platform thing with competitive elements. Sort of like New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Should you care? It looks pretty cool I think. Hardly a must buy, but interesting enough.

Morphopolis (PC)

What is it? This is a game where you play as a grub and solve puzzles. At least it's original... Should you care? But it also looks absolutely gorgeous. Really gorgeous. Just click on this link and look at the screenshots...

Risen 3: Titan Lords (360/PS3/PC)

What is it? Hey, wait. Wasn't this supposed to come out last week? Oh well, it's coming out this week now. Must have been delayed. Should you care? It's an average Action RPG. If you're desperate for something to play in that style, why not?

Picking anything up this week? Let us know in the comments below.


    That's because this week is all about GAAAAMESCOOOMMM. Hmmm wonder what will be at Gamescom this year HMMMMM!

    You most definitely should care about Risen 3!!! It's gonna be soooooooooooooooo good!!!!

    I know Hohokum isn't another Noby Noby Boy, and has more (and different) content to something like Doki Doki Universe, but I need to know what more there is to it...


    More time for collectible hunting in ACIII! \o/

    Is there a reason you don't link to the sites for these games? I know they're only a google search away but it seems kind of lazy not to link them.

    Guess I can save my money this week, although I haven't bought a game for over a month now. Time to find a classic for a bit of nostalgia. Is Ocarina of Time good on 3DS people?

      Yeah, it's great. I enjoyed it more on the 3DS than the N64, so that's something :)

      Never played the original, but it's pretty good on 3DS.

      Very difficult if you've never played the original, or any other Zelda games, but this is offsetted by a hint-like movie feature which shows you how to complete certain puzzles, so it's not too bad.

    I just ordered a SCUF controller and preodered Diablo III Super Ultra KO Turbo Edition.

    Really want Risen 3 but it's so close to the onslaught of games I'm getting don't think it will get much play

    I can't remember a time when amazing games came out every week for months on end... maybe 2011 was the last time that happened?

    Not much happening this week. My purchase for the week is the Sony Gold headset so as to do some gaming in the early hours during the weekend when a certain wife who will remain nameless insists in sleeping in ;)

    Thank goodness my pile of shame is huge.

    I just started Saint's Row IV. Nobody told me that it was basically Crackdown and Prototype in one package. The moment I saw all those Clusters sitting on the rooftops - priceless. Can NEVER have enough Agility Orbs in ANYTHING. I squealed.

    I see no drought, i still have 75 PS3 games to get through that are in my pile of shame.

    Go buy yourself a lovely boardgame for the stars sake! There's heaps of good ones, even for noncompetitive types. Go buy Pandemic, or something!

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