This Week In Games

This week is a bit of a humdinger. Particularly if you're a fan of two series in particular. For most of you I suspect this week will be Civ week, with Civilization: Beyond Earth hitting stores. Some of you will be super hyped for Bayonetta 2, given that one, it's Bayonetta and the first game was brilliant and two, it's reviewed spectacularly well. I am keen.

But Sign Motion is the surprise package of the week. I highly suggest checking it out. It has a super cool high concept. I'm definitely going to check it out. Oh, Screencheat is awesome as well.

Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)

What is this? It's the new Bayonetta, probably the best and biggest Wii U exclusive of the holiday season. Should you care? It's reviewing incredibly well and I loved the first one. I'll be playing.

Disney Magical World (3DS)

What is this? It's a game that is basically a celebration of all that is Disney. Should you care? Apparently it's pretty good, particularly for Disney fans. Basically Warren Spector is going to love this game.

Dreamfall Chapters (PC)

What is this? I thought this came out last week. Too many video games. An episodic story-driven adventure game set in a cyberpunk version of the future. Should you care? This looks really, really cool. Word on the street is it's pretty good.

Just Dance 2015 (360/Wii)

What is this? Just Dance is still a thing. It's still going. This is the new one. Should you care? If you like Just Dance, chances are you'll like this game.

Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror (PC)

What is this? It's a story about being a ghost apparently. Should you care? I suggest playing Ghost Trick instead. Ghost Trick is great.

Prophour23 (PC)

What is this? An endlessly replayable strategy game that looks outright weird. I have no idea what's going on here. Basically you build an organism out of organs or something. Should you care? Man, I don't understand this game at all. That doesn't mean it's bad.

Screencheat (PC)

What is this? It's the game that harks back to old school shooters of yore by forcing its players to 'Screencheat'. An amazing high concept, well executed. Should you care? I played this a month or so and absolutely loved it.

Sign Motion (PC)

What is this? A dazzlingly original game about a boy who escapes from a road sign. This is impossible to explain, but amazing in action. You have to check this out. Should you care? I'm definitely going to play this. I found out this game exists today, and wow.

Shadow Warrior (Xbox One/PS4)

What is this? It's an old-schoolish shooter based on the 1997 game of the same name. Should you care? Apparently it's pretty good. Older gamers might get a kick out of this throwback.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth (PC)

What is this? It's Civ man. It's Civ. Should you care? Yes. Of course. It's Civ.

Sproggiwood (PC)

What is this? A turn-based roguelike. Should you care? Looks a bit blergh. I'm going to say no.

The Legend of Korra (PC)

What is this? It's the video game based on the Nickelodeon that looks like an anime, but is actually made in the west (but still good). Should you care? I think this is probably a 'for the fans' production.

Time Rifters (PC)

What is this? It's a shooter with a weird/awesome art style. Apparently it lets you control your team-mates, but I have no idea how that works. Should you care? I don't know enough about it to judge. It looks interesting.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.


    Oh wow it's Bayonetta time already?

    Also woo Ghost Trick!

    Korra is XB1 and PS4 and Samurai warriors 4 is also out this week

    It’s the new Bayonetta, probably the best and biggest Wii U exclusive of the holiday season.

    Smash Bros. is due out before Christmas, I think it'll outsell Bayonetta by an astronomical amount. But hopefully it still sells well.

    Definitely be picking up Bayonetta 2 this week, and maybe Shadow Warrior.

    The Legend of Korra game is being developed by Platinum Games. How is this not getting enough attention?

    Still no word on Costume Quest 2 for the 'Bone :(

    Might get Shadow Warrior. Been playing the original on PC. I can't actually believe they got away with so much political incorrectness in it. Still a great game!

      Apparently the console versions are going through certification now - I'd presume it'd be out at least a week before Halloween.

    Fuck, Sid Meier's new Civ is this week?! Of course it is, what with my payday a week away... bastards!

      Someone linked me to this, hopefully it helps!

        40 bucks in Nuuvem and not region locked. I've bought there a couple of times before so I can personally vouch for the site

          Fucking champions, both of you! People will sing songs about you both...

    Want Civ: Beyond Earth but on the other hand, am conflicted about supporting something that got Australia Taxed. What do, what do...

      Everything gets Australia taxed. Gonna boycott all games/consumer electronics/cars?

      stay strong............I'm struggling too. In a few weeks ill import cause aparently game publishers only care about the first two weeks of sales, so after that our point should be made.........

      Russian CD key website. Buy it, give money and sales data to the devs. Don't pay $90USD OMGWTF that's a ridiculous amount of money.

    Isn't Fantasia Music Evolved out this week too?

    Beyond Earth is this week? Shoot, tell my wife I lo- oh she's already on the PC.

    The two series are Bayonetta and Longest Journey right? Those are my two causes of extreme excitement this week.

    I'm kind of intrigued about LOK because the whole bending/Avatar thing could be done really well in video games, but... it could also be done really terribly too, particularly as a tie in game.

      But it's a Platinum game so it'll be rad.

    I'm 100% getting Civ but with PAX so close I am almost certainly going to wait for PAX to come and go before I do.

    I know screencheat is at PAX so can't wait to try that out

    shadow warrior ftw

    Oh come on, no further comment on Dreamfall Chapters?!?!?!

    It's only the next game in the Longest Journey series, regarded by many as one of, if not THE, greatest adventure games ever created.
    The last game of which ended on a HUGE cliffhanger, and fans have been waiting 8 YEARS for Chapters! This is a big deal for adventure gamers!

    Apparently, particularly, basically we're going to have to take your adverbs away from a day Master Serrels :D

    BAYONETTA 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Heck yeah BAYONETTA 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If this does not sell then everyone complaining about dude bro shooters can go jump. (I am kidding).

    Shadow Warrior is pretty funny and a lot of fun. I got it on PC and do recommend it.

    Did anyone notice Donkey Kong Country Original snes game on WiiU virtual console was released last week?
    I reeaaaallly want to know what happened in order for it to have been released, there was no mention of that news anywhere or the whys and hows of it being re-released (although I note it wasn't reinstated in the Wii virtual console store, just the WiiU).
    BUT that does mean that Donkey Kong country 2 for SNES on WiiU virtual console SHOULD be released this week.
    Oh the dilemma, this or Bayonetta 2, such a hard choice.

    For a second I thought I read Time Splitters... dreams shattered

    Hell yes Civ Beyond Earth. it's been a looooooooooong wait and I cannot wait much longer to colonize the stars :D So pumped!

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