Newsflash: January has been a bit rubbish for new releases and this week is no exception. Next week perks up somewhat with Dying Light. This week is the normal round-up of niche Steam games with a handful of HD remakes for those of you that are interested.
Among Ripples (PC)
What is it? Ever wanted to play a game where you control the eco-system of a pond. Yeaaaahh... Should You Care? I'm actually intrigued. Anything that's a little bit out there grabs my attention.
Blackguards 2 (PC)
What is it? The sequel to a fairly-well received turn-based strategy game Should You Care? Those who enjoyed the original should pay attention, as should fans of the genre.
Citizens of Earth (PC)
What is it? I've heard/read about this game before, but I can't remember where. This is a game about politics. It sort of looks like a weird political version of Earthbound. Should You Care? I think it certainly looks interesting. Might wait on the reviews though.
Combat Monsters (PC)
What is it? A CCG-RPG game. Expect to see a lot of these in the next year or so. Should You Care? Thankfully this is a good one. Really good actually. Fans of Hearthstone looking for something new might be interested.
Exodus Wars: Fractured Empire
What is it? A futuristic turn-based wargame with some fairly high-end production values. Should you care? Seems to have reviewed strongly. Tabletop gamers in particular will want to check this out.
Grey Goo (PC)
What is it? This game is surprisingly po-faced for something called 'Grey Goo'. Should You Care? Still, this looks like a half-decent strategy game with high production values. Worth investigating.
Human Extinction Simulator (PC)
What is it? Another turn-based strategy game, yawn right? Well this has a fair amount of buzz about it. Should You Care? It doesn't look like much, but apparently this is fairly innovative and polished from the strategy perspective.
Resident Evil HD Remaster (Xbox One/PS4/PC)
What is it? This is a HD update of GameCube version of Resident Evil which was in itself a remake. A remake of a remake. Should You Care? I'm still keen on this. The GameCube version of Resident Evil was so good.
Saints Row Re-Elected + Gat Out Of Hell (Xbox One/PS4/Xbox 360/PS3/PC)
What is it? Another of them there HD remaster things. Should You Care? This is a good deal if you're desperate to play something. I'd leave it if you played the original though.
What is it? TorqueL is a weird puzzler from Japan that looks really intriguing. It's about stretching, rolling and solving spatial puzzles. Should You Care? Man, I'm keen on this. Seems like a great time waster. Simple controls, complicated mechanics.
Did we miss anything? Are you buying anything this week? Let us know in the comments.