After what was a pretty quiet January, February is really starting to pick up the pace. We had Majora's Mask last week, Dying Light a while back, and now it's the turn of The Order: 1886, perhaps one of the 'purtiest' games on the PS4 to date.
I'm actually super keen to be playing an 'event' game, which is a term I just made up that is completely meaningless.
David. (PC)What is it? A strange abstract shooter type thing that looks gorgeous and unique. Should you care? Eurogamer said something like, if Shadow of the Colossus was made by Ikea it would look like this. Pretty high praise.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (Xbox One/PS4)
What is it? Whoa, this snuck up on me. How times have changed. Once upon a time people were going wild for these games, now? They're sort of a relic. Should you care? Still, I always thought the Dead or Alive series worked well as a simple, pick-up-and-play fighter.
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (Xbox One/PS4)
What is it? I lose track of the Dynasty Warriors series, but I realise there are people out there who follow its every step. You know what it is. If you like it you like it, if you don't? Don't bother. Should you care? It's one of those series: you either love it or hate it. You don't need me to tell you where you should care about this [email protected]
Hand of Fate (Xbox One/PS4/PS Vita/PC)
What is it? The Australian-made, really-quite-good card game thing with cool Action-RPG elements. Should you care? Yeah, this is a bit of a humdinger. I expect this to do quite well. If you're into card games or RPGs (that's all of you I'm guessing) you need to check this out.
Hektor (PC)What is it? One of those weird PC-only horror games. There seems to be so many of them. This one is first person and seems a bit NOPE NOPE NOPE in a good way. Should you care? Looks well-made and scary in all the positive ways.
Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora (PC)What is it? It's a 2D platformer that has an element of Fez about it in that it messes with your idea of what 2D is. Should you care? As much as I hate to recommend a game with a 'Fedora' in the title, this seems sorta interesting.
Idol Hands (PC)What is it? This is a god game ala Populous. Has the greatest pun name ever. IDOL HANDS. I love it. Should you care? Come for the name, stay for the nostalgia of a genre revival.
The Order: 1886 (PS4)
What is it? One of the first big-time AAA exclusive releases in a while. Made by previous handheld/remake specialists Ready at Dawn. Should you care? I'm keen for this. It's been a while since we've seen the release of a big 'event' game like this.
Total War: AttilaWhat is it? I can't believe this is coming out so soon! The latest in the super popular and super good Total War series. Should you care? All signs point to yes: you should care about this. At the very least you'll want to keep track if you're a fan of the series.
Did we miss anything? What are you buying this week?