This Week In Games: 2015 Still Has Some Juice Left

The major releases are all but done and dusted, but 2015 still has some juice in it.

Just Cause 3 is the big humdinger coming out this week. What are you planning to pick up this week?


DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ Slime Edition (PC)

What is it? It's a Dragon Quest game. On PC! Whoo! Should you care? I know very little about this game, but it seems to have reviewed pretty well.


CITYCONOMY: Service for your City (PC)

What is it? This is a game that takes the whole 'simulation' thing to new banal heights. Manage the garbage, tow cars, trim hedges. Video games are weird. Should you care? This is like that Simpsons Yard Simulator game on a grand scale. I don't understand this at all.


Expander (PC)

What is it? It's a fast paced reaction game. Looks like an absolutely mind bender. Should you care? I think this looks good. I like these kind of games. Will have you launching keyboards/controllers at walls.


Just Cause 3 (Xbox One/PS4/PC)

What is it? It's that game where you do mental shit all of the time and everything explodes. Should you care? I'm still pretty excited for this Just Cause 2 was superb.


Rainbow Six: Siege (Xbox One/PS4/PC)

What is it? Wait, this is coming out this week? I completely forgot about this. Should you care? I love the concept: stripping back the shooter and making it team based and whatnot.


Store Manager: Cellular Edition (PC)

What is it? Two insane sim games in one week. This is your lucky day! Should you care? Live your dream of becoming a store manager!


Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)

What is it? Again -- this is coming out this week? Goddamn, this week is a proper sleeper. Should you care? Apparently this doesn't quite reach the heights of the last game in the series, but still -- a big release for the Wii U. Not many of those these days.


Yo-Kai Watch (3DS)

What is it? It's kind of a Pokemon style thing. People are hyped on this game. Should you care? I don't know enough about this. I can't see myself getting excited for it, but Pokemon fans should investigate.


Did we miss anything? Picking anything up this week? Let us know in the comments below!


Comments

    The sheer breadth of mech fanservice in X is worth the price of admission for me.

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    Damn, Xenoblade Chronicles X actually looks really good. I have no time or money left for more games!

    I put yo kai watch on my christmas list so hopefully I'll be able to check it out over the holisdays

    Woohoo Xenoblade Chronicles X finally!!

    I have skipped all the major releases so far: Fallout 4, Battlefront, COD. I have been priming myself for Just Cause.

      I watched some Twitch streaming of it last night. It looks like a smoother, shiner version of JC2 and I am, unsurprisingly, more than happy with that. :)

        They've fixed up my main complaint with JC2 by including inlimited explosives (your ammonia the last game was too scarce) so I'm in / though probably after Xmas - too much Xmas shopping to take care of!

    Sure wish my Wii U game pad wasn't stolen. Xenoblades looks right up my alley.

    Might pick up Just Cause 3 though.

      I'm pretty sure you can buy them separately now, if you want to get that box back up and running. Could maybe contact Nintendo Australia, they might be able to help you out

    Played Rainbow Six: Siege at PAX. Was a lot of fun! definitely a team based game though.

    However between SC2, Fallout 4, Star Wars BF, and Albion Online Closed Beta, i just cant get anything else! gone from nothing to everything!

      It is fun (tried the beta) but it will fail at full price because, well I suck at it - and the one life per round style only appeals to a particular type of player

      If it was $20 I would take a chance on it - but at $60 I'm not sure I'll get my money's worth

    I have skipped all the major releases so far: Fallout 4, Battlefront, COD. I have been priming myself for Yo-Kai Watch.

    I have bought a WiiU just for Xenoblade...hope it's good

    Such a lack of JC3 pre-release stuff happening...

    It releases tomorrow and all we've had is news outlets basically copying and pasting each other and linking to another gameplay video. Where is the hype? This is going to be such an outrageously enjoyable game.

      I agree, I'm preloading it as we speak and am bummed out since realizing it's going to be released on Steam only when US East Coast hits midnight. Which is 4pm tomorrow for NSW.

      Meh. I didn't mind the 1st and 2nd, but they got pretty ridiculous after a while. Like Prototype without the in-game excuse for your nigh-invincibility/super-powers, blowing up an island largely unpopulated except for the same handful of copy-paste enemy-base layouts spread across an eventually tediously-huge map.

        Well, from all reports, the map is the same size as jc2 was but a lot more dense and handcrafted. Here's hoping.. I felt the same way about 2, it just got too tedious because everything was basically the same. I love the idea of an over the top agent running around blowing stuff up... So that's why I preorder it :)

    I am totally hanging out for JC3. JC2 was one of my favourite games ever, with hundreds of hours played.

    FYI, CDKeys has it at a seriously cheap price right now.

    http://www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/just-cause-3-pc-cd-key-steam
    use the code 'CDKEYSBLACK10' to get it for AUS$35.71

    Go go go!

      Played JC2 on the PC a bit and it looked great...

      ...and then it was in PS+ and I wound up playing it on the PS3 lots because it felt better on the PS3... never finished it. Just enjoyed hooning around blowing stuff up. Very zen.

      ...so I think I'll JC3 on the PS4.

    Looking forward to Just Cause 3. No more open world games after that for a while though lol

    Trying to find out if the physical copy of Just Cause 3 for PC still require an additional download...

    Fallout 4 has a whopping 20+GB additional download. Has any got the resources to confirm if JC3 is the same?

    Thank you!

      I'd like to know too - I'm considering a last minute preorder with ozgameshop since they have a physical box which comes with a bonus printed map, but I'd like to know if it will take as long again to ship the download data as it will the box.

        JB Hi-Fi has it as well. 79$ not sure how much ozgameshop is selling it for

        https://www.jbhifi.com.au/games-consoles/platforms/xbox-one/just-cause-3-medici-edition/659637/

          $54 for the PC version

            holy faaaaaaaaaaaark. i love when games are less then 70$$

              Like I said earlier it's $35.71 from CDKeys.com. That's 35 Australian dollars for the PC version and completely legitimate. I preordered my key yesterday, got it 12 hours later and have already added it to my Australian library.

      Hey Doubledizz - the steam PC download for JC3 is a total of 38.5GB plus the day one patch. Based on the standard 4.7GB capacity of a DVD you'd need 9 discs, minimum. I doubt that will happen so I'd say there is VERY little chance that it will not require additional downloads.

        Indeed. 38.5gb. Took me almost an hour to download. I'd hate to think how long that would have taken on my old ADSL connection

    Been waiting so long for Xenoblade X. It comes out on my birthday so hurray \o/

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