This Week In Games: Aliens, Setsuna And A Funhouse

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Now we're really starting to hit up the dry period for video games. Got something in your back catalogue you haven't played in a while? Been meaning to finish an old save? Now seems like a good week to do it.

Unless you like puzzlers, or old-school Japanese RPGs.

Earth Defence Force 4.1 (PC)

What is it? A game about fighting massive alien insects and mechs. And you have around 800 weapons to fire. Should you care? Like dumb action movies? Like dumb fun? Then probably yes. Very much yes.

NVIDIA VR Funhouse (PC)

What is it? A free-to-play VR demo from NVIDIA where you play a series of parlour games, like archery, popping balloons and punching targets. Should you care? Have a VR headset? Download this immediately. It's great fun.

I Am Setsuna (PC, PS4)

What is it? A classic JRPG with a battle system inspired by Chrono Trigger. Should you care? Definitely if you're a JRPG fan and a fan of Chrono Trigger.

Neverwinter (PS4)

What is it? The console launch of the free-to-play Forgotten Realms MMO. Should you care? If you're looking for an MMO on consoles, this might be an interesting foil to The Elder Scrolls. Be interesting to see how it goes.

10 Second Ninja X (PC, PS4, Vita)

What is it? A platformer trying to mimic the difficulty and precision of games like Super Meat Boy and Trials. Should you care? Most won't.

Spy Chameleon (PS4, Vita)

What is it? A puzzler where you change the character's colour to avoid security cameras and the like. Should you care? This could be fun. It launched a couple of years ago on PC and is only $US3, which seems like a decent offer for at least a couple of hours.

Knot (PS4)

What is it? A 3D puzzler about Chinese wood knots. Should you care? This reminds me of Heaven & Earth, and that makes me very happy.

Obliteracers (PS4)

What is it? A locally made top-down arcade racer that supports up to 16 players via mobile phones. Should you care? The control scheme is cool and reminiscent of the Jackbox games. But it's hard to seeing this doing any better on consoles than it has on PC.

Book Of MerLin (PC, HTC Vive)

What is it? A VR game about solving puzzles in a magic tower. Should you care? I'd play it. Don't know if it'll cost anything, mind you.

Sword Coast Legends (PS4)

What is it? A D&D game where one player can play as the dungeon master. Should you care? Never worked as well as the premise sounded.

Moon Hunters (PS4)

What is it? A crowdfunded RPG with local co-op where you have 5 days to explore an unknown world. Should you care? The art style in this looks great, and playing on PS4 with a friend or two might be the best way to experience it too.

King of Fighters XIV Demo (PS4)

What is it? It's a demo for the latest King of Fighters with seven playable characters. Should you care? It'll be worth a cheeky download if you like fighting games.

Grabbing anything this week? See something we missed? Let us know in the comments below.


    Also out this week:
    Cast of the Seven Godsends Redux (PS4)
    Adventure Labyrinth Story (3DS)
    Starbound (Official release on PC)

      Whats happening with Gal Gun? It keeps getting pushed back and back but my last email from Mighty Ape is this week

    Monster Hunter Generations is out!

      It came out last Saturday.

      Also, Song of the Deep physical editions are out tomorrow, Tuesday 19th July.

    Did not even know about I am looks really good. Link for those that care:

    Where is kerbal space program? Supposedly came out on the 12th but I cant find it

      Two problems - it didn't pass EU certification for PSN and it hasn't been classified for either Playstation or Xbox. I get the feeling we'll be waiting a while....... :(

    The thing that annoys me about I Am Setsuna is that it proves Squenix know that there's massive demand for JRPGs that play like the classics. They even go as far as comparing it to Chrono in their marketing. All this just makes it even more galling that they're moving further and further away from the JRPG glory days with their modern AAA releases!

      I agree, but I guess sales for this game are the test. Hopefully it sells enough to show that the hardcore JRPG audience wants more! I certainly would.

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