This Week In Games: Returning To The Legion

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There's not a great deal in terms of big name titles this week, but then it is the final week of August.

But the amount of time you could spend with those big games? Well, that's another story entirely. Especially if that game happens to be the new World of Warcraft expansion. And there's a ton of weird indies, too.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? Think of it as The Witcher 3 with all the DLC trimmings on top. Should you care? Definitely if you didn't get the game the first time around.


Strike Vector EX (PS4)

What is it? A first-person multiplayer shooter with flying mechs. Should you care? Depends on how many AI bots end up filling the place of real people.


Verdun (PS4)

What is it? Another multiplayer shooter set in World War 1. Should you care? With the Battlefield 1 beta coming up soon, can't see this doing great.


Space Hulk (PS4)

What is it? The console re-release of the turn-based board game featuring Space Marine Terminators. Should you care? Absolutely if you love Warhammer and you haven't played on PC.


Assetto Corsa (PS4, XBO)

What is it? The console launch of the Italian born-and-bred simulation racer. Should you care? If you have a racing wheel and pedals for your console, definitely. Those after more of an arcade experience will probably have more fun sticking to Project CARS or, probably, Driveclub.


Hatsune Miku Project DIVA X (PS4, Vita)

What is it? A Japanese rhythm game with supposedly catchy songs. Should you care? Most probably won't, although the Hatsune Miku games are rather cool.


Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom (PS3, Vita, PS4, XBO)

What is it? It's the video game adaption of the action horror anime. Should you care? Like Dynasty Warriors? Or games with cool movement systems? Play this.


God Eater 2: Rage Burst (PC, PS4, Vita)

What is it? The Western release of an action basher that came out in Japan last year. Should you care? If you want an anime action game and don't have any fondness for the setting, play Attack on Titan instead.


Resident Evil 4 (PS4, XBO)

What is it? Digital re-release of the classic. Should you care? RE4 in 1080p with a better frame rate. That'll work for plenty of people.


Bears Can't Drift (PS4)

What is it? The slightly delayed PS4 release of a kart racer featuring bears. Should you care? Probably not.


Hue (PC)

What is it? A puzzle platformer where you mess with the background colour of the world. Should you care? It's a cool mechanic, but if you're not into platformers this won't change anything.


Livelock (PS4)

What is it? A co-op top down shooter that the developers say "is difficult to play". Should you care? Think a slightly simpler, darker, less campy spin on Helldivers. This could be a lot of fun.


One Way Trip (PS4)

What is it? An adventure game where you have six hours to live while tripping balls. Should you care? Just watch the trailer. This looks nuts.


Earthlock: Festival of Magic (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? A colourful turn-based game about rescuing an uncle. Should you care? You'll know after seeing the trailer. Most won't.


Binaries (PS4)

What is it? A simple puzzle game about guiding two coloured balls through levels. Should you care? It's pretty tough, and you'd have to really love the genre.


Le Havre: The Inland Port (PC)

What is it? A digital re-release of a board game about building wealth in a French port. Should you care? These things are better on tablets, phones, or as a board game, I find.


Toadled (PC)

What is it? A game about a toad that literally just eats everything in sight. Should you care? Look at the screenshots and you'll understand why I included this. (Otherwise no.)


Did I miss anything? You picking anything up this week? Let us know in the comments!


Comments

    God Eater 2 is a Monster Hunter style game that was the predecessor to Freedom Wars and nothing like Attack on Titan which is a Musou (Dynasty Warriors) style game. Completely different audiences. Something else to note too is that GE 2 comes with God Eater: Resurrection, a remaster of the first game.

    Also out this week:
    Claire: Extended Cut (PS4)
    Resident Evil 4 (PC)
    The Turing Test (PC)
    Axiom Verge (Wii U)
    Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS)

      Any word on whether there are song/module season passes planned for Miku X?

      Another PC version of Resident Evil 4? The Ultra HD edition or something?

      Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS)Wait what

    So many good games so little money! Could only afford legion and attack on Titan (which came out last week) but I really want godeater and witcher goty and resident evil 4!

    Nukaworld DLC for Fallout 4 is also supposedly hitting this week aswell? also Attack on Titan broke street date at JB Hifi over the weekend. short game from what I hear.

    Wait, since when was Project CARS an arcade racer?

      Not saying it's an arcade racer, but more if you're the type who plays arcade racers then the career mode of Project CARS will probably be more interesting (and reminiscent of GT) than Assetto Corsa.

        They're probably better off waiting for Fora Horizon 3 and it's bastardised version of Australian geography.

        It's only about 3 weeks away, and it looks like the dog bollocks.

          Bastardised is right.

          They go to all the trouble to get it right with Aussie accents, flora, fauna and the like but then can't be assed getting the map at least somewhat right?

          I know they had to take liberties, given how big Australia is and that there'd be no way to fit the whole thing in, but to completely screw around with the map to the extent they have?

          This Kotaku article summarised it well:

          http://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/06/forza-horizon-3-is-a-bit-confused-about-australia/

          It's like they just made up their own map and slapped a bunch of actual Australian place names on it and said that'll do.

          I was all keen for that game until I found out about the map.

          Last edited 29/08/16 8:51 pm

            I wonder if they're going to let the native fauna take out cars the way they do in Australia.

            Come round a corner at 160 in a brand new Aston Martin and run straight into a poorly tempered wombat. Or, be cruising along and have Skip leap from the long grass right into your windshield.

          By dog's bollocks, do you mean good or bad?

          Choose wisely.

            Good.

            Dogs bollocks always means good.
            Dogs breakfast means bad.

              Good. Thought things were going to have to get messy there for a minute.

    Resident Evil 4 wasn't THAT good..... It wasn't 2

      It's twice the game 2 will ever be.

      *holds armfuls of of re-releases* See? :P

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