This Week In Games: Call Of Space Duty

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For the middle of the silly season, it's a surprisingly quiet week. And for good reason: because with the exception of Nintendo, who don't really care what the rest of the industry does, and Football Manager, nobody wants to mess with Call of Duty.

That's right: it's finally Modern Warfare time.


Football Manager 17 (PC, Mac, Linux)

What is it? Sports Interactive's license to print money continues.
Should you care? Ignore the Steam reviews; there's a protest vote right now over the lack of Chinese support. If you haven't but you're intrigued, the mobile version is very, very good.


Owlboy (PC)

What is it? A platforming open-world adventure where you explore a world in the clouds.
Should you care? The buzz around this game has been ridiculously good. Check it out.


Destroy All Humans! (PS4)

What is it? Re-release of the quirky action-adventure that takes the piss out of Cold War alien invasion films.
Should you care? Maybe around Christmas.


BlazBlue: Central Fiction (PS3, PS4)

What is it? The gorgeous 2D anime fighter returns.
Should you care? The singleplayer is still worth a look if you don't have a community to play with.


Earth's Dawn (PS4)

What is it? A sidescrolling action game with "unique dark-edge anime visuals".
Should you care? It's certainly got a look. But there's something about those animations that seem ... off.


Ronin (PS4)

What is it? The PS4 release of the indie stealth action game.
Should you care? Ronin was cool on PC, so if you want something to scratch that Gunpoint-esque itch around Christmas this might be worth a look.


Seraph (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? A platforming shooter with a focus on acrobatics.
Should you care? It's worth more of a look than my description gave it. Check out the trailer and you'll see.


Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? Call of Duty, in space.
Should you care? The singleplayer campaign is looking like it might be the most interesting part, which is a weird place for COD to be.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? Call of Duty 4 returns, provided you bought the requisite Infinite Warfare pack.
Should you care? Hell yeah. For one, it's going to be interesting to see which COD game has a bigger multiplayer base this year.


Super Dungeon Bros (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? An isometric twin stick co-op dungeon brawler.
Should you care? Bit too cartoony for my liking, but procedural dungeons are nice.


Honor and Duty: Arcade Edition (PS4)

What is it? A World War 2 FPS with an RTS element.
Should you care? Watch the trailer and then ask yourself why Sony let this garbage on PSN in the first place. It looks dated next to the original Call of Duty.


O! My Genesis VR (PSVR)

What is it? Play as the Creator of the Universe while you build a civilisation to withstand hostile environments and other challenges.
Should you care? Imagine a cuter version of Populous. This looks like good fun.


Wick (PS4)

What is it? A survival horror game with three rules: you enter the woods at midnight with only matches and a candle, and you have to survive.
Should you care? Do you like shitting yourself?


Xanadu Next (PC)

What is it? An isometric JRPG from the makers of The Legends of Heroes and Ys.
Should you care? It's been a while since I saw a Pentium 3 listed in the minimum requirements.


Digimon Masters Online (PC)

What is it? It's a 3D Digimon MMO!
Should you care? It's Digimon!


SEGA 3D Classic Collection (3DS)

What is it? 9 classic SEGA games remastered for the 3DS.
Should you care? Fantasy Zone 2, Thunder Blade, Power Drift, the original Sonic, sure. Will tide you over until Sun & Moon come out.


That's all the main titles out this week. Others include the PS4 launch of Space Hulk: Ascension at retail, Forestry 17, the complete version of Minecraft: Story Mode at retail, and a retail copy of Big Buck Hunter Arcade.

Did we miss anything? Are you buying anything this week? Let us know in the comments!

Update: The 3DS Mario Party is only getting released in the US this week; Aussies can already buy it. My bad. Mondays suck.


Comments

    Will we get a review of Mario Party?

    I've never touched them but hey, Christmas is right around the corner.

      Can't say. I haven't got the time, even if I wanted to (esp. with PAX just around the corner).

    I've heard Earth's Dawn got middling reviews, most saying that it's a poor man's Sci-Fi Odin's Sphere. Probably a good one to get on the cheap if you're into Vanillaware style side scrollers.
    Also out this week:
    - Sega 3D Classics Collection (3DS)

    Bonus points: If SCEE get their act together then we may actually get Yomawari on Vita this week and Suikoden IV. (They were supposed to be out last week)

    Last edited 31/10/16 10:44 am

    Do i still have to buy infinite warfare to get modern warfare?

      Yeah I think so.

      Wonder how long they will wait until you can buy it separately.

    Still no word on the Xbone version of Jackbox Vol.3?

    What is it? Call of Duty, in space.
    Should you care? The singleplayer campaign is looking like it might be the most interesting part, which is a weird place for COD to be.

    Ahem. Single-player is the ONLY reason to have ever been interested in CoD, thankyouverymuch.

    Honor and Duty: Arcade Edition (PS4)
    ...Watch the trailer and then ask yourself why Sony let this garbage on PSN in the first place. It looks dated next to the original Call of Duty.

    It's right there in the title! 'Arcade edition'. That's developer-speak for, 'low-budget-as-fuck'.

      Shotguns only CoD 2 at LANs is a great reason to care about multiplayer!

      But yeah, replaying the MW campaign is going to be good fun. Shame it's landing when everyone's down at PAX.

    oh!MyGenesis could be a larf.

    Had a good go of Tethered on the weekend, another vr god game type affair and really enjoyed it. First "proper" single player game i've played on the psvr and had a lot of fun, omg the peeps are super cute until they start throwing themselves of the edge of the world...

    Definitely worth a play if you've got a psvr I think

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