This week isn't messing around. Like indies? Like big RPGs? Like massive open-worlds to play around in? This week has got it all.
Planet Coaster (PC)
What is it? The makers of Elite: Dangerous and RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 return with their latest rollercoaster management simulator. Should you care? Yes. Absolutely yes.
Moto Racer 4 (PS4, XBO)
What is it? The latest in the arcade motorcycle racing game that I could have sworn died a decade ago. Should you care? Came out on PC earlier this month to bugger all reception. And the first feature listed: "1 GAME, 2 CATEGORIES". This game didn't need to exist.
Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection (PS4, XBO)
What is it? A remastering of Assassin's Creed 2, Revelations and Brotherhood. Should you care? They were the three best AC games until Black Flag came out, and replaying AC2 isn't a bad idea for the holidays.
Metal Gear Solid 5: Definitive Experience (PS4, XBO)
What is it? A combo pack with MGS: Ground Zeroes and MGS: The Phantom Pain, plus all the DLC and Metal Gear Solid Online. Should you care? Didn't play MGS5 yet? Then yes.
Watch Dogs 2 (PC, PS4, XBO)
What is it? Hacking! In San Francisco. With CTOs towers. Should you care? I didn't like the original, but it was mechanically very good. It'll be interesting to see if Watch Dogs 2 has something to say, or if it's at least not as tone deaf this time around.
Pokemon Sun & Moon (3DS)
What is it? IT'S A NEW POKEMON Should you care? Is that even a question?
Forestry 2017 - The Simulation (PS4)
What is it? A console release about living the life of a professional woodcutter. Should you care? The Steam reviews suggest the horse is worse than Roach, so probably not.
What is it? A 90's 3D platformer about a character that can freeze any object she captures with her camera. Should you care? Someone said this was like Dora The Explorer meets Super Mario Galaxy. The trailer's worth a look: there's actually quite a lot going on.
Ittle Dew 2 (PC, PS4, XBO)
What is it? A cheeky adventure-puzzle RPG featuring a cute dog. Should you care? Ittle Dew was a great little RPG on mobiles, but the sequel is a much more ambitious affair. I'd quietly recommend this.
Killing Floor 2 (PC, PS4)
What is it? The slaying of zombies with up to six players in co-op and a 12-player versus survival mode. Should you care? Need a Left 4 Dead replacement, or want something that does that but a bit newer?
RollerCoaster Tycoon World (PC)
What is it? The officially named RollerCoaster Tycoon sequel finally leaves Early Access this week. Should you care? Not with Planet Coaster launching the day after. RCTW has been savaged all year.
Silence (PC, PS4, XBO)
What is it? An adventure with a 16-year-old who journeys into a strange world to find his little sister. Should you care? Daedalic make a lot of adventure games, and some of them are pretty hit and miss. This looks ... worthwhile.
Yesterday Origins (PC, PS4, XBO)
What is it? An adventure that starts with a character being imprisoned for sorcery by the Spanish Inquisition and escaping their cell. Should you care? The premise and art style for this is pretty cool. Yes.
What is it? A minimalist grid-based puzzler. Should you care? Looking for something chill? Here you go.
Even The Ocean (PC)
What is it? The makers of Anodyne return with a narrative action platformer about balancing light and dark. Should you care? Anodyne was decent take on the Zelda formula, and if you played that this should definitely capture your attention.
Those are all of the big names - and some of the notable indies - coming out this week. What are you picking up? What quirky imported games did I miss? Let me know in the comments!