This Week In Games: Double Dragon Returns

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Some weeks you have plenty of gems and then other weeks are as quiet as a mouse. This one's definitely the latter. After Resident Evil 7 last week, the most we've got to look forward to is some re-releases, new bundles, JRPGs getting ported to PC, and the odd adventure.


ABZU (PS4)

What is it? A Journey-esque adventure about exploring an ocean world as The Diver.
Should you care? It's definitely something for people who loved Journey and flower.


Dexed (PSVR)

What is it?An on-rails shooter from Ninja Theory, makers of DmC: Devil May Cry and Heavenly Sword.
Should you care? Looks pretty trippy.


Digimon World: Next Order (PS4, Vita)

What is it? The latest instalment of the Digimon RPGs.
Should you care? This actually came out on Friday - my bad - but it's substantial


Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (3DS)

What is it? It's a new Yoshi Wolly World game!
Should you care? These games are cute as all hell. If you're not still grinding Sun and Moon and you like charming platformers, yes.


Disgaea 2 (PC)

What is it? The second Disgaea game gets a re-release on PC, with full voice-overs and translation.
Should you care? I can imagine fans being thrilled by this, but if you're not into JRPGs I can't see how this would do anything for you.


Divide (PS4)

What is it?A slightly isometric sci-fi dungeon crawler.
Should you care? Fuck. Yes.


Hand of Fate Deluxe Edition (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? Hand of Fate gets rebundled with all of the DLC, basically.
Should you care? If you want to see what some of Australia's best games look like, yes. The sequel's due out this year, too.


Double Dragon 4 (PC, PS4)

What is it? The iconic series continues with a retro-styled creation.
Should you care? Yes, there is a new Double Dragon game this week. It should control and handle quite well, having been built ground up for modern systems, which is one of the biggest problems I have with retro re-releases these days.


Kill The Bad Guy (PS4, XBO)

What is it?A game about killing a "Bad Guy" every day while trying to make it look like an accident.
Should you care? The concept of playing with a city's systems to mess with an NPC is neat - but it also looks a tad unfinished.


Knee Deep (PS4, XBO)

What is it?A narrative-driven thriller about investigating a suicide.
Should you care? Everything plays on a stage, like a theatre play. Give it a second look.


Linelight (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? A minimalist puzzler where everything takes place on a line.
Should you care? Very neat aesthetic, and it reminds me a little about the puzzles in Heaven & Earth many moons ago. Good if you want something very chilled this week.


Legna Tactica (3DS)

What is it? A tactical JRPG in the land of Legna, with an isometric
Should you care? Doesn't look particularly inspiring.


So that's it - not much to speak of really. Picking up anything this week, or playing something from your back catalogue? Let us know in the comments!


Comments

    MrBS is pumped for Poocy & Yoshi on 3DS

    Nothing for me this week, time to put more time into Wesident Weavil VII

    I want to see a 4p remake of International Karate Plus.

    I would still rate that as one of the best multiplayer fighting games out there.

    Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is also out on PS4/PSVita this week. Looks like a more interesting tactical RPG than Legna Tactica.

      Man, actually so keen for this. I hope it's good

    Damn, Double Dragon IV looks awesome! My brother and I used to play the hell out of Double Dragon II on the NES. Not sure how many times we finished that game.

      2?
      that stupid jump near the end to get to the door at the top and then to get caught unawares of the travelators on the other side (usually because you punched or kicked your friend when they were still on the travelators). the death toll was high in those last few screens before the final boss :(

        Noooo, don't remind me. My brother was so much better at that area than me. Actually, if I remember correctly, there were times where I handed him my controller so he could get me across. That room with the cog wheels was a killer!

    I'm just hoping Dexed didn't impact the dev time of Hellblade significantly, been waiting on that game for a long while now.

    Abzu has been out for months on PS4... is it perhaps launching somewhere else? Xbone?

    Also, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World is a single player port of the Wii U original, with extra Poochy amiibo stuff added. Not too enticing, really.

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    Do we know Divide is coming out in EU/AUS? There's a mention of it on the US PlayStation blog, but not the EU blog which is a worry.

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