Welcome to 2017, people. It’s the first week back, which means it’s the first week back for This Week In Games. And while there certainly isn’t a whole lot as far as volume is concerned, one title in particular makes up for that in quality.
It’s Isaac time.
The Binding of Isaac – Afterbirth (PC, Mac, Linux, SteamOS)
What is it? The latest expansion for the cult-classic roguelike. Should you care? Chances are you already do. Binding of Isaac has a huge following for a reason.
Cup Critters (Wii U)
What is it? A game about manipulating gravity to keep the critters in rotating cups for as long as possible. Should you care? I took the train home to my parents for the weekend and saw a Dad who had just bought a brand new Wii U. That bloke should care. (Otherwise, just get it off the eShop for the 3DS or save your money for the Switch.)
Milkmaid of the Milky Way (PC, iOS)
What is it? A pixel-art adventure about a young woman who lives alone on a fjord. Should you care? It genuinely looks fantastic. Would make for an excellent tablet game.
Don’t Chat With Strangers (PC)
What is it? A horror puzzle game taking place in a single room, where you’re tasked with not dying and solving the mystery of the girl who approached you online. Should you care? Looks intriguing enough.
What is it? A speedrunning platformer with a chiptune soundtrack and minimal controls. Should you care? If you like Super Meat Boy, but probably won’t work for people who aren’t fans of platformers.
So that’s pretty much it as far as main releases go, although it’s going to be indie central for a little while. Interested in anything, or still working through your Christmas pile of shame?