It might only be a four day working week thanks to the public holiday. But that doesn't mean new games are taking a break. If anything, they're taking off - starting with Telltale's episodic adventure in the Guardians of the Galaxy universe, a reimagining of a cult classic, and a remaster of an underrated adventure. Also, there's a new FMV game. 2017's been an interesting year.
Full Throttle Remastered (PC, PS4, XBO)
What is it? One of LucasArts' more underrated adventures returns, courtesy of the Double Fine crew.
Should you care? Would be all over Full Throttle, if I wasn't going to Japan. I reckon this will hold up much better than some of the other LucasArts remasters have, even though you still have the oldschool pixel hunting problem.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (PS4, XBO, Switch)
What is it? A modern remake of Wonder Boy 3.
Should you care? This remaster looks on point.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (PC, PS4, XBO, iOS, Android)
What is it? A five part episodic series featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy heroes.
Should you care? Guardians doesn't have Telltale's usual cel-shaded style, so their engine might have finally been properly overhauled. I'd wait for confirmation first though: their last couple of releases have been in dire need of a patch or two.
Flinthook (PC, XBO, PS4)
What is it? A speedy platformer with roguelike elements and a sweet hookshot.
Should you care? It looked neat a year ago:
Starfighter Origins (PC)
What is it? A new "90's style" space adventure inspired by Star Wars, Freelancer and probably Wing Commander.
Should you care? I'll bite at some point. Probably while waiting for Squadron 42 to drop.
Late Shift (PC, PS4)
What is it? An FMV crime thriller.
Should you care? Apparently it's written by the writer behind the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, which I remember not being amazing in the slightest. But the idea of playing a brand new FMV game in 2017 sounds like a great idea for a group of friends.
The Disney Afternoon Collection (PC, PS4, XBO)
What is it? Six games: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin.
Should you care? The games come with a "rewind" feature, which is nice given how hard the oldschool Disney platformers could be. You have to enjoy the genre or have grown up with these games though.
ATV Renegades (PS4, XBO)
What is it? Off-road racing with some stunts along the way.
Should you care? It doesn't look good.
What is it? An endless action game that's kind of like Transformers meets on-rails shooter.
Should you care? Probably not this week.
Orbit (Wii U)
What is it? A puzzle game about creating a barrier to protect your base from invading ships.
Should you care? It's $1.50.
Rise & Shine (PC, PS4)
What is it? A child called Rise takes his sacred gun (Shine) to save his planet from ruin.
Should you care? The artstyle is fantastic, and the reception when it launched on PC wasn't horrendous. Maybe worth grabbing during the next Steam sale; there's an awful lot to play of late.
What is it? An Aussie-made RTS where you design a custom base to pummel your enemy, while withstanding the rockets and explosions coming your way.
Should you care? Looked very cool at PAX, and fun with a friend.
So that's it for this week: did I miss anything major? Are you grabbing anything new? Let us know in the comments!