This Week In Games: Meet Your Destiny, Again

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Who's ready to swear at the Cryptarch all over again? That's right, it's Destiny 2 time. But it's not just AAA shooters that are coming out this week - the Switch also has a glut of releases, and there's a couple of very intriguing indies. Also, Knack 2.


Beat The Game (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? An adventure game where you combine music on a holographic mixer, culminating in a live show at the end with all the sounds you've discovered.
Should you care? I can't think of another game in recent times that even resembles this.


Knack 2 (PS4)

What is it? An action-platformer where players control Knack, a little robot that travels through levels destroying enemies, random stuff, completing jumping puzzles, and other bits and bobs.
Should you care? Some people really love Knack. I've never understood why, but hey. Here's a sequel.


The Bridge (Switch)

What is it? An M.C Escher inspired monochromatic game that blends puzzles with physics.
Should you care? It's $15 and looks real neat. I'll probably stream this later this week.


LEGO Worlds (Switch)

What is it? The LEGO sandbox adventure makes its way to the Switch.
Should you care? Real cute game for parents to play with their kids.


RBI Baseball 2017 (Switch)

What is it? Simulated baseball, on the go.
Should you care? How much do you like baseball?


The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth (Switch)

What is it? Isaac lands on the Switch at last.
Should you care? The Switch doesn't have a lack of twin stick shooters, but it's hard to go past Isaac for replayability.


Neurovoider (Switch)

What is it? A twin-stick shooter RPG, making its way to the Switch.
Should you care? Was decent when it landed on PC, should play nicely on the train.


Destiny 2 (PS4/XBO)

What is it? Bungie's MMO shooter returns.
Should you care? PC fans will get the full release on October 24. If you want to more or less see all the content before then, off to the consoles you go.


Don’t Knock Twice (PS4, PSVR, XBO)

What is it? A first-person horror game where the player tries to uncover the truth behind an urban tale of a demonic witch.
Should you care? Should be called Explore A Manor And Try Not To Shit Your Pants: The Video Game. I'm sure that's fun for some of you.


Reaching for Petals (PC)

What is it? An adventure about travelling to the peak of a mountain, revisiting memories along the way.
Should you care? One for fans of walking simulators. Particularly Vanishing of Ethan Carter, I'd venture.


Senko no Ronde 2 (PC, PS4)

What is it? A game that blends fighting games with top-down shooters.
Should you care? Pretty sure this came out on the Xbox 360 ages ago, but some people will be excited for a re-release.


Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PS4)

What is it? A Japanese visual novel mixed with turn-based strategy that runs for 80+ hours.
Should you care? I've got no background in this, so don't ask me. Check the trailer and see if it's your kind of jam.


So that's the bulk of what's coming out this week. Obviously, Destiny 2 is going to hoover up a lot of the attention, but Switch fans should be super happy about what's coming their way.

Will you be picking anything up this week?


Comments

    I liked Knack, as it's one of the few games that I have that can be played with my nephew! Story was fun. Voice cast was great. I'll probably play Knack 2 with the young'uns.

    However...

    DESTINY WEEK woohoo!

      First Knack annoyed the crap out of me - I found it really easy to go from max size to dead in a matter of seconds in the medium difficulty.
      If I get Knack 2 I might break the controller this time round ... I'd get Uncharted: Lost Legacy first :)

        Got the platinum for Knack. Yeah, there were some frustrating challenges there, but no more so than old school platformers/beat-em-ups had in the past. I think these days games are spoiling us a bit, where games like the Soulsborne games are the exception rather than the rule.

        I don't disagree. Had its frustrations.

        Picked up Lost Legacy at the weekend. And Elite: Dangerous (PS4, as if my 2 PC accounts weren't enough). And Prey. And Mass Effect: Andromeda. Send help.

    Destiny 2!!!!! I've got Wednesday to Monday off just to smash this out, I'll probably take time off for the PC release as well. Can't wait! I've been smashing out Destiny since the Year 1 Moments of Triumph and it is the most played game from the past 3 years for me

      I too will be taking Wed-Mon off for D2 and my name is also derived from the same Simpsons episode it seems. Well met, friend.

        haha likewise my friend, I wonder how many people we could confuse in a raid team when picking roles/ sides

    Destiny 2 Looking forward to killing more wizards that came from the moon.

    Knack 2 baybeeee! Dunkey's gonna be over the moon. Could this be the year Super Mario Bros. 2 isn't Game of the Year?

    I'm actually curious about Senko no Ronde after playing Touhou Genso Rondo which is supposedly inspired heavily by the series. Basically it's what Virtua On would be if it were a Bullet Hell game.

    Also out this week:
    Monster Hunter Stories (3DS)
    Songbringer (PS4)
    Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition (Switch)

      Ha. No. It'll be Odyssey for sure, if it's not Breath of the Wild.

        Hopefully the hype of BotW will have died away and people can appreciate that it was not, in fact, a perfect game.

        (Horizon ZD for GOTY!)

          HZD especially with the Frozen Wilds coming in November is definitely my GOTY unless Destiny 2 somehow surpasses that for me

      Don't bloody tell me songbringer is yet another indie I'd like to play that is only coming to ps4 and not xbone????
      Anyone know if a switch version 's coming??

    Destiny 2... 1d 11.5hr. Or, in my case, 1d 167hr... will be easier to sneak a few hours in before work than try to convince myself to sleep at 2am.

      Hype?

      Hype.

        Can confirm, much hype. Tuesday night, I shall log into D1, take my warlock into the Vault of Glass, sit him at the top of the templar well, and close the game - gonna bring back my alt-lock for D2, so feel I should leave my main where my fascination for this game started.

          That's cute. :)

          I have realised that I am well behind... I will not receive D2 'til Wednesday... and by the time I get home and put in the disk, I am unlikely to be playing straightaway depending on the size of the day one update...

            The patch is about 6.8GB, iirc... I presume you know about closing all your apps to improve PSN download speeds?

    Be interested to see the reviews for Destiny 2, especially from the reviewers who didn't like the first one.

    Loved the shooty mechanics of the first one but hated the mission structure so never came back for the expansions, watching with interest with the sequel though - will be a toss up between this and Battlefront for me with me maybe grabbing the other later (depending how Anthem shapes up)

    Knack 2 is sneaking out a little too ins't it? I only saw that a sequel was incoming a few weeks back and yet here it is to almost no fanfare? Suspect it might be the last we see of him in his own game for a while unless it does the unthinkable and outsells Destiny.

    While the beta did impress me a bit more than Destiny 1, that game was still so boring that I don't really have all that much interest in it.

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