This Week In Games: Singstar’s Back

Do you too enjoy sitting back and watching your friends do bad karaoke without the benefit of a friendly reverb or autotune in your house? Congratulations! Singstar is back this week, although this time you don’t need to own a crappy microphone; you can just use use your broken smartphone.

And for those who prefer playing anything else, it’s a bit of a low-key week. It’s mostly dominated by Sony’s PlayLink games, with Hidden Agenda and indie titles.

Singstar Celebration (PS4)

What is it? Annoy your housemates and make your apartment block a misery with the return of the Singstar games.
Should you care? This version of Singstar uses, Jackbox style, your phone as a controller. It’s also only $25 at retail, so a lot of people will have fun with this.

Worms WMD (Switch)

What is it? A Worms game. Does that really need a description?
Should you care? Any console that has the potential to be played by more than one person should have Worms. Worms WMD is fun enough, though, although I’d wait to see what it’s priced at before pulling the trigger.

Hidden Agenda (PS4, PSVR)

What is it? A detective mystery where six people try to discover the “Trapper” killer.
Should you care? This is the best game to come out of Sony’s PlayLink stable so far, and it’s only $25. Very keen for this to come out.

The Count Lucanor (PS4)

What is it? A creepy pixel art adventure with some unusual twists on familiar mechanics.
Should you care? Some people will really love this; the mechanics will really frustrate others. Good if you like spoopy puzzlers.

Writers (PC)

What is it? A game about to be the first to type a random excerpt from a book.
Should you care? It’s competitive typing I’m so down.

SK8 (PC)

What is it? Imagine Crossy Road graphics meets an 8-bit version of Trials, except you’re riding a skateboard.
Should you care? Pretty sure that’s a real good combo for some people. Unless you really hate Trials and games like QWOP.

Knowledge Is Power (PS4)

What is it? A quiz game using your mobile as the controller for up to six people.
Should you care? It’s the closest the PS4 has to Buzz!.

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy 15 (PSVR)

What is it? The PSVR spin-off of Final Fantasy 15‘s fishing mini-game, where Noctis can either fish for fun, fish for huge monsters, and just hang out with his crew.
Should you care? Pro tip: fishing in Final Fantasy 15 is pretty boring.

Letter Quest Remastered (Switch)

What is it? A casual adventure about helping two grim reapers in their quest by typing letters.
Should you care? I’d really rather play this on a keyboard, if I’m being frank. All the tapping on your Switch isn’t good for your fingers, or your Switch screen.

Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? A narrative adventure spin-off of the latest Planet of the Apes movie.
Should you care? It looks a bit simplistic. Heavy Rain and Until Dawn, I very much doubt this is.

MXGP3 (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)

What is it? An official motorcross game: dirt bikes, jumps, you get the idea.
Should you care? Where’s my Motorcross Madness CD?

Demon Gaze 2 (PS4)

What is it? A JRPG set in Asteria, a town plagued by a demon realm and countless dungeons.
Should you care? I have absolutely no idea.

So, a quiet week on the whole. See anything that catches your eye – or will you be using the time to catch up on some of the major releases?

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