The start of January doesn’t typically deliver the goods when it comes to new games. Unless you’re a Switch owner, that is, and you like buying things that you may or may not have picked up on platforms previous.
This week’s re-release: Furi, the neon styled boss smasher from 2016 with a banging soundtrack.
Rusty Lake Paradise (PC)
What is it? An adventure puzzler based around the ten plagues of Egypt.
Should you care? Paradise carries on from the other two Rusty Lake games, both of which are rated pretty well on Steam. Also seems interesting for those who like weirder adventures.
What is it? A neon-fuelled explosion of boss fights with a rocking soundtrack.
Should you care? Like colourful games? Like action games on the harder side? Pick Furi up, but expect to be frustrated.
I Love My Brother (PC)
What is it? A visual romantic story communicated through a young girl’s diary, with players discovering the protagonist’s feelings for their older brother.
Should you care? The visual choice of using an actual diary is pretty neat, although I’m not sure the direction of the story will be most people’s cup of tea.
Deck Casters (PC)
What is it? A game based on ArmaGallant: Decks of Destiny that blends elements of RTS, MOBAs and deckbuilding games.
Should you care? That combination sounds great, until I remember that Halo Wars 2 tried the same thing ast year.
What is it? A re-release of the 2000 Interplay title where players evolve their characters by absorbing (read: eating) the DNA of other creatures.
Should you care? Want to see how much fun squad AI was in 2000?
The Escapists 2 (Switch)
What is it? Jailbreaks writ large.
Should you care? The sequel spends more time out of jail than the original, so if you enjoyed that then you’ll probably like this.
Super Meat Boy (Switch)
What is it? The iconic punishing platformer comes to Nintendo’s portable platform.
Should you care? You probably own it already, but sure.
So yeah, not a particularly busy week. There’s a few interesting indies out next week mind you, and the retail releases are starting to kick in again. Until then, what will you be playing?