This Week In Games: The Chronicles Of Life

This Week In Games: The Chronicles Of Life

The silly season rolls on. While there’s no major platform exclusive, there’s plenty of highlights: the Life is Strange sequel lands, football fans get another story mode to explore in FIFA 19, Ultimate Chicken Horse gets pride of place on the Switch, and Valkyria Chronicles 4 officially drops. There’s also a new Pathfinder game, which is fun.

Here’s what’s out this week:

  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Pathfinder Kingmaker (PC)
  • V-Rally 4 (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Creed: Rise To Glory (PC, PS4, PSVR)
  • Timespinner (PC)
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse (Switch)
  • Think of the Children (Switch)
  • This is the Police 2 (Switch)
  • The Escapists Complete Edition (Switch)
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Switch)
  • Debris Infinity (Switch)
  • Snake vs Snake (Switch)
  • Oh My Godheads: Party Edition (Switch)
  • Armello Complete Edition (Switch)
  • Towerfall (Switch)
  • Rise & Shine (Switch)
  • FIFA 19 (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Monster Loves You (Switch)
  • Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk (Switch)
  • Life is Strange 2 (PC, PS4, XBO)


Right, time for the trailer dump. Let’s start with Pathfinder Kingmaker, since there’s been a bit less chatter about that.

Interesting, although visually it does look a fraction flat. Let’s move to the major Aussie games this week: Armello and Think of the Children, both of which are hitting the Switch.

Armello on the Switch is looking awfully like what I imagined the mobile experience would eventually be, so that’s neat. Let’s carry on with the rest:

Some of the facial animations look a bit janky, but the story is what I always enjoyed from the NBA 2K series. Be fun to see this week how the three stories in FIFA play out.

See anything you like this week?


  • Ummm where’s the Hollow Knight drop on PS4 / Xbox tomorrow night???
    Finished it on Switch but I’m jumping back in to do it all again on PS4, love it!

  • Kotaku your ads are getting so bad that I’m considering using a blocker. I’m not against ads on a free site, but when you have to scroll through multiple pages of ads just to get to the comments, I think you’ve jumped the shark.

    • I’ve been using AdBlock for a while and I still see Partner Content and Sponsored content and sponsored links by Taboola. So I still support the site in a small way without hating it so much that I leave

    • Holy crap, yes. I counted a couple of days ago, and there were 35 ads between the article and the comments. That’s a little ridiculous.

      Often I’ll finish the article and try to scroll to the comments, only to have multiple sets of loading ads push me repeatedly back up the page. It’s really annoying.

  • For me, Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Labyrinth of Refrain are the big ticket items on this list. Been waiting for both for a long time and will be playing them a lot once they drop. I’ll likely also pick up Armello as I’ve had it in the back of my mind since the KS campaign.

  • Actually considering Ultimate Chicken Horse for Switch. It’s cross-platform with PC and its create a level mode looks like fun. Think of the Children I played at RTX a while back, great little arcade game and should appeal to the Overcooked crowd who might be look for something fast paced but easy to play.

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