The Week In Games: Guacamole Potatoes

This week is all about trying to rival the Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunners with Guacamelee! 2 on Xbox One, and checking out the rootin’ tootin’ side-scroller shootin’ Gunman Clive when it comes out on Switch.

A new year brings with it new games, and though January sadly won’t give us the new Animal Crossing, it does give us a beautiful exploration game, and... could that be a PS Vita game on the 15th?

Neglected consoles aside, you should check out Vane, a game about a kid that turns into a bird with Journey and Last Guardian vibes.

We’ve been waiting a long time to get our hands on it. Planet RIX-13 might be of interest to anyone itching for a ‘90s-style adventure game, and Smoke and Sacrifice is an interesting take on the survival open-world genre with some amazingly detailed hand-drawn art.

Then, of course, there’s Guacamelee! 2, the punishingly tough platformer that gave me RSI.

And so it is, with a twinge of painful memories in my heart and my wrist, that I direct your attention to some of the games coming out next week:

Monday, January 14

Tuesday, January 15

  • Smoke & Sacrifice | Xbox One

  • The Walking Dead — The Final Season - Episode 3: Broken Toys | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

  • The Grand Tour Game | PS4, Xbox One

  • Onimusha: Warlords | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

  • Vane | PS4

Wednesday, January 16

  • Planet RIX-13 | PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Thursday, January 17

  • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG | PC

Friday, January 18

  • Alvastia Chronicles | Xbox One

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown | PS4, Xbox One

  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes | Switch

  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Complete Edition | PS4

Saturday, January 19

  • Farm Together | Xbox One

  • Guacamelee! 2 | Xbox One


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    Seems weird that you're completely glossing over Ace Combat 7, which is easily the biggest release this week?

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