This Week In Games: Double Division

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Apparently Washington DC has been beset by some kind of virus outbreak. That's unfortunate. Let's go fix things by shooting everything that's still living, shall we?

The dystopian, civil war-riddled The Division 2 is the biggest release of the week, at least if you like looter shooters. But it's far from the only thing worth paying attention to. One Piece and Dynasty Warriors will be well served by the release of One Piece World Seeker, and there's the Lego Movie 2 game for kids.

The Switch gets a ton of interesting releases this week too: Homo Machina, a puzzler inspired by Fritz Kahn's work; the excellent The Red Strings Club, one of my favourite games of last year; Motorsport Manager, a solid spiritual successor to the Microprose Grand Prix Manager games of old; Apocryph, a shooter in the style of old shooters like Heretic; and Claybook, a game about a world entirely built out of clay, free for the player to manipulate and manage at will.

It's quite the stacked week, really. Here's what's coming out:

  • LEGO Movie 2: The Video Game (Switch)
  • One Piece World Seeker (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • The Division 2 (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Switch)
  • The Wizards (PS4/PSVR)
  • Factory Town (PC)
  • Hypnospace Outlaw (PC)
  • The Caligula Effect: Overdose (PC)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition (PC)
  • Golf Peaks (Switch)
  • Bonds of the Skies (Switch)
  • Baba is You (Switch)
  • Apocryph (Switch)
  • Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Joe & Mac Returns (Switch)
  • Claybook (Switch)
  • Rico (Switch)
  • Unit 4 (Switch)
  • The Red Strings Club (Switch)
  • Homo Machina (Switch)
  • Motorsport Manager (Switch)
  • Blood Waves (Switch)

Right, into the videos. We'll begin proceedings with the trailer for Claybook, so you get a better idea of how that works.

Plenty to get through. I haven't given Apocryph a whirl yet, but I loved the original Heretic and Heretic 2 especially, so I might check that out on mouse and keyboard later this week. I'll probably pick up The Division 2 at some point this week as well.

What about yourselves - see anything you fancy?


Comments

    I wish all those who are playing Division 2 three days early good luck. let's see if ubisoft can pull off a smooth launch that no live service games has ever done

      I hear there is 90GB patch. That'll take me over a day to download...

        hmm I doubt it will be 90Gb for the day zero / one patch, I have no doubt there will be one though.

        the PS4 version is over 100GB i believe, can't remember what the reason was and the XBox / PC is just shy of 50GB

          Welcome to doubt all you like, until you see Ubi's press release confirming the same? At least for PS4, the others do have a smaller footprint

      Lets hope so. I know the demo last week was the smoothest I've been in for a long time, so I'm confident it'll do well. I didn't have a single issue that wasn't my fault - namely getting booted because I was AFK too long.

      Which may have been my only real gripe. The game was too quick to kick inactive players. Even then it was at least 10 minutes, so not ridiculously so.

      But I had no crashes, no issues with loading, no matchmaking dramas, no over-balanced content. Just a fun time shooting stuff.

        I had more delta-3 in open beta then all the previous beta but I think it was a combination of my internet (which was chucking a fit) and trying to get into the game straight after maintenance.

        there was an official image showing how Ubisoft has dedicated cloud servers in every region so fingers crossed everything is fine on the 12th but hey if it doesn't go smoothly at least no one should be surprised (but who am I kidding, this is the internet, people will rage about anything)

    Just a quick correction. One Piece World Seeker is completely different from the "pirate warrior" series of games in that it isn't like dynasty warriors at all. Instead it is an open world game with various traversal mechanics. The combat is much more limited as you fight small groups of enemies. The story doesn't follow the original manga either and is set on an entirely new island with an original story.

      Oh no I totally get that - but the general style of gameplay will appeal to people who bought into those games, I think. (Which includes me!) That's all I meant by it.

        Oh yeah I totally understand what you mean. Me personally I just want a good original one piece game because Burning Blood and Unlimited World Red were pretty disappointing for me

    The idea of Claybook makes me want another ClayFighter!

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