This Week In Games: PC Pokemon, I Choose You

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What would happen if Pokemon was to be released on PC? Well, that's not happening, but already people are starting to talk about TemTem as if it's better.

I've heard some good and OK things out of TemTem's stress tests from the last week, which were available to Australians if you were happy to get up at roughly 6 in the morning on a weekend. I couldn't manage that, but the game's officially out tomorrow, so we'll see what it's like then if the servers don't break.

There's Tiny Living for Sims 4, which looks neat, a couple of SEGA Ages games, the Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind DLC which will be massive, and a stack of indies, including the remasters of Preatorians and Commandos 2 (very good).

Here's the leaderboard for the week:

  • TemTem | PC
  • The Sims 4: Tiny Living | PC, Mac
  • Lumini | Xbox, Switch
  • SEGA Ages Fantasy Zone | Switch
  • Escape From Chernobyl | Switch
  • Rugby 20 | PC, Xbox
  • 198X | Switch
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD | PC, Switch
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf | Switch
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind | PS4
  • Commandos 2 HD Remaster | PC
  • Preatorians HD Remaster | PC
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind | Xbox
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners | PC
  • EMBER | Switch
  • Mosaic | Switch
  • Speedrunners | Switch
  • SEGA Ages Shinobi | Switch
  • Sleep Attack | Switch
  • Sinless | Switch
  • Worlds of Magic: Planar Conquest | Switch
  • Orn the tiny forest sprite | Switch
  • Football, Tactics & Glory | Switch, Xbox

Onto the trailers! TemTem's the biggest game this week just because of its association to Pokemon, so we'll start with that.

See anything that catches your fancy?


Comments

    I've been curious about TemTem for quite some time. My main issue is that it reeks of Totally Not Pokemon TM. And I get that that's the point, but something about it rubs me the wrong way. I love monster collecting RPGs and would prefer to see more interesting interpretations of the genre than straight up clones (like World of FF — damn that game had great mechanics; Dragon Quest Monsters; Digimon; Ni No Kuni — unpopular opinion but I despise that game).

    Depending on the price, I might give TemTem a chance though.

      I'd like to see something more interesting too. Pokemon games over the last few generations have bored me to sleep (sometimes literally).
      But I'm curious to see how TemTem goes. It's about time someone tried to take on Pokemon at their own game. If it's different enough and gets popular enough, it be really special.

    What would happen if Pokemon was to be released on PC? Well, that's not happening, but already people are starting to talk about TemTem as if it's better.It's a shame people don't talk about World of Final Fantasy more. It's a great Pokémon style game and the manzai comedy is glorious.

      and this is why I poke into comments.

      thanks for the suggestion, I've added it to my watch list

    Oh Commandos 2 HD, I remember that, im curious to see what they change. I think I have the original in its original picture frame box too somewhere ...

    198X is very short but very excellent. If you like games-as-a-mood-piece, then it'll be right up your alley. It's very short, but the hour and a bit it takes to get through is well worth it for the brilliant music and gorgeous pixel art.

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