What's Out This Week?

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by James » December 9th, 2019, 8:45 pm

Wattam is 17th December, according to Wikipedia... and the game's official website.
It was listed for a December release for a good long time though, so I'll let your sources off, dezm0nd!

I have high hopes for a new game from Keita Takahashi (Katamari Damacy, Noby Noby Boy), and funomena seem like good people from interviews and such.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by stvnorman » December 10th, 2019, 4:33 pm

duskvstweak wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 8:31 pm
stvnorman wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Arcade Archives Frogger on Thursday!!!

Not sure I can face more Shovel Knight after it made me break my Joy-Cons last time around...
What did it do to you?!
I just went beyond normal angry over what I felt was overly cruel checkpointing about two levels from the end and chucked them at a wall! Once the new pair arrived, I reinstalled it (because I’d also rage deleted it) and finished it. Might have cost me sixty quid but wasn’t getting the better of me!

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » January 5th, 2020, 4:53 pm

Been a while!

Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training (Switch) – January 3 (EU)
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion (PC) – January 9
The Blind Prophet (PC) – January 10

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by chase210 » January 5th, 2020, 7:08 pm

I got the new brain training already.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » January 5th, 2020, 7:45 pm

Yeah it came out last Friday but felt it was worthy listing it here as I'd not done one for a while

Is it any good?

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by chase210 » January 5th, 2020, 9:02 pm

It's still very fun. I like the stylus it came with. It's not all original content though. Considering the DS version can be picked up for a pound or less, it doesn't feel like good value.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » January 10th, 2020, 7:46 pm

Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack (PC, PS4, Switch) – January 14
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls (PC) – January 15
Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Encore (Switch) – January 17
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 17

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Suits » January 11th, 2020, 8:34 am

chase210 wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 7:08 pm
I got the new brain training already.
See, I was tempted by this but if there was ever a franchise that Nintendo should have put out on mobile phones it was this.

Smashed all sales records as well did t it.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » January 11th, 2020, 12:21 pm

i was more a Big Brain Academy fan but yes Brain Age is screaming out for a phone version but isn't the Dr already in another series on phones?

I might be mis-remembering.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by KSubzero1000 » January 12th, 2020, 10:49 pm

Chopper wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 12:09 pm
Remnant: From the Ashes sounds really intriguing from the reviews - a souls-like with guns, some proc gen, 3-player co-op, the ability to 're-roll' a level if it's not to your liking/becomes repetitive.
Hey, did you ever follow up on that? I've stumbled upon some interesting footage / information about the game and I was thinking about buying it in a PSN sale at some point. If enough elements are as solid as they appear at first glance I might even be able to look past the procedural generation.

Interested in hearing some first-hand impressions, in any case.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Jon Cheetham » January 13th, 2020, 1:26 am

KSubzero1000 wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 10:49 pm
Chopper wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 12:09 pm
Remnant: From the Ashes sounds really intriguing from the reviews - a souls-like with guns, some proc gen, 3-player co-op, the ability to 're-roll' a level if it's not to your liking/becomes repetitive.
Hey, did you ever follow up on that? I've stumbled upon some interesting footage / information about the game and I was thinking about buying it in a PSN sale at some point. If enough elements are as solid as they appear at first glance I might even be able to look past the procedural generation.

Interested in hearing some first-hand impressions, in any case.
I co-oped through what felt like 2/3 the game with my brother. The Resident Evil 4 style over the shoulder combat is a lot of fun, and they really nailed the feel of the guns. They all feel really great to use. Plus, the art design is at times pretty spectacular with Stargate and Dune seeming like visual inspirations (although you start off in a sewer level which, meh.)

Unfortunately we ran into a boss that was just absolute nonsense levels of difficulty. Every death felt cheap. Apparently you can re-roll just the world you are playing and hope for a different boss, but we couldn't find that option.

We might go back to it eventually, but just thought I'd chip in with some impressions. I couldn't give it an unqualified recommendation, but it is mostly good co-op fun if you get it cheap and have someone to play with.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by KSubzero1000 » January 13th, 2020, 2:37 am

Jon Cheetham wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 1:26 am
I co-oped through what felt like 2/3 the game with my brother. The Resident Evil 4 style over the shoulder combat is a lot of fun, and they really nailed the feel of the guns. They all feel really great to use. Plus, the art design is at times pretty spectacular with Stargate and Dune seeming like visual inspirations (although you start off in a sewer level which, meh.)

Unfortunately we ran into a boss that was just absolute nonsense levels of difficulty. Every death felt cheap. Apparently you can re-roll just the world you are playing and hope for a different boss, but we couldn't find that option.

We might go back to it eventually, but just thought I'd chip in with some impressions. I couldn't give it an unqualified recommendation, but it is mostly good co-op fun if you get it cheap and have someone to play with.
Interesting, thanks for sharing.

There are a handful of red flags for me in there, so it's certainly not something I would buy at full price. But I'll keep it on the watch-list just in case. :)

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Jon Cheetham » January 13th, 2020, 2:48 am

KSubzero1000 wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 2:37 am
Interesting, thanks for sharing.

There are a handful of red flags for me in there, so it's certainly not something I would buy at full price. But I'll keep it on the watch-list just in case. :)
Most welcome :)

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Chopper » January 13th, 2020, 9:49 am

@Jon - was it Gorefest? :P

I haven't played but I believe he has already ascended to the pantheon of Asshole Bosses. If you're in co op, I believe the 'easiest' way is for one player to go upstairs and take care of the shooting, while the player downstairs keeps him distracted. You still have to deal with all the mooks though.

@KSub - yeah, no first hand experience so Jon's is a good starting point. It looks really good, if we can get you over your aversion to AA gaming. I believe the world is generated at the start so it's pretty static, so for example if a dungeon is Level 5, then it stays Level 5, so for example if you're struggling, you can eventually out-level it by gearing up, so it doesn't become a complete roadblock. Then within that world there are dungeons, which can have random bosses according to your circumstances etc - so the game chooses from different bosses and you may not fight the same guy all the time. A lot of the difficulty is from crowd control issues where each boss has a bunch of quite dangerous minor enemies thrown into the arena to distract you during the fight. That's just my impression, I could be wrong.

It sounds really interesting and the reports are mostly good. I'll pm you a couple of links.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Jon Cheetham » January 13th, 2020, 12:55 pm

@ Chopper, it was not Gorefest - he was quite early on and not too much of a problem for the two of us. I'll spoiler it, as it's one of the possible bosses quite late on, in case anyone is currently playing through (though yes, almost every boss has tons of respawning adds which swarm you in waves during the fight).
Spoiler: show
It was Ixilis! Which is in either the third or fourth world... can't remember. So you're on a narrow, small bridge. The boss swipes at you with swords and can knock you off. It launches bombs that track, and can make areas of the bridge untenable. It has a charge-up attack that triggers if you don't do enough damage during the wind-up, and if I wasn't topped off would one-shot me.

Once you've done about a third of its health, an identical copy arrives. Yep.

We had a few good runs, but it just stopped feeling in any way worth our time. It was more of a protest-quit, haha.
The grinding to increase avatar strength would be feasible, but in a procgen world with a limited number of possible layouts it is easy to get lost unless you are continually pushing forward (like you will pass through the same room several times in a world, and it's only differentiated by the encounter you face). To add to that not all the bonfires have fast travel, so there's quite a lot of accidental backtracking and wandering around if you're doing anything other than trying to directly progress.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » January 18th, 2020, 7:38 pm

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – January 21
Temtem – Steam Early Access (PC) – January 21
Kingdom Hearts 3: Re Mind DLC (PS4, Xbox One) – January 23/25
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (Switch) - January 23
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners (PC) - January 23
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PC) – January 23
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (PC) – January 23

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Magical_Isopod » January 19th, 2020, 4:08 pm

dezm0nd wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – January 21
Temtem – Steam Early Access (PC) – January 21
Kingdom Hearts 3: Re Mind DLC (PS4, Xbox One) – January 23/25
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (Switch) - January 23
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners (PC) - January 23
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (PC) – January 23
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (PC) – January 23
Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection was delayed until the end of February. Not entirely sure why, but them's the ropes.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » January 26th, 2020, 1:50 pm

The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters [PC] – January 28
Journey to the Savage Planet (US) [PC, PS4, XBO] – January 28
Kentucky Route Zero: Act 5 [PC] – January 28
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition [PS4, XBO, Switch] – January 28
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire [PS4, XBO] – January 28
Warcraft 3: Reforged [PC] – January 29
Bookbound Brigade [PC, PS4, Switch] – January 30
Not For Broadcast [PC] – January 30
PUBG Season 6 [PS4, XBO] – January 30
Sisters Royale [PS4, Switch] – January 30
Terraforming Earth [PC] – January 30
Through the Darkest of Times [PC] – January 30
Heroland [PS4, Switch] – January 31
Hockey Manager 20|20 [PC] – January 31
Journey to the Savage Planet (EU) [PC, PS4, XBO] – January 31

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Alex79uk » January 26th, 2020, 7:35 pm

Has anyone actually played K.Route Zero? I'm really tempted by it, but don't know anyone who's ever tried it. It looks right up my proverbial street.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Flabyo » January 26th, 2020, 9:41 pm

It was episodic on the PC, and they were spread over *years* so it’s not tended to stay in the conversation.

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