This Week In Games: Time For An Acid Trip, Again

As you’d expect, there isn’t a whole lot coming out in the aftermath of E3. But there are a few bits and pieces worthy of interest. If you’re into MMOs, Final Fantasy 14 is getting its massive Stormblood expansion, Get Even finally launches after an impromptu delay, the Switch gets a couple of ports, and the massive conspiracy MMO acid trip that is Secret World gets a reboot this week.

God Wars: Future Past (PS4, Vita)

What is it? A JRPG with an isometric, grid-based combat system reminiscent of Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem.
Should you care? There’s a neat mechanic called impurity where the more you attack with a character, the more the AI is likely to target it. It looks like good fun, and I hope it gets a Switch port.

Dead by Daylight (PS4, XBO)

What is it? The asymmetrical horror indie game comes to consoles.
Should you care? Think of a less janky version of Friday the 13th with more variety and more refined mechanics.

Cave Story + (Switch)

What is it? A Metroidvania that harks back to the 8-bit and 16-bit eras.
Should you care? It’s a great game, but also not a new one. Cave Story came out on PC six years ago. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth playing, mind you.

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (Switch)

What is it? An isometric 3D action-adventure that first launched on mobiles, before getting ported to PC and consoles.
Should you care? Oceanhorn was one of the nicest looking RPGs on mobiles and it took some nice inspiration from Zelda. But there’s also no shortage of RPGs to play this year, and the gameplay loop might be a bit too simple for some.

Secret World Legends (PC)

What is it? Funcom’s “reimagining” of The Secret World from an MMO into a free-to-play RPG.
Should you care? The Secret World is nuts as fuck. I really want to find some spare time to play this with friends.

Get Even (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? A psychological horror game about finding someone who is trapped with a bomb tied to their chest.
Should you care? Delayed because of the…

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