There are always a ton of new games. Either newly released or soon to be. It’s hard to keep track of them all. But here are a few coming out within a week. Ones that I would personally love to try.
Decay of Logos
Coming across as a sort of mix of Zelda Breath of the Wild and a “Soulsborne” game. Everything from the art style to the setting looks interesting to me. That and the combat which looks satisfying. Releasing on the 27th of August. This was an easy entry for me.
Whipseey and the Lost Atlas
A 2D platformer that reminds me a lot of Kirby. Everything from the art style, the music and the character design. Feels like classic Nintendo. This is a game I’d like to play because it looks like some old school fun. Also releasing on the 27th of August.
Control by Remedy Entertainment is a 3rd person action/shooter game. But with an emphasis on physics and well “control”. The female protagonist is really well designed, she’s not a sex symbol, she’s just a badass. The physics in the game are a real selling point for me. Everything I’ve seen just looks pretty mindblowing and I feel like I’d have a lot of fun one with this one. Also releasing on August 27th. What a day for game releases!
Fusing a sidescrolling Metroidvania with a Pokemon style monster collector/RPG. This is a concept that I adore. Classic turn based battles mixed with Metroidvania based exploration. I didn’t know about this game until recently. But I’m very excited and hope like the other games on this list that I get to try it at some point. Releasing on August 28th.
Tree interactive’s Hookbots is a robot based party game. Tons of game modes including some single player content. And a bunch of awesome robots to play as. You can even customize your robots. Jump around, pick up tons of upgrades. And of course use your hook to swing and attack. Hookbots has the potential to be a favourite new party game. Releasing on August 28th as well.
Once again an interesting use of physics piques my interest. Heave Ho by Le Cartel studio. Is a physics based game in which you control a little guy with two long sticky arms. Kind of like those jelly like toys you used to play with as a kid. Where you throw them at the wall and they basically rappel down using their long sticky arms. It looks cute, fun and frustrating. And with multiplayer I can imagine a lot of amazing things will happen. Releasing on August 29th.
Filled with adorable anime style characters. Magnus Games Re:Legend looks like an updated Harvest Moon game. With 3D graphics, combat and classes it’s closest to Rune Factory. It also has co-op play though. So you can work on your farm. Raise your monster friend. Craft some weapons and then go boss hunting with friends. Probably the most interesting farming/slice of life simulator I’ve seen in a while. Releasing August 30th.
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
The latest game by Supermassive (the guys behind Until Dawn). The Dark Pictures is a planned horror anthology. With Man of Medan as the first entry. Other than the fact that Until Dawn was a quality game. The thing that stands out for Man of Medan is “shared story” play. With this mode another player can control another character as you both play through the same story. This gives you a unique perspective on the story. As not only is it a branching narrative, it’s a branching narrative with two people making their own choices. Another August 30th release.
A Memoir Blue
A Memoir Blue by develop Cloisters. Is another narrative based game. Although this one is more mystery than horror. The thing that stands out the most about this game to me is the art style. A unique mix of 3D animation and 2D hand drawn images. The game is based on a memory of the main character and her mother. Which sounds like a recipe for an emotional journey. Releasing on September 1st this one just makes the cut.
So there you have it. These are the games that speak to me the most, that are soon to be released. Again this list is just of games that I would love to play. However if I do get a chance to play any of them I will write up reviews that I’ll link at the bottom of this post.