PCs, handhelds, mobile, console, indies, triple A, free-to-play — the gaming scene gets more diverse and difficult to follow by the day, but thankfully I’m here every week to guide you through what’s happening with games.
As always, I’ll rattle off five games I think you might want to check out this week. Keep in mind, these articles aren’t meant to be comprehensive lists of everything coming out that week so much as a nice rounded tasting menu. So, let’s get to it…
This Week’s Japanese RPG
Tales of Zestiria (PC, PS3 & PS4, Oct. 20)
The fan-favorite Tales series returns this week with Tales of Zestiria. Expect more pretty cell-shaded graphics, anime tropes and hack ‘n’ slash battling. The latter looks to be particularly amped up this time, as all your characters can now transform into powered-up, God-like versions of themselves. If you’re into anime, or have enjoyed past Tales games, Tales of Zestiria should satisfy.