Hey guys, I’m tinkering with the title a bit this week, but otherwise this is the same Five Games you’ve grown to know and love. Or at least like. If you guys have any suggestions for how this feature can be improved, let me know, as my goal is to make it more of a must-read over the next few weeks.
Consoles, PCs, handhelds, Facebook, smartphones — the world of gaming is becoming increasingly confusing and fragmented, but don’t worry, we’re here to simplify things for you. Each week 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 Indie Adventure
Ether One (PC, Mar. 25th)
Expect this one to generate some chatter online. Ether One is a new adventure game in which you explore the minds of dementia patients. You can choose how challenging you want Ether One to be — you can either skip the puzzles and simply watch the story unfold, or you can tackle the game’s tricky puzzles to help restore memories to the disease addled mind you’re exploring. Ether One will make you feel feels and creep you out in equal measure.
This Week’s Crazy Hunting Game
Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts (Xbox 360, PS3 & Wii U, Mar. 25th)
Anyone who’s been reading my stuff here on GammaSquad for a while knows I’m kind of obsessed with Cabela’s increasingly insane line-up of hunting titles. Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts is supposed to be slightly more “realistic” than some recent Cabela’s games, but it’s trailer is still packed with shots of dudes shooting giant crazed moose and bears point blank in the face, so it should still deliver the crazy.
This Week’s Oddly Titled JRPG
The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PS3, Mar. 25th)
Developed by Nippon Ichi, the company behind Disgaea, The Witch and the Hundred Knight moves away from the strategy-RPG genre in favor of a more action heavy approach. Basically, it’s a cute, Japanese-ey Diablo, so if the actual Diablo game coming out this week doesn’t do it for you, you have another dungeon hacking option.
This Week’s DLC
Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea Episode 2 (PC, Xbox 360 & PS3, Mar. 25th)
Irrational Games may be dead and gone, but the second episode of Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea still arrives this week. Enjoy it, because this is probably the last taste of Bioshock we’re getting for a while. Perhaps the last proper taste ever.
Pick of the Week
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PC, Mar. 25th)
Diablo III was a game with, shall we say, a few issues. Well, nearly two years after it’s launch Blizzard is are essentially trying to completely relaunch the game — the controversial real money auction house is gone, and now we get the game’s first major expansion, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. The expansion adds a new class, a fifth act and a new Adventure Mode that lets you roam freely over the game’s world. Hopefully this expansion gets Diablo III to the place it should have been in the first place.
Any games you’re itching to get your hands on that I failed to mention? Hit the comments and let the world know.