Every week, it feels like there are more games for more platforms than ever, except not so much this week. This week, there’s pretty much nothing after the rush to get games on shelves before Black Friday. But there are a ton of ports coming to the Nintendo Switch this week, so, for this week’s five games, let’s dig into the Switch!
Pick Of The Week: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Friday ($60, Switch)
The action RPG series returns with a bunch of adorable heroes searching for “Elysium,” the ultimate paradise for humanity. Although they live on the backs of giant animals, so, really, what’s the big deal? Anyway, the series is a deep, rich game that will absorb you for hours, and is perfect for any long nights at home, or long days in the terminal, you might be dealing with. But that’s not your only option…
Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Tuesday ($40, Switch)
Gamers of a certain age fondly remember the early Resident Evil games, because, at the time, they were groundbreaking and also we were children. In the cold light of adulthood, though, boy howdy do they suck, so Revelations went back to the franchise’s roots to do it right this time, with the result of a genuinely impressive set of survival horror games that wound up inspiring the superbly creepy Resident Evil 7. If you want some Christmas chills that don’t involve your credit cards, this will be the place to go.
OPUS: The Day We Found Earth, Thursday ($10, Switch)
In this eShop title, you play Emeth, a robot who controls a space telescope and is trying to find Earth. It’s a fun adventure game with a lot to say, so we won’t spoil anything here, but you may want to have a few tissues handy, as the game explores some fairly serious questions for something that has an adorable robot for its hero.
Serial Cleaner, Thursday ($10, Switch)
Finally, there’s this gleefully dark stealth game, where you play a slick criminal charged with cleaning up the bloody aftermath of crimes right under the nose of various police officers, security cameras, and other foes out to find you. It’s a gory good time, to say the least, and hilariously leans into the ’70s aesthetic.
Any games we missed this week? Let us know in the comments!