Every week, more games arrive on more platforms to fight for your valuable gaming buck. So we cut through the noise with five games particularly worth playing this week, starting with a sequel to one of Japan’s strangest, but greatest, action RPGs.
Pick Of The Week
Gravity Rush 2, Friday, PS4
The original Gravity Rush was one of the best games for the Vita, but, uh, nobody played it, because nobody owns a Vita. But a remastered version, rapturous reviews, and fan demand means a sequel has arrived. We’ve played it and we’ll have a review later this week, but it’s no spoiler to say the game’s unique gameplay, where you can shut off and redirect your personal gravity at will, is thrilling.
2064: Read Only Memories, Tuesday, PS4
This deliberate throwback to the pixel-art adventure games of the ’80s was a sizeable hit on PC and is now on PS4. It’s an interesting game, not least for its attempt to meld Japanese-style adventure games like Snatcher with a more Western sensibility. It’s also gleefully strange in places; have fun talking to Pat.
The Flame In The Flood: Complete Edition, Tuesday, PS4
This isometric survival game is relatively straightforward: Keep your hero fed, warm, hydrated and energetic, or she bites it for good. She also needs to travel down a river on a raft you need to upgrade and find supplies for, and fight off the enemies on a post-apocalyptic America who want you for dinner. Man, why can post-apocalyptic America never just be a chill place, anyway?
Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Mega-Battle, Friday, Xbox One, PS4, PC
It’s hard to knock a game trying to mix the Konami beat-’em-ups of old with the Power Rangers, an obvious choice that for some odd reason never happened. The game looks like a straightforward arcade experience, which we can get behind, and might be good for a little nostalgia ahead of the arrival of the reboot in theaters in March.
The Assembly, Friday, Xbox One
Finally, there’s this mysterious adventure game, where you alternate between flashbacks (or are they?) and a tour of an elaborate secret government facility, courtesy of the gurney you’re strapped into. Originally designed for VR, you’ve got to make a series of choices that lead to multiple endings, which should be good for a few playthroughs.
Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments!