Join Robert, Nathanael and John this week where they talk Golf Story, Stardew Valley, Wulverblade, Injustice 2, The Solus Project, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Until Dawn, The Witcher 3, Cuphead, Nintendo encouraging mature titles on the Switch and more!
Etrian Odyssey V takes the series back to it's roots, returning to one, single labyrinth. The customization for characters and parties runs deep, and you can truly make this game your own with a detailed team of characters. While this limits dramatic storytelling, the depth of gameplay draws you in and won't let go.
Take a healthy chunk of bullet-hell shooter, add in a dash of Mega Man, and a healthy dose of Shadow of the Colossus, and you get a decent representation of what Earth Atlantis is. A classic shooter stuck in an underwater maze after an apocalyptic flood, it is your job to rid the earth of the cybernetic aquatic life that bring peril to the depths.
The Touhou project has been around for over twenty years, primarily as a "bullet hell" shooter. Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle attempts to take that bullet-hell mentality and cram it into a 3d versus brawler. Unfortunately, it is lacking a little polish that would make the game fun for all.
Save the Ninja Clan is an indie game in the vein of Super Meat Boy in which you have to save your ninja friends. If you don't want to do that, you can always annoy the programmer of the game through some meta-jokes as you find his bugs.
Culdcept: Revolt marks the 20th anniversary of a unique series, which takes influence from real-world board and card games. As a mesh of Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering, Culdcept: Revolt is thin on story but deep in gameplay. A strong online community could really make this game thrive.
Life is Strange was released in 2015 and was met with fantastic response. Before the Storm is a prequel and stars the angsty teen Chloe Price. The characters and story should grab most gamers attention. The bigger question is will gamers enjoy this as much as the first game in the series?
Senran Kagura bounces along with another title, Peach Beach Splash. The developers really know how to make a fun game, but they do rely on buxom beauties and sexual situations to sell them. The engines are so solid they could swap out the hypersexualization and sell their games to an entirely different audience.