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6 games you should consider buying this week (4/18/17)

Disney Afternoon Collection Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Flinthook Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Wonder Boy: The Dragons Trap Full Throttle Remastered PS4 Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC

In any given week, there are usually at least 1-2 new games that can be recommended to buy. But this April has been an unusually busy month for notable releases, and this week is no exception.

Here are six games that should be on your radar this week!


Flinthook


Developer: Tribute Games

Publisher: Tribute Games

Genre: Platformer

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC (Steam)


If you love indie games and platformers but you've never heard of Tribute Games before, they'll certainly be on your radar after today. Most recently known for Mercenary Kings and the Mega Man-inspired Ninja Senki DX, Tribute Games focuses on pixel-stylized action and platforming games, not unlike some of the great classics of yesteryear.

In Flinthook, you play as a space pirate who uses a hook device to zip around procedurally-generated levels and plunder treasure and the like. Check out the trailer above!




Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series


Developer: Telltale Games

Publisher: Telltale Games

Genre: Episodic Point and Click Adventure

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Android, iOS



Before 2014, almost no one outside of the comics realm knew who the Guardians of the Galaxy are, but thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe film of the same, Star-Lord and his crew are some of the hottest new heroes around.

Telltale's new episodic series continues the same fun and edgy vibe projected in the movie while taking the crew on a new story that will test each team member's resolve. Plus Thanos is in it, so... instabuy, right?




Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap


Developer: Lizardcube

Publisher: DotEmu

Genre: Action platformer

Platform: PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC (Steam)


I didn't grow playing SEGA games in my household, so I missed out on the Wonder Boy series up till now. Turns out that was a huge mistake, as Wonder Boy is one of the best platformer series of yesteryear, and Lizardcube and DotEmu's have given Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap one of the best-looking makeovers I've ever seen for a game that came out close to 30 years ago.




Disney Afternoon Collection


Developer: Digital Eclipse, Capcom

Publisher: Capcom

Genre: Action platformer, shmup

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC



Ducktales. Darkwing Duck. Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers. Tale-Spin. What more could you ask for than some of the most classic animated cartoons from the '90s? If you've never played their companion games that came out for the NES (or even if you have), this is an amazing way to experience them all. Seriously, these are some of the best licensed games of all time, and most of them hold up extremely well.




Full Throttle Remastered


Developer: Double Fine Games

Publisher: Double Fine Games

Genre: Point and Click Adventure

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC



First it was Grim Fandango. Then Day of the Tentacle. And now, LucasArts' classic Full Throttle is getting the remaster treatment courtesy of Tim Schafer's Double Fine. Though not was well known as the former mentioned games, Full Throttle was an interesting game about a biker who gets tangled up in a tale of intrigue, and this is the best way to experience it nowadays.




Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom


Developer: Enigami

Publisher: Focus Home Games

Genre: Action RPG

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC



It seems rare that we get full 3D RPGs from indie devs these days, but Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom definitely deserves props for being one of the best looking and most interesting in recent times. In Shiness, your crew of characters gets caught up in a conflict spanning multiple kingdoms and takes you on a journey through a universe on the verge of collapse.

 
Let us know which of these games you're thinking of buying this week!


7 Comments

Well I already bought 4 of these so that just leaves Full Throttle and Shiness. Shiness actually sounds pretty good from reading reviews but I haven't decided if I want to get it now or wait until it's on sale. I should probably wait anyway since I've bought so many games lately. >_> I can definitely wait on Full Throttle because I have to be in a very particular mood for point & click games. I still haven't played Day of the Tentacle or Grim Fandango (well, not all of it) so as cool as Full Throttle looks I know it's going to sit in the backlog forever if I buy it. Really, I may as well wait for it to be bundled.

The one I would want most is Guardians but all the other ones definitely looks like they can be solid. But yea I'm too cheap to spend money haha.

They all look awesome. Shiness would be my top choice if I had to choose one.

Haven't heard much praise for GotG. I feel like we're reaching that point where Telltale needs to overhaul their engine and formula or entire series will flop. 

Haven't heard much praise for GotG. I feel like we're reaching that point where Telltale needs to overhaul their engine and formula or entire series will flop. 

 

Totally agree. I wouldn't be surprised if sales on recent Telltale games were on the decline because of Telltale engine fatigue (maybe except for Batman?). I did hear that the CEO recently stepped down, and he was one of the main people that kept pushing for the current engine to keep on being used in every game, so maybe they'll finally move to another one soon.

Totally agree. I wouldn't be surprised if sales on recent Telltale games were on the decline because of Telltale engine fatigue (maybe except for Batman?). I did hear that the CEO recently stepped down, and he was one of the main people that kept pushing for the current engine to keep on being used in every game, so maybe they'll finally move to another one soon.

 

The erratic episodic release schedules have been detrimental too. One of the main benefits to an episodic series is that there is a regular release schedule. Lately, Telltale releases have been all over the place. People lose interest quicker than ever these days and I think that could catch up with Telltale soon.

Yep agreed as well. It's getting stale with their weird releases and engine. Their engine is hurting their games just like what this article is saying

 

 

 

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