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


Jason Clement
  • 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!

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