Game Releases: June 14-21

Transcript:

How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer and it is Sunday July 21st, 2019. If you are unfamiliar, the Sunday show is usually something a little different than the daily updates, because news is usually pretty slow. This time around, I’ll be talking about all of the game releases of the past 7 days. thegamingobserver.com for a transcript.

So game releases were actually quite slow this week, the biggest game to come out was Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 on the 19th. This is a unique entry in the series, the last game to come out was released in 2009, so ten years ago, and it’s set in a different universe from the previous two games. So there is no continuity, it’s an original story. It’s also the only game in the series to be produced by Nintendo, and it’s exclusive to the Switch. Critics aren’t blown away, but they definitely like it. It seems like it mirrors the previous games quite well, which includes both visuals and gameplay. If you’re considering picking it up, be sure to take a look at gameplay first, and keep in mind that you’ll probably have a similar experience to a game made a decade ago.

The third and final part to the Fate of Atlantis expansion for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was released on the 16th. As far as I can tell this is the last entry into the game’s additional content, so that saga has wrapped until the next game comes out. Again, seems like people are pretty happy about the DLC as a whole, though I saw quite a few critics of the writing. If you aren’t in the loop, Odyssey is considered a pretty major reboot for the series, and you should definitely consider picking it up if you can.

A game that isn’t very well known but did get some coverage is called Etherborn. It’s a 3D puzzle platformer, and it’s got a wonderful art style here. The colour scheme and overall aesthetic is very pleasing, though this style seems to be the new trend in indie games. The core mechanic is based on gravity, and the world warps around you much like it does it Super Mario Galaxy. It’s also a pretty short game, but if you are into indie platformers this looks like a solid entry. So that’s Etherborn, released on Xbox, Playstation, Switch, and PC.

And finally, the virtual reality game Gorn came out of Early Access on the 20th. I mentioned this yesterday, but if you own a VR headset and haven’t heard of Gorn I’d be surprised. Either way the gameplay looks like a lot of fun, they’ve obviously got a lot of cred in the community, and overall for only $15 it’s probably worth a look.

That’s going to be all from me today, though based on what’s releasing in the next 7 days, the next Sunday show will be a lot more exciting. I’ll be back tomorrow with the regularly scheduled news show, and until then, happy gaming everyone.

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