New Releases: Week of September 23rd, 2018


This has been quite the week. Monday - worked | Tuesday Mrs-Soup and I flew to Utah | Wednesday - I drove a Ford Focus RS (like mine) on track at the Ford Performance Racing School | Thursday - we flew home | Friday - worked | Saturday - drove to Banff where Mrs-Soup and I ran the Melissa's 10k | Sunday - the whole clan drove north to Edmonton (3hrs) to meet David Tennant.

My birthday was in there too somewhere so....yeah...I'm kinda beat right now.

So here is the deal: We have all heard by now the unfortunate demise of Telltale games and looking at the new releases this week they were set to release the 2nd episode of the final season of their Walking Dead Series. I am curious to see if that will still happen as supposedly there are some people left over there and typically a game goes gold a good amount of time before it actually releases. Other than that I have curated this weeks list to three games that may be of interest. There are a good 15 or so games releasing this week but the majority of them seem to either be ports for the Switch or re-releases.

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
Release Date: September 28th, 2018

Football or Soccer or whatever you want to call it is back on your favorite platform for another year. Better this and upgraded that and more marketing speak you can shake a stick at! If FIFA is your game you know you are going to have fun regardless! According to Wikipedia FIFA 19 is also coming to last gen consoles as well but I couldn't find any info about it on the actual site. So maybe you PS3 & Xbox 360 holdouts might get a new FIFA game....maybe not...but one thing is for sure, the WiiU does not!

Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: September 27th, 2018

Generally speaking, I am not a fan of these story driven games. Don't get me wrong, I like a good story in my game but I also like a little action and the Life is Strange games tend to be a little action-less. When i was at E3 a few years back I played through some of the first episode of the first game and I could see why it is popular. The story was good and had me hooked for a good 30 minutes while I played. Not hooked enough to buy the whole game but I still think about that time every now and then and if the second iteration in the series is as good as the first I know it will do well.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PC
Release Date: September 25th, 2018

This one is a little different than the rest. An isometric RPG set in the tabletop RPG Pathfinder universe. Funded to the tune of over $900,000 on Kickstarter, Pathfinder:Kingmaker looks to be more faithful to the tabletop experience than other role playing games out there. That may intrigue some (like me) and dissuade others but I have fond memories of old RPG games and maybe Pathfinder:Kingmaker will scratch that itch!

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