This week saw the release of Mad Max and MGSV: The Phantom Pain, and although next week isn’t packed with AAA releases there are a couple of indie games that can pique your interest.
When it first released for Vita back in 2013, Tearaway showed the true potential of the handheld console. Using most of the Vita’s advanced controls like touchscreen and front and rear facing cameras the game was something new and different to look at and the beautiful art style combined with an interesting story and innovative gameplay made this game one of the biggest hits on the Vita. Now, with a lot of new content, game comes out for PS4 and PS3. You can dive into the beautiful paper world of Tearaway on September 8th.
Shift Happens is a local co-op platformer for two players. Its looks are gorgeous; the two main characters look like they came from some trippy Rayman fantasy and the gameplay that relies on the cooperation between two players sure sounds nice. Of course, if you don’t want to play the game with a friend you can have a single-player experience with levels specifically designed for one player. You can check out Shift Happens on the PC starting September 9.
An adventure game made completely in stop-motion technique by the people that brought us Earthworm Jim and Neverhood? Sounds interesting. The game is a classic point-and-click adventure that tells the story of Tommynaut a space explorer who’s lost on the unknown space world and who, along with his blind alien dog called Beak-Beak try to escape from the mystical fortress called Armikrog. The game should be available on the PC starting September 8, but because the game was postponed on a number of times we can’t guarantee you that you’ll be able to play it on Tuesday.
Otherland is a new free-to-play MMO that’s based on the novels by Tad Williams. It is based on virtual multiverse that contains numerous worlds ranging from fantasy to sci-fi. Otherland promises players beautiful graphics, rich storyline, action-packed combat, PvE and PvP, four classes to choose from, and a complex RPG character development. All in all, this can be an interesting new player in already humongous MMORGP genre. What is really interesting about the game is its premise of a virtual multiverse that’s filled with many, many different worlds. Do you want to explore a medieval world? Ok, you can do that. Or maybe go thirty centuries in the future and enjoy your daily dosage of Sci-fi action. No problem we have that too. Although it looks promising, we shouldn’t forget that the most new MMORPG games disappear from the radar a couple of weeks after the release. Nevertheless, if you want to check it out you can do so even today because the game is on early access on Steam with an official release on September 10.
That was the list of potentially interesting games for next week. We hope that you found something for you, if you have a suggestion of what’s worth to play next week, let us know in the comments below.
Written by Goran Damnjanovic, you can find him on Facebook.