The Week In Games: Once More Unto The Breach

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Some habits are hard to kick.

Destiny is second on my list of most-hours-played, wedged firmly between Dota 2 and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Hundreds of hours later I’m still not sure what that says about the game or me. Is Bungie’s post-Halo MMO shooter my second favorite game of all time? No. Do I regret the free evenings, early mornings, and random lunch breaks I’ve spent grinding through its universe? Maybe. And yet with Destiny 2 just around the corner I simply can’t help myself.


I’m not sure the sequel will fix even a quarter of what disappointed me about the first game. And frankly, even if Bungie went on to make Destiny 3 and 4, I’m not sure the end result would ever approach the game I imagined when the concept art first started to leak back in late 2012. But I go on anyway, hoping to catch a glimpse of that original vision hidden somewhere deep in-between the game’s digital seams.

It’s not unlike the start of another fall release lineup. This year’s Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, or Battlefront could finally be the ones to fully capitalize on their series’ potential. At least until 2018.

Here’s everything else coming out over the next couple of weeks.

Monday, September 4

  • Reaching for Petals — PC

Tuesday, September 5

  • LEGO Worlds — Switch
  • R.B.I. Baseball 17 — Switch
  • Knack II — PS4
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth — PS4, Vita
  • A Hole New World
  • Antiquia Lost — PS4, Vita
  • Don’t Knock Twice — Xbox One, PS4, PSVR
  • Gunducky Industries — PS4
  • Licky the Lucky Lizard Lives Again — Vita
  • The Lost Bear — PSVR
  • Songbringer — PS4
  • Squish and the Corrupted Crystal — Xbox One
  • Spectrum — PS4

Wednesday, September 6

  • Destiny 2 — Xbox One, PS4
  • Senko no Ronde 2 — PC

Thursday, September 7

  • The Bridge — Switch
  • Senko no Ronde 2 — PS4

Friday, September 8

  • Monster Hunter Stories — Switch (Correction - 5:10pm, Sept 4: This is a 3DS game, not a Switch game.)
  • Drive Girls — Vita

Coming Soon

Monday, September 11

  • TTV2 — PC

Tuesday, September 12

  • NASCAR Heat 2 — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 — Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Rayman Legends Definitive Edition — Switch
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana — PS4, PC, Vita

Wednesday, September 13

  • Samurai Riot — PC

Thursday, September 14

  • Baja: Edge of Control HD — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Divinity: Original Sin II — PC
  • Hiveswap — PC, Mac, Linux

Friday, September 15

  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Metroid: Samus Returns — 3DS
  • NHL 18 — Xbox One, PS4

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

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I’m so ready for D2. Our clan (Owl Sector) can’t stand the wait anymore. Hype levels at max.