The Week In Games: Sonic And Chicken Assassins

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It feels like we’re right in the middle of summer, but lucky for you there are a lot of games to sink your teeth and time into coming out this week.

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If you’re the kind of person who likes a retro romp, you might enjoy the revamped stylings of Sonic Mania Plus, an even-more-stuff edition of the well-regarded Sonic Mania. There’s also the throwback Tempest 4000 for the truly hardcore among you who want to relive the quarter-consuming trauma of the arcades.

The more experimental among you might be interested in the bleak storm-centered Frost or the unsettling adventure game The Long Reach. If you’re feeling like digging into some contemporary comfort, there’s even a Far Cry 5 DLC that you can lose some hours in.

But don’t take my word for it! Here’s a list of some games coming out this week:

Tuesday, July 17

  • Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Blacksea Odyssey | PS4
  • Chicken Assassin: Reloaded | PS4
  • Far Cry 5: Lost On Mars DLC | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Frost | PS4
  • Gene Rain | PS4
  • Hand of Fate 2 | Switch
  • Hopalong: The Badlands | PS VR
  • Hungry Shark World | PS4
  • Ice Cream Surfer | PS4, PS Vita
  • Let’s Sing 2018 | PS4, Switch
  • Mothergunship | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Mugsters | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Race Arcade | PS4
  • Sonic Mania Plus | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Spacejacked | PS Vita
  • Super Destronaut DX | PS4, PS Vita
  • Super Dungeon Tactics | PS4
  • Tempest 4000 | PS4, Xbox One
  • The Long Reach | Xbox One
  • The Path of Motus | PS4, Xbox One
  • Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded | PS4, Switch

Wednesday, July 18

  • Animal Rivals | Switch
  • Fear The Wolves | PC
  • The Mooseman | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Vertical Strike Endless Challenge | Switch

Thursday, July 19

  • Chicken Assassin: Reloaded | Switch
  • City Connection | Switch
  • Gotcha Racing 2nd | PS4
  • Guts and Glory | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Frost | Switch
  • League Bowling | Switch
  • Lost Phone Stories | Switch
  • Nidhogg 2 | Xbox One
  • NoReload Heroes | Switch
  • Pool Panic | Switch
  • Sanrio Characters Picross | Switch
  • Shoot Out | Switch
  • Starship Avenger: Operation Take Back Earth | Switch
  • Tanzia | Switch

Friday, July 20

  • Frost | Xbox One
  • Doughlings | Xbox One
  • Heroki | Switch
  • Spheroids | Switch
  • VSR: Void Space Racing | Switch
  • Werewolf Pinball | Switch

Coming Soon

Tuesday, July 24

  • No Man’s Sky | Xbox One
  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection | Switch
  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 | Switch
  • Semblance | Switch
  • Toby: The Secret Mine | Switch

Thursday, July 26

  • 2064: Read Only Memories INTEGRAL | Switch
  • Banner Saga 3 | Switch
  • Candle: The Power of the Flame | Switch
  • Crossing Souls | Switch
  • Sleep Tight | Switch

Friday, July 27

  • Banner Saga Trilogy | PS4
  • Final Light, The Prison | Switch
  • Go Vacation | Switch
  • Hello Neighbor | PS4, Switch

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DISCUSSION

relic1980
relic1980

Already have Sonic Mania for Steam (have to see what this “more stuff” would include, though) and will wait to see opinions on how Tempest 4000 plays without a spinner control before I jump on that (PS4 or XB1).

Enjoying the original Tempest in the arcades of the early 80s, I believe that the best way to play that game is with a spinner.