Every week, it feels like there’s more games for more platforms than ever before. So every week, we cut through the release list to find the five games you need to play this week. Starting, this week, with the sequel to a contender for the best multiplayer shooter of all time.
Yes, the squid people and their ink-spraying weaponry are back in a sequel that refines the gameplay of the blockbuster original. Splatoon flipped the multiplayer shooter on its head with some of the most fun wacky play in the genre, smartly shifting it from killing off fellow players to grabbing area on the map. This adds a host of new modes, weapons, and of course maps and fashion choices to cover with ink, and will remind you that multiplayer games don’t all have to be grim macho exercises in grimness.
Conga Master, Tuesday ($10, PS4 and Xbox One)
This mix of Katamari Damacy and Snake has you as the conga leader trying to put together the longest conga line. Needless to say, it’s more complicated than just having a saucy beat and strong charisma. You’ve got to dodge obstacles, hit your conga buddies at just the right time to add them to the line, and deal with the various problems the game hucks at you as you conga your way to glory. Sure, it’s ridiculous, but as a brisk game during the summer drought, it’s perfect.
Superhot, Friday ($25, PS4. PSVR)
The innovative first-person shooter arrives on PSVR and PS4 after a successful tour of the PC, Xbox One, Oculus and Vive. It’s a unique experience no matter how you play it; time only moves when you do, so what would normally be a frantic run-n-gun turns into a chess match as you figure out the puzzle of each level. It also looks really neat. Just look at it!
What Remains Of Edith Finch, Wednesday ($20, Xbox One)
This art game arrives for Xbox One fans today. We had a complicated opinion of it, but it’s still very much a change of pace for a game and another doorway into the discussion about where games end and storytelling begins. If you haven’t gotten caught up, now is definitely the time.
Children Of Zodiarcs, Tuesday ($20, PS4, PC, and Mac)
Finally, for a change of pace for RPG fans, there’s this game which brings deck and dice gaming back to video games, via Kickstarter, with some tactical work for good measure. It’s definitely a change of pace, for RPG fans, and if you need a summer RPG, this will fit the bill.
from Real Stories – UPROXX http://uproxx.com/gaming/splatoon-2-five-games/