Predictably, this week’s offering in the world of video games is looking relatively sparse compared to the past fortnight. With both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 now available in the UK, it will be a few more weeks before the dust settles and a month or two before we see a second wave of next-gen titles launching.
In the meantime, this week should bring joy to both 3DS owners and motor enthusiasts alike. No doubt many of you are pining for the release of Evolution’s DriveClub, but hopefully Gran Turismo 6 will keep you ticking over.
Tiny Brains | PS4 | Wednesday
Scribblenauts: Unlimited | 3DS | Friday
The original Scribblenauts may have felt somewhat gimmicky, yet the execution was there all the same. Since its 2009 debut, developer 5th Cell has spawned a number of sequels and ports, with Scribblenauts now available on iOS, Wii U, PC, and now the 3DS.
Unlimited brings a wealth of new challenges and puzzles to the table though the core concept remains the same. Basically, players can summon just about any object or thing they desire, from alligators and death rays to aubergines and an almighty Kraken. Luckily, the game’s scenarios are designed so that players can get creative when forming a solution.
It’s just a shame it took so long to get here.
Gran Turismo 6 | PS3 | Friday
Personally, I can’t hack car sims. My general disinterest was more or less reaffirmed when I strapped myself into fancy rig to play the latest Gran Turismo. Though ultra realistic and gorgeous to look upon, it’s just not for me.
Millions will, of course, have a different view as they flock to pick up GT6 this Friday. The series still remains a powerhouse for Sony and though there might not be a myriad of sweeping updates, a reskin and selection of new motors will be more than enough to attract a crowd.
Rainbow Moon | PS Vita | Wednesday
Bravely Default | 3DS | Friday
Here’s this week’s wildcard. Developed by the same studio behind 3D Dot Game Heroes, Bravely Default is a fantasy turn-based RPG and spiritual successor to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes Of Light.
Apparently Square Enix is trying to establish Bravely Default as part of a brand new IP alongside Dragon Quest and the aforementioned Final Fantasy. However, from what’s on show, it looks to combine elements from the two series instead of setting itself apart. You’ll still form parties and follow a semi-linear path with a decent spread of customisable classes to select from.
That’s it for this week. Be sure to let us know what you plan on buying!