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Gaming Roundup – Halloween Release Roundup

Hello! Welcome to the latest Geeky Brummie Gaming Roundup!

This week, all the latest releases for Halloween!

Apologies for the lack of news this week. Both me and Mat are a little limited on time this week, so not able to research a lot of news. Normal service will resume next week!

Release Roundup

A prominent re-release this week is Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the Switch release of the Wii U’s Pikmin sequel. Featuring three protagonists touching down on a strange planet, they must utilise the help of small creatures known as Pikmin to gather fruit and other resources in a real-time strategy fashion. The Pikmin series is a lot of fun, so if you’ve never tried it out before, I recommend picking this up.

In smaller indie releases, Carto is a top-down adventure title with cute visuals where you can move map tiles around to aid your progress, and Hammerting is an Early Access strategy title about dwarven mining colonies with crafting and RPG elements.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is the latest edition of the Trails series of JRPGs, set around students at a military academy. This game starts two weeks after the final battle of Trails of Cold Steel III, and features an updated battle system similar to other games in the series. I will admit my knowledge of this franchise is next to nothing, so I can’t give any more specifics than that, but if you’re a fan of the series so far, the latest game is now out for PS4.

Following on from last year’s Man of Medan, Little Hope is the latest episode in Supermassive’s collection of interactive horror stories, The Dark Pictures Anthology. This one features a cast of five characters trapped in a ghost town that used to be the sight of various witch trials. Should be a perfect accompaniment to the festivities this weekend.

Watch Dogs: Legion launched this week to a muted reception, as from all accounts it’s another by-the-numbers Ubisoft game. It’s set in London, it’s got hacking, and it’s an open world with procedurally generated characters. Forgive me for sounding unimpressed with this, but it is a new game from the publisher that protected sexual predators for years, who will still profit off the release of this game. Plus it just looks like more of the same tired Ubisoft formula on top of that.

Game of the Week

While Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed once again, fear not, because this week’s Game of the Week is here to fulfil your cyberpunk needs for the time being.

Ghostrunner is a fast-paced first-person parkour game where you play a cyber ninja battling against the evils of humanity in a post-apocalyptic world. Basically, if you thought Mirror’s Edge wasn’t dystopian enough and felt the addition of a katana would have improved things, Ghostrunner is exactly the game you were asking for.

It’s been getting some great reviews, although it is reportedly hard as hell. But I’m all for some futuristic ninja parkour with some challenge, especially when it looks as stylish as this.

And that’s it for this week! Sorry for the short one, but we should be back to normal again soon!