Gaming

April game releases 2016

Another month of spending far too much money on games.

We’ve got some good ones in April. Here are my picks:

Quantum Break

The creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake have finally released their XB1 flagship title. This game is a very stylish take on what happens when a genius and corporation fiddles with the basic elements of time. Gameplay wise this plays quite similarly to Remedy’s earlier efforts too. One of the best looking games on the Xbox One for those looking for a competent third person shooter with a good story look no further. I would expect anyone who doesn’t have a decent PC rig might actually buy a XB1 for this. Chances are Night Owl will finish this one before me so expect a review soon.

QB 2

Expect to make some choices at the end of each main chapter, that will affect the game in subtle ways.

Dark Souls 3

The last game in the trilogy and for Dark Souls fans this is not to be missed. Game mechanics have been tightened up and the level and creature design is simply fantastic. This is why I haven’t played much of Quantum Break – it is just too addictive to put down. Prepare to die a lot but get a supreme sense of satisfaction you were able to get through to the next bonfire. Review will be forthcoming, but the average Dark Souls game is about 60 hours so it may not be for a bit yet.

Dark Souls 3 (2)

Dark Souls 3 is a great return to form with amazing level design.

Here is the remainder of the list for April:

Apollo 11 VR (Rift, Vive) – April 1
Organic Panic (Xbox One) – April 1
Selfie Tennis (Vive) – April 1
Spheria (PC) – April 1
Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (PC) – April 1
Whirligig (Rift, Vive) – April 3
Green Game: Timeswapper (PC) – April 4
Steredenn (Xbox One) – April 4
Void 21 (Rift) – April 4
1979 Revolution: Black Friday (PC, Mac) – April 5
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack (Vita) – April 5
Dead Star (PS4, PC) – April 5
Dirt Rally (Xbox One, PS4) – April 5
Enter the Gungeon (PS4, PC) – April 5
Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum (PC) – April 5
Fantastic Contraption (Vive) – April 5
Job Simulator (PC) – April 5
Lovely Planet (PS4, Wii U) – April 5
Quantum Break (Xbox One, PC)  – April 5
Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Vita) – April 5
Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (PS4) – April 5
Kill to Collect (PC) – April 6
Doll Fashion Atelier (3DS) – April 7
Emojikara: A Clever Emoji Match Game (Wii U) – April 7
Epic Dumpster Bear (Wii U) – April 7
Kingdom Hearts Unchained X (iOS, Android) – April 7
Mushroom Wars (PC) – April 7
No Thing (PC, iOS, Android, Windows Phone) – April 7
Super Robo Mouse (Wii U) – April 7
Glitchrunners (PC, Mac) – April 8
Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey (Xbox One) – April 8
Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure (Xbox One) – April 8
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek (Xbox One) – April 9
Party Saboteurs (PC, Mac, Linux) – April 9
Tron Run/r (Xbox One) – April 9
Dark Souls III (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – April 12
Ratchet & Clank (PS4) – April 12
Risk of Rain (PS4, Vita) – April 12
Stories: The Path of Destinies (PS4, PC) – April 12
Auro: A Monster Bumping Adventure (PC) – April 13
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan (PC) – April 14
Code of Princess (PC) – April 14
Dodge Club Party (Wii U) – April 14
Draw 2 Survive (Wii U) – April 14
Excave III: Tower of Destiny (3DS) – April 14
Paranautical Activity (Wii U) – April 14
Phantasmal: City of Darkness (PC) – April 14
Slots – Pharaoh’s Riches (Wii U) – April 14
Soda Drinker Pro (Xbox One, PC) – April 14
Super Strike Beach Volleyball (3DS) – April 14
Wobbly Jungle (PC) – April 14
Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS) – April 15
I Want to be Human (PC) – April 15
Gears of War 4 MP Beta (Xbox One) – April 18
Axiom Verge (Vita) – April 19
Blues and Bullets (PS4) – April 19
The Collider 2 (PC) – April 19
Ice Lakes (PC) – April 19
Invisible, Inc. (PS4) – April 19
IS Defense (PC) – April 19
Koi (PS4) – April 19
Langrisser Re:Incarnation -TENSEI- (3DS) – April 19
Loud on Planet X (PS4, PC, Mac) – April 19
Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (PC) – April 19
Pang Adventures (PS4) – April 19
Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC) – April 20
Megamagic (PC) – April 20
P.O.L.L.E.N. (PC, Rift) – April 20
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (PC) – April 21
Eternal Destiny (PC) – April 21
Rogue Stormers (PC) – April 21
Lumo (Xbox One, PS4, Vita, PC, Mac, Linux) – April 22
Star Fox Guard (Wii U) – April 22
Star Fox Zero (Wii U) – April 22
Corpse Party (PC) – April 25
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (PC) – April 25
Aliens vs. Pinball (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC, Mac, iOS) – April 26
Alienation (PS4) – April 26
Hyperdevoition Noire: Goddess Black Heart (PC) – April 26
King’s Quest – Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – April 26
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PS4, Vita) – April 26
The Song of Tyrim (PC, Mac, Linux) – April 26
Stranger of Sword City (Vita) – April 26
Duelyst (PC) – April 27
Emerge: Cities of the Apocalypse (PC) – April 27
Avalon Lords (PC) – April 28
Back in 1995 (PC) – April 28
Lost Reavers (Wii U) – April 28
Mini Mario and Friends (Wii U, 3DS) – April 28
Offworld Trading Company (PC) – April 28

List courtesy of Game Informer magazine.

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