It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for the weekly PSN Picks of the week. There’s a lot to choose from this week, from Futbol to Zombies, Aliens to Dungeons, and a lot of wars. I’m Seth, from Play Some Video Games, and I’m pinch-hitting for Kyle this week. But I think we’re both pretty much on the same page.
I’ve been looking forward to this game since it was announced on Kickstarter, and I’m stoked to see it finally make its way to to the PS4 and Vita. The game had me at “roguelike dungeon crawler,” and the setting is amazing. In Darkest Dungeon, you recruit, train and lead a team of heroes against the horrors in the deepest dungeons. Your characters can become stressed, diseased and more — and their afflictions carry over between dungeon dives. Combat is turn-based RPG-style, and the monsters look truly horrifying.
The deeper you explore into a dungeon, the more and better rewards you will gather. If the dungeon becomes too harrowing, you can return to town to rest up. But once a character dies, he or she is dead in the game.
Along a somewhat similar vein — turn-based combat, with events that carry over between missions — today also marks the PS4 release of XCOM 2. I loved the first game when it came to PS3, and the sequel seems to turn things up a notch. Earth is now under alien rule, it it’s up to you to lead the global resistance to retake Earth.
Because I seem to like themes, the final pick of the week is Contra, Konami’s classic that was released in arcades in 1987 and on the NES. While I’ve never played the arcade version, the NES port was a childhood favorite. In Contra, you work to stop an alien threat from overtaking Earth in a side-scrolling run-and-gun game. This may well be the first Arcade Archives game that I pick up.
Aside from these possibilities, I’m currently playing NBA 2K17 and Brut@l. Follow along with my expansion franchise, the Cincinnati Sunset Riders, here. I’ve also been streaming some of Brut@l, which you can find here. Comment below with what you plan to pick up this week, or what you’re playing right now in general.