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POINTNCLICK’S Top Video Game Picks For This Week

August 6 – August 12 Edition

You know what’s boring? News. Especially news about games no one cares for! Never fear, POINTCLICK is here to curate the videogames WE’RE interested in, and the ones YOU might want to play this week. Fortunately, the POINTNCLICK crew has a delectable, buttery spread of opinions that will (hopefully) ensure a nice range of diverse and interesting games. Some weeks individuals may not feature, some weeks this article might not exist, but if you’re reading this now I’d say this probably happened.


David’s Picks

Dead Cells

Release Date: 7th of August

I’ve been waiting for the official launch of Dead Cells since its release to early access sometime last year (I think). I love rogue-likes, and the promise of progression despite permanent death is soooo tantalising. It’s also coming to Switch!!!! I have a review copy so stay tuned for some more coverage, but so far I’m totally digging it.



Monster Hunter: World (PC)

Release Date: 9th of August

I absolutely adored Monster Hunter: World when it came out earlier in the year. Though ultimately, I fell off because I couldn’t be stuffed committing the time necessary on my couch in front of a TV. But I’m SUPER excited to start fresh with my new Monster Hunter knowledge, and become engrossed in my more ‘multi-task friendly’ desk space. Also, did I mention 60FPS? WOOO!



Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta (Switch)

Release Date: 9th of August

This is a bit of an odd one – I haven’t actually played Dragonball FighterZ, but I’ve heard it’s good. I’ve only ever gotten into the Mortal Kombat series, though, I’m ready to try and find a new love, especially one that has been ported to the Switch. I’m glad there’s going to be an open beta, because I am concerned about the direction-pad controls, and performance on the console.



We Happy Few

Release Date: 10th of August

Honestly, I’m just excited to bash on this game. I have absolutely zero confidence that this new story mode will be any good. They would have had to take SUCH a hard turn with the game, and there’s no way they started from scratch, so my assumption is it’ll be a disjointed mismatch of its past and present iterations.



Josh’s Picks

Overcooked! 2

Release Date: 7th of August

The first Overcooked! was one of my absolute favourite multiplayer experiences. Such a simple premise that creates such a thrill, such excitement and such frustration. It is a testament to the minds at Team17 and Ghost Town Games.



Okami HD

Release Date: 9th of August

Okami is a game that I have always admired from a distance. You all know I’m a real sucker for artistic games, and a real sucker for animals. Throw them together and I hear you asking “wtf, why hasn’t Josh played this yet?”

Because I never got around to it, okay?! Cut me some goddamn slack, there are other games that I had to play as well and Okami just always got pushed lower down the priority list. So shut your pie hole already. I’ll buy it and play it this week. Sheesh.



We Happy Few

Release Date: 10th of August

I really don’t know what it is about We Happy Few. At first, I was 100% on board with the wackiness. Then I played it in Early Access and realised it really just was not for me. Since then, through the brilliance of marketing (and news of an actual single-player campaign) I am back on the hype train. I’m hoping that the funding from Microsoft, coupled with the less than favourable feedback the game got from its Early Access adopters will mean the game launches exactly how I want it to. Here’s hoping, anyway…



Lauren’s Picks

Overcooked! 2

Release Date: 7th of August

Dunno if I’ll buy it, since – at least in the first installment of Overcooked – the single player wasn’t great, and buying a game specifically for a multiplayer experience is, to be honest, a waste of money in my mind. However, Overcooked was a TONNE of fun… when I eventually brought people together to play it.



We Happy Few

Release Date: 10th of August

Uh. Yes, please. So, when this game got announced, it actually scared me. Like, I got freaked out. I didn’t wanna look at it anymore. Then, the early access opened up and I gave it a go. I LOVED it. I know it was repetitive and a bit plain in terms of gameplay, but it was an early access! I wasn’t expecting perfection. Now, with a new single-player experience and more funding from Microsoft, I. Am. In.