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POINTNCLICK’s Top Video Game Picks for This Week

June 25 – July 1 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.


Josh’s Picks

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Release date: 26th of June

A surprise announcement from the team at DONTNOD at this year’s E3. The trailer for The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit left Cotter and me giddy like the schoolboys that we are (deep down.) As much as I did not like the gameplay or characterisation of the latest game in the Life is Strange universe, I love the way that DONTNOD is able to build a world. Strangely abstract, yet rooted in reality. A game like The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit looks like it is going to grab that childhood wanderlust I had. Wrap it all up with an only child/single parent relationship and I am so in.



Lauren’s Picks

Far Cry 3: Classic Edition

Release date: 26th of June

Anyone who has heard, seen, read anything from me would have noticed that I was drooling Far Cry 3 in some way. It’s one of my favourite games of all time. From the gameplay, to the characters, the story, I just love everything about it. So, the fact it’s releasing on current generation consoles has me hyped. Not only that, but I’m looking so forward to another 1000 Gamer Score!



The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Release date: 26th of June

I’ve always told myself I’m going to go back to Life is Strange. I have the full first season on Xbox, but couldn’t make it through the first episode. My heart wasn’t in it; I’m not going to fault that game on that one. However, maybe after playing this surprise announcement from E3, I’ll get back into the swing of it. And it’s free! I need all the money I can get after seeing all those great games.



DT’s Picks

They’re all Switch ports. Shockers…

Galak-Z Variant S

Release Date: 28th of June

Galak-Z is a game I’ve had looming about my vast steam library for a couple of years now. The rogue-like always intrigued me with its versatile spaceship and mech combat, but I just kept putting it off, largely because of its notorious difficulty. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve considered jumping in to write an article about it. Maybe, just like the majority of Switch ports, I’ll be inclined to give it another purchase rugged up in the comfort of my affordable Target linen. I hope Variant S isn’t just a trimmed down version of the original game, and that it is the fully fledged port to Switch.



Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Release Date: 29th of June

Okay, look… I know i’ve already played this game in its completion, and I will likely not purchase the port on Switch, but I am VERY interested to see its quality. They should really release demos for these types of games. Perhaps if it ever gets brought down to $40 I’ll contemplate buying it again.


 


Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Release Date: 29th of June

I hate Crash Bandicoot. The dodgy controls in a lot of instances, and the fairly rote mechanics send me up the fucking wall. And yet, I still want to play it. Maybe it’s because there aren’t enough high-profile, 2-D platformers out there at the moment. I won’t be paying full price, but if it’s good I might try to convince my girlfriend to go halvsies on a game that lives on a console only I play.



Cotter’s Picks

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Release Date: 26th of June

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Dontnod’s episodic Life is Strange series. However, after 2017’s release of Before the Storm, I’m a little cautious of the franchise returning to the original team’s hands. The spin-off was far more subtle, doing away with supernatural elements to tell a more nuanced story about grief and the way it can shape a person. Regardless, I hope Captain Spirit is a worthy lead-in to September’s Life is Strange 2, and I’m always down to play more games from the unique perspective of a child.



Far Cry 3: Classic Edition

Release Date: 26th of June

Anyone familiar with the podcast knows that Far Cry 3 is a personal favourite of both Lauren and myself, a game that wraps its fleshy, open-world romp in a narrative that rather ominously holds a mirror to the action game tropes that the series is known for. I’m honestly not sure if either the gameplay or story of Far Cry 3 will hold up, but I’m still curious to revisit the title nonetheless.