While The Five Trials might appeal to some readers, the gratuitous use of sexual assault and torture as plot devices will probably keep this one far away from most mainstream readers. It’s even harder to take as an audiobook.
Those of you craving more, and better, BattleTech action should check out BATTLETECH Flashpoint, the first of three DLCs for the core mech battling game. Flashpoint adds more story-type missions, more mech types, a new environment, access to LosTech and good late-game challenge.
The Time Waster this week is a mobile game called Don-Ay that seeks to combine charity with gaming in a way Billy hasn’t seen before. Come by and see if Don-Ay can rescue your time while helping out our furry friends.
Townsmen has existed on the PC for a while, and later on mobile platforms. Now it jumps over to consoles for the first time, laying its foundation on the Nintendo Switch. Find out if this one is worth building on in our deep dive review.
The plot of Skyward is intense, amazing and almost everything a Brandon Sanderson fan could want out of a book from him. In fact, though Skyward is a standalone tale, it would be a great candidate for a sequel or series.
The zombie craze is going strong, so we took a little break from videogaming to try out a cool new card game. Called Zombs: A Half-brained Card Game, our experience is that despite the title, this one is anything but stupid.
The Time Waster this week is an indie puzzle game called Clinically Dead that challenges players to think of time travel in a whole new way.
Bethesda’s new Fallout 76 MMO was, let’s face it, a buggy mess when it was released. Yet our reviewer found more than enough good things to prompt him to keep playing, including a great community of players. Fallout 76 is a rocky road, but one that may still be worth treading.
l Lightning by Lou Cixin has finally been translated into English. Like his famous book, The Three Body Problem, Ball Lightning explores the essence and aesthetics of real science through a wonderful science-fiction lens.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales follows the Gwent card battling game from CD Projekt Red, giving us another glimpse into the world of the Witcher. This time the game is a single player experience with a role-playing front end. But can it battle a very crowded card game market?