Game Release Recap

From here on, Game Release Recap will be found on this page. Every game that we will be covering the release of can be found here. The most recent games will be found at the top, with older ones being lower on the page. This page will be updated frequently, so feel free to check in often.

*Note: I, morsh dawg mcgee, will not always be able to add games right when they come out, so don't be alarmed if some games don't get added to this page until the end of the month. My apolacheese.*

September 2022

Little Witch Nobeta
Surely this game checks a lot of boxes for a certain type of gaming gremlin. Little Witch Nobeta is a souls-like game with an anime creature as the main character. If that sounds epic to you, then I'm sure you would eat this game up. The devs are fully aware of this, hence their slightly degenerate Pixiv Fanbox images. I will not comment any further to avoid potential advertising restrictions. The game looks pretty cool though, what with the whole long-range combat in a souls-like game. It's definitely an interesting concept. While I'm not sure it looks particularly difficult for the genre, I'm sure the type of person to get this game won't really care one way or the other. To any degens or self-proclaimed "funny fellows", this game will probably float your filthy, unwashed boat. It's out now on PC, PS4, and Switch.
- morsh

Return to Monkey Island
If you don't know about Monkey Island or its sequel Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge or Escape from Monkey Island or The Curse of Monkey Island or Tales of Monkey Island then you are probably a zoomer who doesn't know anything about video games. These two games were classic pieces of gaming history, and were some of the greatest point and click games to ever be released. It's very nice to see the story getting continued, even if the new artstyle looks worse than the original. Just a quick disclaimer, however, there are probably a lot less monkeys in this game than you may be expecting, so just keep that in mind if your a big monkey maniac. The game is out now on Switch and PC.

Metal: Hellsinger
It seems like it's pretty popular to go about making action "rhythm" games. There's been quite a few popular ones in recent memory, like Crypt of the Necrodancer. However, calling these types of games "rhythm games," is a bit of a misnomer, since they're games that incorporate rhythmic elements. I digress, however. Metal: Hellsinger is an FPS game where you shoot your way through hellscapes while your weapons operate on a metronomic timer. Again, not exactly what I'd consider a rhythm game, but whatever. If people who have never played a rhythm game want to describe this game as a rhythm game, then so be it. I just hope that they're happy with the fact that they are incorrect. The game is out now on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5.
- morsh

Splatoon 3
Splatoon is one of Nintendo's biggest franchises right now. The newest entry in the series is out now to big fanfare among annoying people (i.e. children on Twitter), as well as people who are a bit more tolerable. I'm really not sure what Splatoon 3 offers that wasn't already in Splatoon 2, and I don't think that's just poor journalism. The only real difference I can see is that the campaign is different. Otherwise the multiplayer seems pretty much the exact same, and the Splatfests are still happening like they have been since the original. Lord knows, most people who actually want to play this game have already sold their souls to Nintendo, and they probably already bought it. If you haven't, then it's out exclusively on Switch.
- morsh

TemTem was a game that was hyped up for quite a while before its official release, since it was put out for early access on Steam. It is a creature collecting MMO RPG which draws a lot of similarities to Pokémon, which I'm sure the devs have heard a lot by now. The game features a campaign as well as co-op and competitive multiplayer features. There's also the $20 Deluxe Edition Upgrade, which adds literally no extra content into the game, and only gives you a couple new cosmetics. I'm no expert, just a humble gaming enthusiast, but that seems like a bit of a ripoff. The game is also under pretty heavy fire for adding a premium pass to a game which already costs $45. Again, I'm no industry insider, but that just is not a smart way to spend your money. If you're interested in the base game, that seems fine, but I would advise straying away from the extra content. It's out now on XBOX Series X/S, PS5, Switch, and PC.
- morsh

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R
Jojo's All-Star Battle R was released at the outset of this September and serves as a remaster to its 2013 counterpart. Naturally, this means the game features more characters from parts released in the years since then, culminating in a base roster of 50 fighters. Admittedly, I don't have too much knowledge about this or the original All-Star Battle, but to anyone who's a fan of Jojo's, it's clear that there is ample fan service to go around with this product. However, the gameplay appears to undergone a significant rework to increase the pacing of each fight. Support attacks and assists have been introduced to allow for combo extensions and long-range pokes, and the overall speed of the characters' attacks and versatility in movement has been tuned up. Hopefully this will make the game more interesting to watch than the original All-Star Battle, as that game had a lot of attention (maybe too much) placed in its long and dramatic animations. That being said, this game will more than likely peak the interest of anyone who likes Jojo's, and for those looking for a new fighting game to grind at, it may be good to take All-Star Battle R into consideration. Go play Heritage for the Future first though, it's pretty good.
-Kap of Big Bohos

August 2022

Soul Hackers 2
Looks like we got ourselves a funny little turn-based RPG. I personally don't really play this genre of game very much, so I'm sure people would hate me if I said I think it looks boring. People tend to like the games that Atlus puts out, what with the Persona and the Shin Megami Tensei and whatnot. The setting and art direction seem really nice. As I write this, this game is only out in Japan, but it releases to the rest of the world in a day, so I hope you soon-to-be Soul Hackers 2 fans aren't sitting too close to the edge of your seats here. The game is/will be available for PC, PS4, PS5, XBox One, and XBox Series S/X.

Saints Row
If you ever wanted to play a game that already exists in the form of the future of gaming, then you'll probably love this stupid "reboot." Nobody asked for this game. By the law of supply and demand, this game should have only been released digitally, since making physical copies would only hinder its profitability. What's crazy is that the game's writing would probably be seen as an epic and quirky big deal if it came out in like 2008. Turns out people got bored of it in Borderlands as well. When it comes to Saints Row, I don't feel like that many people really had much hope left for the franchise, but this game certainly did not help that notion. If you for some reason want this game, then it's out on PS4, PS5, XBox One, XBox Series X, PC, and Stadia (yuck!)
- morsh

Kirby's Dream Buffet
Kirby is an icon in gaming, who is known by children, adults, and even your distant relatives. With any successful family franchise, will come its share of bizarre spinoff games, which is a term that definitely describes Kirby's Dream Buffet. It's sort of similar to the gourmet race from other Kirby games, mixed with any sort of game where you play as a UV sphere that rolls around, such as Monkey Ball or Marble Blast. It's really something I'm sure will mostly appeal to the core Nintendo fanbase, as well as people who have a special interest in Kirby as a character.
It's out now exclusively on Switch
- morsh

Everyone knows that the coolest games have rollerblades in them. Games like Jet Set Radio and Jet Set Radio Future, for example. Now, if you were to add gun mechanics and remove everything except for the rollerblades from those games and then make it into a third person shooter, then you'd have Rollerdrome. Ultimately, a pretty cool looking concept for a game, especially with the very unique art direction. The game definitely seems like something that people will enjoy, and I can imagine this game getting a lot of praise. If it looks interesting to you, then it's available on PC, PS4, and PS5.
- morsh

Cult of the Lamb
New Devolver Digital game means there's a new reason to change your britches. Cult of the Lamb is a funny little game game where you play as a lamb possessed with the spirit of David Koresh and must create a thriving cult filled with sheeple. The actual gameplay is a sort of mix between an action game and a city management game, with you needing to slice and dice your way through certain areas as well as make big decisions pertaining to your cult. Really if you have the mindset of a cult leader, then perhaps you would be good at this game.
It's out now on pretty much any system you could want to play games on.
- morsh

Two Point Campus
How is it possible that SEGA is pushing out this shovelware looking game when they used to make respectable games like Seaman. Two Point Campus is sequel to the supposedly popular Two Point Hospital. The goal of the game is to build a college campus that will attract many a naïve student. Hopefully they get a better reputation than this place. If you are a big fan of the FAFSA website that doesn't even work half the time, then this game might be perfect for you. If you are a big fan of SEGA games like Seaman and NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (episode 2 coming soon on vegetabros btw, stay tuned) then you will probably not play this game. 
It's out now on everything. Wow!

July 2022

Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Big day for people who only play Nintendo games. The only people I've seen discuss the Xenoblade series are people who have a natural BO problem. Anyways, this game is very similar to the others in the series. The gameplay is super similar, and I can't pretend I know anything about the story. If you're a fan of Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, then I'm sure you'll be a big fan of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, but you don't need me to tell you that, you probably already have the game. It's out now exclusively on Switch.
- morsh

Digimon Survive
I never really got into Digimon since I'm not a hip and spry 90s kid. However, I did always enjoy Medabots, which is probably even more of an obscure franchise that only 90s kids will remember. (And as a quick sidenote, the most recent Medabots game is a mobile gacha game that encourages players to invest in NFTs. :/) The Digimon games have never done a great job of seeming that interesting beyond the surface level, and Digimon Survive seems like it has the same kinda deal going on. It's some sort of RPG visual novel, which is definitely something that will have its audience, but I really don't see much of a fanbase emerging for this. BUT, if you are a sick twisted 90s kid, then maybe you'll like it. It's out now on Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One. That's right, this game is pushing the limits of the previous console generation.
- morsh

I doubt I really need to say anything about this funny cat game. I could honestly write a whole synopsis of the game if I wanted to, but I'll just put some funny cat images on here instead, since that's probably what most people know about this game anyways.

I hope you guys like these funny cats.

Stray is out now on PC and PlayStation.
- morsh

Eyes in the Dark
I can't be bothered to type out the full name. This game looks pretty cute, as long as you can get over the fact that you'll be giving money to Gearbox by buying it. It's a "roguelight" game according to the Twitter account, which means that it's a roguelite but the main gimmick of the gameplay revolves around light. The artstyle and gameplay both look really cool, and I feel like this game looks like a decent purchase for anyone who wants to play another roguelite. 

It's out now on PC.
- morsh

Some sort of horror game. I've seen very few people talking about this game, but it looks pretty sweet, and it's always nice to show some love for smaller creators too. You play as some sort of third party and get to watch all sorts of scary happenings unfold around you. While you may think this sounds like any other horror game, you'd be wrong. You see, in MADiSON, you get to hold light sources, and you have a camera. So take that, all you naysayers. If you love getting the bejesus scared out of ya, then you'll probably enjoy this game. Or maybe you'd enjoy watching someone else play it on YouTube or NicoNicoDouga or BiliBili or BitChute or iTunes, or wherever else you watch let's plays.

The game is out now on Steam, GOG, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch
- morsh

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series
Klonoa is a game that fits perfectly into the "scrimblo 3d platformer" category. But to be totally fair here, I actually really like scrimblo platformers. There isn't too much to say about the new collection, as it is literally just a game with hi-res copies of two classic hits from every milennial's childhood or something: Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil. If you love 90s or are a fan of scrimblo bimblo characters, you will probably enjoy the new Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series. If we're being completely honest with ourselves, though, you probably aren't gonna get this game.

If you defy my great expectations, it is out now on Switch, PlayStation, XBOX, and PC.
- morsh

June 2022

DNF Duel
A new ArcSys fighting game means that people are surely excited. It seems like these guys just won't stop making insane fighting games that really push the bar. While ArcSys has made many good franchises, DNF Duel takes place in the universe of Dungeon and Fighter which is a franchise I have never heard of until this game. This is because it is a South Korean mobile game. Given that most people in the west don't really play Korean mobile games that much, I don't see DNF Duel being as popular as Guilty Gear -Strive- or Dragon Ball FighterZ. Nonetheless, this game will certainly at least have some amount of play from fighting game enthusiasts and whatever Dungeon and Fighter fans exist. Game is out now on PC and PlayStation.
- morsh

Capcom Fighting Collection
The Capcom Fighting Collection is the new money printing machine for Capcom. They’re going to  release on June 24. Capcom utilized the classic method of just re-releasing some of their older games into one package. However, I’m suspecting that this collection might be one of  their best yet, it includes Hyper Street Fighter 2: The Anniversary EditionSuper Gem Fighter MiniMix, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo, Red Earth, Cyberbots: FullMetal Madness, and pretty much every Darkstalkers/Vampire Savior game. Having these 10 games in one collection is great, since most of these games either haven’t been released in home markets in years, or like Red Earth has never been released outside of the arcades, so having all these games in one package is awesome. They’re also stepping up in terms of having a sizable amount content: training modes in every game (except for Puzzle Fighter), casual, ranked, and custom matches, video display features (such as a CRT scan-line effect), apparently over 500 pages of concept art and artwork in general, a music player for every game, CPU difficulty settings, button customization with the option of assigning special moves to one button (this is turned off for ranked matches but Capcom seems to be making the one button DP a reality with this and possibly Street Fighter 6), quick saving in single player (dunno how to feel about this feature), and something called Fighter Awards. Fighter Awards are awards you receive once you complete challenges for each game, it might be similar to how trials work for other fighting games but I’m not sure. Finally, we get to the best feature of the whole bundle: rollback net-code. This feature easily makes this collection the definitive way to play these games now, but to all the people saying Fightcade is dead: you still can’t play Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire with rollback at home without Fightcade, so Fightcade is not dead. If you want to try to play these games in, hopefully, the best way possible while getting your money's worth you might want to consider picking it up, and since it’s only 40-dollars, you’re not going to commit to a 60-dollar purchase. Just don’t get the fighting bundle version since it comes with the carcinogenic Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. It’s out on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and Steam, but unfortunately won’t have cross-play. 
-Breaddward Burgerhands

Sonic Origins
Sonic is a staple of gaming, or at least he was when his games sold off of more than just name recognition. Sonic Origins is yet another collection of a bunch of the original Sonic games. It contains Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. While you could easily emulate these games now, that's illegal, and Big Bohos would never condone that. But if you were to emulate those 4 and a half games, you would save a lot of money. If this article results in a considerable drop in the number of copies sold of Sonic Origins, then I will go out on record to say that it really isn't my fault. It's SEGA's fault for giving us another Sonic the Hedgehog retro collection instead of working on a new (preferably good,) new Sonic game. Fingers crossed for Sonic Frontiers though. Anyways, the $40 price tag is a bit steep in my opinion, considering the amount of content, ESPECIALLY considering you can get Sonic Mega Collection Plus for the PS2 for cheaper on Amazon, and that collection has like 20 games in it. Well, it is Sonic's birthday, so maybe I shouldn't be too harsh on the poor hedgehog. After all, it isn't his fault that SEGA has been so incompetent over the past 2 decades. If you are a good Samaritan and you love blasting through the past, then Sonic Origins may be just the game for you.

It's out now on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC.
- morsh

Mario Strikers: Battle League
Mario sports games were a very big set of releases in the 2000s and early 2010s, but we seem to be waning out of that trend. But here we are. Mario Strikers: Battle League is the third entry in the Mario Strikers series, as well as the first entry in the series since 2007. The gameplay is based on soccer, or football if you insist on sounding stupid. In addition to your basic soccer mechanics, there's also powerups, stat spreads and Hyper Strikes, which are essentially your big special move. If you're fixin to play a good old game of soccer with your favorite Mario icons, then Mario Strikers: Battle League might be a good game for you.

It's out now exclusively on Switch.
- morsh

The Quarry
The Quarry is a game that all the cool people are comparing to Until Dawn. It looks pretty similar, especially with the main gimmick of the game being that "your actions affect the outcome of the story." 
It also looks like the majority of the game is just story too. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it seems like more of a interactive cinematic piece than a full-fledged game. If you like a good ("good") horror movie and don't like playing video games, then The Quarry just might be right for you.

Out now on PlayStation, Xbox and PC
- morsh

Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle

Elder Scrolls Online is basically the modern analogue of World of Warcraft. I swear, there's a new expansion coming out for this game every day, and I don't know anyone that actually plays them. 
But they seem important enough to the gaming world. While I have no idea if there's anything more to this expansion other than some new assets, I'm sure the target audience for Elder Scrolls Online should enjoy it because of the name alone. If I'm being honest though, the new coat of paint actually does look pretty cool in this one.

It's available now on PC, and will be releasing later on Xbox and PlayStation.
- morsh