The Weekender: Physics Edition08 Jun 2018 2
Welcome to the Weekender, your weekly look at the best new games, sales, and updates. We've got a few games to check out, a whole bunch of sales, and a couple great updates heading into the weekend.
The digital adaptation of the 7 Wonders board game got its second expansion since release. The Cities expansion is $1.99 and introduces black cards, which represent city ruins, along with new leaders, 2 additional wonders, and 4 new guilds.
Space Leagues (iOS Universal) - Full review coming soon!
In Space Leagues you play as the General Manager of a team in a fantasy combat league. You hire players, set roles (tank, blaster, striker, and so on) and the roster, and watch your team win or lose in weekly combat. Your goal is to win and win a lot, thus climbing all the way up to the premier league. Your door is always open to your players, unfortunately, and they come to you with weekly drama. Your reaction could push them to a season-best game or make them utterly useless. It's an interesting take on the sports simulation genre.
Physics Box (iOS Universal)
More a sandbox builder than game, Physics Box lets you tinker with gravity, anti-gravity, thrust, and more. You can even build your own pinball game if so inclined.
Shuyan Saga (iOS Universal)
Shuyan Saga is a graphic novel and video game rolled into one. It's set in a martial-arts infused fantasy universe and follows Shuyan, a princess with a passion for Kung Fu, as she defends her kingdom from the Guer horde. You follow the story, as you might read a graphic novel, with various pause points for you to make a decision or engage in combat. The art and music are both quite good and help set a good atmosphere for the tale. The story itself isn't particularly original, but certainly akin to what you might find in a good comic. Combat is pretty simple, you pick high or low strikes and set up different combos, but there does seem to be some character progression and enemies seem to be scaling up. The individual books have been out for a while, but you can now unlock the full story for $3.99.
One of the most-popular mobile puzzle games, Threes!, is on sale for half off. Threes is one of the first games, and maybe the most successful, to use the slide to combine/grow mechanic. Check it out if you dig that type of game and don't have it already.
Dungeons & Dragons based board game D&D Lords of Waterdeep is available for a solid discount on both the App and Google Play stores. You play as a masked Lord of the city and must out wrangle your opponents to recruit adventurers to complete quests and thus increase your political power.
Classic post-apocalyptic RPG Planescape Torment got this special "enhanced edition" about a year ago with remastered music, updated graphics, and a new user interface. It's normally $10, but right now you can grab it for $6 on iOS and $4 on Android.
Digital board game Antihero came out for mobile earlier this year and does a great job delivering engaging turn-based tactics in a Victorian style setting. It's also on sale for the first time ever, other than the introductory price. You can grab it for 3 bucks, down from five.
Evoland 2 (iOS Universal): $3.99
Also on sale for the first time ever is video-game nostalgia simulator Evoland 2. RPG your way through video game history (again) for just $4.
2K Games Sale
2K Games most notable mobile games are on sale for a couple bucks off each.
- XCOM Enemy Within (iOS Universal and Android): $7.99
- Civilization Revolution 2 (iOS Universal and Android) $7.99
Brand new roguelike dungeon crawler Sir Questionnaire is getting an update sooner than expected due to the discovery of a rather nasty bug. It adds fire and water dragons and improved outfit options.
Minecraft has added a bunch of new fish including pufferfish, tropical fish, cod and salmon. You can whip up a trident and go swimming and collect fish in your bucket. There are nine ocean biomes packed with kelp, icebergs, blue ice, coral, sea grass, sea pickles and more. Oh, and there are now swimming animations.
Seen anything else you liked? Played any of the above? Let us know in the comments!