Gaming editor Fergal Carroll serves up men in shorts, pandas and indie darlings for this week’s gaming menu.
The Biggie(s): The biggest game that is being released this side of the pond this week is the one and only FIFA 13. If you listened to me last time and brushed up on your mad FIFA skills you should have no problem calling up to the Common Room and challenging to ‘da bois’ to a few games. You might even win a few euro out of it. The game hits on the 28th.
For all you PC gamers out there, there is no point even telling you what to check out. You probably aren’t even reading this as the latest World of Warcraft expansion pack, Mists of Pandaria, comes out on the 25th. It’s been a long time since I ventured into the world of Azeroth but this expansion allows you to play as a panda and you can’t really get any better than that, can you? I’d say the game will peak with this release, nothing will ever top that.
The Cheapie: From the developer of the incredibly frustrating but brilliant VVVVVV is Super Hexagon. Its currently out on iOS only but is being ported to PC, Mac and Android as we speak. In its simplest form you rotate a dot around a circle but don’t let that fool you, this one will have you rage quitting in no time. It will make bus trips shorter and when you break your high score, tears will be shed!
The Freebie: For all you gamers who don’t even have a budget, I’d suggest that you check out Hexagon on the PC. It’s the flash game which Super Hexagon was built on and if you can’t shell out the 79c for the enhanced edition or want a taste of what you’ll be getting head over to www.distractionware.com to see what all the fuss is about.
The Favour: It’s an honourable favour this week. Buy Fart Cat for your iOS device. I know what you’re thinking. It sounds terrible but it’s not. It’s the first game from the newly formed Summer Camp studios which is composed of former employees of the now shut down 38 Studios. It only costs 79c and it you will get all the laughs from it, just watch the promo video on YouTube if you don’t believe me. Besides, everyone loves cats, right?