Best games you can play this week – ballerinas and bots

From barcoded assassin’s to ballerina heroes, this week’s game releases have a little bit of everything. Here’s what’s arriving this week, 15-19 August 2016:


Bound

16 August 2016 (PS4)

While we’ve become so used to having a marine or rugged badass as our video game protagonists, Bound is a stylish 3D platformer starring a ballerina – yeah, that’s right. Bound is designed with a focus on narrative to tell a “mature story.”

The art house project has a gorgeous visual style to match, with environments inspired by modern art. There’s also an element of danger in the game, and players will have to use their grace and wit to outsmart enemies.


Grow Up

16 August 2016 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Grow Up is the sequel to last year’s, Grow Home, Ubisoft Reflections’ surprisingly solid robot-starring platformer. The follow-up marks the return of B.U.D., the tiny climbing robot who starred in Grow Home, and this time, he’s heading to the moon.

There’s set to be a whole lot more climbing, jumping, and exploring, with players having to once again control B.U.D’s two hands individually to grab the environment, which makes for a lot of fun.

The sequel has a lot at stake for B.U.D. though, as he is searching for M.O.M., the spaceship that took care of him in the last game. He has to explore and scale environments to find the missing pieces and rebuild his ship.


More game releases:

PC-platform-tag
Grow Up
Hitman: Episode 4 – Bangkok
F1 2016
The Huntsman – Winter’s Curse

Xbox One platform tag

Grow Up
Hitman: Episode 4 – Bangkok
F1 2016
The Huntsman – Winter’s Curse

PS4 platform tag

Bound
Grow Up
Hitman: Episode 4 – Bangkok
F1 2016
The Huntsman – Winter’s Curse


Originally published on MenStuff.co.za.

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