Welcome back to Kotaku Australia in 2022, friends. Happy New Year, and despite Omicron’s quick expansion, I hope you had a good holiday season. My apologies go games out to those of you who are now battling an illness; I hope you get better quickly and that the side effects aren’t too tough to cope with. Those who have managed to avoid the virus despite the odds, may you continue to outrun it for a little longer.
It’s our first full week back at work after the holidays, which means it’s time to clean off the corkboard and start the year again. What better way to accomplish that than to take a peek at what we’ll be playing this week and later this month?
So, without further, let’s have a look at what’s new this week:
- January 11
- Sami Super Roll (XSX)
- January 13
PUBG: Battlegrounds is now available for free (PS4, XBO, PC)
To be honest, this is a major one. Surprisingly, PUBG didn’t go free to play sooner, especially considering how profitable the move was for Fortnite, but better late than never, right? If you’ve never played one of the original battle royale games, now is a wonderful time to do so. At launch, the servers will be humming, so expect some hiccups.
- January 14
Rise of the Monster Hunter (PC)
This is the first of two console ports that will be released on PC this week. Monster Hunter Rise is coming to the PC from the Nintendo Switch. It preserves the series’ layered, adaptable combat and upgrading systems, making it a more typical Monster Hunter RPG than the experimental Monster Hunter World.
Because the overall intricacy is slightly lesser, I’d say it’s a better starting place for beginner players than World.
- The Anacrusis is a term used to describe a group of people (XXS, XBO, PC)
- Mushroom Wars 2 is a game about mushrooms (PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO)
- January 15
Collection of Disney Classic Games (PS4, NS)
This one has already been released, however, it is being reissued with a few new titles. The Jungle Book is now included in the bundle, which previously included Aladdin and The Lion King. All three games are available in Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, and Game Boy versions, allowing you to compare and contrast them.
Some, like The Lion King, aren’t that dissimilar from one platform to the other. Other games, such as Aladdin, are completely different. The Mega Drive version of Aladdin is superior, and I will defend it until the end of my days.
God of Battle (PC)
God of War is now available on PC. God of War is the latest PlayStation game to go cross-platform Many believe it to be the crown gem of PlayStation’s first-party releases. If you haven’t played it yet, here’s a quick summary without spoilers: Kratos and his son Atreus set out on a personal adventure across Norse mythology’s Nine Realms.
To face the various risks and hurdles that lay ahead of them, these two very different people must learn to work together. It’s worth mentioning that PlayStation games have a history of having performance difficulties when they are first released on PC. By all means, test it out on Day 1, but if it’s not performing properly, you might want to wait for a few performance updates later on.
Medieval Village is my new home (PC)
To be honest, this is fantastic. It’s a bit of a shock that pubg has become so popular. He hadn’t had much time to play until now, especially given how lucrative this move was. Even if it is an electronic game, it is better to be late than never.
If you’ve never played one of the original battle royale games, now is a wonderful time to do so. Expect some lumps and bumps when the servers first go live.
This week, the first two console ports will be released on PC. Rise of the Monster Hunter It travels from the Nintendo Switch to the PC. Monster Hunting World is more than just a standard monster hunter RPG.
It keeps multi-layered and adaptable fighting and upgrading mechanisms in place. Because the total complexity is a little lower, I would call it a better starting place for new players than Globalism.
God of Battle Finally, it’s time to turn to the computer. God of War is the most recent PlayStation library to be cross-platform compatible. Many people believe it to be the crown jewel of PlayStation first-party games.
The following is a spoiler-free overview if you haven’t played it yet: Kratos and his son Atreus set off on a personal journey across the mythical Norse Nine Realms. To face the various risks and hurdles that lie ahead, these two very different people must learn to work together.
It’s worth mentioning that PlayStation games have a long history of having performance difficulties on PC. By all means, try it out right away, but if it doesn’t work well, you might want to wait for some performance tweaks.