No one expected a Groundhog Day sequel, but in the experimental wild west of virtual reality, we got one anyway. Thankfully, the brilliant Tequila Works is behind the project and they infuse it with a tone that denotes the team’s respect and understanding for the movie and they mix that with plenty of fan-service moments to keep the quirky and miraculously canonical story worth your timeloop.
If you’re looking for a Halloween stream or your next game to curl up with in bed, Amnesia Collection should be at the top of your list, especially if you haven’t played it before. With one masterpiece of a game and two good ones tagging along, Amnesia Collection on Switch is a whole new way to lose sleep playing video games.
Wreckfest foregoes a complex career mode you might expect in a modern racing game and instead highlights the best damage model I’ve ever seen in video games. Crashing has never looked so good or played so well, and this makes the game feel worthwhile long after you’ve dominated the simple stash of modes and upgrades. It’s a game that looks wonderful even when it’s meant to look ugly, always chaotic and messy but never less than stunning.
Subdivision Infinity DX is best enjoyed by arcade-hungry players who want a pick-up-and-play experience with an air of early simplicity that gives way to an impressive upgrade and customization suite as you level up. With challenging boss battles and some technical gripes, the game can be an inconsistent affair, but it’s more often than not a fun introduction to the genre for less experienced players or a nostalgic return to form for the more seasoned pilots.
Wolfenstein Youngblood is not Wolfenstein III. It never claimed to be and in many ways it proves to have unique goals separate from what we’ve seen of the series so far. If you’re worried the true finale will play like Youngblood, a co-op loot shooter-lite, don’t fret. We expect this is just an offshoot. But even with that said, Youngblood does tread this new ground with confidence and charisma, and that comes through with every step you take as the resistance’s dorkiest killing machines.
Between May and July of this year, we played three kart racers: Team Sonic Racing, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, and Meow Motors. Though all three are enjoyable, perhaps surprisingly given each game's budget, we like Meow Motors the most. It doesn't try coloring outside the lines of the kart racer, but what it lacks in originality it earns back with the most accessible genre game of the summer.