Following a post-holiday pause, video games have come roaring back. Coming from Spoken to Oxenfree a couple of: Lost Impulses, this week’s most recent releases should a person occupied and entertained.

Be it the rotting gothic ramparts of Dark Souls or the condemned Even victorian hell of Bloodborne, FromSoftware knows how to develop some of the most haunting settings in video games. In Elden Diamond ring, that musical legacy continues having a dense clockwork universe stuffed with furtive secrets and ecclesiastic lore.

Hollowed out Knight is definitely an indie Metroidvania which has gained a cult following since its release in 2017. It is sequel, Silksong, is out this week and combines the gameplay of their predecessor with the narrative flair of Night Institution Studios’ acclaimed podcast, The Oregon Trail.

Inspite of a to some extent sluggish tempo, the action in this present shooter is awe-inspiring and the history is gripping. The pixelated graphics will be beautiful, the gunplay fluid, and the boss fights are interesting. The story as well manages to inject a lot of humor in an otherwise serious video game.

This roguelike twin-stick player with the dice is not for everyone, but also for those who can usually get past the abysmal difficulty level, this is certainly an excellent video game. It offers an excellent sense of exploration and an amazing soundtrack. It’s a stable entry into the genre and possibly the best examples of this to date.