Kaser Focus: Back to (Magic) School

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Considering last week’s state of affairs was extremely mediocre, this week’s show devoted to Hogwarts Legacy was bursting at the seams with life. After the developers pushed it back and forth, we finally got to see the ultimate Wizarding World video game – all of its mesmerizing combat, expansive world, and intricate story.

Frankly, I’m torn. I used to love Harry Potter, and part of me is nostalgic for the halcyon days of my childhood. However, I have tried to put the series behind me for several reasons. The idea of ​​returning to it is fraught. We’ll see what happens in the 2022 holiday when the game launches.

Speaking of nostalgia, RiffTrax is making a video game. The legacy of Mystery Science Theater 3000, another pillar of my childhood, is still strong. I’m not exactly sure how riffs on bad movies will translate into a good party game, but it sounds like it has potential.

Upcoming Games News: Bethesda showed off some details about Starfield, including that you can act as a space stool dove – all my dreams are coming true. Humble also showed several new games that it is releasing. My favorite is Chinatown Detective Agency, which looks like a throwback to my Carmen Sandiego days. Oh look, there’s the nostalgia again!

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In other news this week, Moon Studios employees claim it is a difficult and toxic place to work. Several people spoke to my colleague Dean Takahashi about their experiences working at Moon, and it all sounds gross. Check out Dean’s article on this topic to see what I mean.

As for me, I spent part of the week playing the new indie tunic. Don’t be fooled by his cute art: it’s a soulsian struggle – maybe not on par with Elden Ring, but still tough. I also play a bit of Ghostwire Tokyo. Stay tuned for the review! I would have loved to play Gran Turismo, but since that game has been offline for a significant part of the week… yes.

What to play this week?

What’s new:

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (GamesBeat Rating: 4/5)Tunic (GamesBeat Rating: 4/5)Syberia: The World BeforeShreddersGrand Theft Auto V & Online Next-Gen Phantom Breaker: OmniaPersona 4 Arena Ultimax

New on subscription services:

The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos (Xbox Game Pass)Tunic… again (Xbox Game Pass)Blood West (GeForce Now)Dread Hunger (GeForce Now)Hero’s Hour (GeForce Now)Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator (GeForce Now)

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