Looking for something fun to play? You've come to the right week.
The ethos of Dark Souls and its equally brutal predecessor Demon's Souls was one I just never could get behind. A brutal, unforgiving and difficult game that seemed to revel in the struggles and failures of its players, this kind of sado-masochism didn't appeal to me. But to hear players of Dark Souls describe it, the experience was almost spiritual, and Dark Souls II is by extension something the faithful have been anticipating jealously for months. This week we lose many of our closest and most disturbed friends to the sequel.
That would have certainly be the game of the week, were it not also time for the rest of us to play Titanfall. Following an exceptionally strong showing during its "beta," the game that had left a lot of gamers curious but skeptical suddenly became a sure-thing. There was something about it to me while I played that reminded me of the old days before Battlefield 1942 was released where we all played the demo on Wake Island. There was just this sense that we were playing something that was going to turn out to be special. I have to admit, I felt that way a bit about Titanfall, which is why it's my Game of the Week.
Also notable this week, fan favorite on the OUYA, Towerfall Ascension, makes its way onto the PC and PS4.