Spotlight Sunday - Week 10 - 2015

Spotlight Sunday is a way for Choicest Games to feature PC games that are scheduled for release on the following week - games that we consider worthwhile checking out.

So which games do I think are worth checking out next week (2nd Mar to the 8th Mar 2015)? There's only two this week and there's a bit of a historical theme going on for next week's picks :) :

Pre-Civilization Marble Age

  • Release Date: 4 March 2015
  • Availability: Steam (Not available for pre-order), Direct for $13.30
This seems to be a mobile game that is now coming to Steam and while the interface looks rather bright and colourful, it's apparently a historical strategy game set between 4000BC to 1000AD. The game seems to be primarily menu-driven with a lot of sliders and numbers, so it'll probably be more like an advanced game of Hamurabi.BAS than anything else, which will most likely put a lot of people off this game but if the developers are true to their promise of needing to survive through 100 historical events, it could be interesting. It all depends on how much it's going to cost too and considering it's $13.30 AUD on the developer website, I'm guessing it'll be $10 USD on Steam.

Vietnam '65

  • Release Date: 5 March 2015
  • Availability: Steam (Not available for pre-order)
And here we are with yet another historical game and this one happens to be a turn-based strategy game which uses the good ol' hexes. Set during the Vietnam War, your goal is to fight a counter-insurgency campaign to secure the Drang Valley. You'll be going up against the Vietcong (VC) and North Vietnamese Army (NVA). Besides the usual military units you'd expect to command in a game about the Vietnam War apparently you also have to worry about a "Hearts and Minds" campaign too - i.e. winning the local populace to your side, which you rarely see in these kind of war games - well at least I think it's rare, I'm by no means an expert :).

Like Pre-Civilization Marble Age, this game seems to also be a mobile game (or at least a tablet game) so keep in mind there may be questions as to how much depth there will be, but it might have just the right amount for players like me.

So are you interested or excited about any of these PC games being released next week? Which games are you looking forward to?