Spotlight Sunday - Week 45 - 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.

This week (2nd November to the 8th November 2015) we once again have a surge in new games being released, contrary to last week's solitary game, Sun Dogs. For this week, there's six games that I think are worth checking out:

Brilliant Shadows - Part One of the Book of Gray Magic

  • Release Date: 2/11/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
I like visual novels that are a bit different from the norm and that seems to be what Brilliant Shadows is all about; the art style isn't your typical manga style you normally see in visual novels and the plot sounds like something out of Dragon Age. Apparently you play the role of a Necromancer who has received a mark (indicating you are paired to a paladin) yet there is no fellow graduate to match it. It's now up to you to solve the great magical mystery.

Screenshot of the game Brilliant Shadows

The Living Dungeon

  • Release Date: 2/11/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
The Living Dungeon is apparently a multiplayer dungeon crawling game where up to 9 players can play! It apparently has drop-in/drop-out multiplayer too which is especially useful for those players (such as myself) which have a busy home life with many interruptions.

Screenshot of The Living Dungeon

Anno 2205

This is probably the most well known game to make the list - the next instalment in the City Building Anno series, Anno 2205. In Anno 2205 you're not only limited to building cities on Earth but you also have to travel to the Moon in order to harvest Helium-3. As usual, the graphics look gorgeous and I like the sci-fi spin on the series.

Screenshot of Anno 2205

Dawn of the Plow

  • Release Date: 3/11/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order but likely to be $1.99 USD
Dawn of the Plow looks like a simple to pick up, yet challenging to master retro arcade game where you control a snow plow. Your job is to ensure the roads are safe for cars by ensuring they're clear of snow.

The splendid chiptune soundtrack is also available for free/pay-what-you-want off the official website.

Dawn of the Plow screenshot


  • Release Date: 6/11/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order but likely to be $19.99 USD, Direct - $15.99 USD (Pre-order discount)
Prominence is a science-fiction adventure game that appears to be played from the first person perspective, similar to classic adventure/puzzle games like Myst. It's up to you to unravel the mystery of what happened to refugees aboard a colony ship and determine if you're able to save them or whether it's already too late.

Screenshot of Prominence

Spakoyno: Back to the USSR 2.0

  • Release Date: 7/11/2015
  • Availability: Steam - Not available for pre-order
Another visual novel manages to make the list and again it's not your typical one; the game is set during the final years of the USSR, so I'm guessing during Gorbachev's period of "perestroika" and "glasnost" during the 1980s. The character in the game is wondering if he can survive in a world where crime rates are high, corruption is rampant and there is a shift in morals.

Screenshot of Spakoyno: Back to the USSR 2.0

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