On The Shelf: Top 5 Games out this Week!

Can you believe it’s April already? The first quarter of 2017 is over and we’ve moved into the second quarter, can the second quarter give the same quality of games which we’ve already seen this year? I hope so.

Please see my TOP 5 picks for games releasing this week.

Persona 5
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Platforms: PS4, PS3

Persona 5 the latest addition in- Yes, you guessed it the Persona series releases on April 4. The game which is set in modern-day Tokyo includes locations such as Shinjuku and Shibuya. You play as the protagonist a high school student at Shujin Academy, who lives a dual life as a member of the Phantom Thieves. The game has already received critical acclaim, and is currently rated 94/100 on Metacritic.

Lego City: Undercover
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC

You’ll assume the identity of Chase McCain, an undercover detective armed with several clever disguises, your mission? To stop Rex Fury and his crime wave in LEGO City. The game which is essentially a remaster for new gen consoles released on Wii U in 2013 and was well received by critics and fans alike.

Blackwood Crossing
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Platforms: PS4, PC, Xbox One

Blackwood Crossing is a story-driven first-person adventure game developed by Indie studio PaperSeven. You’ll play as Teenager Scarlett. The game is set on a moving train, throughout the game you’ll explore the relationship between Scarlett and Finn, your brother. The game will be released on PS4 on April 4, 2017, whilst Xbox & PC users can expect to play the game the following day.

Parappa the Rapper Remastered
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Remastered for the PlayStation 4 comes PaRappa the Rapper. The game first appeared in the west in 1997. 20 years ago, I now feel old. The game follows a rapping dog named PaRappa and his friends PJ Berri, Katy Kat and Sunny Funny. You’ll taken on the role PaRappa who’s trying to win the heart of Sunny Funny

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
Release Date: April 7, 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is a remaster of 2013 game Bulletstorm. The Full Clip Edition will include all existing Bulletstorm add-ons, and new content including Five brand-new levels for score-based Echo Mode, and a new Overkill campaign mode which let’s you play the campaign with an unrestricted arsenal of weapons and Skillshots.

The game also features updated models, environments, animations and smooth frame rate. The game also supports 4K resolution for PS4 Pro and PC users.


My recommendation: Persona 5 is the game to get this week, fantastic reviews and positive responses from the gaming industry only support the decision to pick up this game which you’ll be easily able to sink at least 100 hours into.


Jonathan Lack

Jonathan started playing video games in the late 90’s, his first console was the PlayStation One. His favorite games include Mass Effect, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Last of Us, and Horizon: Zero Dawn.

When he’s not talking about video games, he’s playing them.

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