The release list for this final week of August heralds the unofficial end of the summer gaming slump in the form of one of gaming's longest running franchises.
Another year, another edition of the John Madden-less, Madden football. For context on the age of this franchise, understand that the first edition of the game came out the summer before I started high school. I'm 41 now.
Every year the release of Madden is a test of gullibility and will for me. If I were to roll a D20 to pass a Madden check, I'd only have around a 10 in Madden resist, meaning it's basically a coin flip.
Madden aside, The Walking Dead's second season comes to a close this week with Episode 5, No Going Back. Super Time Force, previously only available on the Xbox One, hits the PC with a Steam Ultra edition that includes characters from Team Fortress 2. The Metro series goes "redux" on PC, Xbox One and PS4, and the 3DS offers up the franchise colliding Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
Plenty of good stuff to warm up the coming fall season of gaming.