EZA curates September games: What are you anticipating? What's worth checking out?



  • A thread for examining the new games of September! Share your personal picks, interesting curios, and not quite there possibles...

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    Did you discover some small game that not everyone knows about?
    Share that and let us know what it is about!

    Already know a thing or two that interests you?
    Make a list of your interests and/or possibles!

    Don't know what's so great about an upcoming game you keep hearing about?
    Ask here!

    Don't follow gaming news that closely and just want to passively see what BigGames™ people care about?
    This is the place!

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    Thread concept:

    The basic idea is to list new games that you are interested in, as well as games you are potentially curious about or want to give wider attention to. You can briefly describe them or ask other people to help fill you in. The hope is that regular threads like these can act as a collective filter/discovery mechanism to help people decide what is worth checking out.

    "New games" means any new title that is being released or ported this month in any capacity (not "backlogs/what you are playing this month"). The angle here is sharing your anticipation and promoting game discovery (as opposed to sharing comments about a first playthrough in progress - that belongs elsewhere).

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    • If you want a handy list that covers most of the major upcoming games of the month, here's a couple text lists of upcoming games:

    Feel free to post other lists or list videos of upcoming releases that you find useful.

    • Final request: If you are the first person to mention a game please provide (at minimum) a short sentence description. (If it is a very big AAA release though, then don't worry about it.) This is a good convention that makes the thread more useful as a discovery mechanism, and especially helps out anyone who doesn't follow the news as closely as you.


  • September is stacked with potentially great games. With Kena: Bridge of Spirits as my most anticipated this month.

    I'll be checking these games out and possibly more:

    9th - The Artful Escape
    10th - Life is Strange: True Colors
    10th - Lost in Random
    10th - Tales Of Arise
    10th - WarioWare Get It Together
    16th - Eastward
    21st - Kena: Bridge of Spirits

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  • Like Shoulderguy said there's a lot of cool games this month, but I will probably only try out at least one of these three games:

    Deathloop - September 14th
    After seeing the recent previews I'm even more confident that this will be a great game. It'll be fun to try to figure out for myself how the timeloop thing works.
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    Kena: Bridge of Spirits - 21st
    The game just looks and sounds beautiful. It has a lot of charm to it, and I think the gameplay wouldn't be too far off from it, judging from the bits and pieces I've seen.
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    Life is Strange: True Colors - 10th
    This seems to be more technically solid and expansive than previous LiS games, and I hope it helps makes the experience more engaging.
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  • get September outta the way plz. Metroid Dread is next month. i'm waiting for that. :3



  • Flynn: Son of Crimson. A 2D pixel sidescrolling action adventure. Think metroidvania, but perhaps not with that overarching structure. It appears to me to be more like a narrative adventure, and at one point in trailers you can see a Super Mario World-esque style point map. Gameplay is a combination of sword slinging and riding your mythical beast companion

    Surprisingly, Flynn: Son of Crimson wasn't listed on any of the upcoming games lists in the OP. It is being published by Humble and showcased recently Xbox's Gamescom showcase (part of their "humble games on gamepass" initiative).

    Severed Steel. Indie FPS that is about score attack/level completion using stylish moves and destructible enviroments. Think combo'ing parkour moves, sliding on the floor, and other action movie stunts with appropriate amounts of slow motion. The promise of the game are all these cool moments where you are switfly pick up a gun in order to return fire while sliding, or grabbing an enemy's gun while you kick off them, or all other sorts having fun with the enemy AI. Severed Steel reminds me of what would go through my own imagination when I would replay certain levels of Mirror's Edge just to mess around with the guards.



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    It's all about indies for me this month! Other than these two I maybe play some games from the backlog. Kena has kept waited us and I hope it will be worth it. I don't have many thoughts about Eastward other than that it looks so cute and I love these kind of designs in pixelart games.



  • While we're at it let's not forget this sequel:
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    And while I'm at it:
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