Two part threes releasing this week turn two game series into bonafide franchises.
First up is the third installment in the action/roleplaying series Sacred. Following up the last full sequel which was released way back in 2008, Sacred 3 (PC, PS3, X360) goes a more streamlined hack-n-slash route than the previous games.
The other trilogy-maker (coincidentally from the same publisher as Sacred 3, Deep Silver) hitting this week is Risen 3: Titan Lords (PC, PS3, X360). This one sticks closer to the RPG roots of its parent series, with a return to the medieval setting of the first game after the pirate-themed detour of Risen 2: Dark Waters.
Those looking for something new and/or not published by Deep Silver can start with the much buzzed about indie game Road Not Taken for PS4. The visually arresting game has you solving puzzles in a forest that has been ravaged by a winter storm, with the environment constantly changing in a roguelike fashion. PC and mobile versions are to follow later this year.
Finally, oft-neglected Vita owners get two more games to choose from this week: the exclusive Metrico which has you navigating your character across pie charts and other infographics; and the Vita version of the mobile game Table Top Racing from some of the people who have worked on Sony’s WipEout series.