Splatoon Wii U The big August update may have created connection problems for a small number of players, but we’ve been enjoying the messy pleasures of the new Slosher weapon, a bucket of ink that’s easier to get to grips with than the powerful but slow-charging Splatling gun. New gametype Rainmaker,
meanwhile, is a chaotic treat: each advance is like a running play across a gridiron, teammates protecting the carrier
while clearing a route to the endzone.
Lara Croft Go iOS If Crystal Dynamics’ violent reboot came
at the cost of Lara’s more cerebral side, this mobile outing acts as counterbalance, finding her once again manipulating ancient mechanisms with levers and pressure plates (though you’ll still launch
conveniently placed spears to remove reptilian aggressors). It’s polished fare that leaves but one question: how on Earth will the inevitable Just Cause Go work?
Puzzle & Dragons iOS A lucrative F2P game is always going to be subject to power creep as it matures,
but the recent arrival of PAD’s Monster Points trading post prompted not so much a creep as a rocket jump. Shiva Dragon, the first PAD card to offer a guaranteed 5x damage multiplier, costs 300,000MP; you
can sell rare monsters for around 5,000 apiece. Grubby, nasty, money-hungry stuff.
We bought one immediately, obviously.