The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable “best" thing. Instead, it’s more just us picking out the single game out of the week’s releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.
These picks might be controversial, and that’s OK. If you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.
Without further ado…
Ok, so this will probably come as a shock to exactly nobody, but Wayward Souls ($7.99) is our Game of the Week this week. Shocking, I know! After all, websites across the web are slathering critical praise on the game, the entire TouchArcade staff is obsessed with it, it’s been getting bombarded with love by the players in our forums, and it’s even crept up into the top ten of the overall paid charts in the App Store, meaning it seems to be resonating with the wider iOS audience. And, on a personal level, this is simply one of my all-time favorite games on any platform. I can’t properly describe just how much I enjoy Wayward Souls, and despite a number of solid games releasing this week, I just couldn’t live with myself if this wasn’t our Game of the Week.
So, you’ll forgive me if this post is a bit on the short side, but I’m anxious to kick back and spend my weekend getting my ass handed to me over and over in Wayward Souls with a huge smile on my face. Plus, we’ve so exhaustively covered Wayward Souls since its release that I’m not sure what more can be said. Be sure to give our full review a read, and you can check out Eli’s numerous Twitch stream archive videos of the game here, here, here, here, here and here. Whew! See? I told you it was exhaustive. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to my impending death by a room full of bats.