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Off Topic > Video GamesMar 1, 2024 3:00 pm CT

What to Play This Weekend: Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Spiritfall, and Cats Love Boxes bring the vivid, colorful, and cozy weekend vibes

Happy Friday, Watchers! Welcome back to our weekend play list, not to be confused with playlist which is what I’m queueing up in order to play… you know what, this just got really circular in logic and that’s concerning. This week, we’re talking about the latest Final Fantasy, a charming roguelite, a cat-themed puzzler, and a creepy fishing game. What’s not to love about that?

If you’re looking for something fun to play this weekend, here are four games worth your time.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (RPG)

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is the next chapter in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 remake project, three standalone titles acting as a “reimagining” of the original game. Releasing almost four years after the first (Final Fantasy 7 Remake), Rebirth‘s story follows Cloud and his allies as they flee from Midgar and journey across the planet in search of the title’s main antagonist, the fallen hero Sephiroth. Fans of the franchise will enjoy unlocking the wide, beautiful world in-game with the huge cast of beautifully remastered characters.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth ($69.99) is available on PlayStation.

Spiritfall (roguelite)

Spiritfall first hit my radar through a friend playing the Early Access and it is lovely, especially for a debut release from indie studio Gentle Giant. Described as a Platform Fighter Roguelite, you wield an arsenal of powers gifted along the way from divine spirits, leveraging different synergies in each runthrough. Like other roguelites, you do not suffer permadeath; instead, use resources from your runthroughs to apply upgrades to future runs, similar to the mirror and weapons systems in Hades. The platformer elements come through almost like a game of Super Smash Bros. Plus, the art style is so unique and vibrant, it’s almost hard to describe.

Spiritfall ($19.99) is available on Steam for PC and Mac with 25% off for launch.

Cats Love Boxes (puzzle)

Cats Love Boxes is absolutely precious; the puzzler first came up during an indie dev showcase and looked so darn cute. It’s a puzzle adventure by DEVCATS (with the best tagline — “Making purrfect games”) and is the next in a series of cat-themed games and DLCs they release on Steam. You are Fofiño (based on a real life cat), moving boxes around different rooms to the required squares to clear each level with your buddy Lily. Play both cats by yourself or engage in co-op mode with a friend to clear the 60+ levels.

Cats Love Boxes ($3.99) is available on Steam for PC and SteamOS/Linux with 10% off for launch.

Dredge (fishing)

This on-sale recommendation comes from our Editorial Director, Liz Harper, who described it as “fishing and creepy horrors below the seas? A natural match.” Dredge is a single-player fishing adventure where you’re catching deep sea denizens and selling them to survive, but at what cost? Explore your local archipelago in the game, but beware the sinister mysteries — they might just catch you in turn.

Dredge ($24.99) is available on Steam for PC, GOG.COM, Xbox, PlayStation (30% off), and Nintendo Switch (25% off).

That’s it for this week! Share in the comments what you’ll be playing this weekend and if you check out any of our recommendations. Happy weekend!

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