As I sip my Blue Moon Valencia Grove Amber beer and await the release of March of the Eagles, it just dawned on me that I haven’t played many new games this year. The few I have, I was sorely disappointed with too. I’m waiting for something to come along and pull me out of this rut. While I wrote out this week’s article, I remembered Crysis 2. I have to say, Crysis 3 could very well be the AAA game that gets me..back in the game. Aliens: Colonial Marines sure as Hell didn’t do it… ~ Don
Please note dates are subject to change, and these do not account for digital releases, which can sometimes be as important as retail releases. DLC is highlighted in blue. Digital releases (excluding PC-only titles) are highlighted in green.
- Tuesday, February 19 ~ Crysis 3 (PS3, PC, & Xbox 360)
- Tuesday, February 19 ~ Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance (PC & Xbox 360)
- Tuesday, February 19 ~ Assassin’s Creed III – The Tyranny of King Washington: The Infamy (PS3, PC, & Xbox 360)
Playstation 3 only:
- Tuesday, February 19 ~ The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim – Hearthfire
- Monday, February 18 ~ March of the Eagles
- Monday, February 18 ~ A Valley Without Wind 2
- Tuesday, February 19 ~ Renaissance Heroes
Another week with a shooter released, this time EA’s Crysis 3. Crysis 2 was a fun game with a lot of fun, stealthy gameplay. I never got a chance to play the original Crysis, but I recall it being praised for it’s sandbox-y nature. Crysis 2 was more linear than open, though you had various ways to go about confrontations. Crysis 3, if anything, has my attention because of the addition of a composite bow. There’s something about hunting with a bow that makes the kill more satisfying.
Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance takes the focus from guns to swords. Kojima Productions partnered with Platinum Games to deliver a more action-packed Metal Gear Solid experience. From my short demo at E3 last summer, I can use the term “action packed” with confidence. Everything in view could be sliced up, including limbs from your opponents. It was a lot of fun, and this coming from someone who doesn’t play Metal Gear games.
Paradox Interactive gives strategists 15 years of exciting conflict with March of the Eagles. As with every grand strategy game from Paradox Interactive, there are many things you must micro-manage while trying to make your country the dominant power in Europe during the Napoleonic era. There’s also 32-player online play, so you can overwhelm your friends with your strategic wit.
Are you picking anything up this week? Still trying to make it through your backlog? Let us know in the comments below!