February 1 - February 5
Space MMOs -- the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Startship Hyp3rl33t. Its continuing mission to explore strange new collection quests. To seek out new loot and new instanced missions. To boldly go where about 20,000 people have gone before!
While I am counted among those trying out Star Trek: Online in the pre-order headstart, I am unconvinced that this MMO can be much more than an intriguing distraction. Yes, Star Trek is on a cultural high right now, and a high-profile MMO with starship combat is a welcome change from endless swords and sorcery, which is why I've bothered in the first place. Still, the narrative of the universe alone almost demands a whole new approach to the min/max, loot gathering philosophies of the typical massively multiplayer game.
Fortunately, ST:O has nestled itself into one of the quieter weeks of what's shaping up to be a busy February, and gets my nod for game of the week. Also this week, White Knight Chronicles on the PS3.
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- White Knight Chronicles
- Puzzle Chronicles
- Bioshock 2 - Xbox 360 version - PC version : February 9
- Heavy Rain : February 23
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2 : March 2
- Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 version - Xbox 360 version : March 9
- God of War III : March 16