February 22 - February 25
Gamers, the pure-breeds whose genetic memory is not that of the dusty wind skirting a fertile Serengeti plain but Grues and the relative dangers of being eaten by one, have long desired a more homogenized gaming cycle where the best games were not back loaded exclusively into September, October and November. As far as I can tell, 2010 is the pilot for this long desired retail model.
It's the end of February and we have seen no shortage of top-shelf games hitting our wallets week after week, and if you think it's been bad so far then I highly recommend you avoid looking at March's release list. This week is no exception to the rule as the long awaited Pony Friends 2 and Lovely Lisa and Friends come to my trembling saccharine-starved hands. Squeee!
Also, some previously unknown title called Heavy Rain launches on the PS3. While there is nary a friendly barn animal nor precocious preteen to be found in the game's description, it does seem to have some inventive storytelling elements that someone might consider interesting, I suppose. Ah, heck, let's give it Game of the Week on a lark.
- Metal Slug XX