March 14 - March 18
Homefront has long seemed like a game with at least the possibility of taking an interesting angle on the increasingly stale “modern warfare” action-shooter gameplay model that has taken root. It feels like all the companies that were inundating consolers with WWII titles a few years past have simply time shifted their obsessive single-mindedness, leaving much to be desired. Initial feedback seems relatively positive, with a few nagging dissenters here and there, but I simply can’t shake the spidey-sense that this is going to be more of the same. With Dragon Age 2 absolutely owning the pool of my shallow attention span, Homefront seems like one I’m happy to let pass by.
Total War: Shogun 2 is for me a little trickier to ignore. I’m almost grateful that my primary gaming PC is biting some curb, because a return to form for the Total War series is exactly the kind of thing I don’t need right now. I will however give it my nod for Game of the Week, and raptly follow the reports and reviews on the game.
With the 3DS, Portal 2, SOCOM 4, L.A. Noire, The Witcher 2 and, yes, Duke Nukem 4 looking to release within just the next couple of months, I think it’s safe to say that the videogame tilt-a-whirl is ramping back up to full speed. Hope you didn’t have a big meal before riding!