January 23 – January 27
Ok. I'm ready for some big game releases again.
The break from the busy holiday season was nice and all, and I happily feel like I've cleansed my palate, but I'd be fine with some massive game to get really excited about again. I know a lot of people don't leap to thoughts of over-hyped, mass produced, focus group marketed AAA titles when they think of video gaming worth giving a damn about, but as many of you already well know I do. There's something I really enjoy about the pomp and bombast of a game like Battlefied 3, Skyrim or The Old Republic releasing, and I am anxiously looking forward to that kind of noise again for games like Mass Effect 3, Diablo 3 or Max Payne 3. On a side note, is basically every current game franchise sitting at the number 3 right now?
That said, I've been enjoying my time in some less highly visible games lately. I've been working on improving my scores in Orcs Must Die!, a game I can come back to over and over again and have exactly the same amount of fun. I also went back to Defense Grid to play out some of the levels I'd missed. And, I've been cautiously pleased with the beta for Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, something I think I've already put more time into than the original. There's a long way to go there, but it's much more promising than I expected it to be.
As for this week, King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame looks like the best option if you need something new to play, unless you're a glutton for punishment in which case Victoria II: A House Divided may be your cup of tea.
- King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame
- The Sims 3: Master Suite Stuff
- Victoria II: A House Divided
- Oil Rush (download)
- Puddle (XBLA)
- Quarrel (XBLA)
- Killzone (PSN)
- Puddle (PSN)
- Scarygirl (PSN)
- Newton vs the Horde (WiiWare)
- Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfight (eShop)
- Lola's Alphabet Train (eShop)
- Mutant Mudds (eShop)
- Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfight (DSiWare)
- Lola's Alphabet Train (DSiWare)