That concludes our holiday-season game release frenzy for 2012. We now return you to quieter days, and whatever great heap of games are on your pile or yet to come via gifts or willpower-breaking Steam sales.
As far as I can tell, Far Cry 3 wants to be Heart of Darkness: The Video Game, though how well it will actually encapsulate the deeper, darker themes it seems to want to explore is a question yet to be answered.
[Thanks to OzymandiasAV for putting our Week Ahead together this week]
Blame it on tryptophan, blame it on the Mayans, blame it on the long-foretold crash of the gaming economy as we know it: it's a slow and alarmingly nostalgic Week Ahead for video games.
I remember during my counter-jockey days of managing an Electronics Boutique, every holiday season around this time of year the shipments of games to stock for the coming buying spree would increase almost exponentially.
If you're trying to pick just one game to play this week, you're going to have a bad time. For some reason it hasn't really felt like the fall gaming season to me yet. There have been little hints of it here and there, but overall it's all still felt more anticipatory than anything else.