Missed a big release? Don’t worry, I have you covered with the release roundup from the week – the big ones to the little ones!
This weeks biggest release was the long awaited South Park:The Stick of Truth by Obsidian entertainment. This game has quite the history to it, as it went through many different changes, the bankruptcy and inevitable sale of THQ properties and finally the acquisition from Ubisoft. Now that the game is finally out, fans of the series and critics alike can’t say enough good things about it. The game play of the title is a straight up traditional turned based RPG, from equipping items to status effects in battle; the game is a blend of classic Final Fantasy titles and Paper Mario. The title takes everything we know and love about RPG and blends it with the style, look and humour of South Park.
Continuing on from South Park, we have a fantastic indie shooter called Tower of Guns developed by Joe Mirabello. The game is a fast paced first person shooter with rouge-like elements thrown in for good measure. The game features as you would expect, a tower of guns. You fight your way up the tower with a multitude of wacky and over the top guns that can be combined to make insane results. The game reminds me a lot of something like Unreal Tournament, with fast paced action and a quirky art design. On the flip side though, the tower is randomly generated, as each floor is different every times. Guns are random as well, so there is a lot of re play-ability to the game. The game also has its fair share of Bosses, each of which are massive and take many many bullets to take down. The game has a hell of a lot of character, and with the great visual design, randomized floors, insane gun combinations and a kick ass soundtrack, the game is a hell of a lot of fun and not to be passed on. Expect my opinions shortly.
Tower of Guns-PC-5th March
10 Second Ninja-PC-5th March
Atelier Escha & Logy-PS3-7th March
South Park:The Stick of Truth-PC/Xbox 360/PS3-7th March
The Dead Rising Collection-Xbox 360-7th March