Gaming Month Ahead – February 2013


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There may not be many more games in February than there were in January, but there sure are more top tier titles. Sure January’s DmC is going to be a hard act to follow (if you can’t guess – I loved it!) but these games are going to try nonetheless.

Dead Space 3 follows in Resident Evil’s footsteps, throwing out the lonely horror angle for a co-op action route. Throw in micro-transactions to ease the grinding and you’ve got a sure fire disappointment…don’t quote me on that, it might be good.  Aliens Colonial Marines continues the saga of badly armed and armoured men against the shiny killing titular aliens – Gearbox offers much shooty action and something that is sure to be better than the last AvP game. The month rounds off with the portmanteau spectacular – Metal Gear Rising – Revengeance and the mighty buttocks of Crysis 3 . The demo was well received and with Platinum’s history in the genre, this one’s sure to be a killer title (better than DmC? we’ll see…) it’s worthy of note that while there is no PC release for Revengeance, Platinum haven’t ruled it out. Claiming that they would consider it after the console releases. So here’s hoping.  And yes, as I said, Prophet’s mighty Nanosuited buttocks make a return (see picture above for a load of dat ass). Ignore the fact that this game doesn’t tie in at all with Crysis 2 – the protagonist suddenly disappears, body and mind, the human enemy suddenly makes a comeback, despite being killed or arrested by the end, and the alien threat somehow is still in New York, despite being biologically wiped out. So yeah, ignore that. This is about Prophet, his buttocks and his bow in a jungle, in New York, prancing about with Psycho.

In other news, Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires comes to PS3 to act as a stop gap for Dynasty Warriors 8 (out soon in Japan, out here probably by the end of the year). The Empires spin-off’s traditionally offer more strategy, custom characters and act as stand alone games. This one appears no different – and I can’t wait!

Next month Vita gets a lot of love with Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2 and Dead or Alive 5 Plus both releasing. But this month it gets one of the best RPG’s ever – in its definitive form no less. Persona 4 Golden released at the end of last year in the US and it is brilliant. Unlike Persona 3 Portable, this one reduces nothing, but overflows with extras that will surprise veterans of the PS2 classic. The only disappointment perhaps is the replacements of some of the voice actors. They weren’t great anyway, but the new ones are ear-crushingly bad! At least there’s an option to turn voice overs off.

1st Feb

  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Ps3)
  • Hitman HD Trilogy (PS3/X360)
  • Omerta: City of Gangsters (PC/X360)
  • Rayman Legends (WiiU)

11th Feb

  • Dead Space 3 (PC/PS3/X360)
  • Fist of the North Star 2 (PS3/X360/WiiU)
  • Aliens Colon Marines (PC/PS3/X360)
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited (3DS/WiiU)
  • Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed (3DS)

15th

  • DARK (PC/X360)

20th

  • Serious Sam Double D XXL (XBL/PSN?)

22nd

  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3/X360)
  • Crysis 3 (PC/PS3/X360)
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires (PS3)
  • Persona 4: Golden (Vita)
  • History Legends of War (PC/PS3/X360/Vita)
  • SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked (3DS)

Ni No Kuni was wrongly marked as coming out last month, that’s why it’s listed here again.

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