The Gaming Month Ahead – February 2017


UPDATED: It turns out Persona 5 is delayed until April 4th. Thanks to James in the comments for that heads up.

There’s a few big titles this month, but surprisingly not as many as I might have expected. Right at the end of the month comes Torment: Tides of Numenera. It’s the spiritual successor to Planescape Torment. The original took the style of Baldur’s Gate and applied it to a wordy and philosophical adventure whose focus was firmly on story and character rather than combat or leveling up. Tides seems to be pleasing those eager enough to have tried the Early Access first chapter. I’m still a little wary of the turn based nature. I’m not a big fan of turn based and would have preferred a RTwP like Pillars of Eternity or the original Infinity Engine games. Like Wasteland 2, it’s also coming to consoles as well as PC. I have no idea how Wasteland 2 performed on controller, but I imagine this will do as well (or as bad, depending on your opinion) Hopefully it’s got a question as poignant as “What can change the nature of a man?”

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk is the latest marriage of Dynasty Warriors with any other IP. Unlike some of the more unlikely ones (Like Zelda or Dragon Quest) Berserk is a good fit for the series. Guts was already slaughtering hundred of enemies before being in a Warriors game. The story thankfully does go past the Golden Age arc that was covered in the orignal anime series and recent movie trilogy, and ends up somewhere just before the PS2 game that was never localised.

Nioh is also out this month. It looked interesting when they first showed it – a Geralt-looking samurai in an action game by Team Ninja. What it actually turned out to be is a Dark-Souls-Alike. I’m not the biggest fan of the Dark Souls series and after a few plays of Nioh during its many beta trials, I’ve decided that it’s not for me. But, if you do like Dark Souls, give it a go.

Dynasty Warriors Godseekers looks interesting. Koei uses the engine and setting of its long running series, but changes things up with a tactical-rpg game. Though story focused, the game looks to have lots in common with the Dynasty Tactics spin-offs that released on PS2.


Full February Release List
1st February

  • Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS4/Vita)

3rd February

  • Forestry 2017: The Simulation (PS4)
  • Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto (PS4/XBone)

7th February

  • 8DAYS (PC/PS4/XBone)
  • WWE2K17 (PC)
  • Nights of Azure (PC)
  • Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC)

8th February

  • Nioh (PS4)

10th February

  • Slain! (PS4)
  • Syberia 3 (PC/PS4/XBone)

14th February

  • Air Conflicts: Secret Wars (PS4)
  • For Honor (PC/PS4/XBone)
  • Persona 5 (PS4/PS3)
  • Sniper Elite 4 (PC/PS4)

17th February

  • Dragon Ball: Fusions(3DS)
  • Warhammer 40k: Space Wolf

24th February

  • LEGO Worlds (PC/PS4/XBone)
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (PC/PS4/XBone)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch (PS4)

21st February

  • Halo Wars 2 (PC/XBone)

24th February

  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PC/PS4)

28th February

  • Torment: Tides of Numenera (PC/PS4/XBone)
  • Constructor HD (PC/PS4/XBone)

Xbox Game with Gold

  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Xbone)
  • Project Cars (Xbone) (Feb-Mar)
  • Monkey Island 2: Lechuck’s Revenge SE (X360) Early Feb
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (X360) Late Feb

Playstation Plus 

 

Humble Monthly 

  • XCOM 2
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2 Comments Add yours

    1. valaysir says:

      Thanks for that.

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