Time for some Pixel Counting!
January was a decent month for games: DmC and Ni No Kuni both landed with sizable critical acclaim, but other than those two, the month was bare. It was a good time to catch up on your backlog or even take a break for a bit, maybe read a book or two to pass the time. Two great games in one month is probably ideal.
Well, no more of that. February is here and it’s not “ideal”: it’s here to kick some ass. There is about a half-dozen worthy titles dropping during the shortest month of the year (and my birth month) and while the quality of a few may be in question, there is no doubt that us gamers will have a nice buffet of gaming goodness to sample from this month. Shall we take a look at the menu?
If you loved XCOM, Fire Emblem is just as hardcore with permadeath and tactical goodness but with a fantasy setting for a nice change of pace. For the horror fans, the Dead Space trilogy wraps up this month. I am a huge fan of the series and I will be partaking in that and I know Mitch is on board as well. Sly Cooper was one of the best platforming series I have ever played and while I definitely want to play this new entry, I probably won’t get it right away. Aliens is intriguing, but that one will require some stellar reviews to get my $60. I have no interest in Crysis 3, but Mitch already has it pre-ordered and he partook in the beta recently. Metal Gear Rising, from the Bayonetta team, has some potential for insanity and unintentional hilarity, but that one also will be a wait for reviews game. Finally, Etrian Odyssey is a series I have longed to try and from what I have read, this new entry might be the perfect one to start with.
In the end, my vote goes to Dead Space 3. Gotta kill them necromorphs. What say you?