Remember that time when we had to retreat to the dark dankness of the Moscow Metro in order to fight over the few remaining scraps of humanity? Good, because this week, a last light is our only hope for salvation. Look alive, it’s time for this week’s videogame releases.
While so many gamers are still rocking the ’80s electro synth in the neon-colored neo-apocalypse of last week’s ‘FarCry 3: Blood Dragon‘, the flow of new videogames ebbs this week. Fortunately, pinball goes all ‘Star Wars’ on PCs, while mini Mario and Donkey Kong get moving.
Last month, we had a Roundtable about movies that would be inappropriate to convert to 3D. This week, we bring you a similar topic. As much as the videogame industry loves to license movie titles for the easy brand name recognition, some movies should really never, ever be turned into tie-in games. Here are some of the worst ideas we could imagine.
If you love even one single thing from the 1980s, then you owe it to yourself to check out ‘FarCry 3: Blood Dragon’. That, along with what has to be the most anticipated PS Vita game by far, means that this week is stacked with misfit videogames not to be missed.
The ghost of 2009′s ‘Star Trek’ returns this week in game form with phasers set to maximum Pine & Quinto. Plus, sequels to games with significant fan bases pack the week with a great set of spring gaming options including Brock Sampson and Ash.
Take notice, comic book fans. This week sees Superman seize control in an act of injustice while Batman is forced to ally with some of his most villainous rogues. Meanwhile, fantasy RPGs take hold of the rest of this week’s videogame releases.
All of a sudden, the retail videogame release slate comes up snake eyes. Fortunately, one gem comes out of developmental limbo and onto the PlayStation ecosystem, and PC players can tread some new ground in the Far East. And of course, some re-releases and remakes help legitimize this week’s options.
In the short time since we posted the first part of our LucasArts retrospective, Disney has unfortunately applied the one thing that it knows about videogames to the company: full-scale layoffs and product cancellations. Nevertheless, this remains the perfect time to revisit the games of LucasArts.