It’s a good week for games, but it’s a great week to be a PS3 owner. ‘Lost Planet 2’ and ‘Skate 3’ are givens, but PS3 owners can also get their hands on one of the most unique games around.
3D Dot Game Heroes – PS3
If you’re an old fart like me (27) then you harken back to the days when games like ‘The Legend of Zelda’ and ‘Crystalis’ were the standard. If you’re very much like me, then you think ‘A Link to the Past’ is the best in the series and wish there was something new that recaptured the magic of the Super Nintendo classic. Well you and I are in luck. ‘3D Dot Game Heroes’ is a loving tribute to those glory days. And you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank, either. ‘3D Dot Game Heroes’ is only $39.99 new.
Lost Planet 2 – 360, PC, PS3
I’ll come right out and say it. I didn’t like ‘Lost Planet.’ I’m usually a fan of Capcom games, but the snowbound shooter just left me unfulfilled. Still, ‘Lost Planet 2’ holds a lot of appeal for me. Much of that appeal comes from the extremely cool cooperative mode that’s been added to the game. There’s just something special about taking down a giant boss – and these bosses are enormous – with a couple of friends that can’t be beat.
Skate 3 – 360, PS3
Like skating videogames? You’ll like ‘Skate 3.’ It’s like ‘Skate’ and ‘Skate 2’ but, as you can tell by the title, it’s one better. There aren’t any huge differences between this and the last installment, but you’ll get some new places to skate. If you find the series too difficult and would prefer more of a ‘Tony Hawk’ feel, there’s an easy mode for you, and those hoping for more of a simulation can take advantage of that mode.