Videogame Releases: Week of February 26th, 2012

A version of ‘Mortal Kombat’ that comes with all previously released DLC and a squad-based shooter from Sega make up this week’s new videogame releases. Oh, and ‘SSX’, which I could have sworn came out two weeks ago, but didn’t. Whoops.

SSX (360, PS3)

Looks like I was a little overexcited about ‘SSX’ and wrote it up as releasing two weeks ago. I stand by the spirit of the post, though. It would be way cooler if ‘SSX’ had come out then, because I wouldn’t have to split my attention between it and my Vita. At least school is on mid-winter break, so I can dedicate a little extra time to gaming. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a new ‘SSX’ game and I’m damned excited about this one. The ‘SSX’ series always offered me something that other titles didn’t, and I’m hoping that the franchise reboot (or re-imagining or whatever it is) will continue with that trend. My sister and I used to play games together back when we both lived with the folks. One of our favorites was ‘SSX 3’. ‘Tricky’ was good as well, but we played the third game for hours on end. ‘SSX’ has a decidedly different mood and gets rid of the look that was so appealing in earlier games, but if the gameplay is still there, I’ll be a happy man.

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (360, PS3)

Kan we all agree that we’re sick of words with that should start with “c” starting with “k” instead? No? Well, I’ll soon change that. Of kourse, it’s a bit of a konundrum for the folks in kharge of the franchise – dropping the kustomary “k” would khange things significantly. It would kertainly help klear things up, though. The Komplete Edition of ‘Mortal Kombat’ komes with all the downloadable kontent that’s kurrently available. Other than that, it’s essentially the same experience. Apparently, the game also komes with download kodes for the kinematic disaster that was the original ‘Mortal Kombat’ film. It was a bad flick, sure, but that’s a pretty kool thing to pack in.

Binary Domain (360, PS3)

I know very little of ‘Binary Domain’, but I’m interested to see what the consensus is when the game releases. It was made by the people behind ‘Yakuza’, which is a much hailed series that’s decidedly different from this squad-based shooter. Reviews look decent. This one might be worth renting out of sheer curiosity.


    • It’s been mixed so far. Part of that is the games I’ve been playing. I just finished a review of Shinobido 2 that will be going up soon which helps explain my negative experiences. That game is god awful.

      When playing actual good games though, I’m having a lot of fun. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is gorgeous and works pretty well. The controls are inferior to a proper controller, but that’s the nature of the beast.

      I’ve heard good things about Hot Shots and I’ll definitely be checking it out once I finish the reviews I’m slated for. Army Corps of Hell, Michael Jackson: The Experience and MvC 3 are still on the list there – gonna be an interesting week!

      There are a few really cool games coming up like Street Fighter x Tekken, Disgaea 3, and some sort of Call of Duty title this winter. I expect big things, since the developers will have the benefit of learning from the mistakes of others.

      My only beef with the system itself is that I’m forced into using the touchscreen to navigate menus. It’d be nice if I could have the option of the D-pad and buttons as well. Considering that’s my only gripe so far, I’d say the system is kicking ass 🙂

  1. HuskerGuy

    Well, if you need a break from reviewing shitty games, take a look at SuperStardust and Space Blob something something (don’t have my Vita on me). Both are PSN downloads and they have been fantastic thus far.

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