March powers on as the PS4 gets ‘Infamous’, and the legend of Big Boss continues to grow. It’s all here to see in this week’s videogame releases.
Infamous: Second Son (PS4)
Make no mistake, Sucker Punch’s ‘Infamous: Second Son‘ is Sony’s PS4 exclusive heavy hitter. The open-world rendition of Seattle lets players take on a new character in the ‘Infamous’ series, and boy do those powers look powerful.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
Ah, non-‘Metal Gear’ fans, if only you could understand the particulars of ‘Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes‘. Oddly enough, as a prologue segment to the future, next-gen only ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’, ‘Ground Zeroes’ is a good place to get into the series as it transitions from the classic confined stealth mission to the open world. I’m a huge ‘Metal Gear’ fan, and I remain transfixed by the character of Big Boss, whose origin was disclosed in ‘Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater’. Despite its short nature and high pricing ($20 for digital, $30 for hard copy), this package is nevertheless a must-own.
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, Vita)
It’s been a long time since the first PS2 ‘Final Fantasy’ made its debut, but the twin games that make up ‘Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster‘ have a huge fan base. This new version has not only been touched up for modern resolutions, but includes new epilogue segments for both games.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (360, PS3)
This is not your typical ‘Ninja Gaiden’. This one stars a cyborg ninja out for revenge. ‘Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z‘ looks like it was born from the same tree as the very fun ‘FarCry 3: Blood Dragon’, which suggests a certain joyful brilliance in self-parody.
Luftrausers (PS3, PC, Mac, Vita)
‘Luftrausers‘ is a new take on the classic mold formed by games like ‘1942’. The new, vintage-style aerial shooter looks like an arcade blast.
I’m a big fan of the Ninja Gaiden games. One of the few button-mashers I like.
I’m a sucker for the Yaiba concept.