Posted Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 11:47 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
This is a big week for 'Diablo' fans old and new, plus 'PvZ: GW' crosses over to the PlayStation with all of its DLC.
In many ways, 'Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition' is the 'Diablo' experience that fans (especially console fans) have been waiting for since before the release of 'Diablo III.' Not only is there a new chapter, a new Crusader class, and new gear, but now players can indulge in free roam. They can also pair up with friends regardless of level thanks to the Nemesis system. There's even couch co-op. For those that have been playing the console versions of 'Diablo III,' Blizzard has outlined an amazing array of options for carrying that current character forward, even between Xbox and PlayStation platforms.
As the hardcore fans await the release of the sequel, PS4 owners can finally see what all the fuss is over the stylized, hyper violent 'Hotline Miami.' (Check out the review of the PC/Mac version here.) As a cross-buy title, current Vita and PS3 'Hotline Miami' owners get the PS4 version for free. The main thing to know is how addictive the twin stick, stealth/guns blazing gameplay is. For the big time developers of 'Metal Gear Solid' and 'Splinter Cell,' and 'Hitman,' 'Hotline Miami' offers a rapid reattempt model that makes its punishing gameplay more than fun. Just. One. More. Attempt.
At long last, PlayStation owners can indulge in the innovative shooter that is 'Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare' which comes to the PS4 in 1080p at 60 FPS, and with all released DLC integrated. (Check out the Xbox One version review here.) This PS4 version uses the PlayStation app to carry over the tablet/boss mode, but really this game is, for many hardcore and casual shooter fans alike, the best shooter but out in years due to its controlled wackiness and variety.
'Tales of Xillia 2' is the RPG that 'Tales' fans have been waiting for. It picks up one year after 'Tales of Xillia,' and carries off some of the cast, so be sure to play that one first. With a dark and beautiful world to explore, this is a RPG that proves that the PS3 still has several excellent games please fans.
You can find the latest info on all of these releases and more linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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