Games of the Month: February 2013

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by Guild McCommunist, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Do you believe in magic, in a young game's cart?

    If I missed a game you really want coverage on then simply send your write up to me (via PM). If it's good enough and follows proper formatting I'll add it here with credit to you! Check the "Other Releases" section at the bottom to see what games I would want write ups for but am not all too qualified to do myself. You can also do write-ups for games I didn't even list. Sometimes things slip my eye.

    From now on, I'm going to include a template for submissions. Simply fill in the template below and PM me.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Some rules and stuff.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Fire Emblem: Awakening

    Platform: 3DS
    Developed by: Intelligent Systems
    Published by: Nintendo
    Release date: February 4th (North America)
    Genre: SRPG
    My Hype Level: Obligatory "I don't like strategy games"
    GBAtemp Hype Level: OH MY GOD FIRE EMBLEM


    If you've been living under a fucking rock then you should know I don't care for strategy games. However when I did care for them I played Fire Emblem and I liked it. Never cared much for the stories or anything but the gameplay was fun (challenging too) and it was like one of the first grid-based RPGs I played (I know there's a ton of earlier ones but just personally this is the first I played). So while this doesn't harden my nipples or anything I can still appreciate the franchise. So have fun, I won't rain on this parade.

    Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

    Platform: Vita
    Developed by: Team Ninja
    Published by: Tecmo Koei
    Release date: February 26th (North America)
    Genre: Action
    My Hype Level: Never played Ninja Gaiden
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Eh

    I guess one of my gaming non-achievements is having never played a Ninja Gaiden game. From the old 2D ones to the rebooted franchise, I never gave them a shot. Yet again my respect for Team Ninja is about as low as my respect for creepy porno directors so I can't say I'd really give them a fair chance. However, much like the launch title Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, this is a port/revamp of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 for the Vita with some additional stuff like Vita specific controls and god knows what else. If you like the Ninja Gaidens then slap it in your v machine and have a grrrrrrrand old time.

    Dead Space 3

    Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC
    Developed by: Visceral Games
    Published by: Electronic Arts
    Release date: February 5th (North America), February 7th (Australia), February 8th (Europe)
    Genre: Horror
    My Hype Level: I'm kinda dead on the series
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Meh


    I haven't really played much of Dead Space as a franchise so sorry if my impressions are a bit cold. Well I'm sure they have a frozen fanbase, this new game has been leaving a lot of their fans a bit spaced. I mean it goes from a kinda Alien style "in space no one can hear you scream" to like... Lost Planet? Seems like some real sheet to me. But impressions of this have been generally good, so it looks like the franchise won't be put on ice for now.

    Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

    Platform: Playstation 3, Vita
    Developed by: Sanzaru Games
    Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Release date: February 5th (North America)
    Genre: Stealth?
    My Hype Level: Never played the franchise
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Not a Sony crowd here


    I'm still in that "Sony franchises catch up phase" seeing as I recently nabbed a PS3 so my knowledge on Sly Cooper is pretty barren. However the franchise has some fans, falling in the Jak and Daxter/Ratchet and Clank era of anthropomorphic creatures doing shit. This title is also the second crossbuy game (the first being Playstation All-Stars) so getting the PS3 game also nets you a copy of the Vita version digitally. Huzzah.

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

    Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
    Developed by: Platinum Games
    Published by: Konami
    Release dates: February 19th (North America), February 22nd (Japan, Australia, Europe)
    Genre: Action
    My Hype Level: One of my games of the year
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Not as excited


    While I'm certainly no Raiden fanboy, this game does look ungodly awesome. It's a power trip in the biggest extent. You do crazy shit and it looks like a hell of a lot of fun. If it's as good as any of Platinum Games' other titles, then it should be one of the best games of the year.

    Crysis 3

    Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
    Developed by: Crytek Studios
    Published by: Electronic Arts
    Release dates: February 19th (North America), February 21st (Australia), February 22nd (Europe)
    Genre: FPS
    My Hype Level: Never played Crysis
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Meh


    Yeah this month is a bit of "Guild doesn't play a lot of games" type of thing but I have never played Crysis. Being that my foot is only in the door of the PC master race club house, I haven't really tried them and they seemed to be really PC centric. So as you can expect, my apathy towards this game stands clear.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines

    Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC
    Developed by: Gearbox Software
    Published by: Sega
    Release dates: February 12th (North America, Europe, Australia)
    My Hype Level: Doesn't seem interesting
    GBAtemp Hype Level: IT'S FOR THE WII U


    People here have been semi-anticipating this game, mostly because Gearbox has been yammering on about the Wii U version, but it doesn't seem all that interesting. I don't have some deep attachment to the Alien IP so that doesn't appeal to me really and I haven't cared enough to look into it. Plus I'm not huge on FPS games (not that I don't like them but I rarely go out of my way for them) so this also gets an apathetic "Eh" from me.

    Rayman Legends

    Platform: Wii U
    Developed by: Ubisoft Montpellier
    Published by: Ubisoft
    Release dates: February 26th (North America)
    My Hype Level: I did love Rayman Origins...
    GBAtemp Hype Level: IT'S FOR THE WII U


    I'm sure you all know I'm a pretty big fan of Rayman Origins and have even heralded it as "the greatest platformer of this generation" and Rayman Legends is the sequel. Hower, I'm a bit weary of these "Wii U specific features" which I feel will just be shoved in your face and take away from the pure platformer goodness of Rayman. Also the 5th person multiplayer looks like the worst thing in years. You know what's fun about platformers? Not platforming and watching other people do it. Great idea.

    Other Releases

    Most of these are titles I really don't know much about so write-ups are much appreciated
    • Fist of the North Star 2: Ken's Rage
    • Omerta: City of Gangsters
  2. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
    I'm one of the few taking advantage of the cross buy feature with Sly 4.
    Buying it on PS3 and getting the Vita version free, so HELL YEAH!
  3. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Just realized it's 2013.
  4. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Rayman Legends and Aliens: Colonial Marines...fuck, I want a Wii U now. Mostly for the former.

    But Fire Emblem Awakening should be cool.
  5. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    These puns were awful. I'd give them an absolute zero out of ten.

    Out of all these games, I'd probably be the most interested in Colonial Marines. Alien and Aliens are classics, and there's definitely great potential for a game there. I'm not exactly sold yet (the setting of the game seems to completely contradict the ending of the movie, for starters), so I'll take a wait and see approach.
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  6. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    I think this is the first time since I've got my own gaming console that I'm looking forward to a game (Rayman legends, that is). For the wii, I was too busy filling the backlog and on PC I don't really anticipate much. The wiiu has an exclusive on their hands in my books. :)
  7. Lanlan

    Lanlan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 4, 2011
    United States
    I thought Fire Emblem was the only game coming out this month.
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  8. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Apr 13, 2010
    GBAtemp Hype Level: IT'S FOR THE WII U

    I really don't think that's the reaction we have towards those 2 Wii U games.
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  9. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Sep 14, 2010
    Meh, nothing that interests me in that list except for possibly Revengeance. Then again, I have a backlog that's nearly as large as the Wall of China and there's always emulators, so not that it matters much.
  10. Ethevion

    Ethevion Wannabe Artist

    Sep 23, 2010
    I never knew Metal Gear Rising was this month! Definitely getting that
  11. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

    Sep 29, 2008
    United States
    Only game this month that even has me interested is Fire Emblem, but I'll probably check out Metal Gear Rising too.
  12. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    It's almost as if that was a joke.

    Shocking, I know.
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  13. tofast4u

    tofast4u GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 2, 2012
    United States
    None of these games interest me.
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  15. narutofan777

    narutofan777 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 27, 2010
    at least a fire emblem game finally comes to usa after several years.
  16. EyeZ

    EyeZ GBAtemp Addict

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    Dec 4, 2009
    Omerta: City of Gangsters and Aliens: Colonial Marines are definate purchases for me.
  17. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Feb 9, 2010
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  18. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Yay Fire Emblem.
    Never been a Metal Gear kind of guy or i'd probably be more interested in that.

    Overall boring month for my birthday, saaad.

    I MIGHT get Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2...but I dunno. I loved Ninja Gaiden 1, but 2 was a bit more ehhhhhh inducing. It wasn't too bad but the transition to Sigma 2 made some god awful choices and decisions that further hurt the game.
    But all the same it's Ninja Gaiden so it's fun shit. But i've got so mcuh to play on my damn Vita that I can probably live without the title for a while.
  19. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Fire Emblem, fuck yeaaaaaaaah. Ah man, can't wait, I love that series
  20. gloweyjoey

    gloweyjoey who??

    May 7, 2010
    United States
    It's almost as if that was a condescending joke.

    Shocking, I know.
  21. Arizato

    Arizato Memento Mori

    Jun 1, 2009
    Can't wait for Metal Gear Rising, loved the demo!