Games of the Month: June 2011

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Probably the biggest 3DS month so far, but there's tons of other stuff too. I also made some amendments to the formatting to make it look a bit more "professional".

    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! <b>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.</b> You can also do write-ups for games not bolded or games I didn't even list. Sometimes things slip my eye.

    Some rules and stuff.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

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    <b>Platform:</b> 3DS
    <b>Developed by:</b> Nintendo EAD/Grezzo
    <b>Published by:</b> Nintendo
    <b>Release date:</b> June 16th (Japan), June 17th (Europe), June 19th (North America), June 30th (Australia)
    <b>Genre:</b> Action Adventure
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Played it before, not interested
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> THROUGH THE ROOF

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    <p align=" " class="none">I played this game not too long ago and thought it was good, just not the greatest game ever (which many people believe it is). Spicing up the graphics and adding a boss rush mode isn't a huge draw to me. Master Quest has been available before so whoopie. It's just not what I feel like is the "3DS killer app".
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    <b>Platform:</b> 3DS
    <b>Developed by:</b> Capcom
    <b>Published by:</b> Capcom
    <b>Release date:</b> June 2nd (Japan), June 28th (North America)
    <b>Genre:</b> TPS
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> I didn't like the original Mercs mode, not worth it as a standalone game
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> THROUGH THE ROOF AGAIN

    <img src="http://pspmedia.ign.com/psp/image/object/087/087865/Resident-Evil-Merecenaries_n3DS_BOX-tempboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">I played Resident Evil 5 and I wasn't too thrilled with the Mercs. It was a pretty standard survival game, the only exception being that it's Resident Evil. Even though it's expanded here, I just don't really see the big draw to it. I'd much rather spend less money on Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition to get Resident Evil 5, all its DLC, and a Mercs mode.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Playstation 3
    <b>Developed by:</b> Sucker Punch
    <b>Published by:</b> SCE
    <b>Release date:</b> June 7th (North America), June 9th (Australia), June 10th (Europe),
    <b>Genre:</b> Action
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> I don't own a PS3 but I've been wanting to try the original at least
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Probably some decent hype for fans of the original.

    <img src="http://pcmedia.ign.com/pc/image/object/038/038010/infamous_2_tboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">Fortunately for PSN members, I believe the original inFamous was available for free following the hack so you may as well pick it up before this. Anyway, I've been wanting to get a PS3 with the original (also for other games), but it looks like a fun action romp. I'm sure fans of the original will love it.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
    <b>Developed by:</b> Gearbox Software/3D Realms
    <b>Published by:</b> 2K Games
    <b>Release date:</b> June 10th (Japan, Europe, Australia), June 14th (North America)
    <b>Genre:</b> FPS
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> This feels like it's gonna be bad
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> IT'S DUKE NUKEM

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/873/873999/Duke-Nukem-Forever_X360_US_ESRBboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">I don't see what the hype is. It's been delayed through hell and back and has become nothing more than a running joke. Fans of the original Duke Nukem games have since not cared and it seems only kids who hear funny Duke Nukem quotes think this will be awesome. If anything it'll just have a few jokes in it but be full of dated game design and boring gameplay. Plus the graphics look like they're ripped out of Doom III.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
    <b>Developed by:</b> Spicy Horse
    <b>Published by:</b> EA Games
    <b>Release date:</b> June 17th (Europe, North America)
    <b>Genre:</b> Action Platformer
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> MY GOD YES
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Eh.

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/143/14323746/Alice-Madness-Returns_X360_US_ESRBboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">The original Alice was no masterpiece of gameplay but it was a huge piece of environmental art work. It looked great and the way a twisted Wonderland was presented was beautiful. It's been 10 years since the original came out and we finally get a sequel. I have pretty high hopes for this to live up to the original, and hopefully it'll succeed. I'll be placing a pre-order ASAP.

    It also comes with the original game so there's no reason to not pick this up.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
    <b>Developed by:</b> Day 1 Studios
    <b>Published by:</b> Warner Bros. Interactive
    <b>Release date:</b> June 21st (North America), June 22nd (Australia), June 24th (Europe)
    <b>Genre:</b> FPS
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> The series never looked too interesting
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Haven't heard much here

    <img src="http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/object/045/045906/fear3_rp_360boxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">The FEAR series in general hasn't looked that amusing too me. It's trying to make a legitimate horror game and FPS game at once. I just don't see the appeal. I know plenty of people enjoyed the first and the second was met with some rough reception, so know one knows how the third one will turn out.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
    <b>Developed by:</b> Capcom
    <b>Published by:</b> Capcom
    <b>Release date:</b> June 23rd (Australia), June 24th (Europe, also for PC), June 28th (North America), June 30th (Japan)
    <b>Genre:</b> Fighting
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Still haven't picked up SSFIV so I may pick up this
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> It's Super Street Fighter IV!

    <img src="http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/object/105/105971/ssf_iv_arcade_edition_360boxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">It's a pretty standard SSFIV re-release with some extra content, but luckily it's also available as DLC for current SSFIV owners. I've been meaning to pick up a version of this so I may just buy it when the price goes down. SSFIV: AE is a pretty large for PC owners though as it marks the first version of SSFIV for the PC (they were jumped over for the original SSFIV and have been stuck with the original SFIV until now). Either way, it's probably the biggest fighting game this generation, you may as well get it if you want it.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
    <b>Developed by:</b> Q-Entertainment
    <b>Published by:</b> Ubisoft
    <b>Release date:</b> June 14th (Xbox 360) September 2011 (PS3)
    <b>Genre:</b> Rhythm
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> I love Q-Entertainment, can't wait
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Probably meh

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/143/14354640/Child-of-Eden_X360_US_ESRB_4-15boxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">This should be awesome. The game is a spiritual successor to Rez, which was great. "The objective of the player in Child of Eden is to save Project Lumi, which is near completion, from a virus attack. If finished, Project Lumi would reproduce a human personality in Eden, the artificial intelligence inside which Rez took place." I don't have a Kinect, but I think I'll still enjoy it with a controller. I'm really excited for this one and considering most of Q-Entertainment developed games are fun and unique, we should have a great game on our hands.

    Thanks to <a href='http://gbatemp.net/member.php?name=Fudge' target=_blank title='View profile for member Fudge'}>Fudge</a> for the write-up <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /></p>

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    <b>Platform:</b> Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
    <b>Developed by:</b> Grasshopper Manufacture
    <b>Published by:</b> EA
    <b>Release date:</b> June 21st
    <b>Genre:</b> Third-person shooter
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Can't wait, NMH was awesome and this should be too
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Should be higher

    <img src="http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/object/142/14274036/shadow_damned3601boxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">I'm really excited for this one. The gameplay is reminiscent of RE4, only faster paced and crazier. With an achievement description "Kill 5 enemies using the BIG BONER", you know its gotta be awesome <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

    Thanks to <a href='http://gbatemp.net/member.php?name=Fudge' target=_blank title='View profile for member Fudge'}>Fudge</a> for the write-up <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /></p>

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    <ul><li>Hunted: The Demon's Forge: 6/2 (Australia), 6/3 (Europe), 6/23 (Japan)</li><li>Dungeon Siege III: 6/16 (Australia), 6/17 (Europe), 6/21 (North America)</li><li>Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012: 6/15 (North America)</li><li>White Knight Chronicles II: 6/9 (Australia), 6/10 (Europe)</li><li>White Knight Chronicles: Origins: 6/3 (Europe)</li><li>Record of the Agarest War Zero: 6/14 (North America)</li><li>Wii Play: Motion: 6/13 (North America), 6/24 (Europe)</li><li>Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax: 6/29 (North America, Japan)</li></ul>

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    <ul><li>Megaman Legends 3: Protoype Version: 6/6 (North America), 6/7 (Japan, Europe)</li><li>Homefront: Fire Sale: 6/7 (North America) (Xbox 360 only)</li></ul>
     


  2. Ikki

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    I believe the Temp isn't that excited about Mercs 3D.


    And Alice fuck yes. Do want.
     
  3. fiftyten

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    Ocarina is my 3DS killer app. I haven't played it in over ten years, and I remember loving every minute of it. I'm ready to replay it again with updated visuals and in 3D.

    Also, being a huge fan of the TPS RE games, Mercs might prove to be awesome for my tastes. There are going to be some different modes, plus for the first time MOVING WHILE SHOOTING and FIRST PERSON VIEW OPTIONAL. Also you can assign and level up character skills. Pretty neat. Also online multiplayer, yes please. And lets not forget this will probably be the most visually impressive 3DS title to date.

    All in all June looks to be the month that I finally jump on board with the 3DS. Then again, I will have my hands full with inFamous 2 which the hype level is "THROUGH THE ROOF" for most PS3 owners. I've also still got Okamiden to play and Radiant Historia to finish.. so I may hold off another month or two when I can buy these games preowned and save a bit of cash.

    Also, any reason why Shadows of the Damned was left out of the list at the bottom? Game looks promising, it's a Suda15 game after all!

    EDIT: And Red Faction Armageddon, that ought to be in the top list! Guerrilla was an excellent game!
     
  4. Master Mo

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    For me it`s Alice: Madness Returns. The game looks great. I love how diverse it is... Cannot wait!

    Also I`ll get OoT, since it is an amazing game, even though it is not my fav ToZ-title (aLttP). I think many people haven`t played it yet and even though it`s on the VC maybe some people are a bit quenched because of the dated look... Now they get a chance to play it [​IMG]

    And al last I`ll only get Resi if they`ve included an option for TS-controls... So I gonna have to wait for reviews, since I haven`t seen anyone mention another control scheme nor have I seen anyone missing it in any impression! I`m very disappointed thus far but who knows...

    EDIT:

    ...and from Mikami-San so it has to be awesome. Looks like Resi4 on Crack [​IMG]

    Haven`t seen enough of it though.
     
  5. naglaro00

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    Am I the only one waiting for Dungeon Siege III ._.
     
  6. FlashX007

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    Awesome titles. Looking forward to playing them. [​IMG]
     
  7. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    i hate the lull between big system announcements. this looks to be a shitty summer for gaming. oh well, i got a kid coming in july so half my summer is gone anyway.

    here's to wii play: motion being ok and continue to wait for skyward sword.
     
  8. Mythrix

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    I bought the 3DS on launch day, but Street Figher 3DS just isn't fun enough for me to keep playing. Really looking forward to an actual game (Zelda)! Mercs is meh, I prefer an actual story-driven game rather than another "play these stages X number of times to get a high score". Have enough of those games on the iPad.
     
  9. Narayan

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    I only see alice. looks tasty. very.
     
  10. FlashX007

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    Some of them may be bad but in my opinion it's because the market is a little slow right now and developers can't throw out any good games.
     
  11. Nah3DS

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    this month is all about zelda
    wish I had a 3DS
     
  12. Cyan

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    I may buy Zelda, even if I completed it years ago.
    It would be my first 3DS game, I don't have any to play since the console launch.

    There weren't any mario game this month?
    I thought paper mario was due for june 6th.
    amazon list it for december 31th [​IMG]


    I want to play Alice madness, but I hope EA didn't put a DRM in that game too, I don't have a PSN account.
     
  13. machomuu

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    Guild, when talking about F3AR you say it doesn't look "amusing" to you. Don't you mean appealing, or for lack of repetition, enticing?
     
  14. shakirmoledina

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    possibly the most unique game on the list is alice (ie, surprise title) but i must say, the 3ds has some good games coming out this month
     
  15. Guild McCommunist
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    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    The Danger Zone
    The series just hasn't had any draw for me. I'm not a big fan of horror games (I mean I play Silent Hill games with my friends and I guess you can count Resident Evil as "horror") and there really hasn't been any appeal to me. It's a scary FPS game, whoopie.

    EDIT: Minor note, I closed last month's GotM thread just so people don't necrobump it or anything. Somebody did that for the April edition I think (back then though I was TV Tempers so I couldn't lock my topic).
     
  16. ShadowSonic2

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    I thought the Capcom Dev Team said this game was postponed to a date later than the eShop launch? Or was there another change? Official Blog link here
     
  17. Ikki

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    It's not even that much of a horror game.
     
  18. Guild McCommunist
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    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    GameFaqs said it was coming June 7th. Sorry if I was wrong.
     
  19. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

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    I'm looking forward to Zelda, and possibly inFAMOUS 2. still need to finish te original though.

    Oh, and possibly resident evil mercenaries, depending on how much money I have.
     
  20. nugundam0079

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!