Games of the Month: October 2011

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    Somehow I forgot to do this for like 3 months. I guess I've just been busy or something. Or summer has made me lazy. But regardless, I'm back on track baby!

    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> Hudson Soft
    <b>Published by:</b> Nintendo
    <b>Release date:</b> October 2nd (North America), October 20th (Japan), October 21st (Europe), October 27th (Australia)
    <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Best 3DS game currently?
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Brief mention but no hype

    <img src="http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/object/089/089858/tetris_axisboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">Now this is a "killer app". I don't care what people say about needing a Mario game, a Zelda game, any of that crap, Tetris is where it's at. It's endlessly fun, easy to pick up and play from minutes to hours, and no matter how much you play it, you never get sick of it. I can't say the same for anything else. Considering Tetris is what some people feel "made the Gameboy", I think having a solid Tetris game is exactly what the 3DS needs.
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    <b>Platform:</b> 3DS
    <b>Developed by:</b> Ambrella
    <b>Published by:</b> Nintendo
    <b>Release date:</b> October 24th (North America)
    <b>Genre:</b> Mashing the A button
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Oh god no
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> YEAH POKEMON

    <img src="http://dsmedia.ign.com/ds/image/object/111/111089/3DSPokemonRumbleBlastboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">I wonder what it's like to be a "hardcore" Pokemon fan at times. To actually anticipate a game like this.

    It's no secret that I hate Pokemon Rumble. I played a Wii game and it was a mockery to hack and slashes and dungeon crawlers everywhere. When Dynasty Warriors is infinitely more complex than you, then there's some serious shit wrong. The last thing I want is for this game to exist, let alone be on a handheld. But if you're a hardcore Pokemon fan, I wonder how disappointing it must be to realize the first Pokemon game for a brand new Nintendo handheld is probably one of the worst spinoffs from the series.
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    <b>Platform:</b> DS
    <b>Developed by:</b> Level-5
    <b>Published by:</b> Nintendo
    <b>Release date:</b> October 17th (North America)
    <b>Genre:</b> Puzzle
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> My usual Layton thing
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> YAY LAYTON

    <img src="http://dsmedia.ign.com/ds/image/object/143/14328893/DSProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecterboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">Here's my usual thing on Layton. I think they're well made, but they're not my style. They bore me to death. I do like three puzzles and I get bored. I've tried hard to get into it as well as this whole "adventure" genre but it really makes my eyes heavy. But this should be the last DS Layton game (right?), so it seems like a decent send off for the system.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Playstation 3, Xbox 360
    <b>Developed by:</b> From Software
    <b>Published by:</b> Namco Bandai
    <b>Release date:</b> October 4th (North America), October 6th (Australia), October 7th (Europe)
    <b>Genre:</b> First Person Controller Thrower
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Seems a tad too hard for my tastes
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> LEMME HEAR IT DEMONS SOULS FANS

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/086/086621/darksouls_360boxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">I enjoy a difficult game now and then, but only if it's appropriately difficult. Like it has all the standard features of games nowadays, things you'd expect, but just requires you to get better at the game as it goes rather than be forced to cope with a lack of features. Demons Souls kinda felt more obtuse than difficult. It felt to me like they just omitted some things to make the game more difficult. Well, that's sorta what Yahtzee said on Zero Punctuation.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
    <b>Developed by:</b> id Software
    <b>Published by:</b> Bethesda
    <b>Release date:</b> October 4th (North America), October 6th (Japan, Australia), October 7th (Europe)
    <b>Genre:</b> FPS
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Because id Software has made good games in the past couple of years?
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Not a lot of hype here

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/926/926417/reage_sta_360_mboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">Remember how good Doom 3 was? Return to Castle Wolfenstein? Quake 4? How they changed first person shooters? Oh, you don't? Well neither do I. Minus the Doom RPG/Wolfenstein RPG/Orcs and Elves, I really don't think they've made anything good for the longest time. They made the first person shooter but they certainly can't make it well anymore. I think it's been Valve's job to improve FPS games nowadays. Rage looks highly uninteresting and quite generic. It seems like its art is just a slapdash of other elements from other games. I just really can't see how people think this is gonna be changing FPS games forever.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
    <b>Developed by:</b> Blue Castle Games
    <b>Published by:</b> Capcom
    <b>Release date:</b> October 11th (North America), October 13th (Japan, Australia), October 14th (Europe)
    <b>Genre:</b> Braaaaaaaaaaaains.
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Dead Rising 2 with a worse main character
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Probably already played Dead Rising 2.

    <img src="http://wirelessmedia.ign.com/wireless/image/object/105/105963/dead_rising_2_360_boxartboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">It's basically just Dead Rising 2 with some extra features and the worse of the two Dead Rising protagonists. Chuck Greene for the win. He's the Greene Machine. He's funny, witty, gets all the babes, kills zombies with style, and has an infected daughter. Like a boss. Still, it doesn't seem worth a purchase for any Dead Rising 2 player.

    Now if you took the original Dead Rising and made it not suck so much (sorry to everyone but I think Dead Rising was a piece of garbage, especially in comparison to DR2), that'd be interesting.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
    <b>Developed by:</b> Rocksteady Studios
    <b>Published by:</b> Warner Bros. Interactive
    <b>Release date:</b> October 18th (North America), October 19th (Australia), October 21st (Europe)
    <b>Genre:</b> Action Adventure
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Arkham Asylum was fun, but...
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> Na na na na na na na Batman!

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/055/055050/batman_arkham_city_ps3_final1boxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">Maybe I'm a real stickler, but as much as I enjoy Arkham Asylum, it was too short. I beat the game in like 7 hours. I mean people criticize Call of Duty for having 5-6 hour campaigns, but AA was only 7 hours for me. It had great ideas, great gameplay, and was true to the Batman license, but it felt like it needed expanding. Hopefully Arkham City will do just that. Not sure if I'll pick it up though, unless it goes on sale on OnLive or something.
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    <b>Platform:</b> Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
    <b>Developed by:</b> DICE
    <b>Published by:</b> Electronic Arts
    <b>Release date:</b> October 25th (North America), October 27th (Australia), October 28th (Europe)
    <b>Genre:</b> FPS
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Beta didn't impress me
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> OMG I HATE FPS GAMES

    <img src="http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/object/082/082318/battlefield_3_360.finaljpgboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">I was really psyched for BF3, even though I usually don't enjoy those "war FPS" games. The graphics alone were so impressive and all I heard of Bad Company 2 was praise. So I finally nabbed some Xbox Live subscription (thanks Devin!) and played a bit of the beta, and honestly, it needs a bit of work. There were a lot of glitches, gameplay seemed basically "hide in a bush, shoot people as they go by", there felt like a definite imbalance in weapons, and you got shot twice and you died. I felt like I could take more in shots in CoD. Maybe I'm not a fan of this style of gameplay, but it just felt really disappointing. I doubt I'll be picking it up.</p>

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    <b>Platform:</b> Wii
    <b>Developed by:</b> HAL Laboratory
    <b>Published by:</b> Nintendo
    <b>Release date:</b> October 24th (North America), October 27th (Japan)
    <b>Genre:</b> Platformer
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Should be fun
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> OMG KIRBY

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    <p align=" " class="none">Kirby has always been a good romp of fun. Epic Yarn was pretty awesome, if not really a Kirby game, but it looks like they're patching that up with a Kirby game that's actually Kirby. It should be a fun, standard Kirby hop-and-bop game.

    Scratch that, it's gonna "suck". HARR HARR HARR.</p>

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    <b>Platform:</b> PSP
    <b>Developed by:</b> Square Enix
    <b>Published by:</b> Square Enix
    <b>Release date:</b> October 27th (Japan)
    <b>Genre:</b> RPG
    <b>My Hype Level:</b> Not a fuck will be given until it is localized
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> PROWLER

    <img src="http://media.ign.com/games/image/object/826/826844/Final-Fantasy-Type-O_PSP_BOX-tempboxart_160w.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />
    <p align=" " class="none">One of the last few PSP games and probably the most ambitious PSP game to date, it looks like Type-0 is going to enjoy staying in Japan. And I really want to play it. Hopefully they'll release it for the PSN Store for us so we can all play it on the Vita.</p>

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    <b>Platform:</b> PSP
    <b>Developed by:</b> Team GrisGris/5pb
    <b>Published by:</b> XSEED
    <b>Release date:</b> Late October (maybe November)
    <b>Genre:</b> Horror Adventure
    <b><strike>My</strike> prowler being a weaboo's Hype Level:</b> TAKE ALL MY MONEY
    <b>GBAtemp Hype Level:</b> None.
    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/CiLbO.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /><p align=" " class="none">It's a SNES styled game that focuses on a haunted elementary school where you have to solve the mystery around the murders of children over the years. It has a 3D sound effect so headphones are really a must, there are no 'Game Over' screens and everything you do (walking into a room instead of walking down the hall) will change the outcome. Seriously, watch the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJjDE_yyBZM" target="_blank">trailer</a>. Now.

    Thanks to <a href='http://gbatemp.net/member.php?name=prowler_' target=_blank title='View profile for member prowler_'}>prowler_</a> for the write-up!</p>

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    <ul><li>The Adventures of Tintin: The Game (Wii, 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360)</li><li>Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (PS3, Xbox 360)</li><li>Half Minute Hero 2 (PSP)</li></ul>

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    <ul><li>Portal 2: Peer Review: 10/4 (North America)</li><li>InFamous 2: Festival of Blood: October</li></ul>
     


  2. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

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    I'm all up for Battlefield 3 and Kirby. =P
     
  3. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    Not really looking forward to most of these games. Kirby should be good, though.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. machomuu

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    Ooh, Ultimate Tenkaichi comes out this month? Sweet. I saw the videos and...I really don't know what to expect.

    But Guild, you might want to change the GBAtemp Hype for Pokemon, it seems very few people care (and I'm one of the few).

    And BF3 has been getting rather good reception around the temp.
     
  5. prowler

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    This PSP game needs more attention, it might or might not be released in October, XSEED wishes for a Halloween release anyway. You don't have to put it up in the first post since the release date is not known.
    Corpse PartyPlatform: PSP
    Developed by: Team GrisGris/5pb
    Published by: XSEED
    Release date: Late October (maybe November)
    Genre: Horror Adventure
    My Hype Level: TAKE ALL MY MONEY
    GBAtemp Hype Level: None.
    [​IMG]It's a SNES styled game that focuses on a haunted elementary school where you have to solve the mystery around the murders of children over the years. It has a 3D sound effect so headphones are really a must, there are no 'Game Over' screens and everything you do (walking into a room instead of walking down the hall) will change the outcome. Seriously, watch the trailer. Now.[/p]
     
  6. Yuan

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    You are forgetting:

    Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

    [youtube]vhWTidOYNn0[/youtube]

    Infamous 2 Halloween DLC

    [youtube]jgp2d0vfbGQ[/youtube]
     
  7. Ron

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    Can't wait for Kirby [​IMG]
     
  8. Guild McCommunist
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    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    I think I stopped using the GBAtemp Hype Level as an accurate representation of the hype on GBAtemp a while ago.

    But I do hear quite a bit of BF3 hate since it's in the first person and people have been going crazy over that piece of shit Pokemon game.

    EDIT: And thanks to prowler for the Corpse Party addition. I made one minor addition to it, however... [​IMG]
     
  9. emigre

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    Not much there bar Batman and Corpse Party. And the E release of Catherine.
     
  10. machomuu

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    Really? I've heard nothing but negative response and indifference over PRB. And looking at the BF3 thread...well, things are mixed.

    But because of your former statement, my point is moot, so by all means.
     
  11. Master Mo

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    Kirby and Batman for me...

    BIG Edit: I forgot my most wanted: Professor Layton [​IMG]
     
  12. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

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    I'm really excited for the new Kirby game, as for Ultimate Tenkaichi.... 50 characters are not worth a buy but a burn =|.
    Also One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 is released this month so I'm excited for that.
     
  13. machomuu

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    50 Characters aren't- Are you serious? Most games don't even allow you to pick that many. Besides, I suspect that unlike Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2/3, in Ultimate Tenkaichi they're likely not counting the transformations.
     
  14. prowler

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    Catherine getting released this month? o:
     
  15. z0m813.cl0wn

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    Please add - Skyrim
    Platform: 360, PS3, PC
    Developed by: Bethesda, Bethesda Softworks
    Published by: Dunno!
    Release date: Late November
    Genre: RPG
    My Hype Level: OMFG!!! New ELDER SCROLLS GAME!
    GBAtemp Hype Level: Few Topics but well hyped!

    Thanks!
     
  16. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

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    Yes I'm being serious, and that is the count with transformations in. Add that to the fact that your only allowed to create 5 characters, I can't say I like where the game is going.
     
  17. Guild McCommunist
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    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    This is for October game releases, not November.
     
  18. z0m813.cl0wn

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    I mean for next month!
     
  19. Stephapanda

    Stephapanda Clover's Wife

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    Silent Hill: Downpour is also coming out this month if I'm not mistaken. :> I think on the 25th...?
     
  20. Fudge

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    November 25th, not October.