During a conversation with my brother last night, he lamented the fact that no good games were coming out in the next couple of months. I agreed, but now that I look at it, there are some actual video games being released — and some of them are good! It came as a surprise to me!
Company of Heroes 2 (PC)
What is it? Arguably the biggest release this week. The sequel to one of the highest rated RTS games of all time. Should you care? If you are a fan of RTS or even just history, then yes. You should care.
What is it? It's a stealth action RPG about vampires. So yeah, if it had guns it would basically be ALL THE GENRES. Should you care? The premise, a vampire suffering from amnesia, is enough to put me off. But it might be a sleeper. I'd check reviews when and if they come out.
What is it? It's a game about Deadpool, written by former comic writer Daniel Way, developed by the pretty good High Moon Studios. Should you care? I think if you're a fan of the character (and some aren't) you should definitely check it out. High Moon has slowly accumulated quite the rep for licensed games.
Game & Wario (Wii U)
What is it? Wait this is out this week. Whoa. Time flies I guess. Oh, and this is an inventive mini-game fest like the others. Should you care? Yes and no. Um, okay yes. I think it might be fun. Depends on whether you want to fork out the cash for a set of mini games.
Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within
What is it? It's a point and click adventure game sequel! Should you care? I love point and click. If you love point and click you might want to investigate.
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
What is it? A game about killing monsters. Loads of them. Both a remake and sequel to the original Painkiller. Should you care? I'm going to put my cards on the table and say no. Sorry. I don't care about this.
Ride to Hell: Retribution
What is it? It's that game that everyone thought was cancelled, but then it wasn't. Woohoo? Should you care? The premise, Vietnam vet returns has trouble fitting into society, sounds cool — but this game's troubled development has me a bit cynical.
The Sims 3: Island Paradise Limited Edition
What is it? More Sims. Who is still buying these things? Should you care? No.