Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Games to get in February

There are a few high profile titles coming out this month, but I’m only seeing red. As in the red glowing eyes of the Helghast in Killzone 2. Here are the titles to be on the lookout for this month. Big surprise kids, a Wii game actually made the list this month.

9th- Deadly Creatures (Wii)
10th- Fear 2 (PS3, 360)
10th- X Blades (PS3, 360)
10th- LocoRoco 2 (PSP)
16th- Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS)
17th- Dragon Quest V (DS)
17th- Prinny: I can really be the hero? (PSP)
17th- Street Fighter IV (PS3, 360)
24th- Star Ocean: The Last Hope (360)
27th- Killzone 2 (PS3)

Portable gamers have a lot to look forward to in two RPGs and an RPG adventure game spinoff this month. Also, Deadly Creatures for the Wii might help tide you over until the next flood of Ponyz sequels. Since it’s a third party, original title, I doubt it will fare well, though. Wii is the place where good games not made by Nintendo go to die.

Street Fighter IV has been a long time coming, but I have a hard time forking over $60 for a fighting game. No matter how good it is. And, for those with an Xbox, the new Star Ocean title should be extremely high on your list of must-haves for 2009.

For me though, it’s all about Killzone 2 this month. Early reviews have the title pegged as providing a turbo-charged single player campaign with a deep, addictive online component that should bring you back for hours on end. There are a lot of FPS titles out there these days, but I think Killzone 2 will likely make a valid argument for king of the hill honors.

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