Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Games to get in March

So at the last universal game developers conference, when they were going over the "year's calendar," staring at the month of November for a solid three hours, apparently someone thumbed through their packet and said "Hey guys? What's with all these extra pages with numbers on them?" And thus, the rest of the calendar was finally discovered.

This is evident by the number of solid titles coming out in March. March doesn't even end in "ember," so it isn't like everyone just got confused. Developers might actually be trying to *gasp* sell their games outside the holiday window.

3rd- Tom Clancy's HAWX (PS3, 360)
3rd- Halo Wars (360)
3rd- Phantasy Star Portable (PSP)
10th- MadWorld (Wii)
13th- Resident Evil 5 (PS3, 360)
16th- Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume (DS)
17th- Rune Factory (Wii)
17th- GTA: China Town Wars (DS)
17th- Resistance: Retribution (PSP)
22nd- Pokemon: Platinum (DS)
22nd- Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PS3)
24th- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (Wii, DS)
24th- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (PS3, 360)
24th- Wanted: Weapons of Fate (PS3, 360)

Nintendo has once again crammed most of their quality titles into a single month for the year. Make it last kiddies. As always, this handful of good stuff is once again releasing alongside about forty titles ending with a "Z" or has something to do with pet shops or eXtreme stuff.

Halo Wars is out and will hopefully serve as a bridge between two groups of gamers. Hopefully a few Halo fans will become tactical players and hopefully the tactical guys will decide to check out the Halo series and see what all this FPS business is all about.

Along with Resistance on the PSP and Resident Evil 5 on PS3 and 360, I'm most excited for MadWorld in March. Nintendo is continuing its quest to claim a few more "hardcore" gamers and that equals one badass, bloody, black and white romp that looks like a delight to flail a Wii-mote through.

Keep in mind, if MadWorld is as great as it looks, it will most likely be ignored by ninety-nine percent of Wii owners and fade into oblivion just like Boom Blox and No More Heroes.

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