Monday, August 3, 2009

Games to get in August

August is here and that means things are starting to pick up speed in the gaming world as we approach the all-important holiday season.

There's a nice selection of big name titles this month to help tide you over until October and November when at least eleventy-kabillion titles will be dropping all at once.

14th- Madden NFL 10 (All systems)
24th- Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)
26th- Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS)
27th- Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)

I'm sure Madden fans are just giddy at the prospect of another, slightly enhanced title. I'm still in favor of just making a proper game every few years and, in the middle, releasing roster updates as needed. Same thing with all these rhythm games. We really don't need a new version every year. Just keep the track packs coming and we'll be dandy.

Those who own a Wii have at least one game to be pumped for this year and it goes by the name Metroid. Of course, this is a retooled versions of games you've already played, but hey, it's better than eXtreme PetZ 7: Loco Summer Edition.

I'm most looking forward to Dissidia in August. The demo was fun and the idea of a Final Fantasy fighting game with a 20-character roster, RPG elements and around 100 hours of story seems like a sound investment in my book.

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