Thursday, December 3, 2009

Games to get in December

And, just as quickly as it began back in September, the great gaming flood of 2009 has at last slowed to a trickle. There’s slim pickings in December, but I’m sure everyone can find something that’s come out in the past three months to keep them busy.

Or, if you’re Richie McBigBucks and just have to buy more games, late January through March of 2010 is shaping up to be just as busy as any holiday window. It’s like developers are finally starting to understand there’s more months in a year, but somehow managed to shoot for the same “new” timeframe. Go figure.

7th- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
8th- The Saboteur (PS3, 360)
8th- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii)
26th- Final Fantasy Chrystal Chronicles: Chrystal Bearers (Wii)

The Wii shows signs of life this month with two games that might be worth your moolah. I quite enjoyed earlier Chrystal Chronicles games, so here’s hoping the Wii iteration improves on the formula and gives Final Fantasy fans something to tide them over until the uuber-beast known as XIII releases next year.

Shattered Memories is set to release on the PSP in a couple months, so those who don’t have a Wii at least have options when it comes to getting the crap scared out of them. A retelling of the original Silent Hill game, hopefully the near lack of combat and focus on moody scares will work, cause I loves me some Silent Hill.

For those gaming on the PS3 and 360, the only real (hopefully) winner coming out this December is the unique WWII action title The Saboteur. Taking place in a black and white world that gains color as you help to overthrow the Nazis with stealth and cunning, The Saboteur looks to breathe new life into an era that has been done to death by first person shooters.

Oh, and there’s a new Zelda game for the DS. But, if you own a DS, chances are you’re waiting outside The Wal-Mart to purchase Spirit Tracks at this very moment. Enjoy it!

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