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Let's face it: The spring release schedule this year was all about the release of BioShock Infinite. But since that's now out, let's not forget that there are plenty of other good new releases to dig into.
Whether you've beaten BioShock Infinite and are looking for something else to play or are curious what's out there, you'd kick yourself if you missed out on some of these games currently released (or will be tomorrow!).
Dead Island: Riptide (releases on 4.23. Shown above)
A new island is filled with zombies, so the melee-focused combat of the original remains.
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (releases on 4.23)
Dark Arisen not only features the original Dragon's Dogma game, but also new content in the form of Bitterblack Isle. The action/RPG contains a large open world to roam, a versatile skill/class system, and the Pawn feature. This refers to your NPC companions, which you can nominally direct as well as populate with those companions your friends have already created.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
To crib a quote from the review: "At first glance, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate could be dismissed as a simple expansion to 2010’s Monster Hunter Tri on the Wii. That would be a mistake. It has a bevy of new content, including quests, items, areas, and monsters."
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds (below)
A brawler with four-player co-op based on anime conventions features distinct character attacks and skill trees.
A great platformer from the makers of Castle Crashers. Includes four-player offline or online play and a level editor.
A 2D Metroid-style title with a tight art style mining Mexican culture and a satisfying combat system.
People describe this game as a 2D Minecraft. It features exploration, resource collection, and creation in a large open world.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
New challenges based around some of golf's greatest moments and golfers is woven through the traditional tour-based career mode.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
DC superheroes square off thanks to Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios.
The makers of Pokémon deliver an interesting music-based platformer.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner – Soul Hacker
The 1997 Saturn title featuring an engaging storyline and characters, as well as demon recruiting, is finally released on the 3DS.
The game had a rough outing early on, but it's not without its moments. If you're intrigued by the new SyFy show, you may want to check this out.
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I picked up GOD MODE on XBLA over the weekend and i'm left with 800 ms points. I'm eyeing Orcs Must Die right now and if there isn't anything interesting than i'll most likely will get it. Had OMD went on sale before today?. It is sitting at 1200 ms points currently.
Well I'm getting dead island. But none of the others interest me.
"Let's face it: The spring release schedule this year was all about the release of BioShock Infinite."
This could not be further from the truth for me. My spring release schedule was all about Tomb Raider (which is my personal GOTY so far). I've played BioShock, and I just don't see what the fuss is about. It doesn't interest me in the slightest.
NOSHITE! There are other games out there besides Bioshock Infinite? I -never- could have imagined that. I mean, I thought that was it, that was the finale. Does Dumbledore come back to life? Does Snape take up dance lessons?
BattleBlock Theater why u no love ps3
Definitely buying Injustice after I sell all my textbooks back
not to mention deadly premonition coming within the next couple of weeks, as is metro: last light. i've never played deadly premonition and am looking forward to it, and metro has looked great in every article i've seen. the next four weeks are going to be a happy gaming spring over here.
I have not been paying attention, it feels like all these april games have snuck up so fast!
I think I have enough on my plate at the moment. I'm currently waiting for Blood Dragon and Metro: Last Light to come out.
Got finals this week so my gaming will be limited. However I've been plugging away at Defiance, Injustice, and Gaucamelee. Three games I bought on a whim and for the most part I'm enjoying. Loving in the case of Gaucamelee.
I'm just waiting for Soul Sacrifice.
I'm kind of glad that this year is a little slow and there isn't such a plethora of games releasing all in the same time. And it's easier on my wallet. It gives me time to catch up and enjoy the ones I have. Defiance is amazing and I play that as much as I can (when I have the time that is). I also want to replay Infinite because that was such a breathtaking game.
I need Dragon's Dogma!!! AHHHHHH!!
Battleblock Theater is awesome