The lights are on
It's a big final week of February as far as game releases go, with heavy hitters like Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm arriving alongside quirkier titles like Radiant Historia, Knights Contract, and De Blob 2. What should you be spending your money on? Check our review round-up to find out!
Enjoy the excerpts below and click through to read the full reviews!
Bulletstorm (360, PS3, PC) - "Small
gripes aside, there’s no denying Bulletstorm’s blissful action. Epic
Games/People Can Fly’s sadistic opus arrives at a time when most
shooters do little more than let you blast dudes in the head while
things explode. Bulletstorm has those things, but also lets you shoot a
man in the testicles and kick slide his head off." - Tim Turi
De Blob 2 (360, PS3, Wii) - "Because of its lighthearted nature and presentation, de Blob 2 may pass
under the radar of “core” gamers, which would be a crime worthy of the
INKT Corporation. Fun, innovative, and surprisingly deep, de Blob 2 is
bright spot in a sea of gray games and iterative sequels." - Meagan Marie
Killzone 3 (PS3) - "Killzone 3’s shocking and abrupt campaign ending serves as a suitable
wrap to Guerilla’s extended war-themed trilogy. Even if it is a
conclusion of sorts, Killzone 3 stands on its own. The franchise has
always fallen just shy of greatness for me. This time, there’s plenty
for any action gamer to dig his or her teeth into." - Matt Miller
Knights Contract (360, PS3) - "Heinrich and Gretchen’s journey is tiresome, but when the game works the
way it should – with Gretchen being far removed from harm’s way, and
Heinrich navigating ledge-free areas – the duo creates a wonderfully
chaotic storm on the battlefield that empowers the player with the
feeling of being unstoppable." - Andrew Reiner
Radiant Historia (DS) - "A
top-down view and some sprites aren’t all it takes to capture the
essence of a classic RPG. Many titles have tried to capitalize on
gamers’ nostalgia for the 16-bit era, but most end up feeling like
hollow and archaic imitations. Radiant Historia succeeds where those
attempts fail; it is an inventive role-playing game that delivers the
sensation of playing one of your old favorites for the first time." - Joe Juba
Gsh dangit are there a lot of good games coming out this month. I am so excited to start playing my copy of Bulletstorm once time is found. Reviews have been stellar so far and that is all fine by me ^^
Nice job with the reviews GI. I totally agree
Probably going to pick up Killzone and maybe Bulletstorm tomorrow
I spent most of my money on Dead Space 2, but if I had a choice I would pick... Killzone 3.
Bulletstorm has kept me excited all day, can't wait to keep going tomorrow.
Picked up Radiant Historia a couple hours ago. :P
I bought BulletStorm for the 360 at Best Buy and got the Gears 3 pack for only $5. Unfortunately, I had other errands to run and classes this afternoon, so maybe i'll crack it open tomorrow.
Can't wait for the Gears 3 beta.
BuLLETSTORM is beast
I'm really loving Killzone 3. I'll play Bulletstorm later.
Ahh Bulletstorm is so good, everything I wanted from it.