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The Games of March 2013
March comes in like a tomb raider and goes out like a songbird, wreaking havoc and destroying our free time and wallets along the way. There are so many amazing games coming out this month, but it seems that the Warp Zoned crew is only united on one front, and that’s BioShock: Infinite. What else do we plan on playing this month? Read on to see our Games of March!
January and February were a bit slow for new releases (and with the PS4 coming in less than ten months, that’s understandable), but here we are in March with plenty of stuff that interests me.
I’ve skipped the last few Tomb Raider games, but Lara Croft’s return in the rebooted Tomb Raider has me excited. It looks like Castaway crossed with The Most Dangerous Game with a dash of the old Indiana Jones magic mixed in. The flip side of that is Lego City Undercover, which will probably be a total riot based on how unserious it looks.
March’s most anticipated closes with BioShock Infinite… because who doesn’t want to battle a robotic George Washington with a machine gun strapped to its chest?
I know there’s a ton coming out in March, but there are only two games I care about: BioShock: Infinite and the last Operation Rainfall game, Pandora’s Tower. They’re both coming out on the same day (or at least, they were, Pandora’s Tower has pushed back to April), which is going to be a pull on my finances as well as my time. Other than that, I’ll just be working on everything I started in February! Hopefully I’ll be able to finish all of these other games before March 26 rolls around.
Gears of War has been one of my favorite series and I should be excited about Gears of War: Judgment, but a prequel in a completed story just doesn’t get me giddy. I guess the same could be said about Tomb Raider, though the direction they’re taking with Lara Croft is very intriguing.
I have been wanting to get back into my fighting games and with Darkstalkers Resurrection on the horizon, that’s a great way to reacquaint myself with the Darkstalkers series that is finally seeing a new entry. Army of Two has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. I expect Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel to be decent, but the same release date as BioShock: Infinite? I will fully immerse myself into the wondrous open-air city of Columbia.
For me, Lego City Undercover is a must buy. There seems to be a fair bit riding on it, as many are seeing it as the Wii U exclusive which may push sales. I’m just excited because I think the Lego tie-ins to other franchises have become rather stale, whiles Lego City Undercover seems fresh and fun. I’m excited for Tomb Raider as well, which looks to be a female-led Uncharted with a dash of Green Arrow thrown in for good measure.
And as much as I would love to pick up SimCity, I can only assume EA has loaded it with annoying micro-transactions and pop-ups that are currently souring my experience of Need For Speed: Most Wanted. “Hey you found a car, but you have to pay £7 to drive in it!” Eh, no.
I wish I had a Wii U, as I really wish I could play Lego City Undercover. Regardless, March is going to be a great month. I’m definitely getting Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. Darkstalkers Resurrection is another one that I’m looking forward to. God of War: Ascension is all but guaranteed to be a must-buy. Although I am interested in The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, I’ll have to wait for the reviews before committing to a purchase.
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