Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the Mac). We also cover downloadable titles as well.
This weeks release list is STACKED folks! As not only do we have quite the list for home release but the download side as well. From an arcade wrestling game to one of Koei Tecmo’s button masher, to a tactical shooter that features a known name in the title to a sequel from a cult series, there is pretty much something for everyone. And the same can be said about the downloads.
So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!
WWE All-stars is an arcade style wrestling game that pits current superstar wrestlers from the WWE and legends from earlier eras together in the same game. Classic wrestlers like Andre the Giant, Jimmy Snuka, the Ultimate Warrior and many more face off against current superstars like John Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton and Undertaker in battles designed to determine who is actually the best of all time in the “squared circle.” Additional features include: a wealth of match types, The best roster ever seen in a wrestling game, four character classes and more.
If you’re not aware, I’m a huge wrestling fan and one reason why I got into wrestling was all because of one man, Macho Man Randy Savage. Now to finally play as him again in a WWE game after years of waiting, you can bet that many people are just as thrilled as I am. The game is more over the top then the usual Smackdown games as the wrestlers are portrayed as bulky action figure-esque appearance. With the simple button scheme and just outrageous gameplay, it’s one game worth checking out for any wrestling fans, old or new. It does suck that the demo only lets you play as either the Ultimate Warrior or Rey Mysterio.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is a tactical shooter in the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise which drops players in the middle of a covert operations throughout Europe against fictional ultranationalist groups. In this hot war players must use both individual skills with weaponry large and small, as well as be able to work with their fellow squad members to complete mission-based objectives. Additional features include: optical camouflage, making players virtually invisible, new support options via heavily armed ground and air combat drones and single player campaign, co-op and multiplayer play options.
If you been a fan of the Ghost Recon series, this is initially was the 4th of the series, and the game adds a few new things to make it feel a bit different from previous release. With the new ability to destroy cover and the “optical camouflage” that lets players be invisible, which has advantages as well as disadvantages from using it.
Dynasty Warriors 7
You feel the weight of your sword in your left hand and the delicate balance of your spear in your right. A fierce and daunting warrior charges and you prepare to fight. You parry his attacks, dodge his thrusts and push him back with a few of your own heavy strikes. Around you, the clanking of metal reverberates in the air and combines with the sound of splintering wood. That reminds you. Just as your attacker comes at you with yet another strike, you throw out a Switch Attack and pierce his armor with your spear. Stunned, he gapes at you from the other end of the wooden stick.
Omega Force has added quite the features to give life to this button masher hack and slash. With a 4th faction that adds more story to the game, with the new conquest mode, and characters having the ability to interchangeably wield two weapons at a time, fans and possibly new comers have something to check out. And hey, you can have pandas and elephants help you in battle, which is always, a great thing.
The 3rd Birthday
Take control of Aya Brea, the indomitable heroine from the PARASITE EVE® series, in a visually stunning third-person shooter RPG. As the world rests on the brink of destruction by a horrific enemy known as “the Twisted,” Aya remains the only candidate able to change the events of the past and save humanity from extinction.
After a decade of waiting, gamers finally get their hands on Parasite Eve 3. Players once again controls Aya Brea in this action RPG that features third person shooter elements. Also, the game has it where the more damage you take, the less clothing Aya will be wearing. And hey, there’s another shower scene. Yeah, this game is definitely from Japan.
Available: Sony PSP
Other Notable Release:
Downloadable Games Worth Checking Out: Click on the title to check out the trailer of the game.
Strania (Xbox Live Arcade)
Back to the Future: The Game – Episode 2: Get Tannen! (Playstation Network, iPad)
Free Realms (Playstation Network)
Rush ‘N Attack: Ex-Patriot (Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network)
Islands of Wakfu (Xbox Live Arcade)
Chime (Playstation Network)
Eufloria (Playstation Network, Mac, iPad)