HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody! So what do we have to look forward to in this brave new year? Well plenty in March but THIS month? Not so much. Welcome to January, people.
Unchained Blades (3DS)
Coming as a download only, Unchained Blades is a port of a PSP dungeon crawler featuring an all-star crew of designers working on it.I admit to not looking much into it, but I’ll totally bite and grab it at a low downloadable price.
Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable (Vita)
EDF2017 is an unquestionable cult classic and this enhanced Vita port brings with it many features the game should have had: 4-player co-op and jetpack wielding female Pale Wing! It’s times like this when I wish I had a Vita.
Anarchy Reigns (360, PS3)
That’s right, it’s finally coming! Anarchy Reigns is a brawler and semi-sequel to Mad World from Platinum Games. It was 100% complete and in English back in July but SEGA’s poor financial state coupled with the fact that they knew this would get awful review scores made it unfeasible to release it in the US. Now, however, it’s finally coming and at a $30 super budget price to boot! THIS was a very good call as, honestly, the game is not worth $60. If you’re wondering, the knuckleheads who put it together focused on VERSUS play in a game with rather shallow beat ’em up combat rather than co-op play (which is restricted to a Survival mode). It also lacks any sort of local multiplayer. It does, however, have what seems to be a pretty fun single play campaign and at $30? It might be worth picking up just for that.
Ni no Kuni (PS3)
Studio Ghibli’s cel-shaded PS3 RPG has turned a lot of heads and I can’t help but be intrigued if only out of desperation for a new JRPG. I do, however, wish it was a little more Mononoke/Jade Cocoon or Nauusica-esque. Ah well, special edition preordered.