If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. As I'm sure you've realized by now, we've had a bit of a lull in gaming news as of late. It appears that the industry as a whole has collectively blown their wad on news and announcements at that little E3 party a couple of weeks ago. Go figure. So seeing as how the trailer stream has dried up for the time being, I thought we'd try a little something new. This week four big releases are dropping and instead of focusing on the far flung future of 20XX, I thought we'd look at the new pearls dropping this week. So strap in and let's see how they're going to empty our wallets this time.
Has any video game character had a better name than Garcia Hotspur? I think not.
Ahhhhh. Now that's some refreshing crazy. For anyone who's been living under a rock or not paying attention, Shadows of the Damned is the latest game by crazy pants producer, Suda 51. But wait, there's still more! Act now and you'll get Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil absolutely free! Now how much would you pay? SotD is the story of motorcycle riding, leather jacket wearing, demon hunting badass Garcia Hotspur and his journey through Hell to save his dead girlfriend from the clutches of.. you guessed it! Evil! Act in the next fifteen minutes and you'll get music from legendary Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka at no additional charge!
Wilst thou suck? That seems a bit extreme Nintendo.
Do you think there's going to be a boomerang? I'll be there's going to be a boomerang. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3DS came out yesterday and finally I've got a reason to pick my 3DS back up again. It's funny how I had kind of forgotten about Nintendo's new handheld until the third day of E3 when I wandered up into the 3DS section of Nintendo's booth. After playing a whole slew of new titles, I was reminded that the 3DS has enormous potential which, if you'll pardon me, up until now has been largely squandered. Now I know that Nintendo doesn't do big game releases in conjunction with their consoles anymore, but honestly... Pilotwings? Come on Nintendo, who are you trying to kid? Hopefully with Ocarina of Time the 3DS will finally start gettin' down to business.
Marylin Manson? What are you doing in my video games. Go on! Shoo!
Hmmmm. It occurs that having never finished a FEAR game may have me working at a disadvantage here. There would appear to be blood aplenty and ridiculously large guns, though. So that's a plus. I'm just going to leave it up to you folks to school me on this one.
Together we are stronger, huh? Tell that to Leeroy Jenkins' party.
Finally, here's Dungeon Siege 3. I've kind of had half an eye on this one for a while, but after seeing the end of this trailer and the Obsidian Entertainment logo, you can now officially count me as a worthless skeptic. Some folks give Obsidian the benefit of the doubt, but in my mind all they do is take franchises that have some cool potential and run them straight into the ground. They did it with KOTOR 2, they did it with Neverwinter Nights 2, and they did it with Fallout New Vegas. As much of a fan as I was of Fallout 3, when I found out that Obsidian was making New Vegas I gave it a wide berth. Finally, after picking it up on Steam for a song, I was completely disappointed. Hell, I never even finished it, it was so lackluster. So my early prediction is that Dungeon Siege 3 is going to be a buggy, bland mess. Prove me wrong Obsidian! I dare you!
So there are your big new releases for the week. What are you guys getting? All of them? Maaannnn... lucky!