February’s Most Anticipated Games
February is packed full of top titles from big franchises, but there’s also some lesser known releases. The staff at Gamer Euphoria look towards next month’s releases and select their most anticipated game.
Thomas Mullin: Crysis 3
February has been my month for new releases for the last few years, and this year is no different with several high octane gore fests on offer; I’ll be honest, it’s how I like my movies, so my game tastes really aren’t that different. That said, probably the least nasty of the new releases is Crysis 3 and that’s my pick of next month.
There’s something about the return to a jungle-esque setting that makes me very excited. I was a huge fan of the original and the sequel, while good, wasn’t great so with this “urban jungle” setting I’m expecting a much more varied and open approach to death-dealing than we saw in Crysis 2.
Here’s hoping that suiting up as Prophet (alongside the sack of human innards that isAlcatraz) will be as fun as the original in concept and open gameplay, and of course a bow and arrow in the mix won’t hurt its chances of providing some great predatorial moments.
Sean Clayton: Persona 4 Golden
February looks like a great month for gaming with Dead Space 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Crysis 3 and Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance all looking promising in their own way it was always going to be hard to find something truly outstanding which I was guaranteed to buy.
Maybe it’s telling then, that I chose a game that’s actually an old PS2 game that finally comes to the UK market on the Vita this month, rather than pick one of the numerous sequel blockbusters that will hit the market.
Persona 4 Golden is something I’ve wanted to play since its release on the PS2 but never got a copy to truly indulge in, so having the opportunity to finally run my Vita through its paces and play one of my most looked forward to RPGs of the year is something I can’t wait to truly jump in too.
Sean Halliday: Ni No Kuni :Wrath of the White Witch
It’s been a long while since I’ve had the chance to sit down and play a well crafted JRPG. After the disappointments that where the Final Fantasy 13 and 13-2, i became somewhat jaded with JRPGs. Ni No Kuni looks to have everything I’ve been longing for in a JRPG.
The story has a strange ‘kid’s film’ like concept to it, this unashamedly is a major selling point for me. One of the other key points to why Ni No Kuni is such an appealing game to me is the amount of charm it’s shown in trailers. Personally a game with a ton of charm is a lot more enjoyable than a game that plays well but is devoid of any character or personality.
The involvement of Studio Ghibli has always been a selling point since the game was announced for Europe. The overall production of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch adds spectacle to what looks like a top title. After a few months filled with bullet ridden action titles, Ni No Kuni will come as a nice change of pace.
Stephen M: Hitman HD Collection
There are several big titles releasing next month, from Dead Space 3, Crysis 3 and the ever delayed Aliens: Colonial Marines (unless it is delayed…again). However, the one that I’m most looking forward to, and lands at the very beginning of the month, is the Hitman HD Collection.
Containing Hitman 2, Hitman Contracts and Hitman Blood Money, the HD Collection promises the old titles revamped in HD and nothing sounds better than that. With the recent, and slightly underwhelming, Absolution not providing as much of a kick as I had hoped, being able to take a trip back in time with three titles that I originally spent many hours throttling, bombing, sniping and finding ghosts on is a very enticing prospect that usurps any of the promises being made from the bigger February releases.
The older Hitman titles were classics in their own right, and after growing up playing them, the nostalgia alone will be enough to provide me with countless hours of murderous enjoyment.