Title: Hitman HD Trilogy Format: PS3(reviewed), Xbox 360 Release Date: January 29, 2013 Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Io Interactive Price: $39.99 ESRB Rating: M
The Hitman HD Trilogy is the first of possibly many HD remakes we'll be getting this year, and it looks to start off the year on a high. It brings together three great Hitman games, and gives it the HD modernization that many other classic franchises have received, what more could you want?
WHAT IS IT? Ever since the 6th Generation iPod Nano was announced in September of 2010, people have wanted to use the Nano as a watch. LunaTik, a company known for their high-quality iPhone cases, designed the best and affordable way to do so.
Title: The Cave Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC(reviewed), Wii U, Mac Release Date: January 22, 2013 Publisher: SEGA Developer: Double Fine Productions Price: $15 ESRB Rating: T
The Cave comes to us from Double Fine, and the game looks to reinvigorate the adventure game genre. Legendary game designer, Ron Gilbert is once again behind the wheel, and is looking to create another unforgettable experience.
Title: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Format: PS3 Release Date: January 22, 2012 Publisher: Namco Bandai Developer: Level-5 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: E
Ni No Kuni is game by Level-5, one of the most prestigious developers around. Ever since I saw the first screenshots and promotional videos for the game, I knew I had to play it. I am always looking for a good RPG to play, and that's exactly what I found. The game shattered all my expectations for it, and right from the start, it just blew me away.
Title: Joe Danger iOS Format: iOS Release Date: January 10, 2013 Publisher: Hello Games Developer: Hello Games Price: $2.99 ESRB Rating: E I was always a big fan of Joe Danger on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and when Hello Games gave us the option to play the game on the go, I quickly jumped all over it. Joe Danger for the iOS proves that games on the mobile platform are just as good as their console counterparts.
Title: Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC Release Date: January 15, 2012 Publisher: 2K Games Developer: Gearbox Software Price: $9.99 ESRB Rating: M The latest DLC expansion for Borderlands 2 stars the outlandish Sir Hammerlock, as you join him on a hunting expedition. It's a cool concept for a DLC expansion, but the DLC never evolved into anything memorable. Don't get me wrong, this is a good expansion, it just doesn't live up to the expectations set from previous expansions.
Title: Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Format: PS3,Xbox 360, PC Release Date: November 12, 2012 Publisher: Activision Developer: Treyarch Price: $ 59.99 ESRB Rating: M
Yes as all of you now know Call of Duty Black ops 2 is well on it's way to getting it's first DLC. Only still in it's infancy stages we are already looking for the new downloads. What does this say about the CoD franchise? Can this keep going Companies it can and will till we the consumer say enough and refuse to buy it, but that will never happen for the simple reason that CoD will always have people who buy it just to say I have newest Call of Duty. We have proof already that the developer's do not care about the consumer but just the figure that they make off of us.
Title: DmC Devil May Cry Format: PS3(reviewed), Xbox 360, PC Release Date: January 15, 2012 Publisher: Capcom Developer: Ninja Theory Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M
Lets face it, the Devil May Cry series was one of the more popular franchises that really needed a reboot. The game had gotten a little stale, and I had lost interest in the series as a whole. Thankfully, Capcom gave the keys to Ninja Theory to try and reinvigorate the franchise. They did just that, the game feels better, and fresh, and it was just a blast to play.
Title: Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC Release Date: November 20th, 2012 Publisher: Activision Developer: Heavy Iron Studios Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: M I'm possibly one of the biggest Family Guy fans out there, and I had to give the game a try. Even with all the negative reviews and remarks I've seen about the game, I still needed to get my hands on it. Back to the Multiverse gives us some new time with Brian and Stewie, and I don't know anyone who would turn that down.
Title: The War Z Format: PC Release Date: October 31, 2012 Publisher: Arktos Entertainment Developer: Hammerpoint Interactive ESRB Rating: M
I know that a lot of people have had it up to here with The War Z, but I couldn't let the game seep through cracks without giving it it's fair shake. The game has been ridiculed from day one, and for good measure. A lot of people got ripped off from questionable bans, or they just received a random message saying they can't play the game anymore. But I won't get too much more into that whole debacle. I actually thought the game had a great concept, it's execution was just too poor, and it turned out to be a huge mess.
Title: New Super Mario Bros. U Format: Wii U Release Date: November 18, 2012 Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo EAD Price: $59.99 (Digital and Retail) ESRB Rating: E for Everyone Let's be honest: New Super Mario Bros. isn't exactly new anymore. As the fourth game in the series, New Super Mario Bros. U has a lot to live up to. So does it pull it off?
When the PS Vita launched back in February of last year, it seems like there was a game released for it every week. Since then, it has cooled off quite a bit. It was still a pretty successful year for Sony's new portable, and I wanted to list some of my favorite titles featured on the system.
Title: Pangolin Format: iOS Release Date: December 15th, 2012 Publisher: FeedTank Developer: FeedTank Price: Free ($1.99 for extra levels) ESRB Rating: 4+ A charmingly quirky puzzler that will keep you entertained for hours.