Buying Guide (January 2014)

Hello everyone! First of all, I would like to apologize on behalf of the team for the long wait between posts. I would like to believe you’re ok with it, being that the holidays were here. But if you aren’t, we’re sorry for the wait. We’ll plan ahead better in the future to minimize the chance of that happening again.

With that said, 2014 is here and we are back! Christmas has came and went, and many of you joined us in the next generation of gaming. Congrats! You know the drill with the buying guides by now. I’ll tell you what games are worth looking into, and you take it from there. Slim pickings this month, so this should be quick. Quick note. Wii Fit U and Halo: Spartan assault were in the December buying guide I believe, but both games were pushed to January. So if you were looking for those last month I apologize. Both should arrive this month unless delayed again.

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3/360/Vita) – As a HUGE DBZ fan, I’m really excited for this game. The sweet thing is there’s apparently a demo available for it right now. So this time around my word isn’t the only thing you have to go off of. There are over 70 characters this time around, as well as 19 stages to choose from. The story mode looks really well done, and there is finally co-op multiplayer! SWEET! Battles can be 4 vs 4 which means 8 people can play at once. The cel shaded graphics suit the game perfectly, and one can only assume the entire story arc will be included. Let’s hope for some surprises regarding the story mode.

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Dustforce (PS3/360/PC and Mac) – When cleaning becomes cool. This 2D platformer brings some glamour to the janitorial position. Anyone who was a fan of Guacamelee should check this out. I watched the trailer and instantly was reminded of it. It’s easy to dismiss a game about cleaning, until you watch a character hop from wall to wall sweeping only to flip off and smack a foe midair with that very same broom. Check out a trailer or two and see how you feel. I’m a huge supporter of indie games so I’ll always champion them. Sorry I’m not sorry.

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4/XB1) – If you own a PS4 or XB1 and haven’t played last year’s Tomb Raider reboot, consider yourself lucky. I’ve heard some of your cries for the next wave of games, but you’re lucky enough to be able to play the best version of this gem as a brand new experience. I fall into this category, and if possible I will definitely be picking this up. By all accounts it was an awesome game, and this version sports next gen visuals and all the DLC from previous versions. If you have played it already I’m not sure if it is worth buying again. That’s your judgement call. It would be nice if there was an upgrade program for it.

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Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD (PS3/360/PC) – This adventure was formerly a PS Vita exclusive, but it’s making the jump to the big screen. Players will control Aveline and experience another piece of the Assassins legacy. Personally I’m over the franchise. Gamer fatigue I suppose. But fans of the franchise and fans of female heroines in general should give it a spin. There are some HD exclusive missions for those who make the jump.

Quick Hits

Soul Calibur is back with a free to play game (Lost Swords) for PS3 only. Double Fine is back with a point and click adventure titled Broken Age. Dead Rising 3 will debut their first DLC titled Operation Broken Eagle.

Well, I look forward to making up for lost time everyone. Let’s make 2014 a better year for Ourcade Games, and gaming in general! See you soon.

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