Buying Guide (March 2014)

Hey everyone! You know what month it is? Do you? DO YOU? Of course you do. It’s the month every next gen console owner has been waiting for since they purchased their system. It’s March, and with that comes what feels like the first huge month for this gen. I already detailed the 3 major releases for the month a little while back. So I won’t repeat the write ups here. I’ll just cheat a little and link you to the post.

https://ourcadegames.com/2014/02/18/march-madness-titanfall-vs-infamous-vs-metal-gear/

That post should catch you up on Titanfall, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and Infamous: Second Son. As for the other titles dropping this month, let’s get you all caught up.

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South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3, 360, PC) – Stan. Kyle. Kenny. Cartman. These 4 fourth graders have been through a lot together, but this quest will be like none before it. This RPG feels like it’s been coming forever, and its finally here. Fans of the show can expect the ultimate in fan service all throughout the game, and the graphics look exactly like the tv show. Underneath all of that is a RPG created in the mold of Paper Mario, so don’t think for a second this game is all style and no substance. Then again, with Obsidian handling the RPG mechanics, and the Parker/Stone duo handling the writing and voice acting, we should have known the game was in good hands.

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The Walking Dead Season 2: A House Divided (PS3, 360, PC)Clementine’s still hanging in there, and the next part of her adventure is upon us. Sadly I haven’t had a chance to play Episode 1 yet, but I will get around to it soon. If you haven’t played Season 1, I don’t know what the hold up is. Go purchase it right now and catch up! And make sure you come thank us afterwards for a solid recommendation. The best part is you don’t even have to watch the show to play the game. You’ll appreciate it just the same.

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Dark Souls 2 (PS3, 360, PC) – Hey you. Yeah, you. Are you a glutton for punishment? Do you like dying a lot in the games you play? Were you a Flappy Bird fan? Answer yes to the first two questions, and this is your game. Answer yes to the third and this is still your game, but your phone is in danger if Real’s around. The ridiculously difficult, yet strangely satisfying Souls RPG series has become a cult classic among hardcore gamers. I’ll bet anything this iteration will be no different.

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Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) – Mario’s favorite Dinosaur is back in a brand new adventure for the 3DS. The original was one of the best platformers ever, and if Nintendo can recapture some of that magic they have a hit on their hands. Escort baby Mario through levels using Yoshi’s expert egg tossing skills and go save baby Luigi. Or, you could just say whatever and let them keep him. I think Mario secretly hates him anyway. And beware if you’re new to the series, baby Mario has a very annoying cry. So don’t lose him.

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD (PS3, Vita) – Cannnnnn you feeeeeeeeel the looooooove toniiiiiiight. Relive Tidus and Yuna’s classic tale of love with all new visuals. These are the international versions of the games, so there will also be new content that we didn’t get to experience the first time around. I cant believe it’s been 10 years since this classic game was released. We’re getting old. Anyway, FFX-2 was hated at the time for it’s all girl cast and punk rock themes. But it was a very good game in its own right. I hope some of you who skipped it give it a chance this time.

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Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3, Vita) – The latest version of Blazblue is upon us. Along with a few new characters, expect new moves for the veterans of the series. Phantasma will also boast some redrawn sprites, so don’t expect all the old faves to look the same. The background music has also been remastered, and new songs have been added. I’m sure the fast and highly technical fighting the series is known for will be intact. 

Quick Hits – The PS4 continues its indie game blitz with the additions of Awesomenauts Assemble and Towerfall: Ascension. Borderlands 2 Vita will finally make its debut. Bioshock: Burial at Sea Episode 2 will finish Booker and Elizabeth’s saga. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, the game’s first major expansion, wil be released as well. Last but not least, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition is out today for the PS4 as this month’s free PS Plus title.

Well, that’s all everyone. Lots to choose from, and there’s a little something for a wide range of fans. Go forth and prosper gamers!

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