A lot of games are coming out this week, yet the only one I care about is Tomb Raider. Unfortunately, the gods of GameFly saw fit to grace me with a PS3 copy and not an Xbox 360 copy, but given how many points are available only via multiplayer, I guess that’s ok. I prefer the 360 gamepad over the DualShock, but alas, I will raid the hell out of some tombs nonetheless.
Until Tomb Raider shows up, I have two more races to complete before successfully coming in first in every single player event in Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Both are speed runs, and one is a hard speed run, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it, but hopes are high. It certainly doesn’t help that no one on my speed wall has completed this particular run. I’m a trailblazer! Other than that, I’m still loving Fire Emblem and am very happy with my decision to play on Casual. Otherwise, I’d be knee deep in corpses right about now.
I’m glad that the reviews for Tomb Raider (PS3, PC, 360) have turned out mostly positive. What I saw at E3 looked good, but there were still enough unknowns for it to not be a slam dunk. I’ve played enough Tomb Raider over the years to know what I want and what I don’t want and while I won’t be able to shoot a charging T-Rex while doing side-somersaults, I think the survival aspects will make up for it. I can always hold out hope for rampaging dinosaurs in the second one. I know that Todd preordered this one, so look forward to his thoughts on the game some time around November.
SimCity is poised to set the hearts of city planners afire with road grading desire. Or something. I can’t manage my household, much less a city of thousands, so I think I’ll sit this one out lest I inadvertently kill all of my residents with a cholera outbreak.
There’s a demo for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror Fate on the 3DS eshop and while I enjoyed the visual style and atmosphere, I’m just not very good at it. The demo is definitely worth checking out if you’re hankering for the Castlevania games of old.
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk is a tactical alchemy RPG. Apparently alchemy RPGs are a thing. Who knew?
If baseball is your thing, this week has both MLB 13: The Show (PS3, Vita) and MLB2K13 (360, PS3) for all of your baseballing needs. I can’t imagine why you would need to baseball but people are weird, so you know, different strokes and all.
A bunch of other things come out this week including some Forza and Mass Effect 3 DLC, a Naruto 3DS game, a university expansion for The Sims 3 and the Total War: Shogun 2 Gold Edition which includes Shogun 2 and the game’s two expansion packs.
Target – Free $20 gift card with purchase of SimCity and any Sims 3 title priced $29.99 and up.
Best Buy – Save $20 on the Tomb Raider controller when purchased with Tomb Raider.