Wait a minute! How can I be doing a Calendar Man when I’m on vacation? Magic! Well, magic and future posting. Due to the fact that this column was written before the Sunday ads came out, the deals section is going to be limited. Sorry kids, but you’ll have to do some deal hunting of your own this week.
There’s actually a fair amount of stuff coming out this week with Dungeon Siege making its return, Shadows of the Damn making its debut and F.3.A.R. 3 making the despoiling of anagrams its life’s mission. Oh, and I think there’s a Zelda remake or something out for the 3DS. If you listen closely, you can hear angels singing. Angels and people who have done nothing with their 3DS except gaze longingly at the 3D Pokedex.
Enough yammering. I’ve a beach to get to. Hit it!
By the time you read this, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will already be out, even earlier so for our European friends. I’m torn. I don’t like the idea of supporting remakes but everything I’ve read says it’s awesome. I don’t know. It’s not like the game is going anywhere. I think I have time to decide.
After the horrors of Daggerdale, I may have to give Dungeon Siege 3 a try. The achievements look annoying but early reviews are positive and I haven’t read anything about story crippling bugs, something you usually find in Obsidian games. This is right up my co-op alley, Earth Defense Force is fast approaching so this one may have to wait.
The garage of Cars 2 games come out this week, ushering in a new era of anthropomorphic vehicles. One has to wonder how the Cars got this way. Did they achieve sentience, rise up and kill off the humans, yet still keep human society intact or did they develop in a universe parallel to our own, completely devoid of human contact? These questions, and many others, keep me up at night.
- Cars 2: The Video Game – Wii
- Cars 2: The Video Game – DS
- Cars 2: The Video Game – PS3
- Cars 2: The Video Game – 360
- Cars 2: The Video Game – PC
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is a new MMO that allows you to have minions, minions culled from both humans and mythological beasts. I gotta think there’d be some simmering tension there between the humans and the minotaurs, what with all of the stomping about and bullfighting. Good luck planning those trust building exercises.
Ubisoft won’t be content until our nations children are blind and bleeding from useless eye sockets. Why else would they release Petz Fantasy 3D for the 3DS? Oh sure, it looks like it’s just a harmless unicorn simulator, but that’s only until little Sally’s face melts off from the 3D. For shame Ubisoft!
Petz Fantasy 3D is unique because you use both hands, each with it’s own stylus! As someone who has a problem keeping one hand in check, I don’t see this working out well for me.
ArmA 2: Reinforcements adds Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and private military contractors to the Arma Universe, something the product description page puts in quotes, lest you think that Amazon knows of an alternate universe that this game is capable of dropping new life forms into all willy-nilly.
F.E.A.R. 3 is finally out, and Alma is about to have her baby. I hear the game starts off with a montage of the previous two F.E.A.R. games, all done to Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach”. She has made up her mind, she’s keeping her baby. She’s going to keep her baby.
Shadows of the Damned looks like a very strange game. I hope the strangeness doesn’t take away from the game play and focus too much on boner guns and surreal monsters. I’ll wait for the Barnes opinion on this one
As I’m writing these based off of ad scans from before the ads come out, be sure to confirm with the store before you raise a ruckus over a pricing gaffe.
Toys R Us – Get either Madden or Super Monkey Ball 3D for 15 bucks with purchase of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Get Wii Flingsmash for ten bucks with purchase of WiiPlay Motion. Save $25 bucks on purchase of any DS system, Cars 2 DS and a Cars themed DS carrying case.
Target – Get a $25 gift card with purchase of 3DS. Purchase Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and save 50% off of any other 3DS game. Buy any Cars 2 game and get a movie ticket (up to $8.50) to see Cars 2.
Best Buy – Get all of the following games for $39.99 each: LA Noire, Mortal Kombat, Brink, TW PGA Tour 12 and Halo Reach. Get Dragon Age II for $34.99. Fallout: New Vegas is $19.99. Get a free $25 gift card with purchase of Kinect. Get a free $10 gift card with purchase of Dungeon Siege 3. Get $25 off of any 3DS game with purchase of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Get a free 30 day membership to World of Cars with purchase of Cars 2. Looks like it’s just console versions for that last one, so be sure to check when you’re in the store.
Again, the deals section is shortened as I don’t have access to everything, but hopefully it’s enough. Enjoy your week! I’m off to the beach.