So you thought February was awesome? This is the best year in gaming, and things are just getting better and better. Here’s Eight reasons why March will kick February’s ass in gaming.
1) Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
The return of Kane? The finale to one of the biggest gaming franchises in the world? EA has been especially mum about it, but fans all over the world are squirming in their seats for the release, coming on March 16th for the most anticipated C&C release since Red Alert 3.
2) Supreme Commander 2
Competing with EA’s C&C4, Supreme Commander comes out ahead because they’ve got a demo to wet your appetite. We briefly played it at PAX, and it looks amazing. Whether or not it has the same magic that sparked the initial Total Annihilation so many years ago remains to be seen, but we’re excited nonetheless!
3) Just Cause 2
Aftter going MIA late in 2008, Just Cause 2 had a phenominal E3 showing in 09 and put itself on our watch list for anticipated titles. With a giant world to run through, an incredible hook and parachute combination, tens of vehicles, hundreds of weapons and thousands of enemies, it’s a non-stop action thriller.
4) Metro 2033
Russian games have been surprisingly good in the past, and we can only assume its because of the darker culture. But the world developer 4A Games has created just looks spectacularly dark, exactly what we’ve been looking for.
5) Red Steel 2
When we say that it’s time to dust off the Wii, we mean it. Literally, mine is turning grimy, and I haven’t had a reasonable excuse to clean it. This month, I do with Red Steel 2, utilizing the MotionPlus controller add-on for crazy sword fighting and gun slinging.
6) Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Offering fully destructible environments and a vast arsenal of unlocklables, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is the Modern Warfare for those who like to drive tanks, cuss a lot and generally blow stuff up. Unlike Modern Warfare 2, Bad Company 2 not just encourages squad-based teamwork, it requires it. Maps are sprawling and vehicles are abound, so jump in and grab an ATV, you’re in Bad Company.
7) Final Fantasy XIII
Too many of you have been waiting years for Final Fantasy XIII. Some of the more die-hard fans went so far as to import the title, which is commendable for anyone interested in perhaps the biggest RPG of the year. It will also likely be the reason so many of you don’t sleep past March 16th.
8) God of War 3
It’s God of War. We’ve been waiting far too long for the return of Kratos, the Greek God killer. Picking up right where it’s predecessor ended, Kratos must go to Olympus and end the Tyranny of the Gods once and for all. We can only expect greatness, and considering the care put into the previous titles, we know Santa Monica Studios won’t fail us.