New releases for the week of 2009-02-02...
We've seen the summer doldrums, we've seen the dregs of December, but never, in almost a year of taking a look at the coming week in games, have we seen a release list so dire as the one I'm staring at right now. There are a grand total of five releases, one of them an Xbox Live Arcade downloadable title, and there is not a single retail release for any of the major consoles.
Who can we look to, to save us from the indignity of $30 burning a hole in our pocket? Why, Atlus of course.
My World My Way
Well, the protagonist in My World My Way is unlikable too, but intentionally so. In fact, this particular protagonist is a princess, who can actually pout -- in battle -- to get her way. My World My Way takes the tropes of turn-based RPGing and mocks them mercilessly. Is it actually funny? Does it hold up for an entire game? Can you put up with an intentionally unlikable protagonist for 30 hours worth of gameplay? FIND OUT ON TUESDAY!
...or, you could keep catching up on your backlog -- it's Tomb Raider and Lord of the Rings for me this week. How about you? Let's hear it in the comments, and take comfort in the knowledge that it won't be long 'til next week.
My English Coach (3 February)
My World My Way (3 February)
Phineas and Ferb (3 February)
3 on 3 NHL Arcade (4 February, Xbox Live Arcade)
Burnout Paradise (3 February)