Did you know that the N64 launched with exactly two games in the U.S.? Those times we didn’t have to worry about ports clogging up launch day. Instead we were treated to two original titles that remain as enjoyable today as the day they were released. I don’t think any consoles since then has ever reached that kind of quality to quantity ratio. These days, console launches come alongside a flood of games in hope that someone accidentally buys one of them thinking they can play it on the system they already have. Case in point.
November has come once again to grace its presence upon the games industry. You can tell because every store that carries new games visibly sinks a little bit every Tuesday. So then, what jewel shall we find in this week’s pile of new games?
This year has truly been the year of the Role Playing Games so far hasn’t it? We started off with Final Fantasy 13-2, went into space with Mass Effect 3, and two weeks ago we climbed up a titan in Xenoblade Chronicles. This week’s RPG will take us to a darker high-fantasy world with far more mature themes coursing through it. Interested? Read on.
Now are you done with Mass Effect 3? Good. You just made it in time for a Japanese Role Playing Game that got so much hype it actually spawned a grassroots movement to get it released on our shores. It really doesn’t matter if the movement had anything to do with it actually getting released here. I only need to know that this once out of reach game is finally in our grasp in mere days.
I know you’re not here looking for something new to play. I know that because unless you don’t have a job or something, you’re still playing Mass Effect 3. Why would you possibly want something else to play while you’ve got that going on? Unless of course you’re one of those extremely rare individuals unaffected by the hype, review scores, and outpouring of love for ME3. Who am I to turn you away?
Mass Effect 3 comes out tomorrow. You can stop reading the rest of this article now. Wait, you’re still here? What’s that? You’re not interested in stopping the Reaper invasion of the galaxy as we know it? Wow, I didn’t realize you exist. In that case by all means read on. Because, ya know, there are other games out there.
It’s official, Mass Effect 3 will feature multiplayer co-op with up to 4 players banding together to assist Commander Shepard in his attempt to save the galaxy from the Reaper invasion. Leave it none other than Mass Effect 3′s very own project director Casey Hudson to fill us in. Get the scoop from the man yourself, after the jump. Do it the universe is depending on you!