September Releases

Lately, I’ve been trying to list every game coming out for the major consoles and the PC. I think from now on, going forward, I’m just going to list the games I think would be of interest to the buttonmashing-dot-com audience. I’m guessing the majority of you guys and gals aren’t interested in Pony Palz 3. Let me know if I’m missing my target audience.

Without further ado, the month of releases:

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Week of September 2nd
Infinite Undiscovery
Viva Piata: Trouble in Paradise – I gave the original Viva the College Try but i never really did it for me. The kids sure loved it, though.
Warhammer: Battle March
NFL Head Coach 09
FaceBreaker

Week of September 9th
NHL 09
TNA Impact!
Zoids Assault
NHL 2K9

Week of September 16th
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Rock Band 2 – I probably won’t be getting it. Will you?
Armored Core: For Answer
Pure
Battle Fantasia

Week of September 23rd
LEGO Batman
BAJA: Edge of Control
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts ’09 – I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again — how does this game continue to sell? Who is BUYING IT?!

Week of September 30th
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Legendary
Guilty Gear 2: Overture
Samurai Warriors 2: Extreme Legends

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Week of September 2nd
Rapala’s Fishing Frenzy with Fishing Pole – “DUDE! Did you check out the new Rapala Fishing game on the Wii? It is intense! I landed a twelve pound large-mouth last night. It was intense!
Defendin De Penguin – The assault on our children’s grammar continues.

Week of September 9th
Active Life Outdoor Challenge
The Price is Right
NHL 2K9 – A slapshot with the Wiimote actually sounds like a fun time.
Hell’s Kitchen – Being berated by Gordon Ramsay is a dream of mine. This is my dream fulfilled.
Ten Pin Alley 2 – Here’s another sequel I missed the original on. Bummer.
Cabela’s Legendary Adventures

Week of September 16th
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2 with Dance Mat – Hottest Party 2?! Squee!
Zoo Hospital
Offshore Tycoon – Great. We’re ruining our kids grammar and teaching them to be criminals.
Crazy Golf
TNA Impact!
Ocean Commander

Week of September 23rd
LEGO Batman
Wario Land: Shake It!
Samba De Amigo – I never played the original, but I’ve heard great things about it. Why not pick up some Wii Maracas and go whole hog.
SimCity Creator
Lost In Blue Shipwrecked
Pitfall: The Lost Expedition– Don’t we have enough Pitfalls? (That is a rhetorical question)
Yamaha Supercross
Brothers in Arms: Double Time

Week of September 30th
Carnival Games – Mini Golf
We Cheer – Winner for the creepy boxart of the month.
Monster Lab
Army Men: Soldiers of Misfortune
Brave: A Warrior’s Tale

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Week of September 2nd
Defendin De Penguin

Week of September 9th
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir
The Price is Right – Will it be hosted by Bob Barker or Drew Carey?
Spore Creatures
Viva Piata: Pocket Paradise – Is it just me or is this a poorly titled game?
Hell’s Kitchen
Lock’s Quest – I think this is the first game I’ve listed so far that I’m actually interested in picking up. RPG and tower defense all in one.

Week of September 16th
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen – Okay, make that two in a row. Dragon Quest on the DS should be amazing.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Line Rider 2: Unbound
Mazes Of Fate – Winner of the cool boxart of the month.

Week of September 23rd
My Japanese Coach
LEGO Batman
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Disgaea DS – Another Sony mainstay on the DS.
SimCity Creator
Shaun The Sheep – Man, even commercial mascots are getting their own games!

Week of September 30th
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
Monster Lab
ZUBO
Di-Gata Defenders

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Week of September 2nd
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Flatout: Ultimate Carnage
Spore – It’s coming. Are you ready?

What’s point of listing anything else this week?

Week of September 9th

Week of September 16th
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Crysis Warhead
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
The Witcher Enhanced

Week of September 23rd
LEGO Batman
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
Guild Wars Trilogy – I can wholeheartedly recommend Guild Wars, if you haven’t played it before.

Week of September 30th
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel – Sacred is a game I’ve always been intrigued in but have never tried. Any sacred players out there?
Etch a Sketch – I think this is another sign of the apocalypse.

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Week of September 2nd
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
FaceBreaker
NFL Head Coach 09

Week of September 9th
NHL 09
TNA Impact!
NHL 2K9

Week of September 16th
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Armored Core: For Answer
Pure

Week of September 23rd
LEGO Batman
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway

Week of September 30th
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Legendary

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Week of September 2nd
Brave: A Warrior’s Tale

Week of September 16th
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Yggdra Union
B-Boy

Week of September 23rd
LEGO Batman
Valhalla Knights 2

Not a bad month for games. Nothing blockbuster except for a couple DS titles and Mercenaries 2. Are you planning on picking anything up this month?

Comments

  1. Hmm.

    Force Unleashed for sure. Viva Pinata and Lego Batman if the credit is there.

  2. flamingsquirrel says:

    Got Mercs 2. From what I hear the 360 is VERY buggy, crashes, weird glitches etc. I’ve encountered no serious glitches in my PS3 version, and aside from a general lack of polish, it’s an EXTREMELY fun game.

  3. Mercs 2 has been solid on the 360. I suspect the reports of glitches may be another attempt to make the PS3 look like the “superior” machine.

    Personally, I’d rather have the 360 version for Live support, but if I owned a PS3 and didn’t care about co-op I’d probably get that version just so it would play on a console that doesn’t sound like a jet engine.

  4. @Jason O – I think my PS3 is louder than the 360. We have to turn the sound system up every time the fans kick on. I was surprised by it. The drive runs quieter, but I think as a whole it’s just as loud.

  5. @Nat – I’m not sure about FU yet. My bro-in-law is pretty high on it, though, so I may check it out.

    @FS – I’ve heard about the buginess of Mercs 2 on the 360, not sure what to think of them. Like Jason says, I wonder if it’s fanboyism? Who knows. Good to hear it’s running good on the PS3 and that it’s fun.

  6. For some reason or another, my interest in Force Unleashed cooled after playing the demo.

    It was just a bit too unwieldy to toss things and I had to fight that stupid AT-ST far too many times before I got the hang of it.

    I do want to play the game and it’s a sure rental but I think I’ll just save my $50-60 for Dead Space or Valkyria Chronicles in the coming months.

    That said, I’ve somehow managed to pick up about 5 games in the last week and a half, so I’m set for games for the time being. I got Tales of Vesperia, Mercs 2, Disgaea 3, Infinite Undiscovery and Spore… I’ve only cracked the plastic on IU and Spore (with about 3 minutes of Disgaea 3 for good measure) and I’m quite liking what I’ve played of both.

    Spore is just fun. It might not be as intricate as it had been billed but I had a blast with the first couple of stages of evolution and look forward to playing it with my son as we make crazier and crazier monsters, trucks and other things.

    I’m going to spend today playing some Infinite Undiscovery, but lame title aside, it’s looking like a very neat NON-Final Fantasy JRPG from Square/Tri-Ace. Heck, the main character is a flautist. That’s a nice change!

  7. So, Spore has been dumbed down for the kiddies? I’m not understanding?

  8. Spore isn’t dumbed down but I’ve read a few complaints about the fact that it a) doesn’t do nearly as much procedural generation of animation/textures/whatever as they showed/promised back in 2005 or whenever AND b) the creatures are mainly just for show. Where you put the spikes/ooze-sprayer/whatever on your creatures doesn’t really have any effect when you go into battle with other creatures. It’s the stats that you get from the various pieces that matter.

    It’s a lot of nit-picking and frankly, if I hadn’t had it pointed out to me, I probably wouldn’t have noticed it. It’s still a fantastic piece of software from what I’ve spent with it though… The DRM is pretty draconian, but I haven’t run into any issues with it… yet 🙂

  9. @Brock – You’ve got quite the play stack there. Interested in reviewing any of them for the site? 🙂

    I’m interested to hear about Tales and IU.

  10. I just might take you up on that, Tony.

    For those interested, Infinite Undiscovery is one of those games that is going to appeal to a niche of JRPG fans who want something different. It’s got an ‘everything-but-the-kitchen-sink’ feel to it. That’s not bad, but at the beginning, there is so much on offer that it’s almost overwhelming.

    It also has production values that vary from gorgeous to downright ugly… I’m talking visually, aurally and with regards to the interface. Yet for everything that the game does wrong, it has something it does right which balances things out and has you digging a bit deeper to see what it other surprises the game has to offer.

    That said, if you don’t like JRPGs, stay away. This is not the game for you, even though it does have a more action-oriented feel to it.

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