March Releases

It’s the monthly releases, yay hurray! Just a couple days late.

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Week of March 2nd
Halo Wars – I haven’t tried out the demo yet, but I think I’ll be waiting until the price drops on this one. I love Ensemble, so I’m sure they’ve done a great job with this one, but I’m in no rush.
Major League Baseball 2K9
Tom Clancy’s HAWX

Week of March 9th
Resident Evil 5– I’m going to think long and hard before I pick this up on release day.
Trivial Pursuit

Week of March 16th
Wheelman

Week of March 23rd
WWE Legends of WrestleMania– If it’s got Big Boss Man, I’m sold.
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel– We’ll be reviewing this one here on the site.
Raiden Fighter Aces
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2– How many of these games can they get away with?
Pop Cap Arcade Hits Vol. 2
Stormrise

Week of March 30th
Guitar Hero Metallica
Wet– Don’t know much about this one, but looks interesting.
Highlander
Just Cause 2– I wasn’t a big fan of the first one, but it appears it sold well enough to warrant a sequel.

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Week of March 2nd
Sonic and the Black Knight
Major League Baseball 2K9

Week of March 9th
MadWorld– The more I watch videos and see screen shots, the more I am drawn in.
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis– Never let anyone say Nintendo doesn’t know how to milk its assets. Over and over again.
New Play Control! Pikmin– Ahem.
Trivial Pursuit
Samurai Shodown Anthology

Week of March 16th
Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution– Another game we’ll be reviewing here.
Marble Saga Kororinpa
PES 2009 Pro-Evolution Soccer
Rune Factory: Frontier

Week of March 23rd
Cate West the Vanishing Files
MotoGP 08
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
Burger Island– An Island of hamburgers? It’s like my dreams have come true!

Week of March 30th
Guitar Hero Metallica
Dance Dance Revolution Disney Grooves Includes Two Dance Mats
Gravity
Secret Files: Tunguska

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Week of March 2nd
Peggle Dual Shot
MLB 2K9 Fantasy All Stars

Week of March 9th
Avalon Code
Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled
Docomodake BOING!– With a name like that, it has to be good.
ZUBO

Week of March 16th
Suikoden Tierkreis
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars– This is going to be a tough one to resist. Must finish TLAD first.
Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume
TrackMania DS
Monster Band

Week of March 23rd
Pokemon Platinum
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
Lux Pain– Another future review. We’re very excited about this one.
Touch Mechanic
Pimp My Ride: Street Racing– Yo, dawg, we heard you liked touch screens, so we put a touch screen in your DS you can tap while you tap.

Week of March 30th
Di-Gata Defenders
Gravity
Gardening Mama– How is mama gonna fix things in the fricken garden!?
Tokyo Beat Down

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Week of March 2nd
Tom Clancy’s HAWX
Empire: Total War

Week of March 9th
Shellshock 2
Codename: Panzers

Week of March 16th
Wheelman

Week of March 23rd
Stormrise
Grand Ages: Rome

Week of March 30th
Gun Metal
Peggle Nights
Sherlock Holmes Chronicles

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Week of March 2nd
Major League Baseball 2K9
Tom Clancy’s HAWX
MLB ’09

Week of March 9th
Resident Evil 5

Week of March 16th
Wheelman

Week of March 23rd
WWE Legends of WrestleMania
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
Stormrise

Week of March 30th
Guitar Hero Metallica
The Last Remnant
Wet

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Week of March 2nd
Phantasy Star Portable
MLB ’09

Week of March 9th
Air Conflicts
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance
Samurai Shodown Anthology

Week of March 16th
Resistance: Retribution

March looks fairly loaded with new games. What’s on your wishlist? Is the recession going to affect your purchases?

Comments

  1. February actually surprised me with the number of games I ended up getting, though most of them were ‘purchased’ using store credit and trades.

    I really want to play Lux Pain. Aside from that, I wouldn’t mind trying Sacred 2, HAWX and Halo Wars and RE5, but there’s no way I’m actually buying them. I’m also curious to hear if The Last Remnant works better or worse on the PS3 and PC. I have the 360 version and it’s not perfect, but the biggest issue is the texture loading.

    Nice to see that even Tony has rethought his purchase of RE5. I wasn’t excited about it and then I played the demo, which cooled what little interest I had in the game. I do hope the final retail version is a lot better than that demo led me to believe, but man…

  2. I’ve shared this with many people so why not here. I purchased more games in Jan/Feb than I did in Oct/Nov.

    Only one of those titles was a $60 title. I like it, but I don’t think I’ll do that again for a while. I have had more fun in the last six to nine months playing cheap, unique games more than the AAA premium titles.

    Steam discounts are working for them big time—at least in regards to me as well.

    This months releases:

    • I may give Chinatown Wars a try just to see what can be done with the DS. I still don’t believe some of the gameplay video for as smooth as it is.
    • Crystal Chronicles looks neat but I’m not paying $40 for a DS game ever again.
    • Resistance: Retribution looks neat, but it’s a Gamefly title
    • Halo Wars—fanboyism will sell this title alone, sadly. Gamefly title.
    • I actually enjoyed the Ready 2 Rumble series on the Dreamcast. I’ll enjoy the new one hopefully for obvious reasons.
    • @Brock – I’m worried about RE5 disappointing me because it’s not RE4. I don’t want to sully those memories of RE4 with a bad experience.

      That being said, if RE5 turns out to be RE4 with prettier graphics and a fairly interesting storyline, I’ll give it a shot.

      Heck, if I can play as HUNK in a mercenaries-like game, I may be sold on it.

    • Well, if you don’t mind, here’s my rundown on February.

      Halo Wars – I get the hype because it’s Halo, but it’s RTS. So no interest. RTS on console, which makes it even less interesting.

      Tom Clancy’s HAWX – I played the demo and hated it. This special mode, I can’t remember what it’s called, makes dogfighting look cooler but it’s hard as hell to tell what is going on. The cinematic view is very nifty and all, but it felt even less like a simulator than the Ace Combat series. A lot of the time I just wanted to switch to the cockpit view but the demo wouldn’t let me. Solid “No”.

      Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 – I just picked up the first one for $10. It’s Dynasty Warriors with a Gundam theme. I’m not sure how they are up to 6, plus expansions, on the regular series. They all feel the same to me. I have yet to play one that is really all that different from Dynasty Warriors 2 on the PS2, which was my entrance to the series.

      Guitar Hero Metallica – Nope. If I learned one thing from Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is that the one band focused releases are just too limited. I like Aerosmith so it was worth it, but I wish they’d just release some DLC for World Tour instead. I think this will be a huge swing and a miss.

      Highlander – The hell?

      Sonic and the Black Knight – Just. Let. It. Die.

      MadWorld- Ok, this looks cool but I am trying to transition the kids off the 360 and onto the Wii entirely. So if I pick up this title that is going to cause some controversy with the kids. I may have to pass on it for that alone, which is too bad because I am truly interested!

    • That’s interesting. We’re actually trying to transition from the Wii60 to the PS3.

      Something about having too many things to play.

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