New Games This Week! — This week’s releases aren’t particularly strong in the “omg finally” department. Which is good, as some of us are still catching up on the previous week!
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
October 23rd — PG — Xbox 360, Xbox One.
An interesting collaboration between Disney Interactive and Harmonix, Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is an interactive, motion-controlled music game where the player’s rhythmic movements influence how the song sounds, and how their final mix ends up. If you’ve ever watched the original Fantasia and wished you were the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, this game grants you that wish.
Also if you enjoy flapping your arms about in front of your television like a Muppet whilst constantly swearing at how none of your movements register — then this is the game for you!
October 23rd — PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
A fantastic reboot of the original classic from 3D Realms, Shadow Warrior is a single-player first-person-shooter set in an “Asian-mythology in the modern era” type world. Playing as Lo Wang (giggidy), the story sees you siding with a demon after failing at stealing a katana for your boss, and continuing on with the journey to collect the sword, and fighting in the Shadow Realm against other demons. Exactly that. Lots of over the top blood, gore and violence.
Just Dance 2015
October 23rd — Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox One.
Each year a new Just Dance comes out, and each time someone asks me “what’s new?”, I answer with “new songs, new graphics, just the usual”. And the same goes for Just Dance 2015; the Top 40 with ridiculous visuals that make me want to poke my eyes out and paint the town black and white. Fluorescent as a fashion trend, died a long time ago.
For those with children, I implore you now to not purchase this, if you have any idea of what “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)” sounds like. And for those of you who just want to see the world burn, well…
For those of you justifying your Kinect or PlayStation Eye purchase by hosting a “gaming” night with lots and lots of alcohol, Just Dance 2015 will once again ensure your party to be an embarrassing moment forever immortalised on Facebook, because you invited Bob again this year, even though all he does is just sit down and quietly laugh at you all.
I will however, purchase it the moment I can dance to Anaconda.
Also this song is totally my guilty pleasure because of Zedd. Shame that the comic/Wonder Woman look is embarrassingly awful. Seriously, who comes up with these moves?
Battlefield 4 Premium Edition
October 23rd — MA15+ — Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC.
Exclusive to EB Games, the Premium Edition of Battlefield 4 contains the main game plus five expansion packs (China Rising, Second Assault, Naval Strike, Dragon’s Teeth and Final Stand), 20 new multiplayer maps, new game modes, weapons and more. Also included is “Priority Position” — if there is a queue, you get priority over non-Premium members.
Essentially if you haven’t purchased Battlefield 4 yet, this is definitely the best way to buy it.
Sid Meier’s Civilisation: Beyond Earth
October 24th — PG —PC.
The latest entry into the award-winning Civilization series is set in the future — a new science-fiction themed entry. As the world has become destabilized, re-developed nations turn their resources towards focusing on deep space travel in order to restore mankind and hopefully create new beginnings on other worlds.
As with all Civilization titles, this one is sure to be nothing short of amazing. EB Games is offering an exclusive pre-order bonus to further enhance your amazing experience — the Exoplanets Map Pack. Included in the Exoplanets Map Pack are six custom maps inspired by real-world exoplanets, for the space geek inside you:
• Kepler 186f: This lush forest planet is one of the oldest known Earth-like planets.
• Rigil Khantoris Bb: Orbiting the closest star to the solar system, the historical records of this arid continental planet’s settlement are well-preserved.
• Tau Ceti d: This planet of seas and archipelagos features a booming biodiversity and a wealth of resources.
• Mu Arae f: Tidally locked in orbit around a weak star, the southern hemisphere of this planet is a blistering desert where the sun never sets, while the northern hemisphere is perpetually in frozen darkness.
• 82 Eridani e: An alien world of scarce water and wracked by tectonic forces.
• Eta Vulpeculae b: A mysterious new discovery with unknown terrain.
October 25th — WiiU.
Set a few months after the events in the original Bayonetta game, the story begins with Bayonetta/Cereza and Jeanne in battle with a group of angels. The fight turns sour after a move gone wrong, causing Jeanne’s soul to be claimed by the depths of hell. The game continues as Bayonetta/Cereza makes her way to an entrance to Inferno, the Gates of Hell, in order to save Jeanne.
If you’ve played the original, then you know exactly what to expect — A vibrant world with pretty and absolutely delightful music, ridiculously over-the-top battles, an incredibly easy to use control system that doesn’t hinder your experience (it is a hack and slash after all), and that perfectly sassy dialogue. If you haven’t played the original — never fear, for the original comes with all physical copies of Bayonetta 2.