Game News Update for March 18, 2012: Angry Mass Effect Fans, Indie Games, and Shenmue HD
Well I managed to make it to Sunday. I’ve survived the craziness that is St. Patrick’s Day. Thankfully when I went out to the comic book store I had a Green Lantern shirt on (which is the only green piece of clothing I own). And while most of you are still complaining about the Mass Effect 3 ending (which I have yet to buy) let’s take your mind away from that for a bit and get to some game news.
Okay so I lied a little about discussing the Mass Effect 3 ending. Apparently you gamers really hated the ending. So much so that one of you decided to take it upon yourself to go to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and demand that they make Bioware change the ending citing “after reading through the list of promises about the ending of the game they made in their advertising campaign and PR interviews, it was clear that the product we got did not live up to any of those claims.” Now the FTC is around to help protect consumers, but unless the ending is so bad it’s causing people to bleed out of their eyes and ears I’m sure the guys over there are just going to get a good laugh at that. I have yet to even play Mass Effect 3 (though after writing this that will change) but after hearing about how bad the ending is I think I’ll actually be disappointed if the ending turns out to be awesome.
The folks over at Traveller’s Tales have done it again. The new trailer for Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes showcases an action packed Lego game featuring some of our favorite heroes. Wait what’s this? There’s voiceovers in my Lego game?! What sort of blasphemy is this?!
Super Flat Games has announced that the upcoming 2D survival game Lone Survivor will be released for Mac and PC on March 27th for the low low price of $10. It’ll be interesting to see how this game plays out, especially since it’s swimming in a see of survival games.
Closure, winner of the 2010 Indie Game Challenge will be released on the PSN on March 27th as well for $14.99 (thought for you PS Plus subscribers you’ll get 20% off). I think I’ve made clear how much I enjoy puzzle platformers and the concept of having to use light to guide your way through the levels has me intrigued. Another indie game to add to my already growing list.
Another piece of news from the rumor mill has hit. According to various sites, apparently Sega has already complete an HD version of both Shenmue I & II. In fact it may have been completed last year and Sega has just been sitting on it for a year while they figure out what they plan to do with the franchise. I know you Shenmue fans have already been hurt by the franchise in the past and this bit of news must not be welcoming. But I think it’s time you guys let the series go. It’s been well over ten year. It’s time to move on.
Until next time, stay classy gamer.