Well, it's nearly that time again - my favorite holiday of my favorite month (in my favorite season). I love this time of year. A few years back I decided to mark the occasion by making a list for you featuring some of my favorite games I play to help get myself in the festive spirit. This year, like an undead creature of the night, I have emerged once again to bring you even more. While a lot of these selections are sequels to games on my original list, that shouldn't diminish their value any. On the contrary, I'm sure you will find that some of these games are equally effective at striking the proper tone. So without further ado, allow me to present you with more games to play when it's Halloween:
Well, it's the nearing the end of October and today finally saw the release of what is arguably the single most anticipated game of the year, perhaps even the decade. You already know what game I'm referring to but I'll type it out anyway, Red Dead Redemption II. Though technically the third game in the series, Red Dead Revolver (while pretty good in its own right) didn't exactly set the world on fire. The second one however, Red Dead Redemption, turned out to be one of the biggest games of the last generation. A game changer if there ever was one. Saying that this entry has a lot to live up to would be putting it mildly. Thankfully, Rockstar has made a bit of a reputation for proving themselves up to that task.
Also out in the past seven weeks, Castlevania - Requiem, the just-in-time-for-Halloween rerelease of the fan favorite, Symphony of the Night (which also includes the also great and seldom-seen-on-US-shores, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood for good measure); a brand new sixth entry in the legendary SoulCalibur fighting series (which apparently also happens to be a reboot of said series); and Valkyria Chronicles 4, the long-awaited 4th installment (even more-so because we in the West were never fortunate enough to receive a localization of the 3rd entry) of Sega's critically celebrated Valkyria Chronicles franchise. "The end of the Wild West era has begun." Jump past the break to see more new releases from the last 49 days.
It's hard to believe but it's already been over 30 years since the debut of Mega Man, way back on the Nintendo Entertainment System. In honor of the anniversary, Capcom has just released the 11th installment of the main series onto virtually every available platform. Mega Man 11 holds the regrettable distinction of being the first game not to include the involvement of franchise creator Keiji Inafune, though considering Inafune's recent critical miss Mighty No 9 (and Mega Man 11's own critical praise), it somewhat surprisingly seems that may not necessarily be such a bad thing after all.
Also out in the past three weeks, the long-awaited 4th entry in the much-loved Valkyria Chronicles series; CrossCode, a pretty fantastic new RPG in the style of an SNES classic; and the once-again-back-to-yearly-releases-that-nobody-asked-for Assassin's Creed franchise's latest rushed effort, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. Mega Man is back! Jump past the break to see more new releases from the last twenty-one days.
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