This Week in Releases: February 26-March 4

This Week in Releases: February 26-March 4

by March 4, 2012
A strong end February brings an even stronger March
  • February 27: PokePark 2: Wonder Beyond is the sequel to PokePark Wii: Pickachu’s Adventure. A single player, action adventure game the game also features a tag mode called chase and a battle mode. The Escapist described it as “not completely without appeal” for Pokemon fans, while IGN described it as “somewhat shallow.” Holds 63/100 on Metacritic
  • February 28: Binary Domain is a squad-based, third-person shooter published by Sega and developed by Yakuza Studio. A major part of the game is built around trust: squadmates perform depending on how much they trust the player, which affects the outcome of the story too. Eurogamer described it as “a few degrees short of greatness,” Destructioid described the title as keeping up “an exhilarating level of fast-paced combat from beginning to end.” Cheat Code Central described it as a “me too” game, as it doesn’t do anything different to other cover-based shooters. Holds 73/100 on Metacritic
  • February 28: Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition is a feature-rich version of last year’s Mortal Kombat with all DLC included
  • February 28: Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 is the sequel to Hyperdimension, for the PS3, and developed by Idle Factory and Compile Heart. The original was based on this generation of ‘console wars’. The sequel features brand new main characters, returning characters, while the random encounter feature has been removed. There are also brand new maps and worlds, and the cutscenes have seen an upgrade. Cheat Code Central said the game was stuffed with “pointless dialogue and boring game design.” Holds 57/100 on Metacritic.
  • February 28: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, is a role-playing game for the Nintendo DS and developed by Atlus. It is a sequel to the Nintendo DS role-playing game Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. Japanese high school students receive an email from a website foretelling deaths. Mysterious creatures invade the country, and the students find themselves able to summon demons. Joystig said the game had “excellent mechanics.” Holds 84/100 on Metacritic.
  • February 28: SSX, effectively a reboot for the franchise, is a snowboarding game of the same franchise and was developed by EA Canada. GamesRadar described SSX as a “vast, deep, beautiful and nuanced blend of snowboarding adrenaline.” Holds 83/100 on Metacritic.
  • February 28: Nexuiz, developed by Illfonic for Xbox Live Arcade, PC and PlayStation 3, and currently parts of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade promotion, is a first-person arena shooter based on the free game Nexuiz. Game Informer described Nexuiz as nothing more than a “haphazard port of a 2005 mod for a game that came out more than 10 years ago.” Holds 64/100 on Metacritic.