The Game Changer: May Lineup
May is just around the corner and a batch of new games are on the horizon! My Top Game Changer Pick for May is Wolfenstien: The Old Blood. Welcome back to Castle Wolfenstein in this prequel to Wolfenstein New Order. Many older gamers like me will remember spending lots of time in this castle when we played Wolfenstein 3D. There will continue to be lots of series reboots for the foreseeable future, but so far this is one of the best, especially if you like first person shooters with a sci-fi twist to it. Check out the rest of my picks, and thank you for reading.
May 5, 2015
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood PlayStation 4, Xbox One
The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria…Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves – pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Nintendo 3DS
Adding tons of dimension to traditional party mechanics, players recruit new members to their team and then invest time into developing relationships with them.
What if You Could See People’s Deaths Before They Happened ? The spread of a mysterious website that offers a preview of people’s deaths, and the great calamity that suddenly strikes Japan-mere coincidence, or part of something larger?
Endlessly addicting, the task of discovering and enlisting new demons to aid you in battle is a staple of the Shin Megami Tensei universe.
May 12, 2015
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster PlayStation 4
Final Fantasy X
In ages past, the world of Spira experienced a golden age of perfection, brought about by an advanced civilization through the use of wondrous machinery called machina. However, around one thousand years before the present day, a colossal menace known only as “Sin” appeared and sundered all before it. Though a line of summoners have since brought Sin low many times, it inevitably returns in an unending cycle of destruction. In the face of this ever-pervasive threat, the people of Spira flocked to the teachings of Yevon, which tell that Sin is a punishment to those who relied overly on machina. Tidus is a young Blitzball star that mysteriously finds himself in Spira after his home city of Zanarkand is destroyed by Sin one thousand years in the past. Believing Sin to be the key to returning home, Tidus joins a young summoner named Yuna on her pilgrimage to destroy Sin and bring about the Calm.
Final Fantasy X-2
Two years have passed since Sin was destroyed. Since her victory and becoming a high summoner, Yuna has lived on her childhood home of Besaid Island. Then one day, Rikku comes to Besaid and shows Yuna a sphere. The recording is of him. Or is it? Yuna can’t tell whether it’s him or just someone who looks like him. If it is him, Yuna might be able to see him one more time. No matter what the truth may be, the answers she finds may change things forever.
May 19, 2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Xbox One, PlayStation 4
In The Witcher 3 an ancient evil stirs, awakening. An evil that sows terror and abducts the young. An evil whose name is spoken only in whispers: the Wild Hunt. Led by four wraith commanders, this ravenous band of phantoms is the ultimate predator and has been for centuries. Its quarry: humans.
The witcher must bring all his abilities to bear in confronting this ancient force, these ghastly spectral riders who for ages have brought misery to the world. For this time the Hunt seeks just one person: the one individual Destiny itself entrusted to Geralt. The one soul Geralt considers kin.
The grand finale to the legend of Geralt of Rivia. In the past he has raised and overthrown monarchs, battled legendary monsters and saved the lives of many. Now Geralt embarks on his most personal quest to save his loved ones and protect the world from an ancient threat.
The story is drawn based on player decisions. Each action will have consequences which change the story and the game world. NPCs, communities, monsters and locations all change, based on player choice.
The player can resolve quests and main story threads in any order or compete them in a parallel fashion. The combination of an intriguing story with a free roaming gameplay style allows the players to craft the story to suit individual preferences.
The Witcher 3 is standalone adventure, easily entered into by new players – the story and game world do not require the player to know the previous games or even the books. Witcher fans will find subtle references to their adventures, but these elements are not necessary to enjoy the game fully.
A breathtaking cinematic introduction demonstrating the game background – this puts players immediately in the know about the situation in the war-ravaged Northern Kingdoms and the background story of the main character.
Unique atmosphere, memorable characters and gritty dialog – the game world has its own unique feel. It is a classic dark fantasy tale that will appeal to fans of all kinds of fantasy stories.
Advanced character interactions – believable characters can be approached by the player in different ways. Each character has his or her own motivations and ambitions. The player can decide what actions to undertake, from romances to rivalries, or from friendships to feuds, the mature story brings
Other May Releases
Project CARS PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Project CARS is the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. Create a driver, pick from a variety of motorsports, and shift into high gear to chase a number of Historic Goals and enter the Hall Of Fame. Then test your skills online either in competitive fully-loaded race weekends, leaderboard-based time challenges, or continually-updated community events. Featuring world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking dynamic time of day & weather system, and deep tuning & pit stop functionality, Project CARS leaves the competition behind in the dust.