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New Game Releases: November 15th-21st, 2013

Battlefield 4

Following last week’s surge of PlayStation 4 titles, this week the spotlight shifts to the Xbox One. Although Microsoft’s console (and first-part titles) aren’t due until November 22nd, that won’t stop third-party publishers from vying for your discretionary income. With games such as Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and Need for Speed: Rivals hitting store shelves, the temptation to spend that bankroll squirreled away for Black Friday deals may prove to be overwhelming.

PlayStation 3
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!
AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match
BandFuse: Rock Legends
Need for Speed: Rivals
Walking Dead Game of the Year Edition
Young Justice: Legacy

PlayStation 4
NBA Live 14

Wii
Zumba Kids

Wii U
Barbie Dreamhouse Party (eShop, $39.99)
Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver (eShop, $49.99)
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (eShop, $7.99)
Zumba Fitness: World Party

Xbox 360
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!
BandFuse: Rock Legends
Need for Speed: Rivals
Walking Dead Game of the Year Edition
Young Justice: Legacy

Xbox One
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Limited Edition
Battlefield 4
Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition
FIFA 14
Fighter Within
Just Dance 2014
Madden NFL 25
NBA Live 14
Need for Speed: Rivals
Zumba Fitness: World Party

3DS
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!
Barbie Dreamhouse Party (eShop, $29.99)
Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest (eShop, $29.99)
Girls Fashion Shoot (also on eShop, 29.95)
Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver (eShop, $39.99)
River City Ransom (Virtual Console, $4.99)
Secret Mysteries in New York (eShop, $5.99)
Young Justice: Legacy

PS Vita
The Amazing Spider-Man

PC
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
Need for Speed: Rivals

Robert’s Pick: Duty dictates that I mention AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match, a female-driven fighter with characters culled from eroge. I’m curious to see if developer EXAMU’s Active Emotion System really adds an interesting wrinkle to the engagements. Purportedly, characters will do extra damage when they are “confident”, an assertiveness which comes from landing successive hits and is revealed on their adorable little faces. Although the game lacks true tag team mechanics, players choose partners before match, which depending on their personality may act as sentinel, security, or strike force. Tactics be damned, I’m choosing To Heart’s soft-spoken Serika Kurusugawa because loli witches are just too irresistible.

AquaPazza Aquaplus Dream Match

Say’s Pick: I want to join the Fungeon! Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! is the obvious pick for me this week. With options of up to 4 players including co-operative multiplayer brings the experience of playing with Finn, Jake, Marceline, Ice King and many other fan favorites. Similar to what Diablo provides, this is a top down slash action-packed adventure, only with over 100 floors of comic mischief and Kitten Guns as deadly weapons. Time to help Princess Bubblegum once again in saving the Candy Kingdom and kick some digital boo-tays!

Adventure Time Explore the Dungeon

Gonçalo’s Pick: The original Uncharted Waters was an interesting mix of RPG and simulation, but was a bit rough around the edges. However, The sequel is a major improvement in almost every way, I especially like the focus on the competition between the sea faring nations of the time. Moreover, one of the selectable main characters happens to have the same nationality as my own which may or may not have affected my decision. (spoiler: it did)

Unchartered Waters New Horizons

About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.

26 comments

  1. The loli-85 rule should be amended.

    Games with lolis get a 85 and up. Games with lolis get a pick of the week.

  2. AquaPazza does look cool. I want a disc-based copy.

  3. Ive heard next to no hype for Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

    I bought one a few weeks ago, because someone posted a deal: $49.99 for the game with controller.

    Ok, maybe it wasn’t that much of a deal after all.

  4. Man, River City Ransom brings back should good memories.

  5. BandFuse: Rock Legends sounds like a cheap knockoff.

  6. It seems like every week there’s a game with a name that’s like “Girls Fashion Shoot” on eshop.

  7. I think it’s amazing that they’re still making Wii games. Maybe we’ll have a release where there’s games for the 6th, 7th, and 8th generations all get something.

  8. Oh yeah, AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match looks cool alright.

  9. I’m going to guess Goncalo is from Portugal. (Screenshot gave it away).

    • My secret is out! :O

      • Beautiful country!

        I went there about 7 years ago and probably ate more fish that I have at any time in my life. I went to Spain as well, but the people is Lisboa which more more friendly, and they wouldn’t be angry if you asked them a simple question.

        • Haha I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it! I live only a couple of miles from Lisbon so I’m very lucky to live so close to our capital.

          And yeah we do like our fish! 😛

  10. So no one here is buying a Xbone? I’m curious if anyone picked up a PS4? If so, what are your thoughts?

    • As someone that’s bought hardware day one (Xbox 360, iPhone 5) and got burned, I’m going to wait.

      Right now Sony is reporting a .4% failure rate. I’m sure that’s a low figure. Basically, that’s about a 1/200 chance your unit will be DOA. Factor in PS4 dying in a year and the chances are probably closer to 1/50 of getting a defective unit.

      I’ll wait thank you.

    • No way at launch. Look at both systems. Theres no new games coming out until February.

  11. Bottom right character in Adventure Time looks like Say.

  12. Why is Need for Speed Rivals getting next to no love in the media? The videos make it look awesome.