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New Releases 2/8-2/14: Retro Rebirth Edition

This week, everything old is new again- from shooting zombies as Special Agent G, to clearing out the thugs that roam the Streets of Rage. Even those adorable (and presumably crazy) Rocos are back, giving PSP owners a reason to rejoice. There’s nearly enough retro goodness to make players overlook F.E.A.R. 2; which might be tragic, considering the polish displayed in the the recent Xbox Live demo.

360
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
X-Blades

PS3
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
X-Blades

Wii
Deadly Creatures
House of the Dead: Overkill
NASCAR Kart Racing
Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers

DS

My Do It All
Retro Game Challenge
USA Today Puzzle Craze

PSP

LocoRoco 2

PS2
No Releases

PC
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst
Perimeter 2: New Earth
X-Blades

DesertEagle’s Pick: At E3, it felt like love at first touch. Within seconds of playing the Japanese version of Retro Game Challenge, the game warmed my heart with its pseudo recreations of NES favorites. Although I have many of the Genesis tiles featured in Sonic’s Ultimate Collection on other compilations, the amount of old-school gaming goodness on the disk may be as bewitching as the siren’s call.

TideGear’s Picks: Some great releases this week! I dug the impressive AI and gunplay in the original F.E.A.R. but the game as a whole didn’t do much for me. I’ve been looking forward to F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin as it seems to take the formidable combat of the original and build a more interesting game around it. After playing the demo, I’m even more excited for it! Loco Roco 2 interests me as well but despite the fact Rolando for the iPhone borders on rip-off, it may just be a better game? Still, I’m not saying LR2 won’t be great! Lastly, y’all know me… Retro Game Challenge is made just for retro junkies like me! Give me an inch, though, and I want a mile! Bring the show over, too, please! After those, there are some other potentially cool games coming out. We’ll see what sticks!

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.

31 comments

  1. I played Fear 2, and didn’t like it at all. Whats so special about it?

  2. You’ve been pimped that Retro game way too much. They must be paying you, Deagle.

  3. Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad. It’s got zombies too! and girls who wear bikini to soak in (and be powered up) by the zombie blood!

  4. Most porn sounding name of the week-

    My Do It All

  5. Loco Roco 2 here I roll!

  6. What is X blades? Never heard of it!

  7. Wow, that’s the game? That sound so amazing. I’m surprised Fox News hasn’t covered it.

  8. Finally, some good games! The winter freeze is over!

  9. It felt like a decent FPS interrupted by the Ring or some other movie.

  10. You guys are missing the sequel to a kick ass PC game- Perimeter 2: New Earth

  11. FEAR 2. Without the periods.

  12. It might just be worth playing.

  13. Fear 2:PO and Retro Game Challenge, cause you are so hot for it.

    It better be damn good, Desert!

  14. Mega 64 should put on Afro wigs and do a video.

  15. Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection FTW

  16. I agree with TG on the show. G4 are you listening?!?!

  17. It has solid FPS mechanics, and Mechs that pulverize enemies, ripping them apart with bullets 🙂

    For me the scary parts weren’t particularly compelling, but I’m hoping that will change in the full game.

  18. I’m about to cash the million dollar check today 😉

    Actually, I grew up on NES; this game just captures the culture of that time period. Perhaps for younger gamers the appeal may be missing. Nostalgia is a powerful drug.

  19. Yes, I neglected that one as my pick- but, there are some really good choices this week.

    I do own the first game, but embarrassingly I’ve never opened the box.

  20. I’ll grab that too. $24.99 at Frys this week. Woohoo.

    Anyone know what games are on it.

  21. That would be some great publicity. The publisher/dev should just send FOX news a copy!

  22. I just hope Deadly Creatures is a fighting game

  23. NASCAR Kart Racing? really WTF?

  24. Loco Roco 2, Retro Game Challenge, and Sonic Collection. Only about $80 for all that gaming!!!

  25. I remember a PS1 game that had WWF wrestlers fighting in cars. That was truly WTF material.

  26. Yep. I would love to see it.

  27. Can’t wait for LocoRoco 2

  28. My pick ups too.

  29. I need some more money for some of these games!

    Fear2, baby!

  30. Is this out Tuesday or Wednesday?