March 19: wallet threat level chrome

, | Games

When you see the From Software logo, you probably associate it with Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. But there was a time that logo meant something else to a select group of people. There was a time the From Software logo meant an almost absurdly complex, elegant, strategic, and online only giant robot game called Chromehounds (pictured) that never found an audience. That time is here again. You may not have known this about Armored Core V — I certainly didn’t — but it is From Software’s Chromehounds mulligan. I say that with equal degrees of enthusiasm and trepidation. Stand by for the review later this week, because this is a game that will live or die (sadly, the latter is most likely for a variety of reasons) based on the multiplayer community.

Sine Mora is just a 2D sidescrolling shooter. Or is it? Actually, it pretty much is, but it’s a really good one with just enough weirdness and beauty that I recommend it even if you don’t normally play 2D sidescrolling shooters. Stand by for the review later this week.

Then there are Capcom’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Nintendo’s Kid Icarus: Uprising, and Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden 3, all out this week, and all arguably big releases. Consider this week an elevated wallet threat all around.