The beginning of February 2015 means one thing for gamers throughout the world, irrespective of their choice of platform; it marks the beginning of the anticipated releases of 2015.
Granted there have been a few titles in January as well including Dying Light, but none of them are on the same level as the multiplatforms and exclusives scheduled to be released in February.
The first week of the month starts up a bit slow with only one somewhat major release, Cities XXL, and that too only for PC users. While the original Cities XL was a decent enough game, it wasn’t that highly praised to warrant a sequel.
Given how simulators and building games are popping up these days, do we really need another such title? I doubt it will be able to heal the scars that EA’s SimCity 2013 left.
There is also the 3rd February release of 2nd episode Telltale Game’s Game of Thrones and if the first episode was any indication, the second one will be just as great if not better.
February 10 is when the year really begins for all the platforms with the release of 4v1 co-op shooter, Evolve. Developed by Turtle Rock Studios, the creators of the original Left 4 Dead, the game pits four humans against a monster, all controlled by other human players.
Teamwork is essential in this game if the hunters want to have any chance of survival. From what I experienced in Alpha and then Beta, while the game can be really fun with a couple of friends, it doesn’t really have a lot of replayability value. Combine that with the absurd DLC plans, the game seems to be more of a cash grab than a solid title.
Originally scheduled to be released on February 17 for all platforms, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has since been delayed for PC and will only be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4.
The game combines all the content and DLC from Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate as well as adds new locations and characters for one complete package. The current generation version will also be running on full 1080p and 60 frames per second thanks to a new engine. Who doesn’t like breast physics in 60 frames right?
While 2014 was a great year for PS4 as a machine, having sold around 18 million units, a lot of gamers criticized it for the lack of any decent AAA title. Those that were released at launch were mediocre while the recent release of much awaited DriveClub was a massive failure in terms of online play.
Perhaps that is why every eye is upon Ready at Dawn for them to deliver the much anticipated, The Order: 1886, on February 20. The game is set in an alternate history London and has players fighting as Knights of the Round Table against half breed monsters.
The last few days of February will be somewhat quiet for consoles with only the release of Dragon Ball XenoVerse. If any of the recent Dragon Ball games have been any indication, this one might be on the same road which fades into nothingness.
Another release that might have a few people excited is Capcom’s Resident Evil Revelation 2. Even though the title might suggest it, the game isn’t technically a sequel to 2012’s Resident Evil Revelations and instead it takes place between the events of Resident Evil 5 and RE6.
The game also follows a new pattern which is becoming increasingly common these days i.e. episodic releases. While the concept does sound cool especially in this franchise, the series which was once a staple of horror games has now all but died and is in desperate need of a reboot.
PC gamers and fans of Homeworld have one last game to look forward to before the month ends, the Homeworld Remastered Collection which not only features a complete revamp of the classic space strategy games but also adds a new multiplayer mode.
Are there any games you are specifically looking forward to in this month? Share your thoughts below.