There’s Too Many Frickin’ Games – December Edition
The past two months have been so jam packed with high quality game releases, that it was easy to let any number of good games slide under your radar. December isn’t quite the same, but it’s easy to still be overwhelmed with games to catch up on. Consequently, a few of this month’s releases might go unnoticed, so we’ve got a brief look at those games.
Hit the break for the December edition, or check out one of the previous month’s editions.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Release Date: November 30
Okay, it technically ships in November, but it counts anyways. If you know me, then you probably know I absolutely love Puzzle Quest, and for good reason. I’ve played the DS version so much, my first copy of the game actually crapped out on me. It’s quite simple – a mix of Bejeweled with RPG elements.
As simple as that might seem, it’s one of the most addicting games in recent memory, and gamers on virtually every other system has already been enjoying Puzzle Quest. With a very deep and replayable single-player, it’s a perfect game for casual gamers and hardcore gamers alike. For only $30, it’s the best deal on Wii.
Universe at War: Earth Assault
Release Date: December 4
One great RTS can kill a PC gamer’s time like few other things, and there have been two recent releases – World in Conflict and Company of Heroes: Opposing Forces – that fit the bill for time killers. Universe at War is ready to make that a trifecta.
Persistent cities are one of the coolest features in Earth Assault; level a city and it’ll remain that way for future visits. The three different factions are unique in a variety of ways, the least of which isn’t the different goals you can complete with each faction to achieve victory.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Shivering Isles
System: PlayStation 3
Release Date: December 8
The Oblivion expansion pack is already available on the PlayStation Store, but on December 8 it’ll arrive in stores as a must-have for any Oblivion fan. Xbox 360 and PC players have already enjoyed this excellent expansion which features a new land to explore which is split into two entirely different parts. It’s a truly bizarre experience to see the polar opposite individuals that bring some life into the otherwise dull Oblivion characters.
If you enjoyed the Dark Brotherhood questline, you’ll love Shivering Isles, as the quests it adds have more to them the standard Oblivion quest. The crazy Sheogorath whom you’ll serve will provide you with some laughs and some of the best gameplay you’ll get out of Oblivion.
Unreal Tournament 3 for PlayStation 3 and NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams for Wii hardly seem like games that will slip under your radar, as they’re two of the biggest releases for each respective console. But just in case you’re building your Christmas list and need some ideas, fans of fast-paced FPS games with a PS3 will want to put UT3 at the head of their list. And while NiGHTS isn’t particularly impressive in the visuals department, anyone who was a fan of the old Sega classic will want to give it a shot.