Game Collection Roundtable 01/16/2015: Warhammer: The End Games – Thanquol, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS Demo, WWE Immortals

Every week, the Diehard GameFAN team adds new games to their collections. Sometimes they are new releases, physical or digital, DLC or full games, but they are all building blocks in our greater collections.


Lucard

Tabletop Gaming

  • Warhammer: The End Times – Thanquol
  • Skaven Dice

I picked up both of these Friday but they won’t arrive until launch day on the 17th. A two book set and some gorgeous translucent green dice.

Video games

  • Fat Princes: Piece of Cake
  • Fat Princess
  • Groupees: Lovecraftian Bundle
  • Groupees: Does Time Really Exist Bundle

Piece of Cake was a freemium match 3 game that launches for the Vita Tuesday. I haven’t spent a penny on it but did good enough to get a free copy of the original Fat Princess for my PS3 on it. Huzzah I guess. Both Groupees bundles were only a dollar each and had a variety of interesting games in them. Hey, why not? Two bucks for a total of two dozen games this week.


Mark B.

  • Monter Hunter 4 Ultimate (Demo)

Only one download this week, but it’s another one of Nintendo’s limited code distribution deals that’s kind of annoying, but makes a certain amount of sense from a “get people excited” perspective. For those who are wondering, the demo is functionally exactly what you’d expect: you’re given a bunch of preset characters and three monsters to face. One is garbage and fans have seen it before, one is an intermediate level monster which is new, and one is an advanced tier monster which is also new. The demo also caters to players based on skill level (so if you’re new or not good you can start out buffed up) and teaches you some of the new systems (like jumping onto the backs of monsters), so it’s not bad. If you’re at all interested, see if you can track down the demo; it’s worth checking out if you’re a fan of the franchise.


Aileen

  • Monter Hunter 4 Ultimate (Demo)

I hate that they’re doing all this nonsense with using arbitrarily distributed limited codes to distribute some demos (like they did with Smash and ORAS). But being able to play online with people in this demo is cool, and there’s more monsters (OK, one more) to hunt than there were in the MH3U demo (and that one didn’t have online play). Being able to try all the weapons (hello dual blades, my old friends) is even better, albeit with preset characters and no crafting your own armor like you would in the full game (but that’s to be expected). I admit the demo’s done its job in making me want the full game when it comes out, so it might actually be worth trying to get a spare code from someone or hoping they show up in your email.


Aaron

  • WWE Immortals (ios)

It’s a freebie, but it still counts! I’m not sure why we needed a WWE themed version of the Injustice mobile game, but there’s no way I’m going to complain about it. Not when I have a literal demon Kane and an Undertaker that shoots lightning at people. Honestly, I’d go nuts if they made this into a full retail game with MK style controls. I’ve kind of dreamed of that for years. Wrestlemania The Arcade Game sort of counts I guess, but not really. Anyway, this game is pretty nifty and it warms my cynical heart. Now if they would just add more characters….


Madson

  • Twisted Metal (PSN)
  • Twisted Metal 2 (PSN)
  • Resistance: Retribution (PSN)

There wasn’t a whole lot of must haves during the PlayStation Anniversary Sale (at least, ones that I didn’t have already), but you can’t go wrong with a couple car combat titles at $2.50 apiece. Also, the PSP iteration of Resistance was one that I missed out on the first time around. I don’t own a lot of shooters on my Vita (if any), so I’m hoping this will balance out my otherwise JRPG heavy Vita library.


Matt Yaeger

  • MX vs ATV Alive (Xbox 360)

MX vs ATV Alive one of the Games With Gold titles for the 360. I’d been interested in it in the past as I’ve enjoyed some of the older games in the series and even almost picked this one up on clearance in the past. I didn’t because I heard it felt like it was lacking in content. For free I’m not going to complain about lack of tracks though. If it feels lacking I can just delete it and move on.

By the time this goes up Witcher 2 will be the free Games with Gold 360 title. Go get that.


Widro

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii U)
  • Fat Princes: Piece of Cake (Vita)

Nintendo dipped its toes into digitally distributed Wii games this week so I picked up Super Mario Galaxy 2. The next few releases for the Wii U downloads look good too. I also picked up the free to play Fat Princess game on Vita but have yet to try it.

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