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.
I picked up the New January releases along with Poison Ivy to give Swamp Thing some plant buddies.
- Blade of Janus Bundle from Indie Gala.
$2.99 for a bunch of interesting games.
- Resident Evil (XBO)
I have my issues with some of the Resident Evil games, and with people trying to cash in on remakes constantly, but damned if I won’t keep buying every version of the original Resident Evil every time Capcom puts it out. This is the Gamecube remake of the game, not the original, but Capcom’s put in a fairly decent amount of effort to make the game worth its $20 asking price. You can pick from the normal or BSAA costumes for Chris and Jill right from the start, and the game has some seriously updated textures; it doesn’t look muddy like you’d expect, but rather it’s quite clean and clearly has had some hi-def reworking, so it’s less a “HD Remake” and more an actual HD Remake. Oh, and they’ve offered the option to either play using the original “tank controls” or the modern “press a direction to move in that direction” controls, and the game is much better for it. I kind of wish they’d actually give Resident Evil 2 this treatment instead of just rereleasing the one game they did revamp over again, but it’s not bad for $20 and if you like the franchise at all, it’s almost certainly worth the price.
- Shantae and The Pirate’s Curse (3DS eShop)
I grabbed this at the tail end of it being on sale. I like what I’ve played of previous Shantae games, and I like Wayforward, so this was an easy buy.
- Pushmo World (Wii U eShop)
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call DLC (3DS)
While I’m not usually that into puzzle games, I like Intelligent Systems enough that I would willingly throw some money at them to try something new (plus the 3DS prequels were pretty fun). Also, Pushmo World was half off for the past week, so there’s that. Another wave of song DLC just hit the latest Theatrhythm this week, including tracks from Chrono Trigger, The World Ends With You and Xenogears, so that was a must have for me as well.
- Motorcycle Club (PS4)
I’m a horrible person sometimes as evidenced by which game I purchased. Launching on PSN for $59.99, I went to gamefaqs to see if there was any buzz. Someone noted how it was only $29.99 on Amazon and for me, getting it immediately “half off” was enough. It is not good. I highly recommend you do not buy or play it.