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The month of April saw several great releases, including THE
WITCHER 2: ASSASSINS OF KINGS ENHANCED EDITION, SKULLGIRLS, PROTOTYPE 2 &
THE WALKING DEAD—EPISODE 1: A NEW DAY.
THE WITCHER 2: ASSASSINS OF KINGS ENHANCED EDITION
THE WITCHER 2: ASSASSINS OF KINGS ENHANCED EDITION took
developer CDProjektRED's best RPG for PC of 2011,and gave fans even more
reasons to pick up the game again when it released for Xbox 360 and PC on April
17, 2012. In the game, you control witcher, Geralt of Rivia, from the original game
once again. After the events of the first game, Geralt has been left with a
serious case of amnesia, and to make matters worse, he’s now imprisoned and
being tortured for allegedly assassinating a king that he was trying to
protect. He manages to escape his imprisonment, but the outside world has
turned corrupt and is on the brink of war, and that doesn't seem much better
than the prison he just fled. Still, Geralt must do his best to survive, clear
his name and try to reclaim his memories before they are lost forever.
THE WITCHER 2: ASSASSINS OF KINGS is an RPG that allows you
to do what you want, when you want. Aside from the main plot, Geralt can
participate in back alley brawls for cash, hunt down monsters as his witcher
clan is known for, or even engage in some extracurricular activities with the
ladies down at the local brothel. Of course, your classic RPG elements are here
as well: You'll encounter and fight enemies to gain experience points and level
up Geralt, only this game is rather difficult, so strategically approaching
battles by crafting and utilizing the proper spells, traps and other items is a
The new editions for the game not only placed it on home
consoles for the first time in the history of the WITCHER series, but also
added over four hours of bonus missions, 35 minutes of cut scenes and
cinematics and so much more. If you've ever wanted to try the game, or are
simply a fan of RPGs, you have to pick up THE WITCHER 2: ASSASSINS OF KINGS
Developer Autumn Games released SKULLGIRLS on April 10, 2012
for PlayStation Network and April 11, 2012 for Xbox 360, and it instantly
became apparent that this little gem would be a force to be reckoned with, as it
oozed unique charisma.
The game centers on a legendary artifact known as the Skull
Heart, which is said will grant the wish of any young woman that possesses the
relic, but the cost for the wish turns the chosen woman into the dreaded and
deadly powerful Skullgirl. Each of the game's eight female characters have
their own reasons for killing the current Skullgirl, and receiving a wish of
their own, and each storyline is as interesting as the unique characters
SKULLGIRLS makes up for any lack of quantity—having only
eight playable characters and three primary game modes plus a training mode—but
the game more than makes up for it in a superb presentation and incredibly
detailed and competitive gameplay. The ease of basic moves allows newcomers to
pick up and enjoy the game with their friends, but the game's battle mechanics
are complex enough to give even experienced tournament fighter fans something
to wrap themselves in for many hours. The ridiculously addictive soundtrack,
funky menus and excellent presentation will keep you coming back for more long
after you would've tired of other fighting games as well.
Even as a downloadable title, SKULLGIRLS is one of the
standout fighting games of the year, so far. No other game can match the
beautiful animations, incredible frame rate or the accuracy of the game's
battle mechanics. SKULLGIRLS makes getting your brains bashed in fun, and few
games have ever been able to say that.
To follow up their highly successful action game PROTOTYPE,
developer Radical Entertainment released PROTOTYPE 2 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox
360 on April 24, 2012 with a new protagonist, Sgt. James Heller.
Heller is a former marine, who returns to his New York home
to find his family killed by a second outbreak of the deadly Blackwatch virus.
Heller blames PROTOTYPE protagonist Alex Mercer for his family's death, and
attacks the man only to be turned into a monster with many of the same powers.
Heller decides to use his newfound powers to destroy both Blackwatch and
In this epic tale of revenge, you can equip Heller with two
customizable attacks to beat down your enemies. Heller will then gain
experience points you can spend to make him stronger, or to upgrade existing
techniques and abilities. Out of combat, a New York divided into three
quarantined levels that coincide with the exposure of the Blackwatch virus in
that specific area can be explored, and there are plenty of hidden items and
side missions to complete in each expansive location.
If you're looking for a great looking new release that will
allow you to kick back and kick some heads in, look no further than PROTOTYPE
THE WALKING DEAD—EPISODE 1: A NEW DAY
Developer Telltale Games released the first of the five episode-long
THE WALKING DEAD game for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac in the last week
of April 2012, and the game did not disappoint at all.
In THE WALKING DEAD—EPISODE 1: A NEW DAY, you are introduced
to new protagonist Lee Everett, rather than comic and television hero Rick
Grimes. We find Lee on the opposite end of the law, being transported to prison
after killing a man, but luck, or perhaps bad luck, is on his side when the
squad car wrecks into a zombie, allowing Lee to make his escape. He soon ends
up hopping a fence as a horde closes in around him, and finds a little girl
named Clementine in a tree house in the same backyard. The two work together to
look for help and find the girl's missing parents.
Fans of THE WALKING DEAD, both comic and series, will be
delighted to know that characters Glenn, Herschel and Lilly were included in
the first episode of the game, actually a prequel to the Rick Grimes led story.
Another interesting aspect lies in the fact that it doesn't play like your
typical game, and is simplistic enough for nearly anyone to approach without
worry of gaming skill. You'll typically search areas for useful items and solve
puzzles the game throws at you, but combat isn't overly difficult either,
usually only requiring you to press the right buttons to escape death and kill
The fantastic story of THE WALKING DEAD is continued in the
game, and emphasizing important decisions that can affect the whole game across
multiple episodes is the main draw here. If you're looking for a fun time and a
great story, you should know that THE WALKING DEAD delivers a one-of-a-kind
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