inFamous? Titanfall? Nah, Another Tops My List...
Two very big games are launching this month: inFamous: Second Son for the PlayStation 4 and Titanfall for the Xbox One.
Both are exclusive to their respective platforms, both have been hyped through the roof, and both are coming in with a ton of pressure to perform.
Well, okay. I'm definitely gonna play the new inFamous because it's one of my favorite franchises of all time, and I might even be interested in Titanfall, if it didn't just look like a fancy shooter. It has a ton of potential, though, and I admit it should be a fantastic game.
However, despite all this, there's one title that tops my March priority list. It's not "new" in the literal sense. It'll likely receive disparaging remarks from anyone under the age of 20. But I don't care; what I care most about is the upcoming Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, which offers glorious high-def overhauls of two of the best games of all time. Yeah, you heard me. While many will agree that FFX qualifies, I think few would back FFX-2, but I maintain that it featured quite possibly the finest example of an ATB-driven turn-based mechanic.
The bottom line is that to get both these games in the same package, completely redone in beautiful new high-definition, is a godsend for all RPG aficionados. Yes, I'm aware that the industry has advanced a great deal since these games released. But I also believe RPGs (especially JRPGs) haven't done much better since. It's sort of infuriating but hey, at least I'll get these remasters. I probably won't see a FFVII remake any time soon, so I gotta take what I can get. Believe it or not, inFamous - and everything else - can wait.
Yeah, I'm crazy. I know.
3/7/2014 Ben Dutka