10 games that make March 2014 the best month in PlayStation history
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3) – March 4
Despite its unending success on the small screen, the controversy-laden show, South Park, has never replicated its success in the gaming sphere. ‘Chef’s Luv Shack’ and ‘South Park Rally’ were both completely forgettable cash-ins, which tried - and failed – to duplicate established gameplay mechanics with added dashes of the show’s characteristic humour. Now, it’s only taken 17 years since its inception for an inspired videogame to rear its face, and what a prospect it’s turning out to be. Having creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone on the board for the very first time, South Park: The Stick of Truth very much stays true to the show’s celebrated narrative, providing a wholly authentic South Park experience by adding role-playing elements to allow players to feel as though they’re part of one big episode. After being besotted with delays time and time again the Obsidian Entertainment-developed title is now firmly in the ailing PS3’s headlights, looking to capitalize on the show’s continued success by providing one of the last hilarious swansongs on Sony’s veteran system.
- TowerFall: Ascension. (PS4) – March 11.
- Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition. (PS4) – March 25.
- BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3) – March 25.
- Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. (PS3) – March 18.
From the looks of it this coming March will require both an abundance of cash and indeed time, as the rundown of games scheduled for release hits astronomical heights. Incredibly, the month strikes a balance of sorts as it provides a strong platform for Sony’s PS3 to rightly bow out on, whilst at the same time highlighting how bright the future is with the PS4. Add in the mix improvements to the Final Fantasy XIV online beta, Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut and Thief at the tail end of February, and baby, you’ve got a stew going.
Stay tuned to PSU for all the news, views and reviews of all the above games right across March. As ever, give your thoughts about this unprecedented March line-up below and tell us what games will be lining up to get into your systems.----