It’s another week in which sequels are dominating the recommendations. Though one will be a first for many players and another is just an older follow-up with a dose of new content. But as they say, everything old is new again!
At long last, The Witcher is coming home. To home systems that is. For years, those of us without a high-end PCs (or a PC period) have heard of CD Projekt RED's Polish-bred odyssey, which has managed to stand out in the increasingly crowded action-infused RPG marketplace - which is saying a lot. As with the first game, actions that might seem innocuous at first will have massive storyline implications. Instead of variations to the plot being just a few characters swapped out, there are legit new parts of the narrative that are played out. It's also tough as nails, bloody as hell, and The Witcher seems to get laid a lot as well, which is certain to be a bit of a bonus for many out there. Xbox 360
When the first Trials hit the Xbox 360, a good portion of the gaming audience lost friends, loved ones, even jobs, due to the challenges it set forth. The concept is simple: you're just a dude on a motocross bike and you have to get from point A to B while crashing as little as possible. But thanks to some of the best track design in recent memory, a super punishing, yet also a super hilarious physics engine, people went back for more and more. So along comes the follow-up, which will either be heaven or a nightmare, depending on whom you talk to. And part two ups the ante by adding multiplayer action to the proceedings! So when you get drafted into a support group by people from the outside world, at least you’ll know in advance whom you’ll meet. XBLA
How do you like your tactical RPGs? If its tough as nails, but with a candy coated sheen of anime-inspired kookiness, you're no doubt a fan of the Disgaea, which helped to put developer and publisher Nippon Ichi on the map. The Vita release is actually a PS3 game that was released quite a few moons ago, and is largely the same. You play some demonic kid who goes to demonic high school with aspirations of overthrowing underworld running dad. Or something like that. The update brings with it several key additions, including new characters and scenarios, plus all the pre-loaded DLC from the console version. Vita