Published on February 16th, 2016 | by Don Parsons0
On the Radar – 02-16-16 –
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for games but things slow down a touch this week, with just a couple notable exceptions that are primarily multiplayer focused. I’ve never been a big fighting game fan but there is something special about a new Street Fighter. Street Fighter IV showed there was still a desire for well made, AAA fighting games and allowed for titles like Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct to get full-on revivals, that have proved to be popular and lasting in their own right. The fighting genre is in a different space than it was 8 years ago though, do we need a new Street Fighter? I don’t know but I’m going to be playing Rocket League instead. -Chris
I’m not going to lie, when Rocket League launched last year, I was super skeptical. Despite enjoying competitive multiplayer games and loving arcade style sports games, something about it just rubbed me the wrong way. I’m often skeptical of group think and when no one could really explain to me what was so cool about Rocket League, other than that it was cool and fun, I checked out on it. It wasn’t until I watched Perfectly Sane Show co-host Fozzy play our friend Erica in a match during Extra Life that it finally clicked for me. Rocket League just is cool and fun. It’s not much deeper than that and now that it is on Xbox One, I think I’m going to give it a shot.
One of the big games last year, Cities: Skylines (PC), is getting a wonderful expansion this week. In Snowfall, players will get snow-themed maps with a host of new challenges. Prevent brownouts by making sure you have the power to heat your citizens when the temperature drops, make sure the roads are clear of snow so life can resume despite the snow and ice, and more. Outside of the winter wonderland, the base game is expanding with new features as well, including fog and rain for non-snow maps. All of this awesomeness, and still no word on that Xbox One release. *sighs*
Honorable Mentions –
TRON RUN/r (PS4 and Xbox One)
Are you picking up anything this week? Let us know in the comments below.