TGN Originals

May 13, 2013

The Quick And The Dead (Week of May 14th)


Mark back again with this weeks Quick and The Dead, and I’m going to give you the low down on this weeks new game releases instead of Andrew because well I don’t have any funny reasons as to why but I’m the boss so we can refrain from questioning my authority.

As usual for our newer readers who might not know what exactly the quick and the dead is here’s the quick rundown of how this works. So in the Quick and The Dead we go over what new games are dropping this week and give our opinion on if they game will be a hit or not with our oh so original system to score on which you can see below:

  • Quick Off The Shelves: This game will sell out fast, think the likes of Halo, Uncharted, or pretty much any Blizzard game. Better Pre-Order.
  • Late to The Party: This game is good, but it won’t be until an update or small price drop that this game takes off. At least it is fashionably late.
  • Bargain Bin Bound: This is the kind of game you don’t buy unless it is less than $20 and no one is watching. Ever have the feeling that guy behind the counter is judging you? You are probably buying one of these.
  • Dead on Arrival: It’s the games they play in hell.


Metro: Last Light



Metro: Last Light is the direct sequel to the first person shooter Metro 2033 and it takes place in the year 2034, a nuclear war has turned the world into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. In Moscow, the tunnels of the Metro have become a new home for the former inhabitants of the city. Within the catacombs, they fight for their survival, fending off hordes of hideous mutants born from the toxic atmosphere, as well as other factions desperate to take control of what little hospitable land remains. As they fight, they also search for a doomsday device that could be the key to their victory. A civil war is inevitable. During these dark hours, the players will embody Artyom, and become the last light for all of mankind.

The Good: The game’s gritty and dark atmosphere and tones are sure to make it a thrilling shooter to play, not to mention it’s a direct sequel to the first game Metro 2033 which I happened to enjoy so the fact that a sequel is being released is always a good thing.

The Bad: While the game looks good it seems that from all the footage I’ve seen it may end up falling into some generic shooter game tendencies, but then again I haven’t played the game yet so who knows.


The Verdict: It’s a game that will only be welcomed by a certain niche of gamers, the fact that while Metro 2033 was a good game it wasn’t widely popular so many people will be scratching their heads at this one in terms of weather to pick it up. But, with the viral marketing and the great trailers (including the awesome live action one) I’m sure many people are interested in picking this game up. Plus right now there aren’t many big titles coming out so this game could be a filler for some of you until other games come out.


Sanctum 2


Sanctum 2 is the sequel to the world’s first Tower Defense/FPS hybrid game. Pick from four unique character classes and embark on a mission to protect the oxygen-producing Cores from hordes of deadly aliens who are threatened by their existence. Outfit your character exactly the way you want through the new and extensive customization system. Choose your own loadout of towers, weapons and perks, but choose wisely because you are humanity’s last defense against the unrelenting hordes set out to destroy it.

The Good: I consider the first Sanctum game a big sleeper hit and to see a sequel to it that’s not only a big improvement from the original but also completely rebuilt from the ground up makes me happy. I think this is one of those games that should be played by everyone as it has something to appeal to a majority of gamers.

The Bad: Tower Defense games are fun but after a while they get stale and the FPS element added in is a great thing but there is only so much you can do in these types of games.


The Verdict: In this era of gaming it’s really tough to be a PC exclusive game and I think this might hurt it a bit as many gamers keep their eyes fixated on the big titles. I’d like to see this game be successful but realistically the whole Tower Defense style of games are getting to be a bit too much.


It’s a slow week this week for games coming out but there is some great DLC and Downloadable games coming out as well including: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Blade Wolf, Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Uprising, Cogntion: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 3: The Oracle. For more news, upcoming game releases and reviews be sure to check back here at ThoseGamingNerds.



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