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May 27, 2013
 

The Quick And The Dead (Week of May 28th)

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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.

 

Grid 2

Be fast, be first and be famous as the race returns in GRID 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed, multimillion-selling GRID. Experience aggressive racing against advanced AI and become immersed in the race with GRID 2’s new TrueFeel Handling system which powers edge of control exhilaration behind the wheel of every iconic car. Earn fame, fans and fortune as you blaze your way to the top in intense, relentless races on licensed circuits, beautifully realized city streets and lethal mountain roads.

 

The Good: It’s been a while since we’ve had a new racing game that wasn’t a cheesy movie tie-in come out (that’s right I’m talking about Fast and The Furious) and it looks like the game has improved a bit from it’s previous game as well.

The Bad: Timing, with everyone paying close attention to E3 coming up and a few bigger summer games coming out people may be overlooking Grid 2 for the time being.

The Verdict: While I’m sure Grid 2 will be a fun racing game I think that main thing that is going to hurt this game at launch is the fact that there is little to no marketing or hype going for this game and with titles like Fuse coming out this week and in two weeks Last of Us you think they would hype this game up to get some sales.

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Fuse

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 Fuse is a 4-person co-op story-driven action game that invites players to experience what happens when humans access alien technology they were never meant to have. The game follows the worldwide journey of four elite agents who battle a rogue paramilitary organization to prevent a global arms race from spiraling out of control. The agents are equipped with unique skills and weapons not only integral for survival, but that also allows for unexpected and extraordinary results. Experimental Fuse weapons are powered by a volatile alien substance that gives players unique capabilities that expand their strategic options in and out of combat.


The Good: Even thought the game is geared towards a four person co-op solo players can play as all four agents by switching between them at will during combat thanks to the game’s LEAP feature. The weapons are awesome too, as there are unique abilities that when factored in with weapons can make you quite the power house.

The Bad: While co-op is nice it seems that the story is lacking and not really the main focal point of the game, or it’s selling point.

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The Verdict: Fuse is still a must have game, I didn’t follow much of the game’s buzz until as a few of you may have saw when I did my First Impressions video for the game and instantly fell in love with it. A lot of games have co-op thrown into it to help sell it but this game seems to be tailor made as a co-op game and with the LEAP feature it even has some single player replay value.

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Mark
Mark
Owner of ThoseGamingNerds, I've been in the gaming journalism scene now for 7 years and other than that it's all comic books and movies for me.