TGN Originals

June 3, 2013

The Quick And The Dead (Week of June 4th)


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. 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.


Marvel Heroes


Marvel Heroes is a F2P action massively multiplayer online game created by David Brevik (you know the guy who worked on Diablo and Diablo 2) that is set in the iconic Marvel Universe. Marvel Heroes combines the core game-play style of Action RPGs and MMOs with the expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. In the game, players can collect and play as their favorite Marvel Superheroes and team up with friends and try to stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube in a story written by Marvel’s Brian Michael Bendis.

The Good: It’s F2P, and the gameplay style of Diablo is always a good thing if done right and after playing the closed and open beta myself I can say the game was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it. Also the library of heroes you can collect and use isn’t too shabby and hopefully more will be added in the future.

The Bad: Graphically the game is a bit rough, I should also note that it was quite annoying to see tons of Iron Mans running around and the option to maybe only play with your friends or solo without others interfering is something I started to wish was included.


The Verdict: Since Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play game I don’t see why anyone who is a fan of comic books and video games wouldn’t check this game out, you don’t lose money in trying it and from what I’ve played, which is a majority of the story throughout the betas I think the game will do well. So with that being said although it’s technically not on shelves I will say this game will be downloaded like crazy this upcoming Tuesday, unless you bought a founders package then you are already playing this game as I type this.



Remember Me


Remember Me is Capcom’s upcoming Action Adventure Sci-Fi game that takes place in Neo-Paris, 2084. Personal memories can now be digitized, bought, sold and traded. The last remnants of privacy and intimacy have been swept away in what appears to be a logical progression of the explosive growth of social networks at the beginning of the 21st century. The citizens themselves have accepted this surveillance society in exchange for the comfort only smart technology can provide. This memory economy gives immense power over society to just a handful of people.Remember Me is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people’s minds and steal or even alter their memories. The authorities, fearful of her knowledge and capabilities have arrested Nilin and wiped her memory clean. After her escape from prison, Nilin sets out on a mission to recover her identity, helped by her last and only friend. This search for her past leads to her being hunted by the very people that created this surveillance society.

The Good: A new IP that looks great and from all the trailers we’ve posted here you can see that the game looks to be interesting.

The Bad: It’s Capcom, so they might beat the game to death with DLC that ultimately would make the game better if it was just there day one, also the timing is horrible with E3 and Last of Us (which is by far the summer blockbuster everyone is waiting to pick up, so I feel like the only thing really hurting this game is it’s timing.


The Verdict: Remember Me may look amazing and could be a technically sound game but I can’t agree with the release date, I feel like this game might be the one that everyone waits until it sees a price drop to finally pick it up and it’s a shame as I personally think the game is going to great.


It’s not really a huge week for games coming out with E3 just around the corner on June 11th but I should also note that in the DLC department this week we have: Crysis 3: The Lost Island, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion – Forbidden Worlds, and EVE Online: Odyssey. And as always for more news, upcoming game releases and reviews be sure to check back here at ThoseGamingNerds.




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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.