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Recommendations of the Week 8-12-11

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Posted August 12, 2011 by Esteban Cuevas in Features
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This week’s recommendation is brought to you by Burger King. We had 88 cent Whoppers this past Monday because it was August 8th. We’re clever.

Salutations, noble warrior. I present to you the Recommendations of the Week for August 12th, 2011. This featured article on Gaming Precision informs you of games to play for the upcoming week and weekend. Unfortunately, some weeks are thinner than others when it comes to worthwhile titles. Oh sure, Fruit Ninja Kinect was released this week but it sucks! That was the major release this week so honestly there is nothing new to recommend this week. So why are you here? This post is over, right? WRONG! There’s always great games to play, even if there aren’t any new ones. So what do you do with no new titles to recommend? There are sure to be more titles to recommend in the upcoming weeks for sure but in the meantime, why not start that epic adventure you’ve been putting off…

This week’s recommendation is actually more of a broad concept. It’s summer and with no new games worth your time, you should play that RPG or Open World game you haven’t played yet because you didn’t have time. You should start Mass Effect or Fallout 3 or Dragon Age if you haven’t played them yet. As a more concrete choice, I’ve been playing Final Fantasy V. I really enjoy the story thus far and the job system is addicting and well implemented. There is grinding needed to move forward so if you are indifferent to that game mechanic, this might not be for you but fans of JRPGs should definitely check this game out.

Final Fantasy fans may have already played this but there a good chance you brushed it off since it was originally released in America and it often is overlooked in favor of Final Fantasy IV (II in the US) and Final Fantasy VI (III in the US). There’s a PS one port as a part of the Final Fantasy Anthology collection, but the better and more attainable version would be the GBA port that also includes a better translation than the Anthology version and extra jobs and dungeons. However, on eBay, you can find Final Fantasy Anthology for around 10 to 15 bucks. The GBA version will cost you around 25. Anthology also comes with Final Fantasy VI so if you’re just starting, the Anthology version might be the way to go as you’ll be getting two games rather than just one. Either price is worth the amount of gameplay you’ll get with this which has to be around 30 hours. You’ll do good by picking up this lost gem in the Final Fantasy legacy.

If you want to try something a bit more obscure, then I will direct you to Flying Warriors for the NES. My friend and colleague Terrascene recently posted about this obscure game. Go here if you want to see what that title entails.

Each week, I’ll recommend games for you all to play. These aren’t reviews so much as they are suggestions, as I won’t weigh pros and cons of the game. These choices will be new games released that week but sometimes I will choose games with new downloadable content. I’ll also recommend older retro titles because sometimes you need to retreat to move forward! I’ll do this segment every Friday so feel free to let me know what titles you’d like to see be my Recommendations of the Week.

Like what you see? Like even more what you read? Check out Gaming Precision for more recommendations from previous weeks as well as new and retro reviews, thought provoking editorials and news on the biggest happenings in the video game industry. Also check out our Call of Duty Diary, with video of Call of Duty multiplayer and our weekly Thirsty Thursday article, where you can learn how to make video game themed drinks!

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