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GP Picks 10-18-13

Posted October 18, 2013 by Esteban Cuevas in Features
GP Picks

This week’s GP Picks is brought to you by the United States Government…again. We’ve settled our differences and are happy to reopen the government. We promise never to shut down the government ever again and we’ll get along from now on. …. …. …. …. …. Anyone buying this?

Welcome, gamers and players, to this week’s GP Picks. This week is another spare one as there wasn’t really anything good to recommend this week. However, there were two games that were released after I wrote up last week’s GP Picks that are very much worth your time so though we only have two picks this week, they’re both really good games you should pick up. What’s cool is you can pick up both for under $60! So without further adieu, we have the 3D premiere in a long running series and the next from the developers of The Walking Dead.

After years of being in 2D, Pokémon X and Y finally brings the long running series into 3D. As it can be seen as a new beginning for Pokémon, this latest game in the series is accommodating towards not only newcomers but those returning to the series after a long time not playing the game. So this is game for people like me, who hasn’t played a Pokémon game since Leaf Green in 2005.

There’s a lot new in the latest Pokémon such as Mega Evolutions, a new class of Pokémon called Fairy and around 100 new Pokémon but honestly, the game is essentially the same as it was back in 1998. You still fight Pokémon one on one (for the most part) and level them up individually (although you get an item early on to help with those Pokémon you’re not using). Sure there’s dual fights and swarm fights of 1 vs multiple Pokémon but it’s essentially the same game. Good thing that same game is fun still so pick this up for your 3DS now!

Fans of Telltale’s The Walking Dead video game should take notice of their latest released The Wolf Among Us. Based on another comic book series Fables, you control the Big Bad Wolf (called Bigby Wolf here)  from Little Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs fame in a world where fable characters are real but have been driven out of their fairy tale homes and into New York City. With the use of Glamour, a magic spell to make them look like every day people, they try to live in solitude but the city isn’t kind to them.

As Bigby, you are now the Sherrif of the Fables community and trying to keep everyone safe. However, when one of the Fables is murdered, which is actually really hard to do, you are on the case and need to figure out who the guilty party is. The gameplay is similar to The Walking Dead but Wolf Among Us throws you right into the action sooner than that series. The characters are also all well acted and you’ll try to guess which characters are from which fairy tales. The first episode is out now for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 but fair warning: the 360 version has frame rate issues.

And there you have it. Another week, another collection of games to spend your money on. Each Friday, I’ll recommend games for you all to play. As always, 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! Be sure to check out GP Picks every week to see what’s worth picking up. Now if you’ll excuse me, [insert random joke about United States Government here].

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