After a fairly stale beginning to 2017, with only the likes of Resident Evil 7 and Gravity Rush 2 living long in the memory, we see February pick up the pace a little. There may still be a long list in your backlog of games but if you are looking for something new to start playing then look no further! Find out which games deserve your attention this month.
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release Date: 14th February
I’m not 100% sure if Ubisoft have ironically released this game on Valentine’s Day or if they think that couples will have an overwhelming urge to kill knights, vikings and samurais instead of go out for a nice meal! Either way, you will probably fall in love with this game. This hack and slash styled RPG game looks like an enjoyable experience that can rival some of the greats including Shadow Of Modor, Dark Souls and The Witcher series! Doesn’t taking down large groups of enemies in gruesome ways sound like fun? The multiplayer aspect of this game looks to be where it will shine most as the strategic battles will make this interesting for many, many hours. Plenty of promise here and the beta at the end of January should help apply the finishing touches.
Night In The Woods
Platforms: PS4, PC
Release Date: 21st February
Night in the Woods looks like one of the strangest game releases in 2017. Created by the developers behind the award winning Feist, this game looks to implement some interesting ideas in-game. The story takes you on an adventure as you explore the going ons of the woods after dark. It appears that some of these events involve knife fights, tight rope walking and an abundance of environments filled with new characters. It looks like a great platformer but its the mystery of the game that is intriguing me the most. I’m excited for this game but I’m not sure why! All I know is I want to find out!
Horizon Zero Dawn
Release Date: 28th February (US), 1st March (EU)
Horizon Zero Dawn only just makes this list as it’s split release date for US and EU means that for many this will launch in March. Regardless of when this is released, I’m sure we can all agree it looks like an incredible game. Although the story line seems drenched in a coat of your standard apocalyptic forlorn, there is something about this game which stands out. Maybe it’s the giant robots intertwined with the more primitive civilisations or maybe it’s just because Sony have done a good job at making this game look graphically stunning. Based on the calibre of Sony’s exclusives, it would be safe to assume the story line in this game will be a journey worth taking!