What’s New In Games This Week

This week’s releases encapsulates all of mankind’s greatest woes: understanding how nature can be such a cruel and heartless force, wondering how one could fall for some chick when he’s got a perfectly hot girlfriend already, and trying to take down some ancient evil force with a super mystical weapon.

[BoxTitle]Catherine[/BoxTitle] [WatchTrailer]http://heavy.com/games/games-videos/game-trailers/2010/09/catherine-this-aint-kids-stuff-anymore/[/WatchTrailer] [BuyNow]http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-catherine[/BuyNow]

Advertised as an erotic horror puzzle game, the most important thing to do know is that during the day you’ll find yourself torn between two hotties that basically share the same name. Then at night you’ll find yourself climbing a never-ending staircase in your underwear, plus sporting ram horns (sheep standing on their hind legs will bug you as well). The latest by the folks who make Persona, Catherine ain’t no high school romance, that’s for sure. PS3, Xbox 360

From Dust
[BoxTitle]From Dust[/BoxTitle] [WatchTrailer]http://heavy.com/games/2011/05/from-dust-game-trailer/[/WatchTrailer]

The God game genre has taken a backseat thanks to recent entries that promise innovation, but simply offered too much to do, and also serving up wacky, cartoony creatures that are hard to take seriously – and the game as a result. Remember Spore, that game that was going to change “everything”? So instead we have a far more focused and stark, and thus more mature take on the formula. Instead of being high above, you stick to the ground, close to the subjects, who are very realistically rendered tribes folk. Their lives are in your hands, literally. Did I mention it’s drop dead gorgeous, the best that’s ever graced the genre? That too. Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Dragon Age 2: Legacy
[BoxTitle]Dragon Age 2: Legacy[/BoxTitle] [WatchTrailer]http://heavy.com/games/2011/04/dragon-age-2-legacy-dlc-game-trailer/[/WatchTrailer]

Dragon Age fans, as well as BioWare devotees, haven’t been so hot on the dungeons and dragons franchise as of late, but that might actually all change with Legacy. As DA2’s very first story based DLC, it has all the ingredients of a home run: there’s new foes to take down, along with a fancy new sword to help you do so. Though it’s mostly reserved for some ancient evil that falls on you to dispense. One also gets the sense that BioWare knows that they’ve lost a bit of faith and are determined to get things back on track. So there appears to be no time for hugs and kisses, just slashing and spell casting. The way it should be. Xbox 360, PS3, PC