March surprisingly is a beefed up month for video game releases, rustling up a rather diverse platter of genres. You have everything from survival horrors to sci-fi action RPGs to over-the-top extreme sports games and lots more. Here are the games of March 2012.
Ninja Gaiden III (Xbox360 PS3)
Unlike Ninja Gaiden II where limbs flew all over the place all the time, Team Ninja has decided to tone down the gore for reasons we still can't seem to comprehend. Instead they want you to experience the act of stabbing someone with a sword. How that doesn’t result in decapitation is beyond us.
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (Xbox360 PS3 PC)
In Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City, the action has now moved back to Raccoon City where players must face off against the blood thirsty horde purging the streets from anything that’s dead. You’ll get to play as both a Special Operations team, the good guys as well as Umbrella Corporation’s Security Service, the shady guys who basically have to clean up Umbrella’s mess.
Inversion (Xbox360 PS3 PC)
From the guys who brought you the rather enjoyable time manipulating shooter TimeShift comes a new third person, cover based shooter in which you manipulate gravity. Think of the run and gun mechanics from Gears of War, only now you have the ability to alter the environment by literally turning it upside down.
Silent Hill: Downpour (Xbox360 PS3)
In Downpour, players step into the boots of Murphy Pendleton, a prisoner who finds himself in the creepy town of Silent Hill after his transport vehicles breaks down. Unlike Homecoming that was rather combat heavy, Silent Hill Downpour aspires to go back to the olden Silent Hill days where the focus was solely on scaring the crap out of players.
Mass Effect 3 (Xbox360 PS3 PC)
Mass Effect 3 will be the final chapter in Commander Shepard’s trilogy as he strives to protect Earth against a massive Reaper invasion. Gameplay in Mass Effect 3 largely stays the same as previous iterations with the noticeable addition of co-operative multiplayer.