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So Many Games, So Little Money: Week of November 14

As
every gamer knows, video games are an expensive hobby. So many are
released in so little time, and the only thing holding you back are those
little green pieces of paper you have (or more likely, don’t have) in your
pocket. This week is especially painful for us, as Halo Anniversary, Saints Row: The Third,
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations,
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and Need for Speed:
The Run
are all being released. If you only have enough money to buy one
game, which should it be? Assuming your wallet survived the launch of Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
3,
and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,
that is.

Halo
Anniversary

Let’s face it: Halo fans are going to buy Anniversary
regardless of whether they have money or not. Anniversary, at $40, is
cheaper than the other games this week (except Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, which is also $40), which will leave you
with $20 to spare. But perhaps that extra $20 might be worth it to buy a truly
new game, instead of Halo Combat Evolved with
better graphics and a few new features. If you’ve played the original and are
still on the fence about Anniversary, it’s
probably better to hold off on it and wait until the price eventually drops (or
at least until Black Friday). If you’ve somehow never played the original, Anniversary is a must-buy.


Saints
Row: The Third

Saints
Row: The Third
is the only open-world game
featuring cars and gangs being released this week. If you’re a fan of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, this game
might help to past the time until GTAV is
released. But it would be wrong to consider Saints
Row: The Third
as another GTA clone.
The Saints Row franchise is known for
its sheer over-the-topness, something that was lacking in the serious GTAIV, and it’s guaranteed that The Third will offer the same humor. If
you want to blow crap up and laugh the entire time, Saints Row: The Third should be the game to take your cash.   

 

Assassin’s
Creed: Revelations

Assassin’s
Creed: Revelations
is the second open-world game this
week, but unlike Saints Row: The Third,
it is set during the Renaissance period, so you won’t be seeing any rocket
launchers or the like. Revelations
will feature first-person platforming, which gives it the status of being the
only platforming game this week (unless you get really creative in Halo Anniversary). If you’ve followed
the Assassin’s Creed franchise since
its beginning, there’s no reason you shouldn’t buy Revelations with your $60.

 

Ultimate
Marvel vs Capcom 3

Ultimate
Marvel vs Capcom 3
is the update to Marvel vs Capcom 3, which was released
back in February. It is practically the same game, except it will include 12
new playable fighters and other minor improvements. If you already have Marvel vs Capcom 3, you might not want
to fork over $40 for what should essentially be considered DLC. However, if
you’ve always wanted to duke it out with Spiderman and Dead Rising’s Frank West, Ultimate
Marvel vs Capcom 3
is the game for you.

 

Need
for Speed: The Run

The long-running Need for Speed franchise will return
this week with The Run. Car junkies
will have found their fix this week, as The
Run
will feature over 60 licensed cars. Need
for Speed: The Run
is a must-buy if you love racing, and don’t want to
shoot, punch, or stab somebody, as every other game this week offers.

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