As we let you know every day in our March 2013 release date page, next month is filled with a lot of great games, from Tomb Raider on Tuesday to BioShock Infinite on the 26th. So, as part of our end of the month Ask PSLS, we poised the question to the staff: “Which March 2013 Game Are You Most Excited For?”
Anthony Severino – Founder/Executive Editor (@Sev_Anthony)
Despite being one of the biggest God of War fans I know, I’m leaning toward Tomb Raider for my March release pick. Even stranger, I’ve never liked the Tomb Raider series. This Tomb Raider, however, seems to be something special, telling a more human side of Lara Croft. In the time I’ve spent with the game, I’ve felt sympathy for Lara, her pain, and her struggle. I want to see her overcome these odds and turn into the badass Lara from previous titles. That sort of transformation is appealing to me, whereas even though God of War: Ascension is also an origins story, it feels a lot like more Kratos ripping people apart—and it is. BioShock Infinite, while looking great, just isn’t my cup of tea. Sebastian loves tea, though, and crumpets.
Cameron Teague – PR Manager/Reviews Coordinator (@Cameron_PSLS)
March is a pretty stacked month with a lot of solid games coming out, but for me I am most looking forward to BioShock Infinite. BioShock has been one of the few game series that my wife will sit down and watch with me from start to end, getting mad if I play any without her. Plus I am excited to see how the series rebounds from what I feel was a disappointment in BioShock 2. Also high on my list is Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.
Chandler Wood – Trophy Guider/News Writer (@FinchStrife)
It’s a toss up between Tomb Raider and God of War: Ascension. I think I am leaning towards the new, more mature direction that Tomb Raider is taking as my most anticipated game of March though. I’ve missed out on most of February’s releases (barring Dead Space 3), but Tomb Raider is looking like a day one purchase for the sake of both myself and my wife getting to play it. Though admittedly, I really can’t wait to get my hands on Kratos’ blades again either. Hopefully we’ve got the budget for two games, or it’s coming out of the groceries this month.
Having been a fan of the early Tomb Raider games, but not the later ones due to a number of changes made to the game and the overbearing marketing of Lara Croft’s sexuality, I am excited to see her return in a more human role. The reboot to the series I feel needed a developer to finally realize that as a character, Lara, really could offer fans so much more than what been given in the past, and that this could be a big step forward for female protagonists.
Jason Dunning – Lead News Writer (@Jasonad21)
Even though I’ll probably enjoy BioShock Infinite more than anything next month, God of War: Ascension is the game I’m most excited for. Despite not having an angry-beyond-belief Kratos this time around, killing some crazy enemies, looking at amazing graphics, and battling intense bosses will more than make up for it.
Louis Edwards – Writer (@ftwrthtx)
With so many games coming out this month, it’s hard to pick just one that I’m excited for. Wait, no it’s not. Spring Training is already upon us and MLB 13: The Show soon will be as well. Baseball. The boys of Summer. The crack of the bat. The rise of a new superstar in Road to the Show mode.
God of War, duh. Because it’s God of War, and you’re all war-ry and going around killing gods and beasts and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Do I need to give any other reasons? It’s God of War, not sure if I mentioned that. Plus, you get to be bald, and I’ve never been bald, unlike Dan who has that whole creepy serial killer look thing going on.
Vivas Kaul – Writer (@VivasKaul)
There are many games next month I’m excited about, but if I had to choose one, and only one, it would be Tomb Raider. The new take on Lara Croft has me very interested. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Tomb Raider games in the past and actually discovered a love for the series late (the first Tomb Raider game I played was Legends). For me, the early games were just too stiff in terms of the look and Lara’s animations. I also hated how misogynistic it all seemed. It all felt like it was a hop, skip, and a jump away from being a Leisure Suit Larry game. Considering the early review buzz that Tomb Raider is getting, it sounds like it will be a cool game when it releases next week.
What game are you most excited to play in March? Let us know in the comments below.