They say that a man is defined by the tough choices he makes in life. I’m not sure who said that, maybe I just made it up but I’ve run into a tough decision. One that separates the men from the boys.
Due to certain parts of my budget being more important than others, I can’t buy MadWorld and Rune Factory: Frontier. For the immediate future at least. This week MadWorld released, and next week (March 17th) Rune Factory: Frontier comes out. There can only be one added to my collection; I just can’t decide which one it should be.
MadWorld is game I’ve been brimming about since I heard about last year, and one I’ve been greatly anticipating. If you don’t believe me, just read the previous posts I’ve made about it.
MadWorld Releases Today – Review Roundup (and a rant)
MadWorld Death Watch Episode 3
New MadWorld Videos – Let Me Learn Ya Somethinâ€™
Evolution of MadWorld
MadWorld TV Trailer (Part 2)
New York Comic Con Gameplay Videos Of MadWorld & The Conduit
MadWorld – TV Sports Trailer (w/ Expert Analysis)
Top 5 Anticipations For 2009
Happy Holidays From MadWorld – Trailer
Top 5 Game Releases For 2009
Top 5 2008 E3 Moments
I’ve hyped the game quite a bit on the site, but now that its released does it live up to the talk?
From everything I’ve been reading, MadWorld is all the things we hoped to find within its black/white/red walls. Here’s a list of reasons to buy the game, and not to buy based on reviews thus far:
Reasons to buy: More blood than Dracula could drink in a night. The violence is couple with great controls. The graphics look solid, and animations are supposedly varied and provide some epic moments. Haven’t played a good beat em’ up in a long time.
Reasons not to buy: My first MadWorld adventure, according to reviewers will end at around 6-7 hours. Has some quirky control issues, but aren’t very rampant.
Rune Factory: Fronter
Rune Factory: Frontier is a little harder to judge than MadWorld mostly because it isn’t out yet. That and not much has been released about Rune Factory: Frontier. The best place I’ve been able to obtain information about RF:F is from its official site.
There’s also been a trailer released…
Ok, let’s get to the gritty about RF:F:
Reasons to Buy: Rune Factory series has been solid on the DS. The Rune Factory site shows that the game might have great depth. Harvest Moon based games provide a long lasting experience that requires a good amount of game time dedication. The ESRB rating states that ‘use of alcohol’ is back in Harvest Moon
Reasons not to Buy: Haven’t played any of the Rune Factory DS games yet (might not like them). Harvest Moon based games have been very hit or miss since the Nintendo 64 era.
Until reviews start coming in for Rune Factory: Frontier it’s going to remain a split decision for about a week. My first reaction is to just rent MadWorld since it can be beat in 5-7 hours. But maybe it’s worth more than one play through. We’ll just have to wait and see if RF: F impresses like I’m hoping it will.