MMO ‘Wildstar’ and ‘Sims’-like ‘Tomodachi Life’ are new in games
New video games this week:
“Wildstar.” — It takes a lot for a massively multiplayer online game to stand out these days, but NCSoft’s new online game is building buzz for being charming, having a broad range of character types and telling a good story on its planet of Nexus, where two factions are trying to uncover the planet’s mysteries. It has also has a unique art style that may appeal to fans of games such as “Borderlands.” Rated T for Teen. $60-$75 for Standard or Deluxe Digital editions, includes one month game subscription (about $15 per month thereafter), for Windows PC.
“Tomodachi Life.” — This game recently drew controversy for limiting the sexual orientation options for players, a move Nintendo itself apologized for. Apart from that, it looks like Nintendo’s take on “The Sims” starring the adorable Mii characters players create. Nintendo promises these virtual characters can fall in love, have Mii babies, engage in rap battles (IMPORTANT!) and engage in quests. $35, Rated E for Everyone. For Nintendo 3DS.
Also out this week: “PlayStation Vita Pets” (PlayStation Vita), “Murdered Soul Suspect” (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4), “Hyperdimensional Neptunia PP” (PS Vita), “Tropico 5” (PC), “Legends of Persia” (downloadable for PC), “Infinity Runner” (downloadable for PC), “Ultra Street Fighter IV” (PS3), “I’ve Got to Run!” (downloadable for Nintendo Wii U), “Epoch” (PC), “Lifeless Planet” (PC), “Z” (PC), “Close Combat: Gateway to Caen” (PC), “Crimzon Clover World Ignition” (PC), “1,001 Spikes” (downloadable for PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC).