Looking to buy video games online? You probably ought to check out some of the new releases. While the old favorites are always a good choice, there’s nothing like immersing yourself in a new world – even if it’s based on an old favorite. With each new release gamers typically find a better quality of experience, more fluid graphics and animation, and a richer overall experience.
Some of the newest releases that have been generating intense interest in the gaming community are Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, UFC Undisputed, Wii Sports Resort, and Pokemon Platinum Version.
Resident Evil 5: (March 2009) The 7th installment in the Resident Evil franchise, this title has quickly outpaced all previous ones in sales and is being hailed by critics and gamers alike. The game involves tackling a horror-filled mission and is one of survival. It was released on both PS3 and Xbox 360, and while gamers may argue over which platform has the better graphics, the game is a visual masterpiece on either system.
Street Fighter IV: (Feb 2009) This game is based on the old Arcade favorite. It didn’t stray far from its roots, which is probably why it received such a warm welcome from longtime fans. The game features devastating blows, classic Street Fighter characters and new moves and game play elements that will challenge even the most seasoned Street Fighter. With its balanced blend of old school elements, glossy new look, and next generation feel, the result is one of the best fighting games currently on the market – and one of the top sellers of 2009. Like Resident Evil 5, it’s available on both Xbox 360 and PS3.
UFC Undisputed: (May 2009) This martial arts title, available on both Xbox 360 and PS3, features in depth, intricate fighting with a variety of mixed martial arts disciplines. It has been one of the top sellers since its release, and has received critical acclaim for its ability to make the most of the crazed martial arts phenomena currently gripping the gaming community.
Wii Sports Resort: (July 2009) This is a sequel to Wii’s bestselling Wii Sports and has enjoyed the same positive response. The product features a series of games, like power cruising and sword play, to appeal to the causal user. Ten of the games are new and two of them – golf and bowling – are updated versions of classic Wii games.
What makes this release really special is that it comes with a new Wii peripheral called the Motion Plus. This attaches to the Wii controller, making it much more precise and allowing for more control of the onscreen action. More games are already being produced with this peripheral in mind, and it will soon become a must have accessory for all Wii users.
Pokemon Platinum Version: (March 2009) The Pokemon franchise has been with us for over 14 years and it’s still going strong. This is an exclusive Nintendo DS product and is an upgrade of “Pokemon Diamond and Pearl”. The biggest draw of the new Platinum version is the upgrade of online play. Gamers can battle it out with friends and strangers via Wi-Fi or even interact with up to 20 other players playing mini-games and mingling in exclusive Pokemon chat rooms.