Feb 25 2014, 3:31pm CST | by Forbes
Every now and then, typically on a Tuesday in March or September, two highly-anticipated video games launch on the exact same day.
This March has a bunch of great looking releases, but two of the biggest are launching together: Titanfall and Dark Souls II each land on March 11th.
This is bad news for Titanfall and any other game launching within the next couple weeks, including Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and inFamous: Second Son.
In fact, it’s probably even bad news for South Park: The Stick of Truth, which launches one week earlier.
This is because Dark Souls II is almost certainly going to take up all my gaming time for the next couple months.
As much fun as Titanfall’s beta was, I just can’t get all that excited about a multiplayer-only shooter.
I sincerely doubt that all the super powers packaged in the PS4 exclusive inFamous: Second Son will make it nearly as thrilling as the dreary trudge that is From Software’s dark RPG.
“Dreary trudge” may not sound all that sexy on the surface, but if the game is at all like its predecessors Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, we’re looking at an intoxicating mix of seriously incredible combat with one of the most fully-realized and intricate worlds out there. Not to mention around 100 hours of gameplay.
Fortunately, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is supposed to be quite short, so that one should be pretty easy to burn through in-between dying repeatedly in Dark Souls II.
On the other hand, the South Park RPG looks both hilarious and time-consuming, so I’m not sure how I’ll manage to fit it in. Too bad it was delayed an entire year after the sinking of publisher THQ and then just happened to plop down in March of 2014.
Then again, there’s always a chance that Dark Souls II will be a horrible disappointment now that it’s being led by new directors. From what I’ve seen and played so far I don’t think that this will be the case, but I’m preparing myself for the worst—steeling myself against that possible disaster.
And if it does happen? Well, at least there’ll be plenty of other games to play.
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