You can never have enough Zombies
Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 by Alex Trotter-Fernandez
This week on Xbox Live we have another plethora of decent deals, as well as a few great value new releases (none of that 1600 Microsoft Points crap…Minecraft).
The theme of the week is PopCap games, with several titles on the chopping block for an outstanding 50% off. Plants Vs. Zombies and Bejeweled 3 have finally been reduced to an acceptable level, now sitting at 600 Microsoft points – still expensive (considering one of them is an iPhone game) but a little bit more reasonable. Feeding Frenzy 2, Astropop, Heavy Weapon and Peggle have been knocked down to 400 points ago, as well as Feeding Frenzy, Bejeweled Blitz Live, Zuma and Peggle Nights which are now available 200 points. PopCap games have always been on the expensive side, but reductions like these it’s almost justifiable to try out some of their games, which frankly are a lot of fun.
Sega have released a couple more entries into their Sega Vintage collection, Golden Axe and Streets of Rage. Each collection comes with every single game in the series and is outstanding value for money costing a paltry 800 Microsoft points. Those with fond memories of couch co-op multiplayer madness from the 90s, both collections are definitely well worth picking up. Those who were mere fetuses at the time of release, but love recent beat-em-ups like Scott Pilgrim vs the World:The Game and Castle Crashers, should definitely give them a go. In my opinion Golden Axe and Streets of rage are the two side scrolling beat-em-up series that represent the pinnacle of the genre.
Also out at a great price is Harley Quinns Revenge for Batman: Arkham City, costing only 800 Microsoft Points. Whilst other DLC offerings have been quite frankly disappointing, offering a sad selection of additional skins, playable in Challenges only characters and the occasional challenge map, Harley Quinns Revenge promises a return to decent DLC. Rather than giving you junk you’ll probably never use, a brand new story is made available, in which you play as both Batman and Robin. Despite it being quite short (a couple of hours) it’s pretty cool that Rocksteady have actually made some DLC which doesn’t feel like it could have been locked on the disc and is a proper expansion. All that for less than a fiver - sweet!
Some gamers may still be waiting impatiently for their brand new Mass Effect 3 endings, but those of us still enjoying the improbably fun online multiplayer can rejoice with a brand new DLC pack featuring new playable characters, skills and most importantly maps. I say that as the experience was stagnating a little bit with only a handful of maps to play. What will you be spending for this new DLC? Nothing at all, ITS FREE, EA and Bioware are obviously still trying amicably to mend burned bridges for the few embittered fans who weren’t happy with the Day One DLC and polarizing ending. If you still have the game, pick up the Rebellion for free and get your galactic readiness to a hundred!