Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. This month we submit for your consideration another fine selection of 3 games with admirable single player campaigns. Come right in. It’s this way…
Bloodborne (March 24th, Playstation 4)
The top spot has to go to Bloodborne, the highly anticipated PS4 exclusive from From Software. Everyone expects it to be another spiritual successor to the Souls games such as Demon’s and Dark Souls I and II.
In the ruined city of Yharnam travelers go on a pilgrimage through the deadly landscape to obtain a rare remedy for terrible illnesses. You play in an action/role playing cursed city as one such traveler.
Ori and the Blind Forest:
Surreal, wonderfully detailed, and subtly executed. Expect these things to be said about Ori and the Blind Forest when it releases on March 11th for Windows, Xbox, and Xbox One.
Ori is a white guardian spirit born weak and raised by the bear-like Sein. Together they must quest to recover Ori’s mother from the dark entity Kuro.
Pillars of Eternity:
Crowd funding prevails as Pillars of Eternity from Obsidian culminates in a release on March 26th for Windows, OS X, and Linux.
This RPG will feature real time with pause combat from an isometric view. It is in the spirit of Baldur’s Gate and features a highly customizable main character.
Honorable Mention: DmC: Definitive Edition
While not technically in the running as an older game we would be remiss not to remind you that one of the best single player campaigns of the last generation is returning on March 10th to next generation consoles with upgraded textures and a more appropriately high framerate.
It’s a shame that gamers rejected it in the sales department even though critics enjoyed it, but if you can get past the rebooted decisions of Ninja Theory there is a great story (something NT is already known for) and an absolutely killer combat system.
March is a good time to get some gaming in before Spring starts calling us outside. Do any of these look like your kind of game?