Looks like its time for Games with Gold predictions for April! This month, I’ll be using some more reader’s choices as what they are hoping for in Games with Gold.
March’s Games with Gold are:
Trials of the Blood Dragon (Available 3/1-3/31)
Brave: The Video Game (Available 3/1-3/15)
Superhot (Available 3/16-4/15)
Quantum Conundrum (Available 3/16-3/31)
1) Max Payne 3 is a third-person shooter video game developed by Rockstar Studios and published by Rockstar Games. The game is played from a third-person perspective. Throughout the single-player mode, players control Max Payne, a former detective who has become a vigilante after the murder of his wife and daughter. Nine years after the events of the second game, Max becomes employed as a private security contractor in Brazil, but quickly becomes entangled in a quest filled with death and betrayal. An online multiplayer mode is included with the game, allowing up to 16 players to engage in both cooperative and competitive gameplay in re-creations of multiple single-player settings.
2) El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a third-person action game featuring platform game elements, in which players control Enoch. Enoch wears holy armor that loses its pieces as the player takes damage, although it can be restored using hearts found by breaking objects. If the player is damaged when Enoch has no armor left, they are given a small amount of time to repeatedly push buttons to repair the armor before they have to restart at the last checkpoint. Throughout the game, Enoch and the majority of his enemies utilize three weapon types; Arch, Gale, and Veil, each with their own strengths and weaknesses in and outside of combat. The story is inspired by the apocryphal Book of Enoch and follows Enoch, a scribe seeking seven fallen angels to prevent a great flood from destroying mankind
3) Inside is a puzzle platformer. The player character is an unnamed boy who explores a surreal environment presented as a monochromatic 2.5D platform game. The game is dark, with color used sparingly to highlight parts of the environment, and mostly silent, with occasional musical cues. The player controls the boy who walks, runs, swims, climbs, and uses objects to overcome obstacles and progress in the game. The boy gains the ability to control bodies to complete certain puzzles. At various points in the game, the player may discover hidden rooms containing glowing orbs. If all the orbs are deactivated during a playthrough, the player unlocks the game’s alternate ending.
4) Dying Light is a first-person zombie apocalypse-themed game set in an open world. Players traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious epidemic, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons to defend against the growing infected population with a heavy focus on parkour mechanics, allowing players to perform actions such as climbing ledges, leaping off from edges, sliding, jumping from roofs to roofs and zip-lining. Parkour mechanics also applied on combat. Players can perform an action such as drop-kicking when engaging combat with enemies. A grappling hook is also featured in the game, allowing players to climb up buildings and travel between places quickly. Players assume the role of Kyle Cran, an undercover operative sent to infiltrate the quarantine zone in the fictional city of Harran, during his mission to find Kadir “Rais” Suleiman, a political figure went rogue who has a file that could destroy the reputation of his agency. But when he arrives, he must decide between completing his mission or helping the other survivors, who are being led by Harris Brecken.