April looks to bring a nice calm to the influx of titles we have recently received. The must-haves for the month are few, but this month does play host to one of the most anticipated sequels of the year.
PS3, Xbox 360
Developer: Netherrealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment
After years of experimenting since 1992 with 3D fighting, adventure games, and even bizzare single player exploration games; Mortal Kombat is returning to its roots. A simple 2D fighter with bloody finishing moves. In addition to the classic feel, a challenge tower has been thrown in to pit you against numerous scenarios from "Test Your Might" to "Test Your Luck" where you must find an egg hidden under a cup. It looks to promise the bizzare, the familiar, and the satisfying finishers we have come to cherish from the series.
PC, Xbox 360, Mac, PS3
Easily, the most anticipated title of 2011. Portal 2 continues to unwravel the mystery of what happened at Aperture Science Labs while offering the same incredibly fun puzzles ot solve. Despite being first-person, this is a thinking man's game; requiring you to plan your moves and time each shot carefully to advace. Tack on a new co-op mode and you have one incredibly fun looking puzzle game. With Valve, you can rarely go wrong.