There were a ton of great games that came out in March, but not all of them were Assassin’s Creed or Call of Duty entries. Some of these fun gems may have escaped your gaze and gone unnoticed but fear not, loyal reader. We have 10 of them compiled right here for your convenience.
OlliOlli – Wii U, 3DS, Xbox One
It’s no Tony Hawk Pro Skater but in an industry inundated with mediocre skating games aimed at fans of the THPS series, OlliOlli manages to stand out.
Essentially, OlliOlli is a 2D-sidescroller skating game that contains a deep trick system, an addicted gameplay style and simple graphics and music that make the game fun to play and continue playing. OlliOlli released for Wii U and 3DS on March 5, and for Xbox One on March 6 and initially debuted on the Vita in January of 2014.
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea
This mouthful of a title launched March 10 on PS3 as an RPG which featured two girls named Shallie on a quest to save a dying world.
Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is the final entry in the Atelier Dusk series and features differing endings and stories for its two protagonists.
Flame Over – Vita
Flame Over is an interesting little title for the Vita that released March 10. It’s a firefighting puzzle game featuring “squirt-’em-up” game play that borrows elements from stick shooters and features randomly generated levels.
One of the cooler elements (no pun intended) of this game is the dynamic fire system that burns and spreads in accordance with whatever materials are generated with each level.
Mushroom Men: Truffle Trouble – PC
Mushroom Men: Truffle Trouble is a curious platforming/puzzle game featuring Pax, the protagonist from Mushroom Man. In the game, players must use objects to create new paths and navigate a series of puzzles in a bizarre nightmare world as Pax is stalked by the “Truffle Princess”.
The experience is addicting and brain-teasing and the added time pressure of trying to complete the level as the Truffle Princess smashes everything to bits in pursuit of Pax is surprisingly intense. Mushroom Men: Truffle Trouble released for PC via Steam on March 10, 2015.
Ori and The Blind Forest – Xbox One, PC
Ori and The Blind Forest may not be a game you saw a ton of TV press for, but that didn’t stop it from getting critical acclaim. It’s a “Metroidvania” labyrinthian style game that has as big a focus on art and story development as it does on difficulty and platforming.
Another powerful theme in the game is friendship, focusing on the unlikely bond that forms between the two protagonists, Ori and Naru.
With stunning visuals and a hauntingly beautiful orchestral soundtrack, this one is a must-play. Ori and The Blind Forest released on March 11, 2015.