When I say team-based, third-person, action game, what is the first thing that comes to mind. My guess is that in the vast majority of cases the first image that pops up is not 15th century England. And yet, War of the Roses, which launches on the PC this week, goes precisely to that place, creating a action, skill-based team game set in the conflict between "the house of Lancaster (the reds) and the house of York (the whites)."
In the age of Modern Warfare, the chance to take up lance, crossbow or bastard sword and dive into the fray is, I must admit, a tempting one. So, War of the Roses gets my nod for game of the week.
But, it's certainly not the only game coming out this week. In the wake of EA's cancellation of a new NBA Live title, NBA 2k13, which launches on essentially everything this week, gets the season to itself. Also, Resident Evil 6 arrives on the 360 and PS3 this week to what have so far been very mixed critical reception. And, my son will be excited to learn a new Pokemon Black and White is available on the DS.