@dankempster: I highly recommend the Sly Collection. Although the first game is fairly standard, the next two are very good games, the second one being the best. I actually never liked many of the PS2 mascot games though I've warmed up to Ratchet and Clank, but Sly was the exception.
I've never gotten into the Metal Gear series but I've been meaning to. Oddly enough thanks to Sly Cooper, which has a heavy emphasis on stealth. Easy stealth but stealth nonetheless. Perhaps someday, I'll take the time to play one.
@vinny_says: Honestly, there's nothing coming out this month that I'm excited for. I'm not into Animal Crossing or Resident Evil (horror games scare me) and I'm on a wait and see attitude about Metro: Last Light. I am looking forward to Remember Me but that's June.
@kraznor: I've never even heard of Year Walk. I barely got a smartphone like two weeks ago so maybe I'll check it out. Is it on Android?
@james_hayward: I actually really enjoyed Crysis 3 too. While I don't think it's the best, it was much more interesting than some shooters. I know EA isn't having much luck with Medal of Honor coming out every other year. I propose they replace MoH with the Crysis series. I think 2013 is already a better year than last year as there have been better games out now than last year. We'll see how the rest of the year turns out. I'm hopeful for Remember Me as well.
@fredchuckdave: Why aren't DmC, Injustice, and Darkstalkers Resurrection worth including in the conversation of Best Games of 2013 So Far as in the first four months?
@yummylee: The story wasn't the strongest but the character development of Lara was very well done. I'll admit they botched the first time she killed someone part but the rest was great.
@spankingaddict: I'm playing Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time right now. I'm a big Sly Cooper fan and I'm enjoying it...but there's problems.
@i8donuts: I was going to include Antichamber on this list but I liked Darkstalkers Resurrection a bit more. Two completely different games though.
@seppli: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen isn't really a new game though. It's an expansion pack they're selling with the original game. I've heard good things about the original but if you own the first game, be prepared.
@jdh5153: If we're including games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Halo 4, then I would include Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed because I love that game and the version I played was the PC version, which came out this year. So what, are we changing the rules?
@slag: I can understand why someone would want to keep it as a 2D platformer and maybe they could continue the X9, and X10s if they make those in that way. However, something needs to be done different to make the game relevant.
The game wouldn't be a third person shooter so much as it would have third person shooter mechanics. It would have a lot of platforming sequences. Maybe instead of Resident Evil, Uncharted or Tomb Raider might be a better example. Those are third person shooter mechanics with a strong focus on platforming, like Mega Man. However, you won't see X shimming across ledges so I thought that wouldn't be as good of an example.
I'm not saying to have a more violent spin on the game. You destroy enemies, they explode into parts like in the old Mega Man X games. However, now those parts stay on the ground for you to pick up. The goofy designs and maverick bosses would stay the same. There's nothing really that violent about the game. It would still be a kid friendly game. Also, the missions are really only in name as the play out like levels. It's just that they take place in the same environment and that's why they are only in one level. The battlefield is really all of the levels or "missions" that you just went through but strung together for a giant RTS battle or siege.
Oh and X has always had to be a leader. Especially in the later games, he's led the battle against the maverick reploids directly while Zero became more ambiguous. It's a big change, I know, but I think it would work.