Slip and Slide with February 2022’s Xbox Games with Gold

February is about to come knocking and if you’re not endlessly theorizing how Microsoft is going redeem/ruin Activision Blizzard then you are probably playing games! More details of next month’s games can be found here on Xbox Wire but what we’ll be seeing are:

  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse (Xbox, Feb1-28)
  • Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield (Xbox, Feb 16-Mar 15)
  • Hydrophobia (Xbox 360 BC, Feb 1-15)
  • Band of Bugs (Xbox 360 BC, Feb 16-28)

Of the games listed, Hydrophobia is the most fascinating to me from a historical perspective as it was an early example of a practice we now see often with developers where a console game receives a big overhaul post release. That my first memory of it being with an XBLA game is unexpected but it was much needed and the game was way better received as a result of the work done. I suppose you could say that game design can be be a fluid process… especially with regards to this one. đŸ˜‰

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