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Xbox Game Pass, March 2022: The first batch of games for subscribers

It’s early March 2022 and it’s time to check out new first wave games for Xbox Game Pass subscribers

with start March 2022we are facing the usual The first wave of games coming to Xbox Game Pass, which in this case is really very interesting, as we can see in this classic overview. It ended a very rich month in terms of new releases but perhaps less so in terms of Microsoft’s subscription service, which in the previous two updates focused primarily on smaller productions, even if it managed to include them in games like Total War: Warhammer III.

Anyway, as usual, there is very little to complain about, almost twenty games have been added to the catalog, belonging to different genres with some interesting items especially among India.


Xbox Game Pass, March 2022: The first wave of games for subscribers

On the other hand, it seems that March 2022 will immediately begin mass production, not forgetting that in the second wave, some sure games of great importance have already been planned. So let’s move on to an overview of the first batch of games for Xbox Game Pass subscribers for March 2022, not forgetting the games that will be removed from the catalog on March 15, 2022.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – Cloud, March 1


Microsoft Flight Simulator, screenshot from the game
Microsoft Flight Simulator, screenshot from the game

After it was released on PC and then on Xbox Series X | S, Microsoft Flight Simulator Finally made it to the Cloud, with a perfect solution for many players due to the somewhat demanding configuration required to be able to run it at its best. In this way, it will be possible to sail the sky using any device compatible with the cloud service, provided, of course, that you have a good connection. It’s also the updated version with the World Tour 7 bundle, which allows you to try out all the different free expansions released so far.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the maximum technological development seen so far regarding this type of “game” and more, because it uses a series of particularly advanced solutions just to present the whole world as an explorable environment, taking advantage of the interesting technological integrations between Bing Maps, Procedural construction and hand-drawn graphics. Not a ‘game’ in the strict sense of the word but a real flying experience and a way to travel anywhere in the world.

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Away: Changing Tides – Xbox, PC and Cloud, March 1st


Far: Changing Tides, the game picture with the hero boat
Far: Changing Tides, the game picture with the hero boat

After Far: Lone Sails, Okomotive develops the special concept developed for its first title Far Away: Changing Tide, which moves the place from the desert to the sea, and thus introduces many new mechanisms and a large variety of situations compared to the previous chapter, while maintaining this special style that already marked the exotic “vehicle adventure”. The protagonist of the story is Toe, a young boy bent on finding a new home, navigating the seas in a strange and intricate boat that uses a series of mechanisms to move and resist bad weather and the threats of the open sea.

Awake in a semi-submerged world and in complete and apparent isolation, Toe must learn how to survive alone in this strange, boundless world, alternating between shallow navigation and diving in search of treasures and various resources. Among the elements of survival and mechanics related to navigation, Far: Changing Tides is a very impressive game, which plays on the gloom and the feeling of constant threat but also great freedom.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Xbox and PC, March 3


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, screenshot from Square Enix
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, screenshot from Square Enix

In the intricate narrative construction of the Fabula Nova Crystallis, or the “small series” within the famous Square Enix franchise all centered around Chapter Thirteen, the most specific and perhaps most admired title is Lightning Return: Final Fantasy XIII. In addition to some of the technological advancements introduced in the years since Final Fantasy XIII, what stands out most about the game is its strange structure, which in some ways evokes the great design of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Once again we are dealing with the end of the world and we must act against the clock.

With 13 days available (with each day corresponding to 2-3 hours of actual gameplay), Lightning will have to act quickly and scale up to try to solve as many tasks as possible without losing sight of the main objective. If this particular structure is also combined with a somewhat unprecedented characterization of the world and characters, then we understand how this is one of the most curious and interesting chapters among the last Final Fantasy.

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Kentucky Route Zero – Xbox, PC, and Cloud – March 10


Kentucky Root Zero, a picture of a special magical moment in the game
Kentucky Root Zero, a picture of a special magical moment in the game

Between criticism and lyric bluegrass state, Kentucky Road Zero It can be considered one of the best examples of narrative applied to video games, where the American country becomes a metaphor for a particular human condition that transcends geographical location, making it a place of spirit and making history more global and suspended. . This amalgamation of realistic elements and dreamlike passages, representing humanity always grappling with very earthly but also metaphysical problems, represents a bit of the Kentucky Constant Road Zero, with the various disparate episodes held by the presence of the bewildered messenger Conway and Homer’s (or blue) dog to function as a link Connect and sew bizarre on-screen events and the player/spectator/director.

The common denominator is still Conway’s bizarre journey along Route Zero, but that’s more than any excuse to display bits of broken stories, each time plunging us into a different reality in this bizarre, multi-form adventure. Magical realism is spoken of as a literary reference for the particular style used and the comparison is really appropriate, for how magic and the supernatural break into situations closely connected with reality, as listed in the five great works of this unforgettable game.

Lawn Mowing Simulator – Xbox One, March 10


Lawn mower simulator, screenshot of a specific simulator
Lawn mower simulator, screenshot of a specific simulator

Lawn Mowing Simulator It comes far behind its PC counterpart, but it’s finally time for console users to experience the thrill of simulated storytelling. As mentioned earlier in the first release, one might think that the “simulation” craze is getting a little out of hand, but as long as it can deliver really well-made games, and as long as it can garner widespread support from the audience, the more ridiculous experiences.

The game in question probably falls into this category, since it’s a lawnmower simulator: if your dream has always been to mow lush gardens aboard one of the most advanced specialized vehicles in the field but – essentially – without having to get up from your chair at home, this is the game for you . Between the insane reproduction of different machines and environments that pose different obstacles and specific difficulties that must be faced to get the job done, there is only real salary, but other than that there is everything in Lawn Mowing Simulator.

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Xbox, PC and Cloud, March 10


Guardians of the Galaxy Cover
Guardians of the Galaxy Cover

The most watched and awaited game for this first release in March 2022 is definitely Marvel’s Guardians of the GalaxyThe blockbuster by Square Enix and Eidos Montreal arriving on Xbox Game Pass is not far from its launch in the market and after gaining wide acclaim from critics and audiences.

Unlike with Marvel’s Avengers, the Guardians-focused action game worked well, offering a more traditional gameplay experience, set based on narrative progression but with good gameplay mechanics and more traditional and single player elements.

Several elements combine to make it a fun game, as also shown in our review of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: the combat system, character characterization and settings, narrative and technical realization. It all comes together to create a well-balanced and balanced game, reminiscent of classic third-person action productions, with the added charisma of Marvel’s very distinctive characters.

Young Souls – Xbox, PC and Cloud, March 10


Young Souls, a game image that shows a moment in the world "Normal"
Young Souls, a game image that shows a moment in the ‘normal’ world

It might be the most underrated game in this version but can’t be overlooked in any way: young souls It is an action game that blends the characteristics of different genres such as RPGs and fighting games, and presents an exciting story about “the challenges of adolescence, friendship, intimacy, family and duty”, as described by the developers. The game world blends contemporary and fantasy elements in a very special way, and also thanks to the animation style that makes the characterization strange and interesting, like a kind of interactive comic.

The wonderful journey of orphans Gina and Tristan, in search of the lost world that became their father, becomes a journey between two worlds, alternating between relatively ordinary situations such as training, riding a Vespa and shopping for new gear in the Standard World Epic battles and challenges against orcs and fantastic creatures in the fantasy world in search of a supposed lost father .