Before I get started on the main purpose of this blog, I hope everyone has been enjoying their holidays and got what they wished for! My holidays have been fairly quiet this year but I have just been enjoying the time off and have been doing some catching up on video games I havn't been able to get into during school. On another note I believe my exams went fairly well and am just awaiting my final grades.
Since the end of 2008, I thought I would list of the games I am anticipating for 2009 (however they are not confirmed for 2009). So here we go!
Number 7 - Duke Nukem Forever:
The game, that just might never come out; Duke Nukem Forever is a game that is becoming more of a running joke then an anticipated game and is the only reason it even made my list. I hope the game will come out just so I don't have to hear more rumours or see lame art in the media anymore. I don't think the game will be very good when it is released as they are obviously having difficulties producing it to date. Although I wish 3D Realms the best of luck for 2009.
Number 5 - Starcraft 2
I am not a huge RTS fan, but the original Starcraft was a blast for me when I was younger and I hope the newest entry into the series will be no exception.However Blizzard has mention time and time again they won't give a release date until its ready and hopefully that date will be some time in 2009!
Number 5 - Final Fantasy XIII
Gamespot has the game at TBA 2009, but I am not sure it will be out this year but will hope regardless. The only FF games I have played was IV for the DS and I have not beat it. But since the cows have claimered about this game since the first days of the PS3 I will take their word on it and wait patiently for this game in 2009.
Number 4 -Bioshock 2
Some said Bioshock 1 was the best game of 2007 and this is hard to argue. With a teaser video for the game coming with the release of the original for PS3 we can only wonder when we can get our greedy hands on the sequal.
Number 3 - Diablo 3
I spent a large portion of my spare time in the summer playing Diablo 2 after the announcment of Diablo 3 and cannot wait for Diablo 3 to his stores. With Blizzard though they never release anything until they are ready like I said for Starcraft 2. Regardless I hope Blizzard will be kind enough to release this game for all those anticipating this awesome dungeon crawler like myself!
Number 2 - Alan Wake
Oh Alan Wake, when will you "wake" up on my Xbox 360 console? Microsoft mentiond you when releasing the 360 and then you disapeared. Microsoft has mentioned some suprises this year at E3 in 2009 and I hope to see you there with a Chrstmas time release date!
Number 1 - Mass Effect 2
Arguably the best RPG of 2007 could be back to play in 2009 in the form of a sequal, is it likely? Maybe not with Bioware hard at work on a KOTOR MMORPG and Dragon Age Origins on their plate already for 2009 but I can hope! I loved the first game and put more hours then I want to admit into the game.
What games are you hoping make it to a store near you this year?
Happy New Year to everyone and don't worry CJ the Emma Watson post will be coming soon....