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I know I haven't posted here in over a year, but I felt like I had a need to. This is because of the sheer mass of gaming quality that will be thrown at us this fall. Its absolutely amazing. Its as if the industry decided to group nearly every major sequel (to most of the games I love, at least) and release them in a single time period. There are so many amazing looking games coming out this fall that I feel like I have a huge problem: deciding on which ones to buy.
Here are a list of games coming out this fall, in the order in that I want to buy:
- Battlefield 3 (Oct. 25)
- Elder Scrolls Skyrim (Nov. 11)
- Modern Warfare 3 (Nov. 8)
- Gears of War 3 (Sep. 20)
- Dead Island (Sep. 6)
I pretty much want to buy every single one of them. These are all huge (maybe besides Dead Island), triple A titles that have enormous amounts of potential and player base that I wonder exactly what people will choose this season. The game of the year title is pretty much anybody's game at this point, and will compete with games like Mass Effect 2 and Portal 2.
These, (once again, besides Dead Island) are pretty much sequels to games that I have enjoyed in the past. I loved Oblivion, and I must say, it remains as one of my favorite (if not favorite) games of all time. The sheer scale and content that was included in this fantastic game was simply amazing and pure fun, and I am sure that Skyrim will be no different.
But, the game that I look forward to most is Battlefield 3. But this anticipation comes with a lot of fear as well. Sure, the trailers and gameplay videos look stunning, but there is something that really makes me worry. As an Xbox player, it is clear that Battlefield 3 will be much scaled down on the console. The PC version will absolutely destroy the Xbox in terms of graphical quality and scale (64 PC player online). I know that 64 players is probobaly impossible, and that the graphics will be decent, but I hope that it can hold up with only 24. I understand they will be scaling down the maps in order to match the lower player cap, but I hope that the game can retain its tight and focused strategic gameplay. Battlefield: Bad Company was a great game, but it lacked at some points. Playing alone without friends is fairly boring, and the game is a little too slow paced. But I hope Battlefield 3 can somehow change that, even with the 24 player limit. In fact, I hope that it turns out to be a better game than MW3, even though it is impossible to beat in sales.
So thats it. I almost hope that some of these games (besides my top two) AREN'T as great as they seem, so that I will have a better time deciding on what games to buy. Whatever is the case, its impossible to buy them all. I hope to only buy 2, or even 3 if I have enough money. I will be looking closely to critic and player reviews to help make this incredibly difficult decision.
I know I haven't posted in about half a year...but its only because i've been so busy with schoolwork. With all thats been happening, I just have never felt to have the time to post again.
Anyway, about this year. I am anticipating many games this year, probably the most i ever had in a while. There just seems to be so many big games coming out her and there. Its almost too difficult to what to divert my attention to, and on what games to spend my money on. There have been a few games this year that I have already bought and have been very satisfied with:
- Mass Effect 2: great single player, slow at times, despite many classes lacks replay value
- Battlefield Bad Company 2: great team based multiplayer, mediocre single player
- Red Dead Redemption: so much to say about this game...absolutely amazing
I kind of regret spending all my money, looking forward to all the other great games that are coming out this year. Here is my 2010 June-Dec wish list:
- Starcraft 2: definitely a great game to play with friends, looks very similar to 1st one however
- Catalyscm: although I havent played in a while, and most people simply scoff at what the addictive nature of this game has done to some people, it really is great fun. This expansion looks great, and seems to refresh the entire landscape and gameplay as a whole
- Halo Reach: probably one of my "must gets". Bungie has almost never let me down in the past, and I own almost ever Halo game (1,2,3), and really look forward to the multiplayer aspects of this. Bungie is one of my favorite developers, as they always do their best to keep the experience fresh. With the integration of new modes, ****s, and what I know will be an even better Forge system, this is looking to be really great.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops: I am a little skeptical about this one. Treyarch is not very reliable, and with the COD franchise in the state it is now, I almost feel as if it is just safe to stick with Reach for now. MW2 multiplayer in its current state is a mess, with all the glitches, mods, and cheaters. It feels broken, and I hope they don't make the same mistake. If they can actually change things up a bit (and not make an EXACT copy, but different time era...like world at war -_-) I might actually consider it.
- Fallout: New Vegas: another big contender. Although this game isn't developed by Bethesda, it looks to be a great game. I loved the first one, and really look forward to this. However, I was a little dissapointed to see that the game looks nearly identical to the last. I need to see if they have added enough content to really make my choice. I hope to see smoother gunplay, and a much livelier world, one with more side quests and small things to do to really enhance the overall experience.
- Fable III: although I have never played a Fable title, I have only heard well things about it. Their past games have looked great, and although its a little late, and almost feel like I want to jump on and give this game a try.
So here it is...all of the game I look forward to this year. There is also E3 going on right now, and I recently tried to watch the microsoft press conference on GS. It has horrible audio synching, but I managed to get through some great trailers. Its a shame i'll be missing most of E3 due to school...but at least ill be able to check out what happened afterwards.
Some of the new gimmicks like Microsofts Project Natal, dubbed "Kinect" and Sony's move seem unappealing to me. It seems like they are trying to follow Wii's sucess by almost mimicking their ideas: by creating a system of gameplay that can be appealing to all ages. These programs seem to have the potential to have lots of problems and be unresponsive. I will keep a close look at how these devices are actually being integrated into our games.
Oh, and I also saw the new xbox. It was a bit surprising...It was mostly created to integrate the new kinect feature and cut down on production costs (slimmer) but only adds features that should have been their all along, nothing new. Besides...its kind of ugly. It just looks clunky.
Wow, I haven't posted a blog in a long while. In fact, i've been very caught up in schoolwork...and recently, Modern Warfare 2, which I'll be having a review up soon. Obviousley im am little late to the MW:2 blog hype bandwagon. The huge burst of game releases has passed, and heres my review for ODST:
This game was great, except for the fact that none of my friends played it. I bought it, thought i was awesome at first, beat the campaign, then looked online to my buddies to play Firefight. Apparantly to everyone else, ODST is a waste of money, and I had no one else to play with. So I sold it to fund Assassin's Creed 2, which I will also be writing a review on.
In other news, there has been a game that has recently just piqued my interest. Its called Alan Wake. It talks about a writer who goes on a vacation with his wife, only to find that she has disappeared. Then, a thriller he never even remembers writing comes true before his own eyes. This game has been in development for a long time, and was announced several years before. I remember seeing it in an old xbox magazine, and was amazed at the graphics. They are still amazing now, and the game plays out as an action-horror game. While i've never been a fan of horror games, theres something about this, the intensity, the suspense, that caught my interest. I'll be looking forward to this, as i'm sure it will be a truly unique experience.
Heres a trailer for Alan Wake.It plays out like one for a movie.
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