3. Until Dawn
4. The Witcher 3
5. Overkill’s The Walking Dead
6. The Order: 1886
7. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
8. Silent Hills
9. Dragon Age: Inquisition
11. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
12. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
13. Sunset Overdrive
Evolve, originally slated for an October release has been delayed to February 10, 2015. I am assuming most gamers know this by now, but this was just a jumping off point for something else.
October was loaded with game releases. Almost to an asinine extent. Alien: Isolation, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Project Spark, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, WWE 2K15, The Evil Within, Sunset Overdrive and more all in a one month period with November seeing the release of Far Cry 4, Little Big Planet 3 and Call of Duty. Meanwhile December looks like a barren wasteland.
Some games began moving away from October. Shadow of Mordor moved up a week to September 30, Dragon Age went to November and Evolve as I wrote earlier. This has eased the pressure just a bit, but now a new problem is arising for gamers; February is becoming loaded. The Witcher 3, The Order: 1886, Dying Light, Evolve are releasing in February with Batman: Arkham Knight rumored to be coming out also. Holy empty wallet.
Now don’t get me wrong, I know developers need time to finish their games. Delays do not bother me. Shigeru Miyamoto has said “a delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad” and I wholly believe that. It is publishers releasing these games in a barrage that no gamer can ever hope to afford. I know there are investors and quarterly numbers to hit because, business, but there are also 52 weeks in a year. Will it hurt the bottom line if a game moves from October to early November, or from February to the first week of March?
As a gamer that tries to play every game I possibly can, I am sure I am not alone saying the way overused line “help me help you”. I want to buy what you have! You don’t have to send out your snake oil sellers and convince me to buy a game. We just need a little help. Believe me, you would be surprised how many more games people can afford if they are just given a few weeks time. They will find the money. This is our crack. We want your shit. Give us a chance to hit you up for it.
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One of the most anticipated games of the fall is Dishonored. This first person stealth game combines a steampunk look with elements from some gaming classics like Bioshock, Thief and Half-Life. If you have been wondering whether to pick up this game in the crowded holiday market go read my review of the game here
Also don’t forget that all of my movie reviews will be posted on NerdRating.com as well as any gaming news you may need. Keep visiting here for my skewed views on comics, movies, anything that tickles my fancy. By the way, if anyone knows the origin of that saying please let me know. I have always wondered.
File this under more childhood memories that are dead. News today has surfaced that Nintendo Power is going the way of the Virtual Boy. Future Publishing said they were going to halt the monthly magazine and that Nintendo showed no interest in picking up the licence again to try and save it. Now granted I didn’t read Nintendo Power on a regular basis anymore but this is sad news still because it was such a huge part of my childhood.
Who didn’t love reading about the awesome new Zelda game that was promised to be out by the end of the year and wasn’t seen for three years more (i.e. every Zelda game) or keeping up with the continuing adventures of Captain N? Memories….light the corners of my mind. Misty, water colored memories. of the way we were.
So let’s all shed a single Indian tear and pour a 40 for our dear departed childhood friend Nintendo Power.
Here is the new gamescom trailer for the upcoming Star Trek game that will bridge the first and second movie one would assume (along with the excellent monthly comic series). And yes as you can tell from the title the inevitable comparisons to Mass Effect and Gears of War will be incoming but I am thinking that basing your game on a classic series and great reboot then mixing it with two of the greatest game series ever can be nothing but a big warp drive full of win.
Now if there were Tribbles in the game, I would literally pee my pants.
Here is a trailer for Capcom’s new game, Remember Me. Honestly I have no idea what the gameplay will be like but the game does have me more than interested after watching this. And yes I know that the inevitable Blade Runner/Mirror’s Edge/ Deus Ex/ Ghost in the Shell/ Mass Effect comparisons will be there and no I don’t care because seeing as how I like each of those things (little less for Ghost in the Shell) then this game should be excatly something I will want to play.
Remember Me is due out May 2013.
The first gameplay trailer for Star Wars 1313 is here. If you have seen the playthrough from E3 this past June then it looks like most of this is cut from that with a littrle bit of new stuff but the trailer is still dark and depressing and Star Wars. I am glad Lucasarts is at least attempting an M-rated look at the Star Wars universe in video games.
I am still having a hard time believing that this thing is going to be for current generation consoles. Maybe I am wrong but this footage and some of the stuff from E3 is simply gorgeous and, to me, looks like it may be running on Unreal Engine 4. Take a look and tell me what you all think. If it means getting a game as beutiful as the trailer then I will gladly wait a few years for a next-gen release.