The Future Looks Bright
The end of this year and the upcoming season look very promising for new game releases! With the game developers coming up with new and exciting material I can’t wait to see what 2014 holds.
Here are some new releases scheduled for late 2013 early 2014 that have sparked my interest.
Beyond: Two Souls. Oct 8 2013-PS3 Exclusive.
Is it just me or did Ellie in The Last of Us looks more like Ellen page than Ellen Page playing Jodie in Beyond: Two souls? Nonetheless this PS3 exclusive has my attention. With Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe acting in this psychological thriller I can’t wait to get my hands on this game. It’s coming from the makers of Heavy Rain so you can bet it will have a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat while making the player feeling pivotal to the outcome.
Assassins Creed: Black Flag. Oct 29 2013-PS3/Xbox 360/Wii U. Q3 2014-PS4/Xbox1/PC.
This looks amazing already! When the series first hit the scene I was intrigued and impressed. As the series continued to grow I started to lose interest. I found that by the third installment the poor writing, storyline, glitches, controls and repetitiveness had me pretty much believing the franchise would never recover. To me it was just too linear. So I truly hope with this new game they will prove all the skeptics wrong. I mean it’s about pirates. It’s pretty hard to not get excited about that. Also having your own ship, collectable shanties and a crew that will sing them to you sound like an epic adventure!
Elder Scrolls Online: Spring 2014-PC/PS4/Xbox1/OS X.
I think for many of us the fact that Skyrim was never developed to be a multiplayer game came as a disappointment. I personally said right from the first whisper of its development “It better have multiplayer”. However it’s still an amazing game. No question there. So it pleases me greatly that the MMORPG is on its way. From what’s been released so far it looks like everything we’ve been patiently waiting for.
Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn. Aug 27 2013-PC/PS3. TBA 2014-PS4.
I still have hope for this one. After shutting down version 1.0 of FFXIV and pretty much scrapping most of the original game, what they have now looks a hundred times better. Fans have been waiting for what feels like forever for FF to get a proper MMORPG off the ground. I hope this delivers.
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Summer 2013-PC/OS X/Linex.
Who doesn’t love when a game terrifies you?! I enjoyed the first one. Of course I’m also a big fan of anything horror related so that helps. The graphics look stunningly beautiful and creepy. I look forward to sitting in my dark bedroom with some headphones on squirming in my computer chair.
Batman: Arkham Origins: Oct 25 2013-PS3/Xbox 360/Wii U/PC.
Continuing with the Arkham series you can expect similar game play as it’s predecessor Batman: Arkham City. You can always expect some fun new gadgets such as the remote claw, cryptographic sequencer, the batarang and explosive gel. Also new to the game is a fast traveling system and multiplayer modes. This is definitely a must have!
Dragon Age: Inquisition: Q3 2014–PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox1/PC.
Oh Bioware how you make me proud to be Canadian. Not too much is known about the upcoming Dragon Age game. I’ve heard it will be more open world and there will be a change to the combat system as well as more customization. The artwork looks absolutely beautiful. Looks and sounds good so far, excited to hear the release date!
MGSV: The Phantom Pain: Sep 20 2013-PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox1.
I find myself intrigued yet still saddened by the fact David Hayter is no longer working with Kojima. I still want to continue the story but I`m not sure what to expect when it comes to the voice acting. I`ve been a fan since the MGS series first started and love the over the top ridiculousness of it all. Tongue in cheek all the way.