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Are there no other games out there?

August 12, 2012

I’ve been ranting on and on about how I only will buy two games this year. Guild Wars 2 was the first one, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been my second one which I got for “free” thanks to an affiliation program. And since Dota 2 is a free game, that pretty much closes my wallet for video games for 2012. But does that mean that there are no other interesting titles coming out? Of course not.

Borderlands 2

This could be a great game to play with three friends during the Christmas season while it’s snowing outside and you are inside blasting the wastelands in style with your friends. If you are into shooters with a little extra depth and replay-ability this is something you might want to check out.

Sleeping Dogs

GTA in China or also known as Yakuza copy or something there in between is what you could call this game. I tried it out briefly at the UFC fan expo as Georges St-Pierre did the motion cap for the fighting moves for this game. It was like I said earlier, it felt like GTA in China and that’s a good thing. I’ve long wanted something like this and since I was an Xbox exclusive console gamer I never got to experience Yakuza and this is the shot for those people. The PC version is the superior one it seems with DX11 support and much more detail and horsepower. If you like GTA or Yakuza, check this out.

Hitman: Absolution

They promised that only a small percentage of the players will be able to beat this game on hardcore. It will go back to its roots and extend the classical beloved Hitman gameplay. Just PR talk or will they deliver? I don’t know, honestly. But if they do deliver, this game is one to look out for. I still remember when I played Hitman 2 and it was amazing. Can Absolution bring back that joy?

Assassin’s Creed III

Be an assassin in America when history was at its busiest with war and more war. Sea battles. War. Revolutions. Awesomeness. I don’t need to say anything else. This looks like it will be the best AC game by far.

Other worthy mentions: Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4, & Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.

So there are games out there that are promising. I just won’t be picking them up as I am too busy with Dota 2 and soon to be busy with Guild Wars 2 as well. And on top of that I’ll have Battlefield 3 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to keep me entertained. And I don’t foresee that becoming boring in at least two to three years at earliest. I’ve always been a PC gamer, because of the value you get for the games. Comparing most consoles that last around 10-20 hours with a PC game that lasts for years and you see why I prefer the PC. Guild Wars 2 for $59.99 will give me hundreds of hundreds hours of entertainment. And I am nearing 600 hours with Dota 2 and have no desire to stop playing it. PC ❤

Which games are you buying this fall?

If Dota 2 does come out of its beta state this year, I don’t foresee any other game beating it for the Game of the Year crown.

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Day 1: E3

June 5, 2012

The first day of the biggest game event of the year is over and I am here to summarize with what I found interesting and to be worthy of time. But enough talking, let the games flow in. (HAEHAE)

Resident Evil 6

Sure, it doesn’t look anything like the classic RE games, but that’s not the point either. Resident Evil 6 continues the evolution of the series balancing it between an action shooter and horror game in the moody environment that is Raccoon City with trademark characters and zombies and throws in the much enjoyable co-op. I had a blast with Resident Evil 5 and played it like a zombie for weeks with my friend and beat it on all difficulties and I am sure that Resident Evil 6 will be fun as well with co-op. I mean, what game isn’t fun in co-op?

Tomb Raider

Lara seems to return to her roots in a bigger adventure than ever. It seems darker, more adventuress and exciting. Sure, it doesn’t look perfect, but it certainly looks like the ultimate Tomb Raider experience in many, many years and that’s enough to have me interested. The question is whether or not it can remain interesting as a singleplayer experience as those games are kind of dying for me.

Assassin’s Creed III

Finally the third official part of the AC series. This time we go to 18th century America and have epic battles in the snow and on the sea and it truly looks like a continuation of the franchise rather than just some tweaks here and there in new cities like the previous two games. Do yourself a favor and go watch the sea battle sequence and then the hunting ones as well. If that doesn’t excite you, then well, I guess this game ain’t for you.

Dead Space 3

Dead Space 3 looks to be more action orientated but that’s OK. It was always a sci-fi with a great atmosphere and now we get co-op and I am loving it. Why shouldn’t we be able to explore those horrible creatures with a friend in some nice-looking scenery and fight for survival? I know many people will call it Gears of Dead Space and that it is ridiculous to thrown in co-op and whatnot, but honestly, I like it. The first two Dead Space were great sure, but it’s time for something new and this is the way to go to get more sales and I think people will come to terms with it.

Halo 4

Halo is big. But I wasn’t going to care at all about it, until I saw the graphics and heard the sound effects that is. Halo 4 made all the other shooters such as Crysis 3 and Far Cry 3 look and sound like shit. That was an impressive feature and I just had to include the game on my list for those reasons alone. Unfortunately, I still don’t like the fact that they have the same annoying small enemies, and the same weapons, but at least they threw in a few new ones, although I hope that there’ll be even more new ones and less old ones. Most likely not buying it anyway, but it was nice to be surprised by the game and it will certainly be a huge hit regardless.

South Park: The Stick of Truth

A full RPG game where you create your own South Park avatar and emerge on an epic adventure in the SP universe made by Obsidian to fight all the evils of SP and in a mature-rated game. Finally. Could this be the first good South Park game worthy of money and time? I certainly hope so, it’s been too long. Unfortunately they didn’t give too much info but I hope that it will have online features.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

CS:GO will be coming out this year in late August for the nice price of $15. How does that sound? Fair? Indeed. With heavy esport focus and pro team feedback I can’t help myself to be excited. It looks like I will be buying more than one game this year after all as CS:GO for $15 is too good a deal to pass up for me.

Star Wars 1313

And now to what I consider to be the crown jewel: Star Wars 1313. An mature-rated Star Wars game where you play as a Bounty Hunter in a dark corrupt world full of criminals. The game’s atmosphere and graphics were shockingly impressive (especially the falling out of the crashing space ship) and it looks like a perfect combination of a third-person action game and Uncharted. As you might know, Star Wars is by far my favorite universe and I can’t wait to sink my claws into this game and be the most ruthless and badass Bounty Hunter to ever walk the universe.

Some other games that might be worth mentioning are Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, and Gears of War: Judgment.

What are your thoughts on E3 day one? I am guessing most of you are waiting for Nintendo as they are announcing new info about their new console and whatnot. But I think we all can say that Microsoft’s conference was a huge disappointment and casualfest.

Star Wars 1313 was the game that impressed me the most.

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What does 2012 hold?

December 14, 2011

Indeed, what does 2012 hold for gamers? Well, as it looks now, it might contain the best year ever for gamers. It has legendary and godlike titles coming out. I list my favorite picks.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Buffed up Counter-Strike: Source graphics with matchmaking, ranking, leaderboards and new gameplay mechanics, items, and esport features. Honestly, that’s just an instant win and my money right there. I’ve seen what nice features Valve threw in to the Dota 2 beta and I cannot wait to see how this game will look and how big of a community support it’ll get. Oh, and it won’t be fully priced either and will be digital online with cross-platform play. This is one title that I will not miss.

Dota 2

Though it feels like I should be writing Dota 1.5, this game will still offer thousands upon thousands of hours of entertainment and receive enormous esport and community support, making this a game to look out for. If you want to make that Internet money and become a cyberlegend, you’ll need to be wicked sick in Dota 2. And your teammates as well. I will no doubt buy this game and look to pwn some noobies along the way and get pwned by no-lifers that farm League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth ten hours/day until this game comes out.

Guild Wars 2

For the first time the Guild War franchise finally becomes a true MMO and not some instanced crap like the first game. And you can jump. Massive bosses, raids, and PvP focus are the selling points for Guild Wars 2 and those all sound very good. In fact, everything about the game sounds good. Almost too good to be true. It’ll be highly interesting to see whether the game delivers on half of all the amazing promises ArenaNet has promised, because if it does, it could be one of the greatest things ever released. Oh, did I mention they’ll have a partnership with the ESL to have paid esport tournaments as well? Sweet.

Diablo III

I’ve waited easily over 10 years for this game. Next year is the year I get to play the full version as I’ve only tried the beta thus far. And I am excited. It’s a Blizzard title, afterall. How can I not be excited when all their games that launch are the definition of perfection? Even though the beta felt a tad slow and different than I expected, I am certain it’ll be a game that I spend too much of my time on when it comes out. I can’t wait to gear up my Barbarian and dominate the PvP arena and try the new Inferno difficulty and farm Diablo over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over…. and over… Diablo must be the only franchise where I don’t mind repetitive grinding, I don’t even think I can count how many times I did Chaos Sanctuary runs or Baal runs, but still, Blizzard has said it’ll be significantly more varied in Diablo III.

And now the console boys are crying because all the listed games are meant for the PC. Even though I most likely won’t game any console games next year, it’s a bright year for consoles as well. Though the titles have no weight or chance against the above-mentioned titles, there are some interesting games such as Street Fighter x Tekken, Bioshock: Infinite, Mass Effect 3, Grand Theft Auto V, and Halo 4 coming out. Indeed, it looks like the best year ever for gamers.

The Lord of Terror returns.

Wrap-up: Microsoft E3

June 7, 2011

I didn’t have high expectations for Microsoft, as they have now “lost” more than two E3:s in my eyes, but I couldn’t help myself to believe and hope for something this time. But it just wasn’t enough for me.

  • Halo: Combat Evolved HD will be coming out remastered in HD with seven multiplayer maps. I don’t like Halo, so I couldn’t care less.
  • Halo 4 is coming Fall 2012 and Master Chief is back. Once again, nice for those that like Halo. I don’t.
  • Kinect dominates the timeline with numerous games such as Dance Central 2, Disney Land, Sesame Street, Kinect Sports Season 2, etc. etc. Kinect Star Wars looked horrible. Can they improve it?
  • Gears of War 3 goes Lost Planet with big enemies with yellow spots to shoot. Will it be as bad as Gears 2?
  • Tomb Raider is revealed and it looks fantastic. The best non-exclusive game shown at Microsoft’s conference.
  • Modern Warfare 3 looks intense but fails to truly impress.

Other than that there are some great games coming out such as Skyrim, Battlefield 3, and Rage. And many more. Too bad Microsoft’s exclusive dominance is over, but at least we had a good few years. Nintendo’s conference looks the most promising with their new console about to be revealed and I was hugely surprised Microsoft didn’t show Xbox 720 and Sony didn’t show PS4.

Microsoft E3 rating: 6 out of 10

The most impressive exclusive title during Microsoft’s conference. Disney Land Kinect. Looks great!