Sunday, July 20, 2008

Top 5 New Games I’m Exited About

5. Fable II The silly dialoged coupled with the bad British accents; The oversized weapons; deciding to become a bisexual polygamous; how can anybody not be excited about this game?

The sequel promises a more open ended world; better controls and graphics (of course); and most attractive: no more crappy escort missions with moronic A.I.

4. Resistance 2: Fall of Man
I don’t like the color palet of this game; it’s depressing and it looks like everything else; still, even I can get exited about the gameplay and story. I was sold on this game when I saw that you would have to fight a 300-foot leviathan monster. Side missions and co-op play also look great.

3. Prince of Persia: Prodigy
I kinda gave up on the Prince of Persia series when the stories became more and more convoluted, along with the gameplay. Everything also looked the same (despite a decent sense of design.) But I’m glad to say I’m excited again, as the series is reinvented with brand new characters and a sweet new look (not to mention much improved gameplay.)

2. Infamous I loved Sly Copper; it was clever, fun, and I liked the characters. Well now, Sucker Punch is moving into different territory; a post-apocalyptic superhero game. Initial reports suggest the gameplay is amazing, the story well-written and the character engrossing. The open ended world offers some incredible freedom (as our hero is a fan of Parkour.)

The game will even incorporate a degree of choice (though not to the degree of Fable II) in what kind of hero you want to be.

1. Brutal Legend Tim Schafer brought us Psychonauts and Grim Fandango, and now he brings us my number one most exiting new game. This looks like the most original and fun game to come out in a very long time. You play a Roadie named Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black!), who is transported through time to the age of Metal; where car parts are dug out of the ground, and the Metal Gods watch over the land. Eddie soon learns that he must create and lead an army to defeat a tyrant.

Schafer has an affinity for creating great stories and characters; really great characters, that put other games to shame (I’m looking at you, Gears of War.) The look of this game is great; the gameplay promises to be incredible (battle axes, hot rods, flying with demon wings, combo attacks with other characters, and controlling armies); and the soundtrack, a collection of Rock hits, is going to be incredible.

Brutal Legend is defiantly the game to beat in 2008.

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