Took me long enough to get through with writing this down, but you know how they say, usually ’tis better later than never (and this time it sure was later, but I already made my excuses for the whole bloody year so I won’t insist on it anymore). Now in terms of gaming this year looks pretty promising too even if there isn’t any new GTA around the corner this time, we still have a few interesting titles that we should be looking up to. Do note I will not include in this list any good games that I mentioned in any earlier posts because of the obious simple reasons (I already talked about them) even if they only get their official release this year (take The Order: 1886 as an example). But should they turn out to be good ones, I might just rip some time out of my very loaded schedule and do a quick review. With these being said here’s my first pick:
Dying Light – E3 Gameplay Trailer
Now this little game here is called Dying Light stands as the representation of the whole concept of first person shooter/slasher as redefined by the fellas from Techland. It’s a next gen release (like all the bloody games from the list) so one needs not worry too much about the quality of the graphics or sound or other issues of the sort and should focus only on the core gameplay when it comes to seeing what the thing is all about. I didn’t had time to do extensive research on the story behind it, but the game looks pretty cool so that shouldn’t matter all that much, plus it comes out at the end of the month so I’ll have time pretty soon to dig into it more thoroughly as it hits the shelves.
Evolve – Intro Cinematic
Next on the list we have Evolve yet another shooter that targets an even more specific niche of gaming – that of co-op alien bashing just for the heck of it. Play alone or with friends and take out massive aliens in the same way you once had to take out the dragons in Vanilla Wow (with the slight improvement of graphics on hand) and massacre tons of alien wildlife so as to bring them to the brink of extinction. Not really sure about the story in here either, but given the basic facts there are two possible takes on it – 1) The aliens are a threat to humanity thus they need to go (that’s pretty used tho’) or 2) The alien hides are worth a lot of space credits and so we want to get rich and buy even fancier equipment so as to be able to take out even bigger and more valuable aliens (and since there can always be a bigger alien if the game is successful then I guess we shall see quite a lot of them). All jokes aside the game looks pretty good and it is worth checking out.
No Man’s Sky Gameplay Trailer (E3 2014)
If we’re still into aliens and space mumbo jumbo then how about a more serious approch with lesser guns and more exploring … Much more exploring. Hell … God only knows if He’ll ever allow us to leave earth realm and explore the infinity of our mighty ever expanding universe, but up until that might happen (if it’ll ever happen – I’m looking at you Nolan) we have simulators … And some of them come in the form of pretty awesome looking video games … Like this one. Although a small title on the verge of an indie game, this game got counted among the biggest releases expected this year and once you go through some of the details about it and soak in the breath-taking beauty of the trailer you’ll see why.
Batman Arkham Knight – Father to Son Trailer
Now that is a pretty nice description of awesomeness on the bat scale … The third and I assume final (at least if they follow in the shoes of Nolan it should be) installment of the Batman Arkham series had a pretty cool presentation with this badass trailer last year and has grown in hype quite a lot since then putting it high up in the top ten of expected games for this year on almost any list you could think of made by all the big blogs out there. Also I couldn’t help, but notice a pretty cool resemblance between this trailer and the Wrath of the Lich King trailers where King Terenas speaks to Arthas … Also both Batman and the Lich King are quite badass and deserve the title of knights from all points of view and even if we take this out and the game shouldn’t be any greater than the previous two parts this should still be worth playing … Maybe it’s just me, but I have a hunch this is going to be the best of the trilogy (and not just because of the new platforms).
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Trailer – E3 2014 – IGN)
And the last title that I will mention in this list will be the latest part of the Tomb Raider series aka Rise of the Tomb Raider (sounds quite catchy with all the double R title, right?). Now I really enjoyed the reboot and the more or less realistic way in which they took the whole idea of the games, but clearly as with any relatively successful reboot they are bound to keep them spinning so as to maintain their momentum. Now this short preview is the only thing we got so far on it and my guess is that we’ll probably see this game only some time next year, but we may never know, hopefully they’ll make it interesting enough with just a pinch of novelty and enough of the old charm that the series are so well known for (especially among male gamers).
That was my time for now, I do hope you’ve enjoyed the small overview of the these upcoming titles and just as I have said the posting frequency should remain the same or be reduced even more as the agenda piles up with deadlines leaving little room for fun and constructive hobbies such as keeping the blog updated. Thanks for stopping by and as always enjoy your game!