Time for the fifth post in my series of recommended games that popped or will pop up at some time this year (or the next … ) in the vast gaming industry. This time we’re going old school with three badass titles from the fantasy (MMO)RPG genre, but since we have an extra title on our hands as well, let’s begin with the only game that has the number 5 attached to it, cause you know … This is the fifht post of this kind.
Assassin’s Creed 5 (Unity – Sneak Peek)
Although not much is yet known about this title and for a pretty long time there was only speculation, at some point last month, Ubisoft confirmed that AC 5 (aka Unity) was in development for more than three years and have given an uncertain release date for the fourth quarter of 2014 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Apparently out of all the possible scenaries for this game they picked one of the most “emblematic” (if we may call it as such) for the history of the world, which somehow, escaped them up until this point, The French Revolution. Thus in “Terror Age Paris” we’ll be running around and killing templars as a fellow named Arno, yet another interesting figure, possibly from Desmond’s past. Really it’s nothing certain up until this point as the game is still in “alpha” phase, but one thing, Assassin’s Creed Unity is coming and we’ll all shout yet again on the streets of Paris as we march on Bastille “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite” which will undoubtedly be the Assassins’ slogan as we’ll chop the heads of the templar noblemen.
The Witcher 3 – Wild Hunt (Killing Monsters Trailer)
Our next game on the list is ranked number three in its respective series and has quite an impressive standing and high hopes set for us, the poor players who want to see some real action within a game, from all points of view, if you know what I’m saying … Now we’ve all enjoyed playing the first two Witcher games for their extensive story and alternative endings and all those things, but let’s face it, nothing beats Triss’ bathing scene and her Playboy centerfold. Now if Wild Hunt is going to have enough action to keep us busy up until we’ll get to the “sweet” parts in this one as well, I’ll call it a huge success. Off course there is more to it than just “bewbs” (to quote the Honest Trailer dude – Oh yeah and speaking of Honest Trailers, I should talk about those too at some point, cause they do them for games as well) and that’s certainly worth checking out … Some of these days, cause by the way it looks the launch was delayed (I’m looking at you GTA V) to “Bring full customer satisfaction” they said … Yeah sure whatever you say, just show us some skin and we’re good to go, right? Apparently not, the game actually has some very high standards and it intends to uphold them … So much that we’ll only enjoy this in 2015 (hell, I’ll include in my list for next year as well if I have to).
Dragon Age 3 – Inquisition (The Inquisitor Trailer)
This title is also a third part of a previous series which delighted me throghout my school years. Dragon Age: Origins was actually the first single player MMO that I played and that is something that no one can take away from me. Also the second part of the series was quite amazing, in spite of not being quite what I was expecting, given the experience I had with the first part, it still managed to keep me interested and that is quite an achievement for a video game of that size. Thus, when I found out that they were making a third part that would take the story to it’s apex (just like with Wild Hunt above) it sparked back up my interest for the series. Certainly the hopes are quite high for this title as well and we expect nothing less than excellence from it. Also it will be available on October the 7th this year on both old and new consoles as well as on MS Windows, which is quite cool if you stand and think of it a little. Plus the Qunari are available to play in this saga and I can’t wait to hear their side of the story (Yeah, that’s those horned dudes that look like some really badass draenei that aren’t blue – not always at least).
The Elder Scrolls Online (The Siege Launch Cinematic)
And finally I couldn’t have ended this fantasy filled list (more or less, but we could really fit in some way AC as a fantasy game as well) without mentioning The Elder Scrolls Online, which as it turned out, are one seriously badass game with so much content to explore and find out that it makes my head spin around in circles … I made a small featurette of it, a couple days after the official launch and after dwelving deeper into the world of Tamriel I really managed to convince myself that I just couldn’t add that game to my list of daily playing stuff, because I would grow a damn beard before I’d lay off it (that’s how freaking addictive it is) … However if you or anyone else has made the “mistake” of really getting into it, allow me to recommend you the guide that the fellas from Zygor developed for ESO and launched shortly after the game was released. So do keep in mind that Zygor also has a cool guide made for The Elder Scrolls Online and that it covers almost everything you need to make it big out there from leveling and professions to player vs player action.
And that be quite it for my fifth post in the series, I do hope you’ve found it useful and by all means check out all these games (and those mentioned in the previous posts as well), cause you know … They ROCK and don’t just take my word for it, cause that’s really not that important, but go and see for yourself and if you like them (which I’m quite you will, because otherwise, why the hell would you be reading this in the first place?) come back and check out more of my work. Till next time then … Peace!