The lights are on
September is here, and we're steadily gaining momentum toward the holiday release season. That means a flood of great titles and some tough choices. There are so many big names coming out over the next few months that it's tough to pick just one. We've tried to do just that, though—with some of us doing a better job than others. Here's a look at what the Game Informer editors are most looking forward to as we approach the end of 2010. As always, we look forward to reading your feedback in the comments section.
Nick: Honestly, I cannot figure what I want to fork over $60 more on—Fallout: New Vegas or Call of Duty: Black Ops. While they’re two completely different games, they both have a huge appeal to me. On the one side, you have a new wasteland to explore, exploit, and whatever Bethesda and Obsidian have dreamt up. On the other, there’s a new Call of Duty multiplayer season ahead full of new weapons, maps, and most exciting, game modes. I know the Infinity Ward (for obvious reasons) didn’t develop this latest installment but after seeing videos and reading Dan’s preview, I’m more than giddy. So what’s a guy to do? Easy: suck it up and buy them both.Reiner: I’m going to change the flavor of my picks to the games I'm the most excited/curious/nervous about. All three of these descriptors fit perfectly for Fallout: New Vegas and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Both games are sequels/follow-ups to two of my favorite games this generation, yet New Vegas is under the guidance of different developer (Obsidian), and Call of Duty is in the hands of the talented Treyarc, a team that has made great COD games already, just not to the level of Infinity Ward yet. Along with Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, these are the big releases for the fall. Hopefully they live up to their namesakes, otherwise it could be a brutal holiday for video games. Adam: I’m almost certainly going to still be neck-deep in Civilization V over the holiday, even though it comes out September 21. The early press build I’ve been messing with, despite being pre-release with all the problems that come with that, is already the best strategy game I’ve played this year. I can’t foresee a situation in which the final build isn’t significantly better than this one is -- unless Firaxis has taken the last month of development off, which isn’t terribly likely. This dramatic shakeup of Civ gameplay is exactly what the series needed.WoW: Cataclysm gets an honorable mention here, as I’m sure it’ll suck me back into WoW just like TBC and WotLK before it. And I’ll love every minute of it.
Jeff M: There are a couple of cool shooters coming out
before the end of the year that I’ll be keeping my eye on, but the game
I’m most excited for is LittleBigPlanet 2. I played a couple of LBP 2’s
multiplayer-oriented minigames at E3, and was impressed by the greater
level of variety and customization offered by the sequel. There are
still about a bajillion user-made levels that I haven’t played for the
first game, but I can’t wait to check out all of the new tools, and the
countless fan creations that will surely take advantage of them. Being
able to still play all of the first game’s content in LBP 2 doesn’t
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Halo Reach,Black Ops and screw the rest.
Just going to say, Fallou New Vegas is also on the PS3.
How can none of you be looking forward to Vanquish enough to put it on here? Didn't you play the awesome demo?
this read about as well as the item description section for titles on gamestop.com......
If Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep doesn't count (cause it comes out today) then I don't have to debate on whether or not I'm more excited for it or Comic Jumper. I can't wait for The Adventures of Captain Smiley. I'm really excited for something so fresh and different than the usual sequels.
call of duty : black ops is incredibly awesome and medal of honor cannot beat it but battlefield:bad company can!!!
Reach, New Vegas, Black ops, possibly fable 3. looking forward to the reach console!
I wonder if it is a sign that nobody mentioned The Force Unleashed II.
Force Unleashed 2, Black Ops, and Brotherhood are on my list. Guess Reach doesn't count since it's coming out in a week.
Not sure if is out this year but the Okamidan (I think that's how its spelled),Assassin's Creed Brotherhood,Fallout New Vegas,Dead Rising 2, and Fable 3
Fallout New Vegas and Dead Rising 2 are my only picks for now.
I will just mention my picks for the rest of the year instead of just the holiday. Im losing sleep over reach. This is my most anticipated release. Then id have to say Call of Duty B.O. comes in second.
Golden Eye for wii.
RockBand3 for wii
And finally if I persuade my mother COD Black Ops for wii.
I guess that you've made for sure that I own a wii and not an XBOX or PS3. True. But I still dig deep in the pile and only buy really good wii games for us hardcore gamers that made the bad choice of getting a wii. Then again I wasn't as big a gamer as I am now when I got it.
COD BO, LBP2, and AC3
the ones I'm going to buy on day one: Halo Reach (obvious), Assassin Creed: Brotherhood(number 1 choice),and Kinect with a few games (:O omg I'm going to buy Kinect. I'm the only one?? :S)
Maybe (I think I'm going to wait for reviews): Enslaved:odyssey to the west, fable 3 , sims 3 (console)
Halo Reach,Medal of Honor, Gran Turismo 5, LBP2, and Vanquish will make me happy
medal of honor?
Booo, almost no love for Dead Rising 2 from you guys! How can you pass up a fine zombie slaughtering experience which you can share with a buddy? Well it's on my list, along with The Sly Collection and LittleBigPlanet 2.
I'm on the edge with Vanquish, Two Worlds 2, and DC Universe Online. They all have a lot of promise, but I need more details before I buy.
Ill end up with Reach Im sure. Also, Ill probably snag Super Meat Boy, give Vanquish a try and I'll ESPECIALLY get:
BATTLE BLOCK THEATER!