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Analyzing Upcoming Releases Part I

Five Games to Be on the Lookout For

 

Games to be Mentioned:

Dead Space 3

Metro: Last Light

Company of Heroes 2

Pikmin 3

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

 

Note to the Reader: This particular portion of a video game release analysis series that will be updated every few weeks, months, etc. is going to include the majority of the latest coverage news from GI for each big title, as well as my thoughts on the promise of each game. Also, be aware that everything said here is of course my belief and subject to your scrutiny and believing or not-believing in terms of right/wrong factor. Also, please realize that I will periodically add some more titles as well.

 

Dead Space 3

GI Update Dec. 13, 2012

 

I think that Dead Space 3 will not disappoint in terms of continuing 1 and 2's trends, as well as the amount of gore and scares. One thing that does have me slightly hesitant is the coop mode, which could be abused such as Dark Souls' possibly, and also might take away from some of the scariness as well. Of course, on the flip side, I felt the same about multiplayer before but was pleasantly semi-surprised instead, and it could of course add an even more tense scenario of having to now watch not one, but two players' backs... Suffice it to say, DS3 should be a game to watch out for....

 

Metro: Last Light

GI Update Dec. 11, 2012

 

I personally enjoyed THQ's Metro 2033 very much, especially as it was successfully created based of of literature that I'd enjoyed as well. Naturally then, I am therefore looking forward to the upcoming title as well, which seems to take an even darker approach (somehow), and also up the ante in terms of action, survival, and horror. I foresee this new title as the perfect way to improve upon the last one without patches or extraneous changes as well, and don't have too many fears other than that THQ will muck up the experience somehow...

 

Company of Heroes 2

GI Update Dec. 6, 2012

GI Update Dec. 13, 2012

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Company of Heroes game and expansions, and am looking forward to this sequel tenfold. Not only do the little visual effects on fire and ice that are also physical as well make it entertaining to look at, but should be a huge improvement over the attack-only effects of the previous title. I think CoH can only move up, as the previews make me salivate over the visuals that are greatly improved, and the gameplay I've seen semi-leaked looks excellent for alpha footage as well. Trust me when I say you really should watch out for this little PC gem.

 

Pikmin 3

GI Update Dec. 5, 2012

 

What can I say? Everything from the Replays of Pikmin (1) to experiencing the joys of Pikmin 2 on the Wii, as one of the few titles I enjoyed fully on the console, have made me really anticipate this third iteration of the long running series very much. (Those enjoyed games being Brawl, Skyward Sword, Pikmin 2, etc.) Anyway, not only are the visuals phenomenal as always, but the gameplay mechanics seem to keep the same well-rounded controls while also adding some more mobility and choices without taking away some of the gimmicks and other easier ideas. While details on release are a little sketchy, I do look forward to this one, and hope it doesn't go downhill or show repetition in it's "age".

 

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

GI Update Dec. 1, 2012

 

Splinter Cell is a great series, although it has had a few ups and downs as well as any other series has, and it continues to provide a strong following and stream of awesome ideas for players. Blacklist looks to be one of the most action-filled titles in the series, easily even topping Conviction's escapade, and putting Sam in control of his own organization now, and thus empowering him further. You can still choose stealth over brawn, but where's the fun in that? I do think that there are certainly many things that could still go wrong in the game, and the alpha footage does obviously look a bit droopy as of now, but they have many months ahead of them before release- and the people at Ubisoft are always very capable designers as well. Be sure to be on the lookout for this title as well.

 

Updated Last 12/13/12

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