Friday, January 7, 2011

Video game dreaming in 2011

A look at some of the games I’m dreaming about in 2011

A new year, a new set of release dates for games. Simply put here is a list of games scheduled to hit in 2011 that this gamer cannot wait to play, which all gamers hope live up to the hype. Some release dates are still TBD so here’s to hoping Resistance 3 and Metal Gear Solid: Rising can make 2011 even more wonderful. Without further ado here is the list in no particular order …

Multi-platform – Since these titles hit any combination of the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PC or DS lets group them together.
  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PC) – This formula works so well for Star Wars and getting more adventures is nothing to clone around about. 
  • Bodycount (Xbox 360, PS3) – Think there will be killing in this FPS, oh yes! 
  • Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) – Lets just call it what it is. Game of the Year candidate #1. 
  • Dead Space 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) – Scary space action continues as the infection spreads. 
  • DC Universe Online (PS3, PC) – Is this the new City of Heroes, a new way to get online console gamers into more traditional PC gaming or just a bad-@$$ way for DC to make some money? 
  •  Alice: Madness Returns (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) – Such a dark, delicious take on Alice returns and thanks to recently film and literary entries fans should be weeping with joy for this one. 
  • Dragon Age 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) – Take a game of the year, jack up the gameplay and story while fixing issues from the first entry. Batman now has some competition for GotY but gamers, gamers just win by getting Dragon Age 2. 
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Xbox 360, PS3) – Has it been ten years of waiting Capcom and Marvel? The visuals, controls and roster are all taking shape nicely and the gaming looks to be epic. 
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3, PC) – Fans of Ghost in the Shell and Bladerunner will love what Deus Ex offers up with amazing visuals and hopefully amazing gameplay. 
  • Bulletstorm (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) – From the minds behind Gears of War. Nuff said, go check out the trailers, it’s over the top. 
  • Crysis 2 (Xbox 360, PS3) – Space aliens in New York. Sounds like the perfect setting for this hotly, really hotly anticipated FPS. 
  • Mindjack (Xbox 360, PS3) – Jump in and out of characters and take on live opposition. A new gaming take on The Matrix that looks intriguing. 
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) – Not multi-platform but it will be a game known to all levels of gamers.
Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 – Exclusive are rare in this day of high development cost so let’s put it on every system game development. These four titles look to give gamers owning one system a reason to gloat.
  • Killzone 3 (PS3) – PlayStation Move, please step forward into the FPS that have moved beyond being called a Halo killer (it’s not). Incredible visuals and addictive gameplay for yet another solid 2011 FPS. 
  • Mass Effect 2 (PS3) – PlayStation gamers get some Mass Effect 2 love … finally. 
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3) – The latest chapter in Nathan’s adventures takes games to the desert and one can only wonder how far the Blu-ray storage will be pushed by Naughty Dog this time. 
  • Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360) – How much can one planet, one group of soldiers and survivors suffer? Hopefully a bit longer for gamer’s sake as the ladies join the fight in Gears 3.
Nintendo DS – A new year, a new Pokémon and what else … 
  • Pokémon Black/White Version – The new entry, a must have for DS owners. 
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded – Both the DS and PSP have been getting some great Kingdom Hearts action so get excited for Re:coded but where is the next-gen love?
PSP – The games for PSP seem to get stronger every year.
  • Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! – Already out but some funny, original platforming action with the most unlikely of heroes … Prinny. 
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together – Tactics games are great on the go and minus the odd name the Tactics Ogre franchise is considered by many second only to Final Fantasy Tactics in its legendary goodness. 
  • Ys I & II Chronicles – Yup, more Ys on PSP and this is a good thing.

1 comment:

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