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Offline Sel NarTopic starter

Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:57:24 PM »
While lollygagging in the OT subforum, I keep noticing threads made for individual games that people are excited about; so, I figured 'why not make a thread for everyone to talk about the upcoming games that they're Most exited about?

So, with little fanfare and no further ado, I may as well list off my current wishlist/preorder list.

Guild Wars 2. If anyone's been lurking in the IRC, or read the other threads about 'which MMO are you looking forwards to' you'll have seen that I have a Massive Gamer-Boner going for GW2, and I'm practically salivating at the opportunity to play it for more than 48-hour stretches during the beta weekends. (releases August 28)

Guild Wars 2 Gamescom 2011 Trailer [HD] (Gamescom 2011 trailer)

The Last of Us. From the minds of the madmen that made the Uncharted series, little has been shown, but the dynamic of the two main characters and the world being more like 'I am Legend' instead of Fallout gives it a pass; the fact that it's more about evading enemies than blasting hordes of mooks also makes it notably impressive. (Release 2013)

The Last of Us E3 2012 Gameplay [HD] (E3 2012 Gameplay)

XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The Original X-COM (Enemy Unknown in Europe) was one of my first PC games and formed a solid opinion of the series; It's dark, it's creepy, the music is slow and understated, and defending the world from an alien invasion os harder than it sounds. the upcoming reimagining from Firaxis, which includes well over half of the original game's developers seeks to retain the original atmosphere and bowel-clenching horror the first time you enter a terror site and see Chrysalids converging on your Skyranger, only with modern concessions to make the game more accessible such as the removal of the oft-maligned Time Unit system for a simpler move/action system. (release October 9)

XCOM: Enemy Unknown "Last Stand" E3 2012 Trailer (E3 2012 'Last Stand' Trailer)

Aliens: Colonial Marines. Remember in Aliens, when Hicks says that they'll be declared 'overdue' after 16 days, before any reinforcements would be sent? Well, reinforcements were sent. 2 Battalions. Things go horribly, horribly wrong, as you'd expect from a first encounter with a hostile 8-foot tall aggressive intelligent parasitoid lifeform that bleeds concentrated acid that likes to eat faces and hide in dark corners. (release Slated for Early 2013)

Aliens: Colonial Marines Suspense Trailer (E3 2012 'Suspense' trailer)

I have two more on my List, but they'll be in the next post...

Offline Sel NarTopic starter

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 09:00:31 PM »
And, part 2 of my 'wishlist'/ 'preorder' list is as follows.


Tomb Raider. This series has been on my radar in one way or another since 1998's Tomb Raider 2 (Which I got with my original Playstation. Shut up, I'm old), and, after Crystal Dynamics' run via TR: Legend, Anniversary, and Underworld, I'm glad that the tenth in the series is a full reboot, showcasing the start of Miss Croft's survivalist and adventurer lifestyle, combined with a more realistic, darker storyline looks interesting. There are a few concernes about subject matter, but games have been around long enough that they should start to push towards darker stories without being overly sensationalistic. (release Slated for March 5 2013)

Exclusive Tomb Raider Trailer: Crossroads - E3 2012

Metro: Last Light. Sequel to the rough diamond Metro 2033, Last Light has been refined, polished and trimmed to become a sparkling Jewel of what Post-apocalypse can become, instead of the faux-1950's optimism of the Fallout universe's 'I live in a desert but I have a raygun' ethos. Like its older sibling, Last Light follows the story of Artyom as the nuclear winter that had gripped the world begins to thaw, twenty years after armageddon. If you want a post-apoacalypse that Feels Post-apocalyptical, Metro might just be what you're looking for.

Metro: Last Light - E3 2012 Gameplay Demo - "Welcome to Moscow" (Official U.S. Version) (E3 2012 Unedited Gameplay)

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 09:56:51 PM »
Tomb Raider. This series has been on my radar in one way or another since 1998's Tomb Raider 2 (Which I got with my original Playstation. Shut up, I'm old)

I still have an Intellivision so what does that make me? Ancient?

I'll agree with you on the new Tomb Raider... I really want to play it and a big part of it for me is the fact that Lara looks more realistic now. I know big breasts made part of her fans, but still I like the more streamlined Lara and the fact we get to see her before she's a badass tomb raider.

I only have a couple other games I'm really looking forward to at the moment...

Darksiders 2

I loved the first and now you get to play as Death. I'm also interested in seeing what they come up with for a story....

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

I'm a huge Transformers fan... Own all the original series on dvd plus the animated movie and yes I even believe I shed a tear when they killed off Optimus. Hell I even watched when it debuted on tv...(OK I'm ancient) When the first game came out it was in my hands in a heartbeat. I liked and had a blast....

Now we get a new one coming and what do they add? The chance to play as a ticked off Grimlock and the Dinobots are my favorites of the bunch. Add in the chance to play a section of the game as the mighty Bruticus and I had an instant joygasam....

Offline avorae

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 10:35:01 PM »
The new tomb raider and the last of us are both on my list of games I'd love to get. Unfortunately I will not be able to afford any new games in the forth coming year due to having to pay off hospital bills and the credit card.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 10:55:39 PM »
Dishonored

Dishonored -- Debut Trailer

Steampunk and assassins, and magic?  Sign me up!

I'm also wanting GW2, and Darksiders 2.  Last of Us is another Survival Horror with Zombies, which I never liked in the first place.  I'm sure the game will be awesome (Naughty Dog is making it, and they're pretty good), but I can't take zombies seriously, it's too stupid a topic for me to care about.  Tomb Raider...  Maybe?  I mean, I'm not sure I like the idea of having an almost rape be the defining moment of Lara Croft, not to mention that this looks more like yet another Survival Horror game, only this time, nothing supernatural (which is odd, because the original TR game had a bloody T-Rex in it, not to mention magic a la Raiders of The Lost Ark.)

Oh!  Before I forget Sleeping Dogs, where True Crime: Hong Kong went:

Sleeping Dogs E3 Trailer

But I won't have the money for that...

Likely a couple more, but gaming overload!

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 11:00:15 PM »
Definitely looking forward to Dishonored and Assasins Creed.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 11:41:02 PM »
RIGHT!  AC3!  Another I forgot.

And I'm right there with War for Cybertron!  I wants it!  NAO!

Offline Shjade

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 12:46:28 AM »
Ehh...I don't really do "excited" for games I haven't been able to try firsthand yet (as in a demo) as there's always far too much hype for the content.

That said, things I'm keeping an eye on:

Watch Dogs
[E3 2012] Watch Dogs - E3 Gameplay Demo

Torchlight II

Borderlands 2

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Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 12:51:48 AM »
Watchdogs looks really nice and you can tell it's Ubisoft because the technology reminds me of the animus links from AC. Dishonored is the game I'm most looking forward to playing though.

Offline Nazz

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 02:34:36 AM »
The 'Dog' titles are my two new things to keep watch on.

Some people I know don't really not share this with me, but Resident Evil 6 is one I have some high hopes for.

Resident Evil 6 - E3 Official Trailer (US)

I'm dissapointed at the lack of Claire so far, but there's too much epic to not be had. Chris and Leon finally in the same game? Fuck yeah. Sherry finally coming back? Fuck yeah. Moving while shooting? Fuck. Yeah.

Offline Hemingway

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2012, 07:40:20 AM »
The Last of Us. It was a huge reason I even got a PS3 in the first place. Of course, since getting it, I've discovered how awesome some of the games are, and the game I'm most looking forward to is ...

Metal Gear Solid 5! Which I'll probably have to wait a few years for. But it's been announced! Apparently Solid Snake will once again be in the game, which is slightly disappointing to me - I would've liked another game playing as Big Boss, or even better, playing as The Boss. They were at one time talking about making a game set during World War 2, concerning The Boss and the Cobra Unit, which I would've loved to play. But then again, aside from Portable Ops, not one of these games has disappointed me. I have confidence they'll manage to put out something great once more.

I'm also really looking forward to Beyond: Two Souls. Heavy Rain is one of the best games I've ever played in terms of character and story - and those are, to me, the most important parts.

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2012, 07:49:10 AM »
I don't know I really don't try demo's. I prefer to be surprised and usually rent before I buy. There are exceptions like the remake of Splatterhouse, I bought that in spite of lackluster reviews and I still enjoy playing it. Though I did have to do a double take when the Terror mask started calling me names like did Tigger just call me that?

I did forget about Sleeping Dogs though it does look interesting. As for Watchdogs I don't know enough about it yet. I am looking forward to Bioshock Infinite though and Halo 4. With Halo I'm just interested to see what the new 343 can do since Bungie is doing their own thing.

I did forget another one...Metal Gear Rising. I think I might be the only fan of Raiden in the world, but I do want to see what they are cooking up for him. Of course I wouldn't mind another Metal Gear playing as Big Boss either....

I'm not sure about Resident Evil 6 though... I feel like the series started dropping off after Code Veronica. 4 did have some good things about it, but the story began to bore me after saving Ashley how many times. I did like that they put in Ada with her own playable scenarios though and showing what she was doing while Leon was wandering about.

Offline Hemingway

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2012, 08:16:50 AM »
Metal Gear Rising might be fun - I don't mind Raiden, at least not as he appears in MGS4. I'm just not convinced the game will have the right gameplay style, and that it won't have the same depth as the MGS series.

Offline Chris Brady

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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2012, 03:06:19 PM »
I'm also really looking forward to Beyond: Two Souls. Heavy Rain is one of the best games I've ever played in terms of character and story - and those are, to me, the most important parts.
So you didn't care that the entire game was nothing more than a giant quick time event?  That's what turned me off of the demo.  And I have nothing against quick times, in fact I like them, I do love the God of War Series after all.  But HR was QTE after QTE after QTE.  And it was getting repetitive.  Sadly according to a couple of people who tried the E3 presentation says the new game isn't any different.

Then again, David Cage has gone of record saying he hates gaming, he'd rather be making movies.  And given the fact that he's trying to get Hollywood voice talent for Two Souls doesn't surprise me, nor fill me with any hope that this will actually be a game.

Offline Hemingway

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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2012, 05:21:08 PM »
So you didn't care that the entire game was nothing more than a giant quick time event?  That's what turned me off of the demo.  And I have nothing against quick times, in fact I like them, I do love the God of War Series after all.  But HR was QTE after QTE after QTE.  And it was getting repetitive.  Sadly according to a couple of people who tried the E3 presentation says the new game isn't any different.

Then again, David Cage has gone of record saying he hates gaming, he'd rather be making movies.  And given the fact that he's trying to get Hollywood voice talent for Two Souls doesn't surprise me, nor fill me with any hope that this will actually be a game.

Nope! It had great characters and a fantastic story. Given how cinematic it is, I don't see how it could've been made any different. The technology for that just doesn't exist yet. And if the game was less cinematic, it simply wouldn't have been as good at telling the story.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2012, 05:39:07 PM »
The 'Dog' titles are my two new things to keep watch on.

Some people I know don't really not share this with me, but Resident Evil 6 is one I have some high hopes for.


I'm dissapointed at the lack of Claire so far, but there's too much epic to not be had. Chris and Leon finally in the same game? Fuck yeah. Sherry finally coming back? Fuck yeah. Moving while shooting? Fuck. Yeah.

I'm not buying RE 6 as it has been said that we where to have zombies again and I'm sorry I'm not buying the zombies packing uzi's.

Offline Sel NarTopic starter

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2012, 06:20:08 PM »
I'm not buying RE 6 as it has been said that we where to have zombies again and I'm sorry I'm not buying the zombies packing uzi's.

Personally, I'm fairly certain that the zombies will be armed in much the same way the classic zombies are as per the GCN's REmake. (Slow shamblers, if you don't cook 'em or pop their heads, they eventually turn into crimson heads, which are fucking brutal, which eventually turn into Lickers)

Capcom may be insane and have a reputation of beating otherwise good franchises to death (Megaman), but they're not totally stupid; If any zombies have weapons, they'd likely either be infected with Las Plagas (as per RE4 and 5), or they're unable to operate the weapons and basically act as ammo pinatas.

Offline Darkcide

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2012, 06:49:30 PM »
They have different enemy types in RE6. The ones who have weapons? They aren't zombies. They also said the zombies in the game will move faster and be a little more cunning in comparison to the original games, but at the same time they won't have the intellect or capabilities of the enemies of the last few games.


As far as what I'm looking forward to? The new Rome Total War and the new Tomb Raider looks pretty badass.

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Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2012, 07:35:05 PM »
XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Need I say more? Did you see the trailer? Not only is it a TBS for consoles, it's a cool as hell TBS for consoles.

Offline Chris Brady

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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2012, 10:06:26 PM »
Nope! It had great characters and a fantastic story. Given how cinematic it is, I don't see how it could've been made any different. The technology for that just doesn't exist yet. And if the game was less cinematic, it simply wouldn't have been as good at telling the story.

Given Mr. Cages attitude, the tech COULD be there, but he won't be using it...  But hey, if you liked it, more power to you!  Hope this game rocks your world too!  Gaming is for everyone, I say!

Offline Ridcully

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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2012, 02:06:42 AM »
Fifa 13 of course - to waste more hours of my life playing with underdog teams online against the Christiano Ronaldo- and Messi-fanboys.

But this year, watchout fanboys. Balotelli is really, really angry. >.>

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2012, 08:11:31 AM »
I have looked more into Watchdogs and I must say, I really want to try it out. Now of course I found more games that I'm excited for....

Splinter Cell: Blacklist~ Sam is back and from what I have read they added more to the game. The only downside on my mind is that Micheal Ironside won't be voicing Sam anymore... It's like playing a Batman game that doesn't have Mark Hamil voicing the Joker. I do know that Mark won't voice him anymore but still....

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2~ I'm usually a sucker for Castlevania even if I have always loved the 2d versions better. Well then of course every try at a more advanced Castlevania failed until the first Lords of Shadow which was awesome! Now? You get to play as the big D himself....

Borderlands 2~ I did love the first one and it was a blast to play with friends, even with the endless fetch quests. Now with the sequel boasting 58 hours of gameplay this could be a deffinite weekend with friends game...

Far Cry 3~ Still love the Far Cry series even if the second wasn't as great in my book. Now with a step back into of a more story driven game, I'll be interested in seeing what the main character goes through.

Injustice: Gods Among Us~ I'm not the biggest DC fan, but from the first shot of Solomon Grundy going toe to toe with Wonder Woman I was interested. A DC fighting game being done by NetherRealm Studios makes you wonder how many extras they will shove onto the disc and how many characters will be in the finished version. Then again I just might be wanting to play as Harley...

South Park: The Stick of Truth~ Good South Park games really haven't been around lately since the N64 FPS. Which truth be told wasn't that great, but I had a blast anyways. Now they are stepping into RPG territory and I'm eager to see what kinds of troubles the boy's stir up....

Offline Hemingway

Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2012, 12:21:59 PM »
Splinter Cell: Blacklist~ Sam is back and from what I have read they added more to the game. The only downside on my mind is that Micheal Ironside won't be voicing Sam anymore... It's like playing a Batman game that doesn't have Mark Hamil voicing the Joker. I do know that Mark won't voice him anymore but still...

Michael Ironside not voicing Sam ( but instead some guy with an utterly forgettable voice ) is not the only problem with that game. It's also problematic that, according to the trailer they've released, Sam is the head of the newly formed 4th Echelon. What exactly 4th Echelon is, I don't know, but I think Jack Bauer would be right at home. Conviction wasn't very subtle, but Blacklist takes it to a whole new level, with Sam calling in airstrikes and whatnot. Seriously, these games used to be about sneaking, about not killing people unnecessarily ( at least if you wanted a good score ), about remaining undetected, patiently working your way forward, and so on.

Splinter Cell is dead to me.

Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2~ I'm usually a sucker for Castlevania even if I have always loved the 2d versions better. Well then of course every try at a more advanced Castlevania failed until the first Lords of Shadow which was awesome! Now? You get to play as the big D himself....

Reminds me, I should play that game. I mean, I have it, I just ... can't seem to get into it properly. It's fun, and it seems to have a pretty good story, but it has some serious problems. Mainly having the worst camera angles in the history of modern gaming. They should've stuck with the regular over-the-shoulder camera for everything except the platforming parts. Having the camera fixed and so far away that you can barely see the enemies in combat is ... not a good idea.


Offline Chris Brady

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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2012, 01:03:29 PM »
Right, X-Com: Enemy Unknown is also on my list of wanted games.

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Re: Upcoming games YOU are excited about.
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2012, 05:21:57 PM »
I'm another one waiting for XCOM.

My big one at the moment is Planetside 2 though

PlanetSide 2 Cinematic Teaser

PlanetSide 2 Empires at War E3 2012 Trailer

Unity. Loyalty. Victory.

As well as that, Mechwarrior Online

MechWarrior reboot trailer [HD]

where I shall be pledging my loyalty to the Coordinator of the Draconis Combine

and last, but by no means least, Age of Wulin

Age of Wulin GamesCom 2011 Trailer

I'm hoping for beta access to any or all of them.