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...