Christmas is so very nearly upon us and it looks like there’s another great year ahead for us gamers. Whether you’re a fan of the RTS or FPS, here’s a breakdown of my most anticipated games of next year. Hopefully you’ll agree with me on some of them…
The original BioShock gave us one of the most finely crafted and most immersive game worlds ever in gaming history, along with some great game mechanics and an interesting plot as well. BioShock Infinite looks set to continue that trend. However, this isn’t to say that the game hasn’t had it’s fair share of controversy, from the delays of the release date, to that horrendous box art.
Take away these minor setbacks though, and what are you left with? You’re left with a game worthy of the original; if you’re a fan of the first, you’ll love the next installment. Everything’s looking great, from the environments, to the characters and of course to the new gameplay elements that Irrational are throwing in.
Grand Theft Auto V
This one’s undoubtedly gonna be a crowd pleaser. I’m certainly one of the gamers that are probably a bit too excited for the next installment.
The GTA series have provided some of the most entertaining gaming experiences and while this game will be keeping many of the already popular elements, it’s also promised to include some new ones as well, meaning that Rockstar are probably going to carry on breaking boundaries.
A lot of information has already been released, including the playable protagonists, and news that the game world will be the biggest yet. In fact, it’s supposed to be bigger than the game worlds of San Andreas, IV, and Red Dead Redemption combined. That’s pretty big, right?
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
Simply no one could have foreseen how popular Frictional Games’ Amnesia: The Dark Descent would become. They certainly didn’t.
Well now we’re back for a second outing, and thankfully, it’s looking scarier than ever and like the first, it will be relying on a sense of psychological oppression to scare us all half to death. This time round though, the game will be developed by ‘thechineseroom’, who are the people who brought us Dear Esther. New squealing skulking enemies and a new setting of Victorian London make this look terrifying. I just hope I finish this one.
Rome II Total War
For me, the Total War titles have always led the way in the strategy genre. The games manage to merge together two separate games in one, with turn based empire building combined with the real-time gameplay of the battles themselves.
The original Rome is arguably the most popular game of the series, since it really set the tone for what RTS games could be like. The game will feature a brand new graphics engine which means that the battles are going to be even more satisfying than before with the most detailed environments and soldiers ever seen in an RTS. Can’t wait.
So those are the games I’m most looking forward to. What are yours?