Monday, January 30, 2012

Which Game? All Those Nice RPGs!

I might be too busy for gaming but I'm not too busy for thinking about gaming. Plus the semester soon ends, naturally giving me some more time...
Can you believe that I just completely missed out on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning? As far as I reconstructed the game was introduced at last year's E3. Well at the time I was busy with my BA thesis, shit happens. Anyway, the game looks surprisingly good and I found myself watching some videos on it.
Then came to my mind the fact that I still have a bunch of games here that need finishment and that I haven't played Skyrim (waiting for the complete GOTY edition might be a good idea) yet. Plus the fact that Mass Effect 3 is just weeks away. There's no way around Mass Effect 3 for me, one of my most anticipated games this year and a safe hit. In April comes The Witcher 2, a game which should be more than good as well, but I'm afraid that my time capacities won't be sufficent for this one as well. And then comes the game I am waiting for since 10 years... Diablo III. I just hope my laptop will be able to run this (it runs Starcraft II on medium settings...). I drop a few videos of the mentioned titles below for my and your viewing pleasure. I hope some amongst you can empathize.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning


Mass Effect 3




The Witcher 2

Diablo III

The History of Street Fighter: Parts 1 And 2

There goes my childhood. Played Street Fighter II up and down with my neighbor. Every serious core gamer loves Street Fighter. See how it all started in this Machinima series. Also don't forget about this great Street Fighter Retrospective the NostalgicGamer did a few years back.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Witcher 2: Pirates Trailer

Goddamn, what a nice trailer. Knowing that this is an extremely good RPG, I am looking forward to the 360 release.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Acid Drops Trailer

Very cinematic one. Like in the Aliens movie (the old school one with Sigourney Weaver) things get more frightening with every level below.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

2x Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

I like the user's choice list way better. Not even putting Diablo III there, phhh.  

GT's Top Ten 
User's Choice Top Ten

Funny Kinect Star Wars Trailer

No gameplay here, but a funny re-enactment of the famous Vader - Obi Wan duel from Star Wars IV A New Hope.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Darkness II Launch Trailer

It's coming out 10th of February 2012. That's too soon for me. I hope nonetheless that it can catch up to the spirit of its predecessor.

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Trailer

Let's see about that. If done cooperatively and with a decent story it could work out. Could be fun. Most important is that Mass Effect 3's campaign doesn't suffer from artificially added multiplayer.

Street Fighter X Tekken - PS3, Vita Gets Excl. Content, 360 Nothing

The reasons to end up with a PS3 this year are rising and rising with Microsoft doing nothing to please the core gaming crowd and Sony constantly getting nice exclusives and additional content. Like in this new Street Fighter title. Damn you, Microsoft.

Darksiders II - Death Eternal

_ I'm just too excited about this one. Check out the interview below, there's many gameplay scenes! _

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Resident Evil 6 Debut Trailer

Resident Evil 6 is coming this November. I was really surprised because after 5 they said it will take 6 more years for another Resident Evil main game, which would be in 2015. Also it was said that RE6 would be a ground breaking revolution of the series like RE4 had been. Well, since RE5 despite all the criticism had been the best selling game in the series Capcom seems to have changed their mind. RE6 is in the clear tradition of its predecessor. So, I won't freak out here, but I am expecting a very good action game, nothing more or less.

Street Fighter X Tekken Trailers

I am a little skeptical if SFxT can dethrone SSF IV but I am convinced to see for myself.

Darksiders II: Death Character Dev Diary

One of my favorite action adventures of this generation finally gets a sequel this year. It's not about War, rider of the apocalypse, anymore but about his brother, Death. That's so epic.

Mass Effect 3: Kinect And James

I don't know about you but I am very excited for Mass Effect 3. I don't own a Kinect, but it seems to come in handy giving voice commands. However, since the Kinect itself is not used I hope they will patch this voice functionality to the standard head set. Of course, for capitalism's sake it's not going to happen but from the techniqual standpoint it should be possible. A featurette on a new character named James Vega. There's some interesting gameplay footage here showing the Rachni queen and Liara and Ashley in action