With the amazing line-up of title being released this upcoming fall, there is no way the average person can afford to buy all of them day one. I am here to give my two cents on the biggest titles and help guide you on to which titles you should buy day one, which titles you should wait for a price drop, or which titles you should just forget all together. Please note that these are all predictions and some Passes could turn out to be spectacular and some Buys can turn out to be flops.
Resistance 3- WAIT
For all of you out there with a PS3, you probably played the first two Resistance titles. Now the beta is out, and it’s open for anybody with a PSN account. If you played any of these, you should know what to expect from Resistance 3. Ultimatley, if you are not a hardcore fan of the Resistance series, you should probably wait for this title to drop a little bit in price.
Dead Island- BUY
Zombie games haven’t been doing so well lately. Left 4 Dead is way too linear, Dead Rising blows off it’s open world with a time limit, and nobody is even sure what those things from Resident Evil 5 are. If Dead Island is executed properly and lives up to its hype, it could very well be the greatest zombie game this generation.
Gears of War 3- BUY
Anybody with an Xbox will tell you about how awesome the Gears of War series is. The recent beta even drastically increased the quality of it’s multiplayer, and it should be the final title in the series. If you own an Xbox, you have almost no excuse to not buy Gears of War 3. The freaking Old Spice Guy is voice acting for it! What more could you ask for?!?!
If past RPG’s with the same elements as Rage have taught me anything, it’s that a combination of the hype and the vast amount of bugs tend to kill the game. Look at Fallout 3. It’s a good game, but it is way to over hyped and there are a lot of game breaking bugs. That’s not to say Rage will be bad, I’m just saying Rage probably won’t be that piece of gold that everybody is making it out to be.
Dark Souls- BUY
If you played Demon’s Souls, you already know if you want Dark Souls or not. More deaths, more broken controllers, more awesome multiplayer mechanics, more in depth classes. If you only own an Xbox and are not sure on this title, this will be a much harder decision. If you consider yourself a hardcore RPG gamer, you owe it to yourself to play Dark Souls.
Batman: Arkham City- BUY
Another buy? Well it’s Batman! Just look at the villain cast for this title, and your $60 (or $100 for the collector’s edition) is already well more that justified. If you weren’t a fan of Arkham Asylum, you may want to think twice before making this purchase, however.
Battlefield 3- PASS
From everything that has been seen so far, there is nothing special at all about the upcoming Battefield game. If I had to describe it to a friend, I’d just say it’s a first person shooter, and that pretty much sums it all up. Only purchase this game if you MUST get your hands on it.
Silent Hill Downpour- WAIT
Silent Hill is a great series to play in the middle of the night with all the lights turned out. It will scare your pants off. However, when looking at the rest of the games coming this year, I just can’t recommend buying this game day 1. If you are a hardcore horror fan though, you probably should look into this game.
Uncharted 3- BUY
It’s Uncharted, need I say more? So far the series has had the most beautiful graphics, the most entertaining story, and the most exciting scenes that I have seen so far on a console. Nothing is perfect, but Uncharted is as close as it gets.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3- PASS
MW3 is probably going to outsell everything on this list, but it will probably not beat anything here in quality. Call of Duty (with the exception of Black Ops) has always had a lackluster story, and an online feature plagued with bugs, hacks, and over priced map packs. Obviously if you like Call of Duty, you will like this game, mainly because I consider it the Madden of FPS’s, meaning it comes out every year and just adds a thing or two but not much has really changed, just the minor things.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim- WAIT
Now before an angry mob burns down my house, let me justify. Skyrim is just not for everybody. Some people will think “oh, everybody is talking about it, I have to get it” than they will get lost in the first half hour than quite. Obviously if you are a fan of Oblivion and Fallout, you have no excuse to miss out on this title, but if you haven’t even touched those titles, you should probably hold off on Skyrim.
Saints Row the Third- BUY
Saints Row has always been about fun. Want to fly a jet as a naked fat guy? Why not! Want to slap a homeless man with a giant purple sex toy? You can do that too! The possibilities are endless and this game is just going to be that type of game most people don’t even finish the story simply because they are just having too much fun messing around.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations- WAIT
If you are a fan of Assassin’s Creed, you don’t want to miss out on this game. For everybody else, you can probably wait to get this in a month or two. There are just way too many games to justify buying Assassin’s Creed for somebody who is not a hardcore fan of the series.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword- BUY
This is the type of game that makes me glad I own a Wii. Zelda is just way too epic to pinpoint one reason to buy it. If you want a reason to wipe the dust off of your Wii, this game will do well more than just that. This will probably be the single game we remember the Wii for in ten years.
What do you think? Did I miss your favorite game? Do you hate a game I recommended a purchase? Did you pre-order a game I said to pass? Tell me down Below!