Top 5 Games I’m Looking Forward To In Next-Gen
The next generation is pretty much on our door-step, and I’m extremely excited. I’ll be buying both consoles, but not until 2014 once we’ve gotten a better catalog of games to play. My first choice will be the Xbox One, and then later on down the road I’ll be throwing some money at a PS4, or even a PS3 first so I can experience the stuff I missed on that console.
So, I’ve decided to compile a list of five games that will be coming out on next generation consoles that I’m most excited for. So, without further ado, here we go! This games are also in no particular order.
1. Titanfall (Xbox One)
I’ll be getting Titanfall on Xbox One, and I cannot wait to dip into the game. I love multiplayer, I love mechs, and I just love games that try something new, and that’s what it looks like we’re getting with Titanfall. Developed by Respawn Entertainment whom are people who used to be involved with the Call Of Duty series. It looks like we’ll be getting something new to the competitive multiplayer scene, and hopefully something that will finally kill CoD (which looking at recent reviews of Ghosts shouldn’t be difficult). I expect to hear some shit, and hate for hoping the game kills CoD, but I really hope it does. The genre is stale, and I feel like this game will definitely spice-things up. Besides, the game just looks awesome to play, and mech battles can’t be a bad thing.
2. Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One)
Being a massive fan of the Dead Rising series I’m really glad to see Dead Rising 3 as a launch title for Xbox One, even though I can assume most people predicted it. DR3 seems to be taking a more “gritty” approach to the series, but still brings back the awesome comedic, and plain wacky moments that we’ve come to expect from the series. I’m way excited for this game, and the newly designed co-op, and overall game is intriguing to say the least. No more annoying combo rooms, save toilets, or time limits (even though I didn’t have any issues with the two latter options) should make this game a better experience for some people who just want to explore the sandbox world, and kill zombies. Plus, the fact that Nick is a mechanic and can customize weapons on the fly is going to be awesome. Sure, the Smartglass stuff looks gimmicky as all hell but this is a game I’m highly anticipating and I really hope it isn’t a flop.
3. The Order: 1886 (PlayStation 4)
One of the only PS4 exclusives that I’m extremely interested in, and really excited to see more about. I love me some monsters, so I’m really curious to see what this game does. From what I can tell from the trailer shown at E3 it looks like we’ll be facing werewolves of some sort in a Victorian setting with a huge Steampunk feel to it. This makes me extremely happy as I both love werewolves, and the Victorian era. I don’t know too much about the game, but it feels like it’s going to be something unique and possibly scary all at the same time. I’ll be waiting for more information about this, but as I said above the trailer alone has gotten me intrigued. This game could be reason alone for me to purchase the PS4, besides all those awesome indie titles coming to the console.
4. The Evil Within (Xbox One)
Even though this title is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows I’ll be dipping into the Xbox One version, and is one of my most anticipated games for the console. It looks like it will be a return to AAA horror games done right, as even helmed by the master of survival-horror himself, Shinji Mikami. The monsters look downright terrifying, and some of the gameplay footage I’ve witnessed looks to downright disgusting, and horrific. Hopefully this will be an actual horror title, and not some sort of action-shooter bullshit that we’ve seen in most AAA horror games of late (Resident Evil 6, Dead Space 3, Fear 3). I have a lot of faith in this game, and I’ll be expecting good things. I want AAA to scare me again. I miss those days.
5. Forza Motorsports 5 (Xbox One)
Yet another launch-title for the Xbox One, and it looks gorgeous. I love the Forza series (minus Horizon) and can’t wait to hop behind the wheel of some gorgeous, and fast looking cars again. I played a lot of Forza 4, and had a blast customizing vehicles even though most of my time was spent in the online drag-races, I still had a blast with the game. I’m hoping to have an experience much like Forza 4 with the drag-racing, and other fun modes. I’m imagining we’ll see more extensive customization with vehicles, and the whole Cloud feature has me extremely intrigued. I know most of my friends will be getting this game day one, and I for one cannot wait to race against them, and trash talk like we usually do when gaming.
What about everyone else? What titles are you most excited for in the next generation of consoles? Any games you worried might not live up to the hype?
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