bIf you’re interested in any kind of digital gaming, regardless of your platform — PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One — this November is a golden month for you. In fact, in a couple of weeks, a lot of guys will certainly disappear from the real world. But relax, there won’t be any need for any investigation into their supposedly mysterious disappearance. They’ll all be playing games.
Just today, I was looking through the Day 1 Digital section of PlayStation Store. This year at E3 — the largest platform where the major titles are announced and demoed — tons of new and exciting games were announced. Surprisingly, or maybe not surprisingly as there must be some reason behind it that I’m not aware of, tons of those titles get released sometime this month.
If you’ve any idea about the world of gaming, just peek through the titles and trailers as I’ve posted below and you’ll get the idea of what’s coming to the gamers in the coming days of this month.
You may or may not be a fan of the Fallout franchise, but you’ve got to admit that there’s a huge, huge fanbase of this post-apocalyptic, futuristic, sci-fi game. For years, the Fallout fans have been begging Bethesda for Fallout 4. And the company finally listened and unveiled what appeared to be the most complete and satisfying version of the series, ready to take up hundreds of hours of gamers’ time.
Fallout releases sometime in next week. And if you haven’t already, entertain yourself with this trailer of Fallout 4.
To talk more about Fallout 4, I’ll need an entirely new post. In fact, I’m planning to get this — most likely a disc copy because my internet speed isn’t fast enough to download it digitally — and as I play, I might start writing bits and pieces of my journey in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Don’t be surprised if you see them. 😉
Need for Speed
Yes, EA has announced quite a long time ago that Need for Speed is getting a reboot. That reboot is almost here. Pretty soon, players will be able to start racing in one of the most popular racing games of all time — Need for Speed. Catch the trailer here if you haven’t already.
Star Wars Battlefront
Let me confess that I haven’t watched Star Wars yet. Hold on before you break up with my blog! The only reason I haven’t started watching Star Wars yet is because I’ve heard it’s unnecessarily addictive and very complicated. But that shouldn’t keep me from playing what appeared to be a really good game.
I got into this sci-fi shooter genre of gaming with the hands of Halo. I played Halo 1 and 2, and then straight started playing Destiny a while ago. I still play Destiny when I get time. When I saw the trailer and gameplay of Star Wars Battlefront, it looked amazing to me. And, by the looks of internet forums, comment sections of popular news websites, and Reddit, a lot of other folks loved it too.
Also, it’s a no-brainer for Star Wars fans to play this game. This title launches in a couple of weeks in all major platforms. More people will disappear into the world of gaming when it does.
Call of Duty – Black Ops 3
Frankly, I don’t play multiplayer that often. Destiny is the only game where I spent most time playing multiplayer and co-op. The only other game that I can remember that I played with other people or friends is Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.
As it happens, Call of Duty is famous for its multiplayer. Sure, there are tons of debates about the multiplayer gameplay of Call of Duty vs Battlefield. But a game’s success these days largely depends on how good the mutiplayer experience is.
And frankly, I don’t care as much. I’ve played Call of Duty 2, COD 4 Modern Warfare, GOD Ghosts and a bunch of other COD games and I loved every one of those game’s campaign mode. I loved the story, I loved the gameplay mechanics, I loved the pace and weapons control, it was worth playing the single player mode every time I picked up a Call of Duty game.
That’s why Black Ops 3 has an appeal to me. Not because I want to rock in multiplayer, but because I’m curious to see what’s new in the story missions of Call of Duty Black Ops 3.
After watching the Zombies mode trailer of Black Ops 3, I became curious about it as I’m a big fan of zombie and post-apocalyptic world. However, having seen some people playing the zombies mode of Black Ops 3, it looked to me as though it was too slow and kind of boring. If it were a standalone game, I would probably not get that. Since it’s not (or is it?), I’ll get Black Ops 3 anyway just for the single player mode.
Just Cause 3
This game technically does not release in November, but on the first of December. It’s one of those games where the story is less important than what you’re capable of doing as a player. As you know, video games is a place where gamers often turn to, to do things they wouldn’t otherwise be able to do. (Just look at the success of GTA series if you don’t know what I’m talking about.) And everyone loves blowing up things, right?
There’s undoubtedly a lot of similarity between GTA and Just Cause, but that’s okay. Just Cause has always been a favorite game to a lot of gamers because of the wide array of things you can do that don’t even come close to being realistic.
I’m excited about Just Cause 3 although I’ve not played any Just Cause game before. I mean, just look at the Trailer and gameplay videos up on YouTube. How could you not want to do those? 😛
As you can guess, I can’t pre-order all of those games mostly because my internet connection is not fast enough to download all of them before they are released, even if they preload the games days before their release date. It would be pretty much the same as getting a disc copy a few days or maybe even a couple of weeks after the game has been released.
I was this close to pre-ordering Fallout 4 today when I realized I couldn’t decide if I should place my pre-order on Fallout 4 or Star Wars Battlefront. I bought Little Big Planet 3 instead and decided to grab physical copies of the game whey they become available in the local market. (The catch here being the local market.)
There you go! If you see a lot of people mysteriously disappearing from school, work, and the outside world, in general, you know where to find them. 😉
Posted as part of NaBloPoMo.