Hey all! Just Letting you know things are about to get rolling again. I have gained a decent level of response and hits on the site and I learned a lot about doing this type of work.
Since my last update I have gamed avidly (of course). I finished Dragon Age, and I’ve played Braid, Dawn of Discovery, Risen, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and various other titles. I bought a wii for my own Christmas gift and have played small doses of the new Super Mario Brothers.
I will leave you fine folks with a list about 2009 just because I’m different from everyone else.
The best things of 2009 we’re:
The series finale of Battlestar Galactica
Dragon Age: Origins
Playing Half-Life 2 in one sitting
Playing Resident Evil 5 in one sitting
Reading the Vampire Lestat
The worst things in 2009 we’re:
Seeing the first 40 minutes of Interview With a Vampire
Assassin’s Creed 2 being delayed for PC
New Moon making too much money
Happy new year people!
Console gamers rejoice! Assassin’s Creed II is available for your sneaky, backstabbing pleasure. I have heard a lot of good things about this game and I’m looking forward to playing it.
When it launches for PC next year of course.
Is it acceptable for game companies to hold off releasing a game for a certain platform? Sometimes development can take longer for it to be optimized for PC. The controls need to be reworked, menus redesigned for mouse and keyboard use, and sometimes if we’re lucky the graphics will get a boost (GTA4 and Mass Effect). The last thing we want is a game on the PC that feels like it was made for consoles. Lost Planet is a hopeless example of this. I own the game and wanted to like it, but every time it asks me to hit the x button my insides cringe. It may take longer to get a version of the game ready, but release should be held back until all versions are ready.
The console version of Assassin’s Creed II was probably launched to get some holiday sales. Ubisoft was having some financial problems last I heard and a boost in sales will help the end of year reports look better.
Wait until next year to game people!
This November is shaping up to have some great releases lined up. This is bad news for me as I can’t buy all of them on launch day.
The first week of November will offer up Dragon Age: Origins, The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, and Lego Rock Band. As you all know DAO has my hard earned money already. It’s not even an option for me. This game will not allow me to not own it and play it.
After that we are get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which I probably won’t play because I suck at shooters. I won’t forbid others from playing as I acknowledge that the game is awesome. It’s just not my cup of tea.
Week three has Left 4 dead 2 which I might purchase. I have just started getting into the original Left 4 Dead seriously and I might give myself a few more months with it before I move on. Also in this week are Assassin’s Creed 2 for console (the PC version has been delayed. You bastards!) and Dragon Age: Origins for the PlayStation 3.
Finally we get nothing. The last week pretty much dries up, but hey, who can complain with the games so far this month? We can’t have every week be awesome.
Keep gaming people!
Mass Effect 2 has been confirmed to be released in January 2010. Boy, I wish Christmas was in March. That way we could all buy this years holiday titles before the holiday actually happens.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the delay. I would much rather have these games polished and on sale when their good and ready to be. I just find it humorous that we’re getting this smack of games that we’re originally planned for the 2009 holiday season in early 2010. Games delayed into early 2010 include Splinter Cell: Conviction, Red Steel 2, Ghost Recon, Bioshock 2, Bayonetta, and Assassin’s Creed 2 is being delayed for the PC only.
The whole concept of the holiday release cycle just isn’t applicable anymore for video games. Movies for the most part ignore any particular day for release and they do just fine. The video game industry has matured to the point were we need to get past the Toys-R-Us style Christmas extravaganza.
Hopefully I get some gift cards to Best Buy for Christmas.
Keep on gaming people!