So I was checking out a trailer for Skyrim tonight and was thinking that the game looks absolutely fantastic. It made me think that there are so many games on the horizon (near and far) that I am really excited about. Looking at what’s coming, I think that it is a really good time to be a gamer. Whilst there are so many classics from the past and indeed I own a few (check out my list of 100 games I own over here), there are so many more coming that looking back in the distant future (you when I’m 40 and old :P), I feel, could make the grade as classics.
It’s kind of hard to see them as such now, but remember that once, Baldur’s Gate 2 was brand spanking new, sparkly even! (but not in a weird Edward Cullen kind of way). But that aside, there are a very large number of games either just landing or on their way. We are continuing to see a revolution in the gaming scene. With ongoing rapid growth in the app markets (I bought Plants v Zombies for the my phone the day for $0.99!) and the high popularity of consoles and the resurgence of my beloved PC there is greater scope and vision for creating games than ever before (comparatively speaking of course).
I have featured a few of the MMOs I am keeping a close eye on a couple of times (see here and here) but this time I’m going to list a few of the games in general that I am looking forward to and I think genuinely excited about.
Without further preamble here is my list (in the order I think of them):
2. Diablo III
4. Farcry 3
5. Torchlight 2
This list is probably not complete, and you may have a few to add or remove from my list – but for what it is, there it is.
I do note a certain trend however; all of the above games are either sequels or build on previous canon. This is not a bad thing per se, but it should be noted that there have been some terrible sequels in the past (a certain Deus Ex: Invisible War springs to mind).
What do you think? Have I missed a really important game? What would you add or remove from your list?
P.S. Yes I know about stuff like Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 3, etc. I kind of feel they are likely to be more of the same though. I mean lets face it, if you’ve played one Modern Warfare, you’ve played them all.