I came to New Marais, I saw the need for a hero, I conquered all enemies. But was it fun?
inFamous 2 didn’t really deliver on my request for shades of grey when dealing with moral issues. Instead, in the sequel, it’s more or less business as usual: save the civilians, or kill the civilians. What these clear moral choices offer is the opportunity to really exaggerate the qualities of good or evil on your play through. I suppose this sits well with the comic book feel to the game, but I believe gamers are ready for an experience a little more nuanced.
I’ve got to get my skates on. I’m still wading through Red Dead Redemption which I’m still loving (but it’s huge!) and that’s not to mention Undead Nightmare that I’ve yet to touch.
Meanwhile PixelJunk Shooter 2 is going in the sin bin. Permanently. So for now I’m just going to highlight a few select games that are going to be epic this year and what I’ll be hoping to play:
As I write this, the game is on its way in the post. I wasn’t originally going to buy it until it had come down in price, but it’s been a combination of not wanting to stumble across any spoilers, the fact the game is three times larger than the original, everyone’s freaking out about how good it is and that the PS3 version is the definitive version… of course I’ve had to jump on the bandwagon and offer up a few notes to the guys at Valve in exchange for a copy of the game. I couldn’t resist.
This one’s going to be a pre-order as I absolutely loved the first game. That alone justifies its inclusion on this list. Let’s just say that improved graphics, storyline, new abilities, and tons more gameplay sweeten the deal? Access to Uncharted 3’s multiplayer beta seals the deal!
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
If I could only choose to buy one game this year, it would be Uncharted 3. From Uncharted’s humble origins in 2007, to worldwide anticipation in 2011- each game simply oozes quality. Beyond simply being ‘just another franchise’, so much love, blood, sweat and tears go into creating each game that they’ve become more than just games, they’re masterpieces (my opinion).
Joystiq has a preview of inFamous 2 and goes into quite some detail. I’m really excited about this game; the first game came out of nowhere and amazed (almost) everyone. This one’s going on my most wanted list.