I’m not a game journalist by any means. I just type out words on a computer and some people read it (like 12 people). Others ignore me, so I have the same influence as store-brand ‘Dr. Pepper’ when it comes to these things.
As 2012 dies down in video games, I have a few games I am looking forward to playing in 2013 (unless it gets pushed to 2014).
#5 – ANARCHY REIGNS
Last year, all my friends were telling me to get a Japanese PS account so I can play the demo. And I didn’t. I’M HONEST NICE GUY JORDAN. They wouldn’t shut the fuck up about it, and a week ago, I caved in and preordered the game for $30. Simply because in the trailer, I saw someone decapitate an enemy with a stop sign. Reminding me of Mad World, then I found out it was from the same developers, then I found out it’s a multiplayer brawler and you can play online. Then I was ashamed in myself, but I still won’t get a Japanese PS Account just for a demo.
#4 – METAL GEAR RISING REVENGEANCE
I hate stealth games, they waste my time doing nothing than smashing buttons to kill enemies. Metal Gear Rising seems to be making sure there is action around every corner, and that stealth is kept to an absolute minimal. It’s a hack-and-slash, but with beautiful graphics and a killer physics engine, this is one game I can’t wait to pick up… in February 19, 2013.
#3 – THE LAST OF US
In this current generation of consoles, leave it to Naughty Dog to take familiar genres and put a whole new spin on them. With Uncharted, you had a “Tomb Raider” adventure game – with a beautiful landscape and brilliant puzzle solving. I’ve played games like “Hydrophobia” and “I Am Alive” – both I would label as “Survival Games”, they aren’t Survival-Horror, because there isn’t really any creatures created by mutation. “The Last of Us” takes the dying genre of Survival Horror – and adds something called “storytelling”, that could make it 2013’s Game of The Year, if “The Walking Dead” was any indicator for this year’s game of the year.
#2 – BIOSHOCK : INFINITE
I’ll be honest – I have never played a Bioshock game in my life. But what’s getting me excited about this version of the game is that you won’t have to play any of the other games to enjoy this one. Instead of an underwater utopia, it’s an above ground floating-sky utopia, with a very colorful landscape that almost seems fairy-tale in nature, but I’m sure as the game progresses, it’ll feel more like an episode of “Once Upon a Time” with the action.
#1 – REMEMBER ME
This is a game I am looking forward to the most after Devil May Cry this year to play. I am a sucker for innovative game mechanics, and while this feels like “Assassin’s Creed with Mind Control”, the ability to rewind like “Prince of Persia” makes it pretty interesting. I won’t get another “Mirror’s Edge” anytime soon, but “Remember Me” might get the coveted “Game I’m looking forward to that is so under the radar right now”.