Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall Game Guide

Here is a list of some of the big titles coming out this Fall.

Lego Batman: The Video Game
Reasons to Buy: Well if you played the fun, yet short Star Wars Lego games and liked them I suggest you pick this one up. These games usually have a lot of stuff to collect and go back for, which makes the replay value very high. Also, the game will have a villain mode and allows you to play as the bad guys for once in their own story!

Reasons not to Buy: Well ... if you played Lego Star Wars and Indiana Jones you should know that the gameplay is the same for these games. So don't expect a cutting edge Lego game, expect a fun game where you collect things and if you don't like collecting things, then I suggest you pass on this game.

Deep Space
Reasons to Buy: Well ... this game is suppose to be like Alien meets Resident Evil and also you can tear apart aliens piece by piece.

Reasons not to Buy: Reading more about this game it's just starting to resemble a typical survival horror game.

Fable II
Reasons to Buy: Well the first Fable was slightly disappointing, because the company didn't deliver on all the features they said would be in the game. In the case of Fable II it looks like we'll get all those features and then some. No matter what happens with Fable II, it's going to be a must have.

Reasons not to Buy: Molyneux, the man behind the development of this game is a great talker and sometime he promises so much and doesn't deliver it.

Reasons to Buy: You get to create your own worlds and then share them with others.

Reasons not to Buy: User created content is not always fun and if done wrong can be a drag.

Prince of Persia
Reasons to Buy: This game will have all the great gameplay as the last Prince of Persia games and also introduce a new cast of characters.

Reasons not to Buy: Ubisoft can deliver gameplay but their games never seem to really deliver on character development or story.

Tomb Raider: Underworld
Reasons to Buy: I don't really have any.

Reasons not to Buy: Tomb Raider has done it's song and dance and I really think they should let this franchise go off gracefully.

Animal Crossing: City Folk
Reasons to Buy: Wow ... another Animal Crossing but this one will have voice chat. I've played and own the other Animal Crossing games and I've to say I'm scared to buy these games, because they're so addictive that you loose so much time to them. Their cute appearance is something that makes some people shy away, but I encourage everyone to try this game, because you'll be Glad you did.

Reasons not to Buy: The games do get boring after awhile and then they will most likely sit on your shelf.

Need for Speed Undercover
Reasons to Buy: Here is a franchise that's been around forever and I really don't have any good reasons for you to buy this, I would suggest renting it and wait for reviews before investing large amounts of cash on it.

Reasons not to Buy: Last installment in the franchise "ProStreet" was bad and these games like Tomb Raider may of ran their course.

Left 4 Dead
Reasons to Buy: From the creator of Half-Life 2, enough said.

Reasons not to Buy: Right now, I don't think I have any.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
Reasons to Buy: It's Banjo and Kazooie the pair I so loved and enjoyed on the Nintendo 64 are back! You get to create your own vehicles and go another adventure with Banjo and Kazooie, all I have to say don't hesitate and try this out when it is released.

Reasons not to Buy: Well ... we all know that Rare (the developer of this game) has really lost their way and are not what they use to be and hopefully they can muster back some of that creative juice they use to have and bring back Banjo and Kazooie in a epic way.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
Reasons to Buy: It gives you new dungeons, new player classes, new items and a new continent. if your into World of Warcraft then I guess this is good news to you.

Reasons not to Buy: Because sometimes it's good to have free time and go outside.

Call of Duty: World at War
Reasons to Buy: Four player co-op mode and two campaign modes means you will loose a lot of sleep playing this game.

Reasons not to Buy: New developer that made the lacking "Call of Duty 3" and all those Spider-Man games, which can make this game not worth your time or money.

Gears of War II
Reasons to Buy: You have a gun and chainsaw in the amazing looking world that is Gears of War. You also are going to have drop in and drop out multiplayer, more vehicle missions and very large guns.

Reasons not to Buy: It might feel very similar to Gears of War and you might also get that feeling you've played this before.

Tom Clancy's Endwar
Reasons to Buy: You get to go online and play a massively online World War that will take days to play out. If that's not reason enough, you also get some cool high tech toys and you can also play the entire game with spoken commands.

Reasons not to Buy: You might get lazy with the spoken commands and with Tom Clancy just having his name on this, will the story be good?

James Bond: Quantum of Solace
Reasons to Buy: It will run on the "Call of Duty 4" engine, have multiplayer and also the voice talent from the movie - that includes Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench.

Reasons not to Buy: Bond games have never been as good as GoldenEye for the Nintendo 64 and that's the game everyone holds as the Bond game. Other reasons not to buy this is that it is a movie game and we all know that movie games always fall short.

Resistance 2
Reasons to Buy: New enemies and a co-op campaign.

Reasons not to Buy: The first game was a linear shooter and I don't this game will be anything different.

Fallout 3
Reasons to Buy: It mixes surviving and strategy, a mix I think will be a good one. Really this game it going to be a great one.

Reasons not to Buy: I really don't have any, but if you don't like shooters, don't buy it.

C&C: Red Alert 3
Reasons to Buy: Its a war game that doesn't take it's self seriously and has a lot of cheesy fun.

Reasons not to buy: When I looked at this game, it really dosne't look that much different from other games in this serious. I would say it will be very similar to all the others that came before it.

Guitar Hero: World Tour
Reasons to Buy: The ability to record your own songs and then share them. Also there will be a ton of music to play along with and also they give you drums this time around.

Reasons not to Buy: Rock Band 2 offers more.

Rock Band 2
Reasons to Buy: Tons and tons of music tracks to play along and it also has the drums.

Reasons not to Buy: For the sake of your neighbors.

Far Cry 2
Reasons to Buy: Open world and and graphics that look very promising.

Reasons not to Buy: It might get boring after a few hours of playing it.

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