…Decisions, decisions, decisions…
This week marks the start of the winter binge, starting with the newest iteration of Need for Speed, and of course, the biggest release in the FPS genre this year – Call of Duty Black Ops 3.
Every year, we hit a holiday season – for which I assume all the major publishers get together and get to this kind of agreement, “Yeah, let’s just destroy everyones wallets!” Seriously! Look at just this month’s release schedule; Need For Speed, COD: Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, The Crew : Wild Run, Starcraft 2 : Legacy of the Void, Football Manager, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Star Wars Battlefront. That averages out at 2 per week! Absolute crazy stuff! And this isn’t even counting the likes of Just Cause 3 and Xenoblade Chronicles X!
So it begs the question, which ones will I be playing – I don’t think anyone can afford the money nor the time for all of them games. For me it definitely has to be COD: Black Ops 3, The Crew : Wild Run and Star Wars : Battlefront. But why?
Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 (PS4)
Let’s face out, no matter how much a lot of people want to say otherwise – it is still the ultimate FPS experience, especially in the console space. I thought I was done with it though, honestly I did, until I got into the recent multiplayer beta. Everything just feels a lot tighter than we had in Ghosts and Advanced Warfare – it felt like a COD game. Plus, have you saw that content list of all the modes (most notably Zombies and 4 Player Campaign!). With Treyarch at the helm, you know they will pour their all into this game – I would bet my house on this game outselling Battlefront. For me at least, Battlefront is on the Christmas list.
The Crew : Wild Run (PS4)
An extension to what I believe was the best arcade racer of last year. Controversial? Maybe. In my honest opinion though, if you are into arcade racers and you haven’t game The Crew a try, you are screwing yourself out of an awesome experience. There was a lot of content and game play in there, and sure the story line is your stereotypical “I am not sure why this is even here” type of affair, but it leads you into a beautiful recreation of the USA I have seen. It was incredibly ambitious but has only got better over time, and I can’t wait for the Wild Run to introduce even more content!
Star Wars : Battlefront (PS4)
Even though I am putting this game onto the back burner due to CODMania, but you can not deny the stir and sense of hype that Battlefront is making in all of the FPS communities. It is not hard to see why. First of all, being developed by DICE you can sure it will have those heart racing moments that seem almost exclusive to DICE games. That, coupled with Star Wars – surely it will be a surefire hit? Unfortunately, I am not sure. I wasn’t completely blown away with the Beta (which I played on both PC and PS4), the gun play seemed lacking and for a lot of the time I couldn’t even tell which direction I was even being shot from! Unfortunately for me, with the Star Wars premise (my god those pew pew pew sounds!) I can’t completely ignore this release. Expectations low, could be pleasantly surprised!
So there you have it, I am sure most will disagree with my inclusion of “The Crew: Wild Run” but honestly, you haven’t played it yet and are into those types of games – give it a try!
Do you agree with my list?
Are you still wondering where Fallout 4 is on mine?
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