Looking Ahead: Games releasing between now and later – October 2012

September 18th, 2012 | Posted by Emmett in Games & Gaming
Welcome back! This marks my next post on upcoming games that I'm looking forward to. Yeah, Borderlands 2 was really the only oddball one that I could care less about.

Resident Evil 6: President Evil

Resident Evil 6 - October 2nd XBox/PS3, PC TBD

Ok, this is exciting! I'm a Resident Evil fan to the point where I really enjoy it and pretty much everything that has to do with it, but I'm not at all militant about how it's presented to me in terms of cannon accuracy. That last part may cause some to disqualify me as a fan, but trust me, it's a lot easier this way. It's a lot less stressful, and it allows you to enjoy things you probably wouldn't have otherwise enjoyed. That being said, I'm blissfully optimistic about Resident Evil 6. I'm a little less optimistic about the lack of a PC release date. I've learned that this kind of thing comes with being a PC gamer, but it still kinda sucks that I have to wait an unknown amount of time to play something on a system that can actually present a game to it's fullest potential. My girlfriend suggested just getting it for both console and PC, and while that seems wasteful to the Depression Era values previous generations have passed down, I'm seriously considering doing exactly that. It would have likely bought two PC copies anyway for my girlfriend and I to co-op (an, but the lack of release date makes me unsure of how long I will be able to make myself wait. I'll probably end up waiting. I've got more games than I know what to do with right now, and there are a lot of good games coming out that don't feature this particular dilemma. Case in point, the fact that I can write this post and several others about games that only interest me without having to look beyond four months.

I don't have anything snarky to say about
this. It just looks awesome.

Dishonored - October 9th

You can check out the trailer on their website, it's all you need to see to get excited for it. Nearly everything about this game looks incredible; the story line, the setting, everything. I saw it at PAX and I while I checked out a little of their demo, I didn't have the courage to get in line and wait, for fear of spoiling something in the game. Unfortunately this time, my fear has prevented me from assuaging the only real doubt I have concerning this game, which is the gameplay itself. I know, kind of a basic element upon which the whole game hinges, but it's a caution I am going to dismiss regardless. My worry arises from this being a first-person oriented Bethesda game with a focus on melee combat. Anyone who's played the Elder Scrolls series, or really any melee-heavy RPG, knows where I'm coming from. Still, what I've seen is more akin - thankfully - to Mirrors Edge than Skyrim when it comes to the combat, so I'm hoping this will pull through for the better. And I'm sure it will. The nice thing about Bethesda is that they make good games, and I'm sure this won't be an exception. Besides, the worse case scenario that the combat is a little too reminiscent of some of Bethesda's other titles still means that it'll take away a substantial portion of my life. Just like every other Bethesda game I've played.

No, it doesn't stand for Big Friendly Giant.

Doom 3 BFG Edition - October 16th

If you first saw this a PAX, you were probably thinking the same thing I did, "Didn't they already do this? Are they rebooting a reboot?" Well, all signs are pointing to yes at this time. The new edition, featuring an updated engine, gets an HD facelift as well as some other considerations. I'm am less sure about my acquiring this particular title, simply because I've already played it. I know it comes with some extra missions, but it's still the same game. I remember it; it scared the shit out of me. It's one of the few times a game has genuinely terrified me; it's in elite company with Silent Hill and it's damn inside-out dogs. It's going to a take a bit of encouragement to go through that again except with more realistic detail. It's going to take a relatively cheap price tag, but I don't think that's something I'm going to get. When the developers are emphasizing that this is a new game and that they've done a lot of work to make it more than just a re-release, this tells me that one of two things are probably going to happen:
  1. It's a new game, and it has a new game price tag, OR
  2. It's the same game as before, and it has a new game price tag.

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