2013 is going to be a pretty big gaming year. I personally cannot wait for Naughty Dog’s “The Last of Us” and Kojima’s “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance”. We’re all waiting for “GTA V” as well, but i don’t really have big hopes for it as the 4th rendition somewhat disappointed me. Other big releases this year include: “Tomb Raider”, “God of War: Ascension” and “DMC: Devil May Cry.” Let’s take a closer look at some of these releases.
The Last of Us – May 7, 2013
“The Last of Us” – Naughty Dog: From the guys that bought us “Crash Bandicoot” and the “Uncharted Series” you will find abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. Here is a population decimated by a modern plague. Here, there are only survivors killing each other for food, weapons, or whatever they can get their hands on. Here, you find no hope. The storyline revolves around Joel, a brutal survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years. They must work together if they hope to survive their journey across the US.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Feb 19, 2013
“Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” – Platinum Games and Kojima Productions: Metal Gear is my favorite series on PlayStation. Ever since i was a little kid, I’ve closely followed the story from A-Z. From Sniper Wolf to Liquid Snake to Big Boss, I’ve clocked each Metal Gear game at least 4 times. I love it. In Revengeance, the main character, Raiden, was once feared as the child soldier “Jack the Ripper” on the front lines of the First Liberian Civil War. Now, his combat mastery is channeled through a cyborg body as the strikes from his high-frequency blade slice even massive assault drones in two. Raiden is contracted for VIP protection, military training and other duties by PMSCs (Private Military and Security Companies) in a developing country piecing itself back together after a bloody civil war. Little does he know that the stage is set for a clash with an enigmatic force of countless cyborgs.
GTA V – Q2, 2013
“Grand Theft Auto V”: Rockstar Games - I really miss the skycameras in GTA1 and GTA2. But the 3rd iteration wowed us all. San Andreas was my favorite to be honest, but GTA IV upset me. The trailers for GTA V are very promising. And i will be sure to own one of the first copies. Only time will tell how good the game really is. Trouble taps on your window again with this next chapter in the Grand Theft Auto universe, set in the city of Los Santos and its surrounding hills, countryside and beaches. A bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California.
God of War: Ascension – March 12, 2013
“God of War: Ascension”: Sony Computer Entertainment - My PS2 days were limited to Metal Gear, Winning Eleven, Resident Evil and God of War. After Solid Snake, Kratos is my favorite fictional character EVER. God of War: Ascension returns players to the storyline of the epic God of War franchise. Join Kratos as he seeks freedom, redemption and the clarity to avenge his family. Or seek your own glory in epic 8-player mutliplayer battles.
DMC: Devil May Cry, Jan 15, 2013
“DMC: Devil May Cry”: Capcom - Devil May Cry is very entertaining. Although the story isn’t as strong as i’d like it to be, it is still very enjoyable. The Dante of DMC is a young man who has no respect for authority or society in general. Dante knows that he is not human, but also that he is not like the demons that have tormented him throughout his life. Caught between worlds, he feels like an outcast. He is now discovering and coming to terms with what it means to be the child of a demon and an angel. This split personality has a real impact on gameplay with Dante being able to call upon angel and demon abilities at will, transforming his Rebellion sword on the fly to dramatically affect both combat and movement.
I’m pretty excited for these new releases, how excited are you?
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