Three Sleeper Hits You Should Look Into This Year
Some games just don’t get the attention they deserve and others have too much attention and turn into sob stories for the gamers who expected so much only to be disappointed. Now of course we haven’t played any of these games yet, but from everything we’ve seen and heard, you may want to start talking about them. So check out which games we think may be overlooked by a great many of you. Leave us your thoughts in the comments.
Metro Last Light
Metro 2033 was one of my favorites of 2009. Offering an apocalyptic atmosphere that trounced any other game in that setting it was quite an experience. There are moments in that game that truly made me feel alone in an unforgiving world where mutants and humans alike will kill you if they get the chance. Set in an alternate Cold War time period, World War II didn’t end the way history intended and Russia has been totally destroyed by nuclear warfare. The Nazi party never disbanded and World War II never officially ended leaving the Soviets and Nazis still battling it out in the Metro systems of Moscow. Last Light picks up directly after the events of Metro 2033 and we can no doubt expect a deeper story and truly frightening gameplay when the game hopefully releases sometime this year. Any FPS, Horror or Single Player gamer should checkout Metro 2033 if you haven’t already. Unfortunately for PS3 owners 2033 is only on the Xbox 360 and PC, but Last Light will be arriving on the PS3 this year.
Update: Turns out that Metro Last Light has been delayed until Quarter 1 of 2013. Sorry for the false hope, guys!
Third person shooters have really begun to shine of late. Cover systems aren’t as clunky as they used to be and the games usually try to be unique in their own ways. Inversion focusses on messing with gravity. Playing as David Russel, a young father and husband, you will manipulate gravity to take down your enemies. Destruction specialists should also be interested as it takes use of the “Havok Destruction” module allowing for very destructible environments. Inversion has keyed my interest because of how fun the combat looks, offering player choice in every way it could be a great experience. The color pallete of the game also attracts my attention reminding me a lot about Infamous 2. Overall the game just looks like a breath of fresh air in a stale world of shooters.
Game of Thrones
RPG fans have a lot of choice this year. Whether it be finishing up Skyrim, moving on to Kingdoms of Amalur or picking up Mass Effect 3 and others later this year, they should not be disappointed. Game of Thrones is a new RPG based on the bestselling saga A Song of Ice and Fire and the HBO series “A Game of Thrones”. Players will explore the fantasy world of Westeros. The story, which is exclusive to the game, features two former soldiers who took part in a rebellion, ultimately making choices that lead them in opposite directions, but must now come together to unfold a plot that threatens the kingdom. The trailer below is quite old and the game definitely looks smoother now, but animations could still use a little work. The game also uses a combat engine that slows down combat a tad so you can strategically plan out your attacks meaning that the game lacks a certain hack and slash vibe.