Happy Leap Day!
I wanted to write something today just because this day only comes every four years. That, and I am kind of irritated that I didn’t realize this year was a Leap Year until a couple of days ago.
Anyway, the only things that I could think of to write about that would have any significance with Leap Year were all pretty boring so I axed them. Instead, I am just going to write about one, or rather three, of the things that have me filled to the brim with excitement and anticipation!
This year, not 1, but 3 of my favorite game series will be releasing their next installment! My wallet is going to feel the crunch, but I will be so happy this year!
First up is Assassin’s Creed 3!
I actually found out pretty recently that this game is going to be released sometime in October and that is pretty much all I found out. I can’t really say that I blame the makers for wanting to keep things under wraps because at least the ending of Assassin’s Creed 2 was pretty surprising! I haven’t played Brotherhood or Revelations yet, but I don’t think that will take out any of my excitement.
When it comes to the Assassin’s Creed series, there are two things that I absolutely love above all else! One is the counter kills. I am not the type of person who enjoys fighting strategically or realistically. I just want the opponent DEAD. Counters in AC allow me to do that with ease and they are stylish! What’s not to love about jabbing a hidden blade into the chin of a guard?
The second thing I love about AC is the jumping. If there is something I am worse at than puzzle games, it is without a doubt games that involve tons of jumping and movement. In AC, jumping and climbing are integral parts of the game, but it is done in such a manner that even I, the crappiest jumper and climber in the world, can do everything easily and more importantly, have fun doing it!
Expectations: Honestly, the unexpected. This game can do pretty much anything it wants and I am looking forward to seeing where it is going to go.
Next is Bioshock Infinite.
This is the one game out of the line-up that I am really not too keen on, sorely based on the fact that it is not underwater. I know, it sounds like a stupid reason, but I loved Rapture and the whole underwater atmosphere. It felt so claustrophobic and damning and eery! It was great!
Another turn off for me is the apparent lack of Little Sisters. The Little Sisters were probably my favorite characters in Bioshock and Bioshock 2. They’ve just always been there and I always thought that they would be there and then to not have them in this game…I’ll be disappointed to say the least.
Expectations: I’m sure this game will be good, but I don’t think I’ll love it like I did the two previous games. Still praying for Little Sisters and a more specific release date!
Finally, the one I have been waiting for: Mass Effect 3!
I love the Mass Effect series. Love, love, love. I could go on all day about how much I love this series, but yeah, I think even I would get irritated by that!
So, what do I love about Mass Effect? I would have to say: What don’t I love about Mass Effect? I love the characters, the dialogue, the story, the universe, everything! Sure, there are parts that I don’t like, but they can be ignored, or killed off as in the case of Miranda…, but overall, Mass Effect hits all the right buttons with me.
Expectations: Pure Awesome. That is all.
So much good stuff coming out this year! I can hardly wait!