I’ve never been one to hide my obsession with the Assassin’s Creed games. Every year I’ve bought the new AC game, although I got Brotherhood a bit later due to misconception of its gameplay. AC is one of those October/November games that rapes my bank account for all its worth too and this year it’s twice as bad. This year there are 2 games.
The first is Liberation, which is the Vita game, and we get our very first female assassin. I think you might not know just how happy and excited this makes me. I loved Altaïr and Ezio to bits and I’m sure to love Connor just as much, but it’s not the same. Aveline will be different though and yes some of that has to do with her being female. The sheer amount of FemSheps out there should be a testament to how much women like to play kick ass women in games. Given AC thus far, I think Aveline will deliver on the kick ass part at least.
Liberation is out on October 30th. Now if you’re in North America you’re going to get AC3 the same day. I will at least have a 1 day breather, not that this helps much, as it appears in the EU on the 31st. Know what makes it even worse? October 30/31 is in the middle of the fucking week. It’s enough to make a girl scream. Guess I should book my days off now…
Got two great videos for AC3 for you. Both of these show off the new game very nicely.
First the AnvilNext engine trailer, then a nice little walkthrough of some of the newness of AC3 and Connor.
So last week was Gamescom in Germany and the trailers came thick and fast for some of the games we’re going to see in the next couple months and next year. There were a lot of videos, but here are a few I know people are really looking forward to.
I’m going to start out with one I’m really excited about; Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Once I finished Brotherhood I really got excited for Revelations. We get to see Altair again and do a bit of playing as him by the looks of things, but primarily we’re back to playing Ezio. Which I don’t really mind because I really quite like Ezio and it looks like he’s got a beard now.
Next I’ve got Dark Souls. Now I’m really not terribly interested in this despite it looking awesome, if the gameplay is as annoying as Demon’s Souls I will want to throw it out a window 10 minutes in. I know several people are really looking forward to this though so here it is in all its shiny glory.
Would you believe I’ve not played any of the Mass Effect games? The concept is great and so is the story. There are gameplay elements in the game that I don’t really get on with though, like most of the combat. But I’ve enjoyed watching my husband play it and I know it’s highly anticipated.
Then we have DMC: Devil May Cry. This reboot has many people split between the love and hate for it. I personally really like the look of the gameplay and the the art they’ve shown so far. This vid will show you that Dante is still Dante and he’s kicking ass just like he always has.
I’m going to leave you with a small interview that Gamespot did that shows some in-game footage too; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If this game really has more content than Fallout 3 I will be seriously impressed. I put in over 80 hours on Fallout 3 so you may jsut lose sight of me for a while should that be true.
(videos courtesy of the youtube chans for gamespot, Ubibsoft and IGN)
Let’s try something new. How about a regular feature of gaming videos. There’s always something good out there to watch and with the games we’ve got coming over the next few months I expect even more. Today I’ve got a couple of gameplay videos for 3 of my most anticipated games.
So let’s begin with something I’m really excited about; Batman Arkham City. I kinda want to fast forward to October for this game. I played Arkham Asylum straight through in 2 days.
Next is Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I’m a big fan of this franchise and this video makes me all squishy inside.
I’ve saved the best for last. Bioshock Infinite 15 minute gameplay video. All the teasing about this game has had me greatly anticipating the game and this just makes me want it more. I adore the Bioshock games and this one looks like it too will not disappoint.