Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Upcoming Games I'm Looking Forward To
Dragon Age 2 is the upcoming sequel to Dragon Age Origins and it looks pretty good so far. Unlike the first game you can't change your race, however the character's appearance, gender and class are all fully customizable. Hawke, the main character, is a Lothering refugee who rises to power and becomes the Champion of the Free Marches.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is an upcoming JRPG. It is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy XIII. The game will once again feature Lightning as the main character and is said to be more item and town-centric, factors which were lacking in the previous game. Square Enix has also been quoted as saying that it will "exceed Final Fantasy XIII in every aspect", including the battle system. I personally liked FFXIII a lot so if they manage to outdo it then I'm sure it'll be an amazing game. I'm hoping that they will allow you to max out the characters a bit more this time around, like in FFX.
Final Fantasy XIII Versus, this is a game I've been looking forward to for years. It is the next installment in the Fabula Nova Crystallis compilation of Final Fantasy games, described as an "action role-playing game", similar to Kingdom Hearts (same development team). Confirmed to have an overworld map and airships that you can pilot, and alleged to be substantially darker and grittier than any of the previous Final Fantasy titles. Besides taking place in the same "universe", it will have absolutely nothing to do with Final Fantasy XIII. “We have no release date information to update," says Kitase. "Unfortunately we can’t say anything about that. We can’t commit ourselves to 2011 either." Looks like I still have a few more years to wait.
Ico And Shadow Of The Colossus. After being rumored for a long time, Sony finally confirmed that both games will be getting an HD makeover (just like God of War I & II), and will also have 3D support. Shadow Of The Colossus focuses on a young man named Wander who must travel across a vast expanse on horseback and defeat sixteen beings, simply known as colossi, to restore the life of a girl. In Ico, the main character is a young boy born with horns who is locked away in an abandoned fortress by warriors from his village. During his explorations of the fortress, Ico encounters Yorda, the daughter of the castle's Queen. Throughout the game, the player controls Ico as he explores the castle, solves puzzles, and assists the less-agile Yorda across obstacles. I was very happy to hear that these games were getting HD makeovers for the ps3, as I never got around to playing the ps2 versions.
Last but not least, Uncharted 3. The next installment in the famed Uncharted series. Uncharted 3 will see protagonist Nathan Drake and mentor Victor Sullivan traveling around the world to such places as the Rub' al Khali desert, in search of the legendary lost city, the Iram of the Pillars. The plot will draw from the archaeology days of T. E. Lawrence. If the first two games are any indication, this should be amazing.
Well, that's it for now. What upcoming games are you most looking forward to? Is there a game worth mentioning that I didn't include in the list? Let me know in the comments section.