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Assassins Creed 2Those screenshots stunned a lot of people into a sceptical silence. It's 2009. I could knock up better looking screenshots myself on photoshop. I want evidence of gameplay before I buy into any bullshit. Shenanigans aside, the rumors of Renaissance Italy appear to be true. This is awesome. Assassins Creed wasnt perfect, but the elements of the gameplay it got right were magnificent - the free running and the combat. The stealth needs to be radically refined, as does the voice acting and unskippable cut-scenes. The story felt tacked on and secondary to a great design platform. Hopefully Ubisoft have now had enough time to create something that works. Please, no more flags. Make it happen Ubisoft.
Pikmin 3It's one of those games which people often dismiss as childish, which is ironic as Pikmin is one of the most brutally challenging titles available. Their little screams will haunt me forever as I accidently send two dozen precious white Pikmins to their instant watery graves. Say what you like about the recent "teaser" in Edge, the fact that Olimar featured in Super Smash Bro's makes it blindingly transparent that Nintendo values the Pikmin franchise highly, and rightly so.
Halo ODSTI'm not a big halo fan, but I do appreciate well made games, and Bungie has a knack for oozing quality. Their production values are great, so i'm prepared to support them if they knock out another decent Halo game, although i'm hesitant to impulsively buy anything that turns out to be simply milking the most successful Xbox franchise. Some new details and gameplay could be the deciding factors. I'm holding my breath.
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Crazy as it may sound, ive already ordered my copy of Modern Warfare 2. I have such faith in Infinity Ward, after countless years of delivering high quality entertainment, that i'm prepared to bet the little money I have that this game is going to be a corker. I look forward to scraping up ever scrap of Modern Warfare 2 knowledge available.
Alan WakeAs I commented to Dalai recently, Alan Wake is a zombie game. Not a game in which you fight zombies, no, a game which is ITSELF a zombie. It is clearly dead, yet persists on shambling around the internet, reanimated - giving people false hope. On the offchance Alan Wake is still alive, its either going to be the Game Of The Year, or the Anticlimax of the Century. At this point, I just want it to end.
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