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#1 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (394 posts) -


Usually when we're in a year with a new Halo game, that would take the top spot in the "Most anticipated" list from me.

But after playing the beta, after 4 being a bit of a let down, and after the disappointing Master Chief Collection, my faith in 343 has been shaken too much to let myself really hope for much from the next Halo. I'll still play it, I'll probably even like the story/co-op part of the game. But I don't want to hope for it, if you take my meaning.

So, with my old favorite in the doghouse, I move on to the tried and true Dark Knight. I'm hoping Arkham Knight will be great. All it has to do is match the quality of City or even Asylum and it'll be great. Even if it's just as good as the last Rocksteady Arkham game that will be enough. And with the new Batmobile aspect, I'm hoping it'll be even better than City.

So that's my pick for #1 game of 2015. Although that new Sid Meier's Starships game that just got announced looked really good too, so it has the potential to take me by surprise. :)

#2 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (394 posts) -

I've been wanting a proper Friday the 13th game for ages. I hope this turns out well.

I must admit, I was more hoping for a single player Jason stealth game than a multiplayer affair, but I'll certainly give this one a chance.

#3 Edited by ZZoMBiE13 (394 posts) -

I bought a Kirby Amiibo. Because Kirby is my favorite Nintendo character. I hope they put Kirby in Mario Kart 8 at some point as a DLC.

Sunset Overdrive never managed to gel with me. I liked the aesthetic, I liked the whole pseudo-punk vibe, I really had no complaints about the game whatsoever. But for some reason, I could just never find my gameplay rythym in that game and I ended up not getting very far or playing very much of it.

I fully plan to give it another go in a couple of months. It was hurt by coming out when my anticipation for Master Chief Collection was at it's apex. Sure, it turned out to be a busted mess, but I didn't know that at the time. And I think it really hurt Sunset Overdrive's chances at ingratiating itself to me. I imagine I'll end up giving it another go during the summer games drought. You know, in between rounds of MKX... obviously.

#4 Edited by ZZoMBiE13 (394 posts) -

I would love a new Tony Hawk game. And a new Skate for that matter.

I was never a skater in any sense of the word. I never had the coordination or balance to even stand on a skateboard, let along ride one. But man, were those games a ton of fun! I stayed with the series a lot longer than it really deserved, only jumping ship when they started adding fake plastic skateboard toys to the mix. But all the proper Tony Hawk games are still part of my various collections. I even liked American Wasteland.

Agree on Burnout as well. Why leave a property like that dormant for so long? Hell while we're at it, why not get some Mutant League out of mothballs as well EA?? C'mon!

About the only part of this list I don't agree with is that I really enjoyed Mercenaries 2. Yeah, it was pretty busted. But it had some great moments as well. And just about the best flight controls for a helicopter of any game I've ever played. In fact, while we're pointing the accusing finger at EA and demanding stuff and talking about Mercs 2, can we just get all the guys who made up Pandemic back together and reopen that studio? They made some great games over the years. They weren't always the most stable or polished, but they were always fun! Saboteur 2 anyone? MAKE IT HAPPEN EA! :)

#5 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (394 posts) -
#6 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (394 posts) -

@zzombie13: What? SF4 and Marvel were both better on the 360.

Really? Okay I guess.

What about it was better exactly? I'm not challenging, just curious what it is that you preferred on the Xbox? I should probably point out that when I played INJUSTICE, MK or SF (and even SFxT), it was almost always vs mode with friends in the same room rather than online so that may be why we have a difference of opinion on the matter. MvC was never my game anyway, so I wouldn't know which version of that one was better. I'll take your word for it on that one.

I rarely prefer the Sony controller, but I just had an easier time using the Dual Shock D-Pad for fighters than the Xbox controller.

I was more talking about multiplatform releases, but yeah KI was fun enough. I mean I sucked at it, but it was fun. :)

#7 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (394 posts) -

This probably doesn't bother me as much as it should. Fighters have been better on Sony platforms for a while, so that's where I usually buy them anyway. I like the Sony D-Pad better for fighters, I like the Xbox stick layout better for shooters, so that's how I buy my games, platform wise.

Sucks for people who only bought an Xbox I guess, but I wouldn't say Street Fighter is a deal breaker at this point.

#8 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (394 posts) -

@nickhead said:

@giantlizardking said:

This year has been a back log heavy year for me.

This. I definitely played some of this year's releases, which is somewhat atypical of me since I rarely jump on board at launch, (kicking myself for Halo: MCC), but it was mostly a catch-up year for me. My game of the year list will be of games from any year. I played System Shock 2 for the first time this year!

I too spent much time with old favorites during the long summer game drought. Had a good time going through XCOM for the 11th time (not kidding). :)

@corevi said:

I just finished my GOTY list. It's not objective in the slightest and is just what I personally had the most fun with.

Groovy, I'll check it out.

#9 Posted by ZZoMBiE13 (394 posts) -

@corevi said:

You have a Wii U and haven't played Bayo 2? Do that before you call this a disappointing year because that single game makes up for everything. Transistor and Roundabout were also really great games that people overlooked.

Bayonetta was a fun game, but as I get older it's more and more difficult to play games that move at such a brisk pace, with such a focus on properly timing the combos. I end up just getting mad at my stupid fingers. Haven't decided if I'm going to give the sequel a chance to beat me up or not. Looks good though.

I did play Transistor and Roundabout though. Those were fun. Roundabout especially had that lovely silliness that I do so enjoy. :)

#10 Edited by ZZoMBiE13 (394 posts) -

I bought mine at launch. I never really felt mislead though. The price I pay for being informed on a product before dropping money on it.

Of course if I get the e-mail, I'd still take the $50 voucher. :D