2015 Video Game Wishlist
It can be hard to keep up with the video game industry sometimes as it moves so fast and the games themselves can take a lot of commitment depending on what type of gamer you are. This years E3 has just wrapped up in LA, showing off some exciting footage of upcoming game titles that we cannot WAIT to sacrifice our entire existence for, so here is our wishlist for this year (so far).
Lego Jurassic World – out now
The first on our list is the latest in a long line of Lego adaptations that have sent people literally INSANE trying to collect all of the characters and gold bricks and whatnot. Similar to the recent Lego Marvel Superheroes and Lego The Lord Of The Rings games, the player has a massive open world to explore, which acts as a hub in which you can access the different levels and side quests. Covering all 4 JP films this game is hours upon hours of ludicrous family fun. Fantastic game but beware annoying glitches!
Batman: Arkham Knight – out now
The Arkham series of games have been hugely popular and anyone that says the game franchise is being milked is RIGHT but…absolutely none of us care. The attention to detail is what really makes this game series, with a dense array of villains, beautifully realised environments and an authentic grimy Gotham tone. Sadly the game will not be available for Xbox 360 or PS3 but what that does mean is that the developers were able to create a truly ‘next gen’ game for a more rewardingly immersive experience. Oh, and you get to drive the Batmobile. Just sayin.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – October 23rd
Making a leap in time to 1868 this next anticipated installment is set in Victorian London at the height of the industrial revolution. The main playable protagonists are siblings Evie and Jacob Frye (which is very exciting in itself) and as usual the game play and visual effects look stunning. One handy addition is the rope launcher which allows the player to rappel up buildings and also create a zip line between said buildings for a faster way to travel; if only we had one in real life…but that’s the BEAUTY of films and video games isn’t it? To transport ourselves to amazing and dangerous places whilst being in the comfort of our own homes.
Fallout 4 – November 10th
This will be Bethesda Studio’s game with the most detailed/dense environment to date, creating a superbly immersive atmosphere; that environment will be Boston and you will be playing as the lone survivor of Vault 111. Of the marked improvements with this next installment is a more advanced shooting system and the ability to construct and deconstruct settlements and buildings. Ahh, we remember the first time we played Fallout…finally got out of the bunker and got killed by a friggin dog after like 1 min.
Star Wars: Battlefront – November 20th
2015 will be a year long remembered in Star Wars history as The Force Awakens kicks off a sequel trilogy to the legendary film franchise. It’s been a long time since the last Battlefront game and boy has it changed! EA have produced a visually stunning reboot with more advanced game play than the original games so (hopefully) we won’t die every 30 seconds and re-spawn because that got a little frustrating to say the least. The game will tie in with the release of the film featuring bonus missions on the new planet Jakku which will serve as a prelude to TFA; this DLC will be made available shortly after the game’s release but for those that pre-order they will get it a week early on December 1st. Excited is an understatement.