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Submitted by Theyellowflash30 1152d ago | opinion piece

Metal Gear Rising, God of War, Bayonetta 2, Castlevania, Which game will be the best in 2013?

By Furious Francis, editor in chief

2013 is looking to be a massive year for the action genre. The List of action games is quite impressive, but were going to focus on four titles to be early runners for action game of the year. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Bayonetta 2, God of War Ascension, and Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 are all coming out in 2013 and have big name developers attached to them. Two of the four games on the list are developed by Platinum Games, so we know what genre they do best. We’re going to rank what games we think will be best in 2013 from 4th to 1st. Please comment on what you think. Which one of these games are you most excited for, and what game do you think will be the best? (Bayonetta 2, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, God of War: Ascension, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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animegamingnerd  +   1152d ago
lMFAO that DmC was not mention
Godchild1020  +   1152d ago
I think DMC is going the story route, then the Gameplay route. Ninja Theory has always been about the story than their gameplay. Just look at Enslaved and Heavenly Sword and I doubt their third title will be much different. I plan on getting it though.
animegamingnerd  +   1152d ago
i was thinking due to the reception of the demo that any hype for this game dyed and only ninja theory fans are defending it
LordMe  +   1152d ago
Keep in mind though. Ninja Theory did not write HS and Enslaved. They hired people for that...

The anti government, controlling the world through dept plot for DmC is their first time writing...
Godchild1020  +   1152d ago
@Lord Me, I didn't know that. I might have to reconsider my day one purchase. I love the story in their previous games and the connection between Monkey and the girl (I forgot her name) was unique and meaningful. I really wanted a sequel for the game.

I might have to see what games that writer has done before and what that writer is doing now. Big Thanks, Bubs to you.

EDIT: I see there was more than one writer for Heavenly Sword (Rhianna Pratchett, who is also doing Tomb Raider), the writer for Enslaved (Alex Garland) and Andy Serkis, who was involved with both titles (I seen The Hobbit Friday, and now I understand why I like those two games).
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1152d ago
^God Child

Just saying if you can't remember the name of a character(especially a lead) from a game which apparently prides itself on story. Then the story probably wasn't that good. LOL JUST SAYING.
tehpees3  +   1152d ago
@ animegamingnerd

I wasn't aware of people defending it in the first place.
CDzNutts  +   1151d ago
Both great games when it came to character performances.
Theyellowflash30  +   1152d ago

- DMC got an honorable mention at the end of the article along with The Wonderful 101. I don't DMC will be a bad game, I just think there are better ones out there.
Godchild1020  +   1152d ago
Both the PS3 and the WIIU has a Hack and Slash exclusive coming out next year, where is Microsoft's?

I think they all will be great and do well, but I will reserve judgement until I get to play them all.
Batzi  +   1152d ago
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.
mochachino  +   1152d ago
The-Batman  +   1152d ago
Just as last time with the first, I believe that Bayonetta 2 will keep it's title as hack N slash champion in my opinion.
InTheLab  +   1152d ago
When did it win that?
Tonester925  +   1152d ago
Grand Theft Auto 5
Yangus  +   1152d ago
For me:
Metal Gear Rising.
Bayonetta 2.
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
And maybe and i hope, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 cool JRPG.
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fei-hung  +   1152d ago
Must buys for me are GoW:A and MGR. if B2 was multiplat, it would have also been a must buy or if I had a WiiU.

Castlevania I will buy once it drops to £20. For me, in terms of gameplay and story, it wasn't as much fun as GoW or Bayonetta for me to buy it day one, it was certainly worth buying brand new at a cheaper price.

DmC however, will be bought from the pre owned Bargain bin.
SAE  +   1152d ago
All of them worth playing for me , so no best game until we actually finish the games ..
Theyellowflash30  +   1152d ago
Yeah its early, Which game are you most excited for?
SAE  +   1152d ago
For me , it would be mg rising if it was the older version

havent seen any gameplay for bayonetta 2 so i cant say im excited for it but i know it's gonna be great ..

right now im more excited for god of war :P ...
felidae  +   1152d ago
Bayonetta 2 ...
False-Patriot  +   1152d ago
The Last of Us
Beyond: Two Sould
Ni no Kuni
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Norrison  +   1152d ago
Castlevania or Bayonetta 2 for me
PS4isKing_82  +   1152d ago
Wow actually feels like year of games from the ps2 era. A wide and varied selection of quality titles instead of a shit load of lame war and space shooters clogging store shelves. Bout god damn time!!!!
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1152d ago
I know right. I'm probably only getting GOW, Anarchy Reigns, and MGR next year. I might get more if i find out what else comes out.
PS4isKing_82  +   1152d ago
Ill be getting mgr, last of us, gta5, bioshock infinite, myself. Hard to believe all those games are scheduled for the first half of the year. Damn 2013 is gonna be a monster of a year if new consoles launch in the fall in addition to all these games releasing in the spring!!
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1152d ago
Oh im getting more just them 3 of the games i want in the hack/slash/beat em up category.
GenoZStriker  +   1151d ago
2013 is gearing up to be one of the best years for this console generation. The lineup for the games released in Q1 alone is ridiculously insane. And I am really glad considering the last couple of years have been very underwhelming for years for console gaming.
League_of_Draven  +   1152d ago
Abdou23  +   1152d ago
I'm surprised that people don't mention Bioshock:Infinite.
It will mostly be mt 2013 Game of the Year followed by Ground Zeroes.
ado908  +   1152d ago
I really doubt that. Bioshock: Infinite looks fun but it does portray itself as a Bioshock game. Where is the gritty and gruesome horror feeling that Bioshock once had? As for Ground Zero. You rarely saw any gameplay of it. For me it feels like The Last Of Us or Grand theft Auto V has the biggest chance of winning Game of the year 2013.
vickers500  +   1152d ago
You haven't played it yet though, so you don't know if there will be horror or not.

Even if there isn't, that's not really what Bioshock is about.

As for The Last of Us, honestly it just looks like Uncharted with survival elements. Which is great, but not GoTY material.

If Grand Theft Auto 5 is ANYTHING like GTAIV (other than how detailed the actual city is), then it is most certainly going to be another disappointment. Hopefully they've learned their lesson though, because if GTAV is like GTAIV, then I'll be waiting for a price drop on the next GTA game.
JaggedCarpet  +   1152d ago
One game I'm really looking forward to is Tales of Xillia. I hope it sells well so we can get the sequel.
bayonetta  +   1152d ago
Bayonetta 2
Metal Gear Rising
Ezz2013  +   1152d ago
from that list of H/S games in order :
god of war ascension (GOW games always the king of hack/slash games)
lord of shadows 2
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Theyellowflash30  +   1152d ago
God of War is not the king of hack and Slash. The game relies on one combo - Square, Square, Triangle, relies on QTE way too much.

Bayonetta is a vastly superior hack and slash because of the innovation and depth in combat. God of War is cool but its a lot of flash over actual substance.
Ezz2013  +   1152d ago
so you are the one who made that article

really... QTE you only see them when you almost won a boss battle
you don't use them all the time like you are saying
also "one combo Square, Square, Triangle,"
i just lol'd at that
i'm must be the best H/S gamer of all time
since i used ALOT more combos than this ONE combo in god of war games
the gameplay is awesome and almost perfect
i'm almost thinking that you never played any god of war game before
and in ascension
the gameplay improved alot they add alot of new moves and styles to the gameplay
i have the Single player demo and i played it more than 20 time
alot of H/S games tried to copy it and still didn't match it
like lord of shadows too (which all the reviews said it's god of war's poor man yet you put it on top of your list and also trash the gameplay of god of war and yet you praise lord of shadows)
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Xklaw  +   1152d ago
I don´t understand why people hate QTE. Is like watching a cutscene but you get to interact with it. In Gow the QTE is just a bonus to finish off enemies, instead os just seeing them disapear into thin air. You should try playing GOW in God Mode, Titan Mode or Chaos Mode with just square square triangle to see if you can get very far.
j-blaze  +   1152d ago
"GOW games always the king of hack/slash games"

means you like games that requires no skills, easy and filled with QTEs...have you played Bayonetta? oh i know the game is too hard for you...also, i think Lords of Shadow 2 is looking much better overall than GoW:A imo....until Bayonetta 2 "or probably MGS:R" arrives the first Bayonetta will always be the best in its genre!
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Skips  +   1152d ago
Sorry bud, but after playing God Of War III on Chaos.

Playing Bayonetta on Hard felt like cake. LMAO. Not to mention the story was completely idiotic, and the visuals were dull (even on the 360). Combat is deep but that's as far as it goes. Everything else is crap.

God Of War took the throne of hack n slash games from Devil May Cry in 2005. No other hack n slash game can match it's OVERALL quality. Which is pretty much why it's the highest rated hack n slash franchise out there (Not saying ratings mean everything, but it's something to consider). Also, Castlevania is good, but definitely not not God Of War good.
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DigitalRaptor  +   1152d ago
so basically what you're saying is that every hack and slash is better than God of War because it's a PS3 exclusive? your troll comments over the last few days prove it if nothing else.

Castlevania LoS 2... so a CG teaser trailer is better than everything were know about GoW Ascension? hardly. and making that assumption when Castlevania Lords of Shadow 's gameplay was worse than any God of War is funny.

Also @ sonic200, well said.
blackstrr411  +   1152d ago
I miss God Hand. That's the only game that can come close to the original DmC
Xklaw  +   1152d ago
Totally diferent game from original dmc. What were you smoking while playing GodHand? But i get what you mean, cool stylish game, great combos, hard, and a character with cheesy lines like Dante.
blackstrr411  +   1152d ago
Exactly. GOW has the same combos since GOW1. And anybody notice the extra weapons are mostly two handed and the animations similar to blades of chaos. Using the blade of olympus is not nice at all. U feel like kratos is sliding
ritsuka666  +   1152d ago
Pikmim 3 all destroy all this games in 2013.
Zodiac  +   1152d ago
The Wonderful 101 is going to give it a run for it;s money, but i will definitely be picking up Pikmin 3. It looks great and it's been much too long since Pikmin 2.
Xklaw  +   1152d ago
My heart is divided between GOW and MGR. I´ll be getting both of them for sure.
CaptainN  +   1152d ago
I'm glad they mentioned the Wonderful 101 at the end, because while I was reading through I kept saying I wonder why its not included lol. But all in all these games all look to be pretty good so far for 2013 !
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mt  +   1152d ago
god of war didn't show anything from the story mode, to keep us hyped I guess but I bet it will be god of war winning when we play the game, beside the other games will be good as well, and I'll get them.

edit: except for bayonetta 2 I won't be getting it any soon because I am not planning on buying WII U
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dorron  +   1152d ago
I believe this article means which hack'n'slash will be best of 2013, so...

As much as I want to keep faith in GOW, the lack of single player info has me doubtful. I don't give a shit for it's multiplayer.

So I think Castlevania LOS 2 will take the crown. The first one was amazing! Best ending of this gen...
Kennytaur  +   1152d ago
I think GoW and Castlevania will be the best ones.
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baldulf  +   1152d ago
Who says Bayonetta 2 is coming on 2013?

Very late 2013 as much.
AznGaara  +   1152d ago
In terms of best action game you really can't do better than P* when it comes to mechanics.
InTheLab  +   1152d ago
God of War and it's not even close. I'd rather gut an minotaur and watch it's insides spill out than hit a guy 75 times to get the "Super Bitchin Combo" before it finally dies.

Bayonetta has great combat but everything else that makes it a game is terrible.

Castlevania is God of War lite. It could challenge Dante's Inferno but not GoW.

The only franchises that had a chance blew it with Ninja Theory or made Ninja Gaiden

Story, Graphics, and overall gameplay (not just combat) are what makes God of War the best. It crushes all the others in sales and scores, where it's usually one or the other amongst the lessor Hack and Slash titles.

If it were multiplatform, we wouldn't even be having this conversation.
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akaakaaka  +   1152d ago
It also more satisfactory, brutal and the action is well paste and never get boring .. the action is better the enemies and kratos is juast a epic character and the most loved one..

I will love to see a gow open world from santa monica std.
Or why not a demon soul's open world with a deep history and a more iconic main caracter, Identical but polished brutal gameplay that makes DS so cool and fun and more boss's battle but more similar to SOTC.
Wow that will be a true legendary game!
capjacksparrow  +   1152d ago
God of War.
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