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Submitted by Ramon3MR 1139d ago | opinion piece

Games to Look Forward to in 2013

GotGame: If you think 2012 has been a good year for games, just wait till 2013 rolls around and I can already see a lot of wallets groaning from all the purchases.

While it’s widely-speculated that 2013 will see the release or reveal of next-gen platforms from Sony and Microsoft, if true, we’re going to be leaving the current-gen with a bang. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Beyond: Two Souls, BioShock: Infinite, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, Gears of War Judgment, God of War: Ascension, PC, PS3, The Last Of Us, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Riderz1337  +   1139d ago
You forgot Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.
guitarded77  +   1139d ago
It's easy to miss some with a year looking that good for releases. Don't know about The Last Guardian though... I hope it makes it, or at least gets pushed to next gen.
Welshy  +   1139d ago
My main ones are gonna be The Last Of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, i love MGS and i love hack 'n' slash, so quietly confident about Metal Gear Rising.

Dead Space 3 too to an extent, LOVED DS1 and got platinum, DS2 went slightly more cinematic/action but still kept the horror intact so got 1 trophy from platinum ("Hard To The Core". That is all). But DS3 looks... meh...

I want it because i love the franchise, but at the same time it's been kind of torn from it's roots to merge into this grey area genre where Army of Two, Mass Effect 3, Gears of War and Dead Space are difficult to tell apart outwith their skins and story in terms of gameplay.

I hope for the best and hope that 2013 is an awesome gaming year.

Merry Xmas and Happy Gaming for 2013 one and all =)
LOGICWINS  +   1139d ago
The Last of Us looks like it has the potential to be a great single player experience. The branching paths will give people a reason to play through it multiple times, not to mention the multiplayer. I don't think we know enough about Beyond(BEYOND!!!): Two Souls to garner a strong opinion on it. The fact that David Cage says that gamers should only play it "once" isn't a good sign though. Does he really think that gamers will pay $60 to play through a 15-20 hour experience once?

By saying that, he's implying that the game loses its "umph" after the first playthrough. If thats the case, I'll happily respect Cage's wishes and Redbox the game, beat it in two nights, and return it...with Quantic Dream seeing no compensation.

Industry execs SERIOUSLY need to watch what they say when promoting a game. Gamers might get the wrong impression.
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Welshy  +   1139d ago
I forgot Bioshock Infinite... I'll go stand in the corner of shame for 30mins in disgrace that such a title could even slip my mind at all as a top 2013 contender.

@LOGIC. Surely if it's too soon to have an opinion and too little has been shown of BEYOND, then you shouldn't assume the "gamers may only want to play it once" quote is actually a negative?

No background or reasoning has been provided so perhaps it may not actually be bad.

Even if you 20 hours for $60, if it's an incredible game for the whole 20 hours, then surely your better to have something you are told you'll only play once but have an amazing 20 hours than have a generic 5 hour FPS you will only wan to play once anyway, but the devs just haven't told you it's generic and you won't want to play it again for $60?
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LOGICWINS  +   1139d ago
I wouldn't spend $60 on a generic 5 hour fps OR a decent 20 hour game experience. I could name a dozen RPGs on the PS2 that offer 50+ hours of quality gameplay at a fraction of $60. There are games out there that offer both quality and quantity...why should I settle for anything less?

"A game doesn't need to be long to be good."

Fully agree. Ouland and Ballad of Gay Tony are some of the best experiences I've had this gen...but that doesn't mean I'd be willing to pay $60 each for them. Just because something is OUTSTANDING doesn't mean that its worth an inflated price point. McDonalds nuggets are outstanding flavorwise..but I wouldn't pay anythg over $30 for them.

I'll def try out Beyond when the demo comes out. I hope I'm not disappointed as the voice acting seems good and the story looks interesting.
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Welshy  +   1139d ago
That's not my point, i'm not talking about a DECENT 20 hour game, i'm talking about a potential OUTSTANDING 20 hour game that, without too much of a stretch for the imagination, could send this gen out on a huge bang.

A game doesn't need to be long to be good. What makes a game "good" is totally subjective so length is completely irrelevant.

I'd rather pay $60 for a mind blowingly epic 5 hour shooter than a "meh, it's alright and last about 50 hours, so good value for money" RPG.

We're getting a bit off track now, so all i basically want to say is that it's too early to make assumptions from a one-off statement on an aspect of the game that has never been re-iterated or as much as had anymore footage of the game shown. Give it breathing space and keep an open mind. If it's the greatest 20 hours of your gaming life (which it potentially could be, taste dependant) then it's well worth the $60 and it would be criminal to do the devs out their hard earned cash.
LOGICWINS  +   1139d ago
Ni No Kuni, GTAV, and Bioshock Infinite are the only games I'm getting in 2013. Everything else will come from PS Plus.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   1139d ago
The Last Of Us?
LOGICWINS  +   1139d ago
Yeah, if I get a good deal on it. After GTAV though, I don't think I'll need another game for a while lol.

I'll most likely end up getting it in the bargain bin in 2014.

EDIT: Don't get me wrong, the game looks good..but I don't feel I need it Day 1 at this point. What would sway me is if ND released a video of how the co-op would work in the game. I doubt I wouldn't be impressed by whatever they show. The quality of the MP is what will determine how quickly I purchase the game. I expect a beta for PS Plus members in March.
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Riderz1337  +   1139d ago
Keep dreaming.
Ezz2013  +   1139d ago
my wallet will kill it self in 2013
Angrymorgan  +   1139d ago
I may be the only one but I'm looking farward to dead island riptide, I enjoyed the 1st one quite a bit.
bigfish  +   1139d ago
Also forgot Ni Nu Kuni- Wrath of the White Witch, a PS3 exclusive old school type RPG
PopRocks359  +   1139d ago
They put DmC on this and not Pikmin 3 or Sly 4? Really?
prototypeknuckles  +   1139d ago
notice how theres no cartoony looking games on the list which is a shame because ni no kuni and sly 4(my goty 2013) are gonna be amazing.
guitarded77  +   1139d ago
How can you already have a GOTY for 2013? That's really biased. What if it ends up not being "all that"? I have high hopes for both games, but always wait until all the games are out before determining a GOTY. I didn't expect Journey to be my GOTY, but after playing it, and playing everything else this year, it ended up being my personal pick for GOTY... if someone had asked me what I though was going to be GOTY for 2012 in 2011, it wouldn't have been Journey. Of course there are always expectations of what could be GOTY, but there are always surprises.

Happy Holidays
LOGICWINS  +   1139d ago
"How can you already have a GOTY for 2013? That's really biased. What if it ends up not being "all that"?"

I'm sure prototypeknuckles knows what he/she likes. Some people enjoy certain franchises so much to the point that they negate nearly everything else around them in favor that beloved franchise. Millions of hardcore Halo fans knew Halo 4 was going to be their GOTY since 2011.
prototypeknuckles  +   1139d ago
wow i like how i have disagress because i want sly to be my goty of 2013, newsflash people ive waited years for this, and its MY GOTY, not the overall, smdh, some gamers are so B***h
morkendo23  +   1139d ago
GAMES of 2013

im not looking forward in god of war,bioshock,call of duty,borderland,dead space,mass effect,uncharted,last of us assassin creed.

is gaming STUCK in 2006???? same rehash over and over???
from 2006 til now same game format "basicly" with slap-on title. im bored with first person shooter type games. Sony,Microsoft,Nintendo please!!!!! come out with something FRESH,NEW outside FPS- multi-player games.
those games bore the HELL!!! out of me to the point i dont play video games no more unless it is NES,SNES,PS1,PS2. video games we're meant for fun and entertainment not for virtual reality sci-fi,man hunting bin ladin killing games. Jesus - illuminati got you people brain washed.
LOGICWINS  +   1139d ago
If there is a franchise that you enjoy, wouldn't you want to see more of it? Thats where sequels(you call them rehashes) come in. As long as these sequels don't interfere with the introduction of new IPs(Journey, Gravity Rush, Sound Shapes, Dishonored), then you shouldn't be concerned.
bozebo  +   1139d ago
Sounds like you should be gaming on PC.

But in all fairness. It's a massive risk for developers to launch new IP on consoles these days.
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DonMingos  +   1139d ago
I'm sure you will apreciate Splinter Cell Blacklist as you are clearly a stealth fan.

I can tell that, by the furtive and sneaky way that you troll The Last of Us by putting this new IP in the middle of those old franchises as if TLOU was one of them.
Slysi  +   1139d ago
I now own wii u as well,so you can add bayonetta 2,lego city undercover. New zelda and metroid prime to that list..

But it's all about gta 5
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Plagasx  +   1139d ago
Where the FUCK is Metro Last Light?!

I swear this game seems to be flying under people's radars for 2013..
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claud3  +   1139d ago
GTA V, simple as
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akaakaaka  +   1139d ago
The Last of Us is what have me exited for 2013
and next gen PS4 games just the showing of the next gen engines and games will keep me happy but a ps4 is needed by the end of 2013

i will eventually get if i find good deals which thanks to craiglist i will,
GTA5 for sure
TR is is not a disappointment
walking dead fps seem good enough
bioshock is fun
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akaakaaka  +   1139d ago
how could i forgot day one Beyond! is the other game that i'm exited for...

and GOW is always good! i will eventually get it..

and day one for that new Guerrilla Games game if the rumors are true there is one new games from them (not a psv) for 2013

ps. did any of you guys saw DREDD 3d? they show the orbis prototype in it, this kid playing video games with a helmet that has a big screen ..
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GribbleGrunger  +   1139d ago
No one is mentioning Puppeteer! That is HIGH on my list of 'must have'. For me, it's:

The Last Of Us
Beyond: Two Souls
God Of War: Ascension
Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time

... third party can fill in the gaps here and there, if PS+ doesn't.
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smashcrashbash  +   1138d ago
Thank you. I was just about to say that.People keep crying about how their is not new and yet still leaving out things like Puppeter, Rain and Tearaway. It's not that there isn't anything new, it's just that people seem to be only following what is mainstream. It's not the developer fault that you ignore all their new stuff. It is your fault. And you wonder why they only prefer make sequels and milk franchises to death. Why should even bother they when you just going to ignore their other games and leave them out to dry. If you would show so enthusiasm about them maybe they would lay of the sequels and try something else
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Ezz2013  +   1139d ago
1.the last of us
2.god of war ascension
3.beyound two souls
4.sly 4
5.Ni no Kuni

multiplat games :
2.Lord of shadows 2
4.tomb rider
6.Watch Dogs
7.Remember Me
8.splinter cell
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Daoshai  +   1139d ago
People that need to seperate multiplat vs exclusive are not really gamers in my book.
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Ezz2013  +   1139d ago
i didn't mean to seperate
gta v and the last of us are my top games but i can't put them both at #1

god of war ascension and lord of shadows are my top games but i can't put them both in #2

so i had to make two list that's all
you get the idea ?!
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landog  +   1139d ago
god of war ascension
starcraft 2 heart of the swarm
crysis 3
the last of us
lord of shadows 2
gta v
aliens coloniel marines
metro last light
elder scrolls online
company of heroes 2

and there are many more i'm not even thinking of.

time to save up some $$$, plus new consoles coming, damn it's gonna be a pricey year, time to get a raise!
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lfclee  +   1139d ago
I will wait for the reviews first.
Gigglefist  +   1139d ago
I'm most excited for Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
With so few competent horror games nowadays, Frictional Games seems to know what they're doing. I need a new horror game that can actually deliver.
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TristanV1  +   1139d ago
God of War Ascension GTAV and The Last of Us. FUCK THE REST
mistajeff  +   1139d ago
Gimmie wasteland 2
OllieBoy  +   1139d ago
1. The Last of Us
2. GTA V
3. God of War Ascension
4. Sly 4
5. Tearaway

PS3/Vita FTW
younghavok  +   1138d ago
Where is Pikmin 3,Bayonetta 2, and Rayman?
shreder07  +   1138d ago
Hi, guys site for gamers
EditorAtGNG  +   1138d ago
Will they ever stop yapping about that Two Souls... thing? It's not even a real game. Freaking Heavy Rain syndrome. Go and make a damn movie, rather than waste our time with a quick time event driven crap.

Yes, yes it is ignorant and it is hateful but at least I am being sincere. Why so much hype for something that is obviously obscure and cannot even be factored into gaming (even as a niche market). PS3 owners will tear me to pieces but this is really their thing, isn't it?

On the other hand, Watch Dogs (if it comes out in 2013) and oh, Bioshock Infinite... can't wait.

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