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OcelotRigz

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This Autumn is more than just Battlefield 3 vs Modern Warfare 3

For as long as I can remember I don’t think we’ve ever had such a variety of great games to look forward to as we do for this Autumn.
Just read this:

Deus Ex: Human Revolutions
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
Gears of War 3
Assassins Creed: Relevations
Batman: Arkham City
Resistance 3
Battlefield 3
COD: Modern Warfare 3
Forza Motorsport 4
Rage
Dead Island
Saints Row: The Third
Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
FIFA 12
Ico / Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection
Journey
Dark Souls
The Darkness 2
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
Silent Hill HD Collection
Need For Speed: The Run
Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary
The Last Guardian
Twisted Metal
Sorcery
The Adventures of Tintin
Driver: San Francisco
NBA 2k12

There! Most of them are from the top of my head, the rest I got from a quick search on Google. Im probably forgetting a few but the fact that some of these may possibly get pushed into 2012 kind of balances that out.

As gamers, I think one word will pretty much sum up this situation: “Spoilt”. Even if you only own one console, the quality and variety of the multiplatform games is still great. With the exclusives aside, everyone will get to play the likes of Skyrim, Arkham City, Deus Ex and Rage among loads of other great games you can see in the list above. So with this plethora of gaming quality in store for us, why is there so much attention on only two; Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3?

Everywhere I look all I see is “Battlefield 3 vs MW3”, “5 Reasons why BF3 will destroy MW3”, “5 Reasons why MW3 will destroy Bettlefield” etc… On N4G anything with either of these two games mentioned in it will be on the ‘Hottest’ section. Actually, as im writing this 4 out of 5 top stories is regarding BF3, the other being LA Noire related. To be fair, the amount news regarding MW3 isnt as bad as BF3. But whenever BF3 is mentioned then MW3 is bound to be included in the news/discussion. It appears that all that matters this autumn is the “battle” between BF3 & MW3. Nobody even knows if the games will be any good, although I think based on track record its likely that they will. Still, my point is that a majority of these articles, the ones that are clogging up most sites, especially N4G, are articles about how one game is better than the other even though nobody has even played either and, hell, we havent even seen any footage of MW3 multiplayer. That’s bad enough, people bragging about games that arent even out, but whats even worse is that people don’t seem to recognize that we are going to get two great games that caters for differents play styles within the FPS genre. Instead of being satisfied with that, they rather take a side and get involved in these ridiculous arguments.

This all seems like a big rant, and I guess it is, but my main point is that im worried about the gaming community. Because in what is one hell of a year for gaming, theres way too much focus on two shooters. All the variety in store for us and yet all most gamers can talk about is two games from one genre. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate shooters. I play a fair share of COD & Battlefield myself. But im kinda worried that all this heat on two shooters might attract too much attention from the business instincts of other game devlopers. We’ve already seen how other shooters, rather than trying to be more original, instead try to be like COD. But this could go much deeper and start to affect developers of other genres and great singleplayer games. Im not going to go into that because there was a great post about that on here about a week ago and I’ll only be repeating it. At the end of the day i just wish people would appreciate the quality we have in store for us as gamers this year and realize that it goes beyond two shooters.

I can even see the irony in this post. An article about BF3 & MW3 regarding too much articles about BF3 & MW3.

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xX-StolenSoul-Xx1896d ago

BF 3 is definatly my primary shooter of choise for this Fall but Mw3 might make it as well.

Im more looking foward to Skyrim and the New Assasins Creed and Saints Row 3.
Been getting bored of Fps games for 2 years now and i really cannot play one for more than a hour a day.

MintBerryCrunch1895d ago

scumbag gamer

"getting bored of fps games"

gonna buy both BF3 and MW3

got my memes down (just a joke)

FriedGoat1895d ago

I really don't know what to do here, SO MANY TO GET.
Dark Souls, Gears 3, Ico collection, Journey, uncharted 3, battlefield 3, resistance 3, the last gaurdian, batman, rage, saintsrow. thats like £550 I WANT ALL OF EM!

egidem1895d ago

Well, at least I know that it's time to rob a bank or something.

Emilio_Estevez1896d ago

There is too many! Some of them should have tried to capitalize on these few months right now that don't really have that many....Like maybe shoulda launched at Comic-Con with an event or something.

JellyJelly1895d ago (Edited 1895d ago )

That's true. MS have their Summer of Arcade campaign where they release five new arcade titles every summer. Games like Bastion, From Dust and Crimson Alliance helps fill the gap between bigger retail titles.

And it's always a good time to get some bargain bin games that you might have missed out on earlier.

I can recommend Just Cause 2, 007 Bloodstone(it's awesome and so is its MP), Vanquish and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.

OcelotRigz1895d ago

Indeed, im surprised no developers have done that. They would definitely sell a lot more games than they would this autumn. Im also surprised that more developers haven't gone the other direction and pushed on into next Spring, that's what usually happens.

Emilio_Estevez1895d ago

I'd bet a few of them will get pushed back.

Technical World1895d ago

Of course they'll be good. They aren't any different. Yes they tweaked some things and a few small features were added but they're always the same. I don't understand why people keep buying them they just don't excite me.

JD_Shadow1895d ago

You forgot about Mass Effect 3! I'm pretty certain that's going to be released this year.

OcelotRigz1895d ago

No, im afraid that got pushed into a Spring 2012 release.

dedicatedtogamers1895d ago (Edited 1895d ago )

Yeah, and to top that off, several of those games are going to be highly replayable! Sure, there will be those cinematic action games like Uncharted 3, Gears 3, and Darkness II that I'll beat once then be done (not speaking for everyone, just me), but THEN you have several games like Saints Row, Assassin's Creed, Deus Ex, Dark Souls, Arkham City, and Skyrim that simply BEG to be played for dozens and dozens of hours in the single-player alone.

OcelotRigz1895d ago

Exactly.
Skyrim alone is the type of a game that once you start playing, well, other games are gonna suffer.

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