Hi guys, so this is my first blog on N4g. I have my own blog which i normally write but have not done in a while. I just took this little update from it because it's something i feel strongly about. I made a few small changes, forgive me if there are any errors and stuff.
all know this holiday is looking very good for games, in fact it could just be
the best holiday for games on both the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Now from the
Dark Witness himself I am going to give you my run down of must by games, but
before I do let’s talk about the game not to buy this holiday.
Modern Warfare 2 ( AKA Cod6) is
arguably the biggest shooter out this coming holiday. Now I love Cod4,
everyone knows it, but I will NOT be buying Cod6. The reason is simple, price!
For those of you who don’t know the
RRP for Cod6 is now £55.00, that’s for the regular edition mind you.
Quite simply its unacceptable. At the moment there is a lot of talk from
fellow gamers of boycotting the game. Well I am in ! There are
enough good games coming out such as Halo ODST, Splinter Cell conviction,
Uncharted 2… the list goes on.
The real problem here is not just
the price hike either, it’s the hypocrisy as well. Only a few weeks back
Activision was threatening to boycott development for the PS3 because they
wanted the price lower. The reason they gave for their price
increase was that its needed for them to deliver the kind of quality in the
title that gamers want and expect. The game is using the same engine that
Cod4 used, it’s just extra weapons, maps etc and a few tweaks…. and they want
to talk about quality! It’s not as if it’s been in development for
4 years like killzone 2 and using the most advanced graphics engine ever to
land on a console.
Ok, I could rant on all day about
this, but there are better things to talk about. The last thing i will
point out though before we go on is this. If they up the price (
which they have ) and everyone still goes out and buys it ( which they prob
will )… what is to stop other publishers following them? This is probably
my biggest reason for not getting it.
Anyway if you’re out there and
listening, from one gamer to another, lets no let them get away with
this. We do have the power to make a difference, we are the consumers after all. We are the people putting money in their pockets and we are the ones who have the choice to buy or not to buy. It simply starts with one person; You ! The great thing about being a gamer this generation is the network we have and how easy it is to make our voices heard. Tell your friends on live and psn. Tell your friends who are casual gamers and don't know about the price increase.
Let them know how bad this could be fore us as gamers.
Now the next thing they are going to want to know is this, if they are not getting Modern Warfare 2, what games should they be getting to quench their thirst for competitive online gaming, well here is a look at some of the best games coming out ( and they won't cost you £55 for the regular box... at least not yet anyway ) in no particular order;
At no 1 on my list is Halo ODST.
Halo CE has always been my best in the series and i am still waiting for them
to top it;
At No 2 its Splinter Cell
Conviction. One of the best franchises to hit the Xbox back in the days. All
the games have been great except the last one in my opinion. Conviction has
gone through a lot of change since it was first shown, with the developers
stating that they had to go back to the drawing board with the game. See what
you think now;
Next on the list we have two racing
games; Forza 3 and Need for Speed shift.
Forza 3 is looking great; a huge improvement over number 2 which I thought was a bit of a letdown. Shift is a completely different game to the usual NFS games that we know. Once again EA is really trying to show they have changed their way. Back in the day I would have written it off, but after Dead Space I have to say give it a chance.
Next up we have uncharted 2 on the
ps3. Could this be the best looking game we have seen so far this gen? I very much think so... oh, and it comes with multiplayer! What was that Activision about delivering quality? Check it
out and see what you think;
Ok, so the action games are starting
to heat things up this year as well. Now it’s Assassins Creed 2’s turn for the hot
spot. The first one was one of the best looking open world games so far, the
only let down was the repetitiveness of the game. From what they have said this
is something they have addressed in this game;
Next up Dead Rising 2. The first
Dead Rising is one of the few games that i still have and its in my little
collection of keeps for all time. That really says it all.
So do you think you got enough
action to keep you going without Modern Warfare 2? Don’t worry, there is more;
Now as I said before, this is just my list and not every game on this list will be for everyone’s taste. This is the problem, there really is so much coming out, just remember there is something for everyone and who needs Modern Warfare 2 !
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