Hey fellow Axeheads! It's been a looooong time since I posted a blog, but now that summer is right around the corner, I wanted to take the time and talk about my most anticipated games between the months of June and September. Here are the top 3 games I'm interested in this summer:
3. GTA V (September 17)
To close out the summer, Rockstar is bringing us my number 3 most anticipated game, GTA V. You might ask, why is this game only at the number 3 spot on the list? Well honestly, I am cautiously optimistic at Rockstar pulling this game off. To me it seems too overly ambitious in its scope and its got me worried in terms of its final execution. Rockstar has been very selective when it comes to what they have decided to show off to the public and I still don't fully understand how the mechanic of switching back and forth between characters is going to play out. With that being said, the trailers that Rockstar have put out have me intrigued.
2. Deadpool (June 25th)
Number two on my most anticipated games of the summer is Deadpool. This title comes from the folks over at High Moon Studios known for their excellent work on Transformers War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron. This game has got me excited because I think "The Merch With a Mouth" is a perfect fit for video games. His witty lines and constant breaking of the fourth wall in the trailers have been pretty damn funny. This game might not be the most visually stunning or try to reinvent the wheel in terms of combat, but it seems to be very faithful to the source material.
1. The Last of Us (June 14th)
Number one on my most anticipated games of the summer is the Playstation 3 exclusive The Last of Us. Not only is this a new IP, it comes from the great studio Naughty Dog who has a nearly impeccable record when it comes to creating high quality franchises (Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, Uncharted). I am currently on COMPLETE media blackout when it comes to this game. I have not watched any new trailers, behinds the scenes videos, or played the demo included with God of War Ascension. I have complete faith in Naughty Dog as a studio and will be picking this game up day 1.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (June 9)
Project X Zone (June 25)
Dragon's Crown (August 6)
Splinter Cell Blacklist (August 20)
Rayman Legends (September 3)
Killzone Mercenary (September 10)
Wonderful 101 (September 15)
So are you fellow Axeheads interested in picking up any of these games? Do you have any other games you are interested in? Will you skip any of these titles and strictly focus on cleaving the fat out of your backlog (Tony Grice voice)? Let me know in the comments below.