Video Games. Video Games are many things: entertainment, escapism, surrogate parents, scape goats for politicians, cheapish babysitters, even art maybe sometimes (?).
Since I’m forever locked in battle with my mortal enemy, Helios: The Fiery Sky Orb, playing video games is a part of my considerable media consumption. In truth, I’m much more of a casual “gamer” (gross), as I buy only three maybe four games a year. I still like the medium, though, and try my best to keep up with what’s out there. And since I’m snowed into this abandoned ski lodge (that’s supposedly haunted, spooky!), I thought I’d maybe share a few games I’m really looking forward to in the near future.
BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS
Arkham City is kind of my dream game. A more comic book-y Batman game written by the guy who wrote the bulk of Batman: The Animated Series with a lot of the voice actors from Batman: The Animated Series.
I was super bummed, like a beach bum without any gnarly crushes bummed, when I heard a prequel game was coming out. Arkham City set up the possibility of such a badass sequel. BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH.
But as news came out about Origins, it didn’t look half bad. The game play is super similar to Arkham City, which is awesome. The map is bigger, which might mean it isn’t as detailed as Arkham City’s was, but that’s not a deal breaker for me. I can freaking jump off skyscrapers as Batman.
Word on the street is, Rocksteady is working on the REAL Arkham sequel, but since the demand for a new game was so great, WB Montreal was tasked with making this prequel. So I suppose this will do. For now.
Watch Dogs is not a sequel to Sleeping Dogs (or as I like to call it, Snoozin’ Pooches). It’s a sleek sci-fi game where you play as a hacker that can control the big ass computer that controls a city.
I’m not sure why I like Watch Dogs. I think it just seems like a good equation. It’s an open world game, my favorite kind of game. It’s very cyberpunk sci-fi, my favorite kind of sci-fi. It looks great, it looks detailed, it looks like my kind of game.
From the guys that made Halo comes another rich, original sci-fi world.
Unfortunately, I think this might be a loooooong game. Too much of a time commitment for me, perhaps. It’s very possible I could end up, just like with Mass Effect, Halo, and Leisure Suit Larry, reading about the game’s story.
GRAND THEFT AUTO 5
Story? Oh, hahahahahaha, no that doesn’t matter at all. This might as well be Murder Playground 5.
‘Coming When It’s Ready’. So probably never.
But a cyberpunk game by the people that made The Witcher? Yeeeeeeees please.