Mass Effect 3
This one’s a given. The Mass Effect series has shown us just how amazing story in video games can be without sacrificing gameplay. While the third entry will probably play fairly similarly to the second, I still have to imagine the same quality seen in the previous entries will be present in this one.
Anarchy Reigns / Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
Platinum games have proved themselves time and time again with entries including the absolutely fantastic Vanquish and Bayonetta. The first time I played through Vanquish I was constantly reminded of Metal Gear Solid in story tone, cut scenes, and humor. I could not be happier that Platinum have taken the reigns of Metal Gear Rising. While I don’t know what to think of a multiplayer brawler, Platinum gets a pass in my book until they do me wrong.
Journey – PSN
ThatGameCompany is pretty awesome giving us titles like Flower and Flow. Selling either of those titles in the vernacular is nearly impossible and a true testament to just how unique and amazing their games are. For instance, in Flower you’re like this petal on the wind that goes around saving other petals and they all make music. See even I want to yell SHUT UP HIPPY at myself. Journey looks to be equally indescribable other than its name sake and I can’t wait.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – PS3
Truth be told, I’ve heard some pretty average things about the gameplay and story for Ni No Kuni. But here’s the thing: Studio Ghibli is doing the grahics. Studio Ghibli who did the artwork for movies like Princess Monokee, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, and need I go on? For me, this isn’t a game so much as it is something amazing I’ll get to watch and occasionally press buttons on. Its an animator trying its hand at something it hasn’t done a whole ton of so they get a pass this time.
Sure there are a lot of other games to be excited for like Borderlands 2, The Last Guardian, Bioshock Infinite, Zone of Enders HD, and so much more but these are the only ones I feel like writing about.