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Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:20 am

...in addition to (of course) GoaT launching in 2015, here are a couple of titles that I'm looking forward to... feel free to add the games that you are eagerly anticipating...

GTA 5
I've been a GTA fan since Vice City, so I'm looking forward to this vast mixture of exploration, rampaging and open-ended problem solving.

Rainbow Six Siege
Way, way back, I enjoyed playing the SWAT 4 demo -which combined an fps with squad tactics. I think the forthcoming Rainbow Six, will bring real team-play and destructible environments into the mix... looks like a lot of clever and frantic fun :mrgreen:

Others
The following ones are kind of in early-release/beta stages, but I'm also tempted by the combination of Oculus Rift with space shooters... Elite: Dangerous, Eve: Valkyrie and Star Citizen. As a kid, I had some fun with the original Elite on the humble ZX Spectrum home computer and as a student it was Wing Commander on the mighty Amiga system: a decent VR setup is exactly what this genre needs to be really, really fun to play.

...as a pacifist and indie supporter, I'm embarrassed to admit that all my choices are shooters and that no compelling indie game comes to mind right now (partly because they rarely have the time/budget for prelaunch promotion)
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Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:47 pm

I'm waiting for GOAT and Dungeon Kingdom.
It's been a while since an AAA title caught my attention.
Maybe I'm going to take a look at Doom 4, however I don't expect it to be anything less than terribly disappointing.
By the way: I'm a peaceful man, however I don't see anything wrong in playing shooters...
I'm 115% pro-gun, however.
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Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:39 am

Alberto wrote:Maybe I'm going to take a look at Doom 4
Yep, it'll be really interesting to see what direction they take the franchise...
Alberto wrote:I'm 115% pro-gun, however.
I'm really conflicted about gun control and pacifism. On one hand, I travel a lot in Asia (Hong Kong, Thailand, China and Cambodia) and get threatened frequently (usually guys in groups muttering "go!" as I walk past, with an occasional stealthy request for 'money'' or a threat of death or violence). So a weapon would be really handy, just for peace of mind.

Invariably, I've found that the threats have no substance, they seem to come from inadequate guys who maybe feel a bit threatened, trying to spread FUD from the safety of a crowd. It was a pleasure to visit Germany for Gamescom, where the guys are usually so genial.

On the other hand, if the whole world was armed, I think it would become a very dangerous place... especially the disadvantaged countries, where people don't have the same opportunities for a comfortable life, for education, and for ethical development.
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Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:19 am

"Common" robbers aren't the biggest threat - governments are...
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Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:32 am

Alberto wrote:"Common" robbers aren't the biggest threat - governments are...
Yeah, I understand how your recent experiences in Italy have been traumatic.

With regard to governments, I have been really lucky so far... though I've experienced some 'unusual' administrations in China, Cambodia and now in Thailand (recently had a military coup and the future is a bit uncertain). Generally, they don't really bother foreign visitors (though they might not treat all their own citizens well) apart from maybe spying on visitors to figure out what they are up to. It's certainly never dull here in Asia :mrgreen:
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Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:18 pm

I'm praying for Mirror's Edge 2 to be amazing.
The first one was so funky, I just had to try some of the stunts myself. It's not as easy as it looks, but it hurts way more.
Also the Ratchet and Clank and Sly Cooper films in production.
If I'm not mistaken, these are these are the first video game films in years?
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Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:30 pm

Yeah, Ratchet and Clank should be fun! I also can't think of a recent videogame franchise coming to the big screen either.

I'm looking out for Mirrors Edge 2 with interest... real-world parkour does look awesome but, as you say, getting the moves wrong can be painful and maybe risky too :mrgreen:
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Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:16 am

Most of what I am anticipating is actually kickstarter/indie based games. In the AAA market, the only thing I guess I am half curious about is Dragon age : inquisition, but I'm still a bit gun shy to go all in on that one.

Sadly I don't know if a lot of what I'm hoping to see released in 2015 WILL release in 2015 because indie dev's are not usually able to hit their mark. Still here is a list of what I'm psyched for based on what I've seen in dev blogs:

Ghost of a Tale (cause, well, DUH!!)
Bloom: Memories
Stasis
Road Redemption
Asylum
Mage's Initiation
A Hat in Time
Catlateral Damage
SuperHot

There are others, but I don't expect them to hit their mark til maybe late 2015 or sometime there after.

Happily, that is a pretty eclectic run of games so I don't feel ashamed for a love of all things violent, though some of those games have wanton violence in them. lol. Don't be ashamed, David, it's ok to be a total bloodlusting psychopath in games. If you can't release frustrations there, where can you? :) (legally that is). Also you may want to check out an indie game called Doorkickers that is sort of like the old tactical splinter cell/spec ops games except it's overhead view and it is a lot about well crafted strategy to get through the different scenarios without losing men (perma death prevails). I figure you love the 'run and gun' and stealth so it may not be so much yer thing, but for a more tactical "planning" thing you might get a kick out of it.. ok..pun intended..

I'd say the next big title I am itching for (and have a long way to wait) is going to be Persona 5, most likely on ps3 cause I lack a ps4. Though if they actually made another Rune Factory or Valkyria Chronicles or fallout or wasteland i'd be psyched :) At least VC is coming to pc, i'ma grab that!
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Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:59 pm

@EvilKing... with your interest in indie/exotic/unusual/crowfunded games, I knew that you'd have some interesting thoughts to add to this thread. A Hat and Time and Catlateral Damage could be fun, I love games with humour! SuperHot could also be really nice if they get the playfeel right, the time-stopping mechanic seems slick and the Mirrors Edge approach they took with the stylish visuals definitely fits.



Since I saw the early access on Humble Bundle last month, I've been watching Road Redemption ... here's another title that could be terrific if they can take it beyond button mashing. RPS and Steam users have given the early access version really high ratings, so this is encouraging.



Its interesting that you mention Doorkickers, which I looked at a couple of times over the last few months, and before that by its spiritual cousin Frozen Synapse. Exactly as you say though, I've held off because I found that I'm more into directly running 'n gunning and combining it with tactical elements (i.e. SWAT and Rainbow Six). I tend to be less into games that are -at their heart- tactical in nature.
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Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:20 am

hey EvilKing... Valkyria Chronicles is available on preorder for the next five days on Humble Bundle for USD 17.99.
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