Geek Team Six’s Most Anticipated Games List Pt.2

This is another part in the collaborative effort of the GTS writers to bring you the most anticipated games of the upcoming year.

By: Peter Spain

Rage

Release Date: October 4, 2011

Things to Look Forward To: An FPS, mixed with and RPG, mixed with an Adventure game.  The game is published by Bethesda so it may be comparable to Fallout, however it looks like it going to be much more fast paced.  Through trailers and interviews it doesn’t look like your going to have to manage and handled 6 broken Shotguns, and a massive inventory system that takes you out of the gameplay.  The game looks like you stick with around 4 weapons that can all be upgraded, and customized making the experience more streamlined.  Not to mention you can build some of your own gadgets..  The environment sounds like it has been done before, but it looks more colorful, and more lifelike.  It’s also big enough that you can drive from city to city. The cities seem more alive and the characters are just faces with 2 sentences set to repeat, and through interviews id Software says that NPCs is something they really focussed on in development.

Possible Negatives: Lets face it the Post Apocoylptic world has been done before, and hopefully it doesn’t feel like another wasteland.  Multi-player has been announced but it sounds like it may only be for the driving portion of the game, aka Mario-Kart style battles, which I personally believe is just so they can say “you can play with up to 8 players online”.  The AI seems to be good, but in a game this big, very often the AI can lead to disappointment and if you don’t feel challenged the game can get boring. BUT we’ll have to wait and see.

For more on rage check out their website here.

Dead Island

Release Date: September 6, 2011

Things to Look Forward to: It seems like this game has taken all the best parts of certain games and combined them into one game. The open world environment, the upgradable character and weapons, zombies. First the environment: a beach resort on an island. A change of scenery for the zombie genre, not just dark gloomy landscapes with storm clouds rolling through.  The open world is a new spin on the genre as well, an FPS open world zombie game is a one of a kind.  The RPG elements have a new twist as well. Unlike Dead Rising the player can pick one of four characters, each of which specializes in a different ability. The weapons in the game can be modified and combined as well, but unlike Dead Rising, they can also be repaired.  There are a variety of zombies in the game as well.  Unlike Left 4 Dead where there are masses of regular zombies with “special zombies” peppered in, the zombies in Dead Island seem to be grouped by area.

Possible Negatives:

Zombies have been done before, a lot. Making them different can be difficult to do, and its going to be interesting to see how different the zombies are in this game.

Check out Dead Island’s website here.

More games will be added shortly, let us know which games your excited about.

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About Peter Spain

Marketing Intern at Parkway Financial Strategies, LLC. Be The Best

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