Fall brings on good releases for gamers

Devin Holmes
With last year’s release of the Next Generation’s consoles, there is a lot to look forward to in the upcoming future.
Since the launching of the Next Gen, we have received: “Watchdogs,” “Titanfall,” “Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag,” “Infamous: Second Son,” “Pikmin 3,” “Call of Duty: Ghost” and “Ryse: Son of Rome.”
This past week at Gamescon, there has been even more talk of games to look forward to.
The first on the list is a game developed by FromSoftware (developers of Dark Souls) and a PlayStation 4 exclusive titled “Bloodborne.”
This is a spiritual successor to the Soul’s game; therefore, it looks and plays like one, but is supposed to be more playable by less experienced players. So if you rage quit the previous games, this might be your thing.
Another Sony exclusive featured at Gamescon was “Silent Hills.”
This will be the newest installment to the Silent Hills franchise with quite a few big names on it.
Being developed by Kojima Products (Metal Gear Solid), Director Guillermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim), and special guest Norman Reedus (Walking Dead), this game made quite a large uproar with its playable teaser.
If you are a horror enthusiast, then Sony’s “Until Dawn” is probably right up your alley.
This game is basically a playable horror movie with all of the clichés that  you can think of.
From a man who looks like Jason Voorhees to the same basic plot of “Cabin in the Woods,” this game has the potential of being extremely corny, or surprisingly good.
Microsoft gained the early release of “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” the next installment to the Tomb Raider reboot series.
And, on top of everything else, Gearbox announced its new game, “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!”
As the name indicates, it is a prequel to “Borderlands 2,” which focuses heavily on Handsome Jack exile on the Hyperion moon-base.
With all of the hype made by these games, we also got more information on games such as “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” the two upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” games, “Witcher 3,” “Destiny,” “Halo 5,” and even “Super Smash Brothers for Wii U.”
Overall, the announcements of the upcoming games are well received, but there are some doubts.
So far in this Next Gen, there have already been a few upsets, such as the huge delay of “Watchdogs,” just for it to be released with pieces of the game that were in the trailer removed.
Or even “Dark Souls 2,” where the graphics were lackluster, and the game functionality was not what was promised.
Can we expect the same out of “Far Cry 4,” any of the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” titles, or “Bloodborne”?
Hopefully, these games will not disappoint, have learned from their previous mistakes, and go above and beyond our expectations.
I can say for myself, even though I am a little skeptical, this looks like it could be a big year for gamers.

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