This week we saw the release of what many people are claiming to be the most anticipated title of 2012, Diablo III.(Much can be said about that game at a later date) That essentially can be said about any game that a gamer is looking especially forward to. When you get the chance to pull yourself away from your Mac or your PC, a few other games will be releasing in just a few weeks, and months that you may want to check out.
The Last Story
The Last Story by Xseed is a game that fans of RPG’s will be looking forward to when it releases next month. The action based combat is a refreshing element to the JRPG story-telling genre. If you recently got the chance to play Xenoblade Chronicles that was released last month, then you may have been one of the lucky few to play the great RPG that the Wii had to offer us this generation. The Last Story is a game that you may want to keep an eye on when it is released next month. The highlights of this game are the unique combat system and the voice acting is a major plus. The accents really bring to life the emotion that is portrayed throughout the game. There are many things to say about this game, but I will let this video below do the talking.
Next Week we see the release of the hotly anticipated action RPG Dragon’s Dogma. Capcom has stated that this game can sell over 10 million. Will this game reach that level? We cannot be sure as of right now. However, what I can tell you is that Dragon Dogma is a great title which has an enjoyable character creation and easy to get into gameplay. Everything looks great and if you have played the recently released demo, you will already know some of what you can expect when the full retail version releases next Tuesday. The only concern I have with the game is the lack of an online multiplayer component for the game.
Risen 2: Dark Waters
Risen 2: Dark Waters is already out for the PC and if you have already gotten it, God bless you. If you’re the type of person that prefers to play games on the PS3 or Xbox 360 as opposed to the PC than you’re going to have to wait a little while longer as the game will not release until the 31st of July. The PC version of the game currently has a Metacritic aggregate review score of 69 with mixed reviews. Does this mean that the console’s counterpart is doomed from the start? The answer to that question is that it could be, but we cannot make any judgments until the result of the final product. I guess the only thing that we can do is hope that it releases to some success. I really love pirate type games so I have a special place in me for this game.
Borderlands 2 (FPS/RPG Hybrid)
Now, I know what you are going to say, Borderlands 2 is not an RPG. I would tend to agree with you if there were not so many RPG’s elements in the game. If this were the original Borderlands, I would agree with your sentiment. The problem I have here is that this title has everything that fans of RPGs would love to play. That is mostly the reason why Gearbox Software is calling the game a RPG/FPS hybrid. There is co-op gameplay for up to four players, but what has me excited personally for this game is the fact that you can now have the ability to add new skins (bazillion different skins) that will allow you to customize your character in a way that will give you a ton of new things to do in the game. There is also going to be a lot of support for the game from Gearbox Software when it releases later this year. Here is hoping that this is going to be a great title and possibly the best yet.
Pokémon Black and White Version 2
If you have been following the recent news about Pokémon Black and White Version two you may have heard that it is rumored that Brock and Misty will finally be making their returns to the Pokémon catching franchise. The game will feature new character models for both Brock and Misty and it will have them reprising their roles as gym trainers. Fans of the franchise will be especially happy to see the trailer below in its original Japanese voiceover. The game is similar to what you will remember from your younger years if that was the last time, you played a Pokémon game. I have not played a Pokémon game in a while because frankly, I thought I was not missing anything. It appears in the trailer below when this releases in the US that I may be wrong.