Sure, we're all looking forward to BioShock and Halo 3, but what about those games that are coming out in November and December? You know, the games that we play to escape family gatherings at Thanksgiving. The games that we find under the Christmas tree after so
delicately obviously hinting to a loved one just how much we want it.
Please keep in mind that these are the games that I'm most looking forward to. And, yes, I'm aware that there is a large majority of Nintendo gamers out there who are most excited for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but I never got into those games. I think I will definitely try it out this time around, though.
If you have other suggestions of games that you're looking forward to, let me know in the comments.
Also, we plan on writing walkthroughs and guides for all of these games, so look for those when the games launch.
5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - November/December (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
Call of Duty has taken a break from its WWII roots and has been redesigned from the ground up. Now set in the modern day Middle East and the former Soviet Republic, the game has you play as the Marines Force Recon and British SAS, aka special forces.
CoD 4 has won all sorts of "Best of Show" awards already and promises to be an exhilarating and intense experience.
4. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - November 13 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
As opposed to the modern twist that CoD 4 put on the WWII genre, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway stays true to its WWII roots.
The BiA series has always been my favorite of the WWII genre due to its integration of squad based tactics. The third game in the trilogy, it is sure to be a solid performer and will definitely scratch that WWII itch.
3. Super Mario Galaxy - November 13 (Wii)
How can you not be excited for a new Mario Bros. game? Particularly one that has received much early praise, even comparing its revolutionary qualities to that of Super Mario 64.
2. Assassin's Creed - November 13 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
Combine Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, and a storyline out of the third Crusades and you have a winner. Plus, there has been a lot of speculation that there may be some sort of mystical aspect to the game where you'll end up playing in the present.
It's intriguing, looks brilliant, and includes lots of stealth. It's like Ubi invaded my dreams.
1. Mass Effect - November (Xbox 360)
BioWare, the developers behind RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, stole my heart with that game. I was hooked from the second that my lady Jedi dual-wielded lightsabers.
Up next for them was Jade Empire, the underrated Xbox 360 RPG. Now, after several years, BioWare is nearly ready to unveil its opus, Mass Effect. This action RPG is set to take the gaming world by storm and is sure to take up a good month of my life.