The Gamescom convention is currently raging in Germany (because when you think “raging party”, you think “Germans”) and today was Microsoft’s turn to WOW a gathering of Teutonic gamers. They busted out a bunch of trailers for upcoming games, of which three caught my eye…
I liked Halo Wars, but it needed a little more cook time as well as two more campaigns, ala Starcraft. I’m actually shocked they’re doing another one, I always assumed the first was shoved out the door incomplete just to make some money on a game the management saw as sub-par. (Which is why it didn’t do so well.)
The first Homefront was mediocre at best, though it did some interesting things with drones. This one looks like a ripoff of the BAD Red Dawn, down to the kid raising his AK and everything.
Does not bode well.
Other than being Bioshock-inspired (to the point it looks almost like a clone of that dystopian FPS), there isn’t much about this that jumps out. If it’s just another excuse to lecture people about politics, I’ll give it a miss.
And of course there’s the Big Dog, the shoe-in for Game of the Year: Fallout 4. I’m all over that, assuming I have more time this holiday season than last year.
Hey, it could happen!