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Jarrod
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Hey, is anyone else fired up about the next Borderlands game?  I really enjoyed the first, and I'm keen to jump into the second.  Although I'm living under a self-imposed media ban about the game, I see that they've tweaked the levelling system etc, and at this stage there's the fear that it won't be as good as the first.  But still, I enjoyed the quirky world...

 

I'm also looking forward to Fall of Cybertron, but probably won't get it until late Sept anyway (when I expect to have some free time next).

 

What games are y'all looking forward to the most?

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I'm really looking forward to The Last of Us.  With the Uncharted series (still have #3 to play), Naughty Dog has earned my respect.  I consider them a developer whose games are must-play.

Unfortunately, I'm also looking forward to The Last Guardian. :(

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It's Guild Wars 2, Dishonoured (I have to put that U in it) and XCOM: Enemy Unknown for me. I was going to say Aliens: Colonial Marines but the more I see of that the more I want to prevent any developer ever getting their grubby mitts on the franchise again. It looks really, really bad. So much so that I'm eying up Alien Resurrection on the PS1 (for the PS1 mouse I still have) and Rebellion's AvP from 1999 which was brilliant. God damn Gearbox.

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Dishonored is looking intriguing to me, though Arkane has a sort of miss-or-miss history. The Last of Us, definitely, and X-COM. I might even give Far Cry 3 a chance, despite the crimes of its predecessor. This dead summer season is giving way to the madness of the holiday release cycle. Batten the hatches people!

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Admittedly I didn't really get into the Uncharted games...  so what's the appeal with The Last of Us?  Why are people looking forward to it so much?

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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The writing in the Uncharted series is absolutely fantastic. Great characters, humor, etc. The same team is writing/producing Last of Us. Another thing that Naughty Dog has really innovated is performance capture: dialogue and mocap at the same time, with the same actors, makes the physical experience much more realistic and engaging. Tiny actor movements are captured, stuff that'd never be thought of in a non-perfcap environment - fingers tapping, brushing against objects - it makes a huge visual difference.

Uncharted isn't always perfect in its execution, but I consider it one of the very best action/adventure/platform/shooter/puzzler series out there, the best of everything that games like Tomb Raider and Gears offered, with an outstanding script and cast to back it up.

The Last of Us looks like a good story and I'd be following it regardless, but Naughty Dog has proven itself so well with Uncharted that their work is always at the top of my radar.

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Ni No Kuni - Wrath of the White Witch

Level 5 + Studio Ghilbli?! Yes, please. Studio Ghilbli could animate a menu and I'd buy/watch it.

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Jarrod said
Admittedly I didn't really get into the Uncharted games...  so what's the appeal with The Last of Us?  Why are people looking forward to it so much?

The survival mechanics in The Last of Us are a big reason...the idea that the gameplay is really going to be focused on finding and making use of what little you can, rather than having things like ammo in frequent stockpiles a la Left 4 Dead.  It remains to be seen whether or not this flies in practice, of course.

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That scavenging mechanic has promise, as demonstrated by Day Z... not a game for everyone, but it is proof of concept for some things. Tied more to a narrative as in The Last of Us could be really cool.

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All those are excellent reasons for anticipating The Last of Us.  It also doesn't hurt that I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic fiction.

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Fair enough - keep me posted.  I'm not 100% convinced yet, but y'all piquing my interest

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