Looks like there are quite a few fantastic releases hitting the shelves this quarter. As you probably guessed, I’m itching to get my hands on Modern Warfare 2. But there are a few other titles I’m also really excited about. High on my list is Assassin’s Creed 2. I still have a two more assassinations in Memory Block 5 before I’m finished with the first Assassin’s Creed, so I’m probably not going to pick up the sequel right on its release date, but there’s not a whole lot of story left for me to play through in the first game, so who knows? Maybe I’ll finish it out before Assassin’s Creed 2 comes out.
I’ve certainly had a blast playing through the Medieval Middle East, but I can’t wait to find out what’s in store for an assassin in the Renaissance!
I’m also looking forward to checking out Brütal Legend, a rather unusual idea put forth by none other than the illustrious Jack Black. The premise: you play as a band roadie who gets transported into a fantasy realm that looks like it was pulled right from the covers of the greatest heavy metal albums. His weapon of choice: a Flying V guitar infused with magical powers.
The game I’m really looking forward to, however, is Dragon Age Origins. The developer BioWare is a veteran with fantastic RPGs such as the Mass Effect Trilogy, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and the upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.
BioWare is known for its phenomenal RPGs, but it’s been an extremely long time since they’ve developed an RPG in a strictly fantasy realm, as they’ve been focusing on the futuristic science fiction realm of Mass Effect and the “galaxy far, far away” with their Star Wars releases.
Dragon Age Origins takes all the elements that BioWare is famous for in their space-age games and brings them into the world of knights, warlocks, dragons, elves, and wizards. It’s going to be quite an adventure, I suspect. Game Informer Magazine has already given the game a score of 9/10.
It looks like it’s gonna be a great season for video games.