There are a lot of upcoming games to get excited about. Both the end of 2014 and all of 2015 are absolutely packed with games, and that’s a good thing. However with so many popular upcoming games coming out, there’s always bound to be a few that don’t interest some people, despite all the buzz. Again, this is a good thing. Choice is very important in gaming. Now having said that, I’m going to share with you the deepest and darkest secrets from my heart. These are several highly anticipated games…that I’m just not interested in!
*disclaimer* There are bound to be titles here that people are really excited for…that’s kind of the point. I’m not trying to diminish anyone’s joy, I’m simply sharing some uncommon opinions! 🙂
Now don’t get me wrong, this game looks visually amazing. The graphics are simply beautiful. It’s more the gameplay that doesn’t interest me. Unfortunately, despite my best attempts, I’ve never really managed to get into the third person RPG genre. Which is strange, because the Elder Scrolls games are some of my favorite games of all time. I can’t really explain why the point of view matters so much to me, and realize how close minded this all sounds! Love it or hate, I just can’t seem to get myself excited for this game. Not quite my genre.
Rainbow Six: Siege
I can’t even use the “it’s not quite my genre” excuse for this one! I’ll say this whole “Siege” idea is pretty unique, and does look like it can be pretty fun. But can it carry an entire game? In my opinion it has the same issue as Battlefield: Hardline. The whole cops and robbers thing is a cool idea, but that cool idea alone can’t carry the game. Same with this. The idea is interesting, but I don’t see how they’ll be able to carry a whole game around it. Truth be told, everything else about the game looks mediocre. There, I said it.
Metal Gear Solid V
Now I want to say I have nothing against this game or this series. It’s just, well I don’t know a lot about it. Never played any of it’s predecessors is all. I know it’s a highly anticipated upcoming sequel…and…that’s kind of it. It had one odd $30 demo thing, and then a few really strange cryptic trailers…this game is honestly a bit of mystery to me. That combined with the fact that I’ve really only played one stealth game that I’ve really loved before, and that was Dishonored.
Mortal Kombat X
Now if you’ve been following my blog since the beginning, this one may come as a surprise to you. I mentioned in my first ever post that Mortal Kombat was one of the first games I ever owned, and I put Scorpion on my top ten favorite video game characters list! Make no mistake, I love Mortal Kombat. And when I heard there was going to be a next-gen Mortal Kombat I rejoiced! That was until I learned it wasn’t really a next gen Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat X will be on both Xbox One and PS4 sure, but it’s also being developed on last gen consoles. Why is this a big deal? Well, it means it still has those nasty last gen “chains” around it’s neck. I’ve seen gameplay and…well…it’s just not impressive. Graphically the game isn’t even close to what I think the next Mortal Kombat game should be looking like! To me it just seems like Mortal Kombat 9 with some of Injustice’s features implemented. Call me when we get a real next gen Mortal Kombat!
I’m not a big fan of 4 v 1. The issue is those few little words make this game completely irrelevant! It’s multiplayer only, no campaign, and as far as I know only 4 v 1. It’s the type of game that you basically have to play with friends. Trust me I can already say this with absolute certainty: if you play Evolve online with random matchmaking you’re going to have a horrible time. What’s more, is I see a serious potential content issue with this game. I mean if this game is really just 4 v 1 on a couple different maps, with a couple different monsters, is it really going to be worth the $60 asking price? If it was a $30 arcade game, then it’d be a totally different story….but as it stands now: I’m afraid I don’t see the value.
Once more, my purpose isn’t to offend anyone! These are just highly antipated games that aren’t quite my genre, or don’t quite impress me as much as everyone else! Not trying to be a Negative Nancy! So what are some highly anticipated games you just don’t see the hype for? Let me know!