Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Games to get in November

The number of big titles being pushed into early 2010 hasn’t really changed the landscape of holiday 2009 all that much. After an impressive showing in both September and October, November is looking just as ridiculous as developers make that last minute grab for parents’ Christmas dollars.

3rd- Dragon Age: Origins (360, PS3)
3rd-Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (PS3, 360)
3rd- Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (PSP)
10th- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3, 360)
10th- Phantasy Star 0 (DS)
17th- God of War Collection (PS3)
17th- Lego Indiana Jones 2 (All)
17th- Left 4 Dead 2 (360)
17th- Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)
17th- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
26th- Tekken 6 (PSP)

Some may notice I have left Assassin’s Creed 2 off the list. The reason for this is simple- I have never felt more lied to by the gaming critic community as a whole than with the first Assassin’s Creed. I know it’s just one blogger’s opinion, but that game was pretty damn bad. Gorgeous graphics aside and intriguing story aside, the combat was dull and wonky and 90 percent of the game was built around time-fill search gimmicks and needlessly repetitive gameplay. But that rant, I suppose, is for a different post.

We’re here to celebrate the wealth of titles November has to offer and, if you liked AC1, you can just pretend it’s included on the list.

Despite the number and variety of titles, his month basically boils down to one game- Modern Warfare 2. It’s already broken pre-order records and will undoubtedly be the best-selling game of all time.

The next heaviest hitters come in the buddy-friendly frag-fest known as Left 4 Dead 2 and the epic RGP Dragon Age: Origins. Get those three games and you should be set for a full damn year.

The PSP continues its push for quality titles with a new Jak and Daxter and the release of the much anticipated LittleBigPlanet.

Those wanting to relive Kratos’ old adventures and gather a slew of trophies in the process can dig into the God of War Collection and brick breaking fanatics everywhere can rejoice with the new Lego Indiana Jones title.

Hope your Christmas list writing pen is full of ink, cause you’re definitely going to need it.

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