This has been a pretty eventful week in the gaming world, and we still have about another three weeks till E3 2012. If you haven’t heard yet, one of our writers over at Velocity Gamer, Mark Gibson, will be heading out to the expo to get some coverage. Expect to see some great exclusive content and interviews come June 5-7.
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Upcoming single player experiences
This week saw the release of Starhawk, which I hope to get into rather soon. Unfortunately for the single player gamers, journalists around the web weren’t too happy with the game’s campaign. I’m not exactly sure why games like Starhawk, etc seem to feel the need to include a rushed, low-quality campaign when they’re focused on multiplayer. Why not just use the extra resources to continue fleshing out the multiplayer experience and just add bot matches in for the single players? This Tuesday we see the release of Max Payne 3, by far one of my most anticipated games of this year. Everything I’ve seen up to now has impressed me; The visuals, music, gunplay and the very impressive animations. Lets all just hope that the story is top notch as well, though I’m sure it will be considering Rockstar is behind the scene. After this week we’ll see the release of Dragon’s Dogma, which is looking to be a hit in the RPG genre. If you read my hands-on preview I made a mistake in the description of the game, labeling it as a Co-op enabled game. That information was incorrect, the game is actually a single player experience at its core, but has optional co-op elements implemented, and gives you the ability to share your created allies. If you didn’t see the first gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed III, you better click here and go check it out right now; it’s awesome.
Personal Gaming Update
I haven’t had much time to really play video games lately. School is finishing up with finals; gotta keep those grades up, so that’s the reason I haven’t gotten my Prototype 2 Review up yet. I have been playing the game when I can though, and I believe I’m at least 60% through the main storyline, which has actually been really good so far. I’m still working on finishing up the Witcher 2 as well. Of course, with Max Payne 3 coming Monday my backlog continues to grow uncontrollably. I believe I’m getting a copy of Dragons Dogma as well…man, I’m not going to see the light of day for at least a few weeks at the start of summer. Hopefully you all enjoy the new theme of the site and like I said above, please leave some feedback.