My Top 5 Anticipated Video Games
We have officially crept into the second half of this year, and I couldn’t be more excited with the list of video games being released. Although we still have no official release dates for some games such as Kingdom Hearts 3 (*cries a single tear*), we still have plenty to choose from for the rest of 2015. I’ve narrowed my list down to the five that I am most interested in, even though I’m pretty sure my pockets will say otherwise.
Yoshi’s Woolly World
Available for Wii U on October 16th
Nothing like a remix on a classic Nintendo game character to stimulate your nostalgia and keep the gameplay interesting. Yoshi’s Woolly World is definitely giving me Kirby feels in the screenshots. In this game, Yoshi is able to take on the [altered] appearance of several of our Nintendo favorites (although apparently not the abilities) while he embarks on his adventures. Not to mention, everything is made of yarn and just so darn cute!
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden
Available for Nintendo 3DS on October 20th
I mean…who doesn’t love Dragon Ball Z? Extreme Butoden has a hero/villain storyline as well as battles that can take place on several stages with a multitude of characters. The show itself (characters and battles really) is so grand that translating it to a newer Nintendo handheld device will certainly be interesting for me.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Available for PS4 and Xbox One on October 23rd
This installment of Assassin’s Creed gives us two protagonists (brother and sister) and what I like about this game is the ability to switch between main characters throughout the storyline, reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto V (Trevor was my dude, I hate it had to be him). Assassin’s Creed is a great third-person action game,and although I’ve missed out on the last few, I’m anxious to get back into it with this promising game.
Halo 5: Guardians
Available for Xbox One on October 27th
I’ve loved Halo since the very first release when I was running around the maps wrecking shop with just a pistol and a needler. It is a shooter game that I never got tired of and this was before online gameplay was even available. Needless to say, I am overjoyed about the release of another one, however, I am hoping that the company does not actually get rid of the offline multiplayer split screen as seen in their past games. I have fond memories of my brother and I playing multiplayer offline, and it was definitely a feature that I think enhanced the game, not brought it down.
Now, I don’t have a Xbox system anymore, but I may very well get one again just to reconnect with this game. Until then, I’ll be at my friend’s house playing on it like it is mine. ^_^
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 6th
If you ever want to play a fairly consistent shooter game, Call of Duty pretty much lands on the money every time. Black Ops III is, of course, a continuation from Black Ops II and will feature a couple of zombie storylines. I preferred the story mode sans zombies that Advanced Warfare gave me with Kevin Spacey (I thought it was exceptional by the way), but I cannot deny the development that the franchise is attempting to put out. I love to complete main stories quickly, then go on to multiplayer mode therefore extending my playing time for the game. With all of the new main storylines and multiplayer options, I am anticipating Black Ops III to be one of my favorites this year.
All in all, this year is chock full of interesting releases, and they will be keeping me busy for sure.
Jalissa Sutton has always loved that which stretches far beyond her imagination. She has been playing video games, watching anime, and reading comics since childhood, she works in the community with Special Events. Jalissa loves to travel, try new things, eat amazing food, exchange ideas, and share laughter with friends. She is passionate about encouraging people to be themselves and enjoying life according to how they want—not how others tell them it should be.