Wii Party U
This game may be a little surprising to see on my list, but I was a big fan of the original title for the Wii. Considering the lack of Mario Party titles between 8 and 9, I thought Wii Party was a fantastic replacement. Through the use of random and humorous Miis I’ve downloaded, it was always a great time. With the Wii U GamePad having so much game potential, as seen in Nintendo Land, I am really excited to play this game when it releases on October 25.
Batman: Arkham Origins
Arkham Origins is definitely one of the other games I alluded to on the previous page as being close to my most anticipated game of the month. I am a lifelong fan of Batman, dating back to the greatest cartoon ever, Batman: The Animated Series, which the Arkham series has always felt almost like a sequel to. While Warner Bros. Montreal is in charge instead of Rocksteady Studios, I have total faith as Warner Bros. Montreal is using the same engine and designs as Rocksteady and the game looks great so far. I also have to mention that I absolutely love that the game is set at Christmas as I’ve always thought gaming lacked a good Christmas game. Could this be the Die Hard of gaming? I guess we will find out when the game releases for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC on October 25.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
Arkham Origins Blackgate is far from just a port of the console game for handhelds. Instead it is a completely different game that is set three months after the events of Batman: Arkham Origins. Therefore, it is a good idea to play the console version first. The game features a Mega Man like level select, where you can choose the order in which you face the bosses, with the ending you get depending on what boss you faced last. I definitely will be picking this one up to play after completing Arkham Origins, when it releases on October 25 for Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
This was the other game, along with Arkham Origins, that I alluded to in the section on the other page as being very close to my top game coming out this month. I’ve been following the series ever since getting the first Assassin’s Creed many years ago. I was even one of the minority that quite enjoyed Assassin’s Creed 3, having not come across all of the bugs and glitches that other say plagued the game. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag looks like it took elements of 3 and have improved even further upon them, especially with the naval battles. Pirates are always a fun topic to tackle, so this should be quite the exciting ride when it releases on October 29 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U.
Sonic Lost World
The Sonic franchise has been one of the most up and down franchises since it moved to 3D. Luckily, the series has seen sort of a rejuvenation in recent years with the fantastic Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. Based on everything we’ve seen of Sonic Lost World so far, it looks like this trend may continue. Sonic Lost World looks to recreate a Super Mario Galaxy type game in the Sonic universe. The developers have put extra effort into making you have the most control over Sonic that we have had since the Genesis days, so it is hard for me not to be very excited. The Nintendo exclusive title will be released on October 29 for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
The Battlefield series is one that I have never played much over the years. Most of my friends played other shooters such as Halo or Call of Duty, so I never bothered with the series, which I now realize was a huge mistake. Since playing Battlefield 3 with a friend who had recently picked up the game earlier this year, I have become more and more interested in the upcoming Battlefield 4. The game aims to be the premiere shooter this year and will of course be compared to the latest Call of Duty release. I cannot wait to get in the 64 player firefights online when this game releases on October 29 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.