Published on October 28th, 2013 | by Don Parsons0
Releases: Week of October 29th – Assassin’s on the Battlefield
Only a few more weeks until the next-generation of gaming blows minds across the world. But we still have a little bit of kick left in the current-gen to keep some of us satisfied. Myself, I’m torn between the shooter series I love and coming back for a nostalgic trip through wrestling memories. After this, there’s only a few games on my radar thankfully. Maybe it’s just me, but besides the console launches, the software just doesn’t seem to be as robust as last year. Oh well, here’s this week’s dish of releases.. ~Don P.
It’s been awhile since there has been a big-name shooter, but it’s that time of year when two big shooters come out back-to-back. As per usual, EA is releasing Battlefield 4 and the Battlefield 4: China Uprising Expansion (PS3, PC, and Xbox 360) before Activisions offering from Infinity Ward. I haven’t heard much about the single-player campaign, but I think Battlefield is known for its multiplayer, which is what I can’t wait to play. My time with the beta was enough to let me know that I will love it about as much as I did Battlefield 3’s multiplayer. The new leveling mechanic is an interesting twist on the tried-and-true formula, so I look forward to seeing how that plays out over the course of my play time.
This years Assassin’s Creed installment, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3, PC, Wii U, and Xbox 360), comes out this week, too. Initially I was a little put-off by this one. I thought the setting to the last game was simply perfect after a long string of games set in Europe’s Renaissance era. To me, it was a backwards step to go from Revolutionary era America to a pirate-centric game. Don’t get me wrong, pirates are neat and cool, but as a history buff, I felt there were other areas that Ubisoft could have explored. And then I watched the “Assassin’s Creed IV 101 Trailer” and now I am trying to frantically pencil it in to my schedule before the end of the year.
Being a retired wrestling fan, I still have moments where I remember the good old days. WCW, ECW, the nWO, the WWF Attitude Era, Goldberg, Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels, etc., etc. Wrestling games over the past few years have done little to try to get me back into the sport I used to know and love, but WWE 2K14 (PS3 & Xbox 360) has done nothing but try to get me crawling back for a wrestling fix. It started with the 30 Years of Wrestlemania mode announcement. Then came the roster list, which had a lot of my favorites. It ended with Undertakers own mode, Defeat the Streak/Defend the Streak. So there are a lot of little things that look promising, here’s hoping the gameplay is solid, too.
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