Nintendo Forum  

Go Back   Nintendo Fan Forum > Nintendo Corner > Gaming News

Notices

Gaming News Gaming News around the world.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-17-2009, 11:08 AM   #1
Konata
The NEET Thing To Do
Points: 35,048, Level: 100
Points: 35,048, Level: 100 Points: 35,048, Level: 100 Points: 35,048, Level: 100
User owns 1x Nintendo DS User owns 1x Nintendo Wii Wheel User owns 1x Purple Pikmin User owns 1x White Pikmin User owns 1x Blue Pikmin User owns 1x Yellow Pikmin User owns 1x Red Pikmin
User owns 1x Metroid User owns 1x Triforce User owns 1x Gold Cucoo User owns 1x Samus Morphball User owns 1x Princess Ruto
 
Konata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stoke, England
Posts: 7,189

My Mood: Inspired
Thanks: 36
Thanked 57 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 223
Konata has a reputation beyond reputeKonata has a reputation beyond reputeKonata has a reputation beyond reputeKonata has a reputation beyond reputeKonata has a reputation beyond reputeKonata has a reputation beyond reputeKonata has a reputation beyond reputeKonata has a reputation beyond reputeKonata has a reputation beyond reputeKonata has a reputation beyond reputeKonata has a reputation beyond repute

Friend Codes

Awards Showcase
NFF Referrer Signature of the Month NFF Annual Awards NFF Bachelor Award Member of the Month Level 100 Award NFF Old Man Award NFF's 4th Annual Award 
Total Awards: 12

Top 10 games to watch for this fall.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NY Times
There is no way to sugarcoat it: the 2009 holiday season (which in the video game business begins in September) appears to have the weakest lineup of big-budget titles in the last several years.

But that is not necessarily a bad thing. In recent years many game publishers have been far too enamored of the idea that a big game can succeed only if released after Labor Day. The problem has been that so many major games were being released within weeks of one another that excellent games sometimes went unnoticed.

Now publishers are wising up, realizing that a top game can generate word-of-mouth buzz and sustainable sales over many months, if not years. That makes the holiday season a bit less important, which is why publishers have been content to let a raft of major titles originally slated for late 2009 slip into 2010. And besides, it is going to be difficult for any game this holiday season to compete in popularity with the commercial monster known as The Beatles: Rock Band.

(By the way, the scheduled lineup for next year, beginning in January, is stellar, and 2010 may well go down as the best year ever in gaming.)

That said, dozens of top-notch games are scheduled for release this fall, with titles aimed at children, adults and players of all skill levels. They range from casual diversions to ultra-immersion virtual realities that can easily occupy hundreds or thousands of hours.

Here, then, in alphabetical order, are 10 games to watch for this fall.

AION World of Warcraft has been dominant in online role-playing for so many years (coming up on five) that it may be difficult to imagine that another game could steal a significant number of WOW players. Certainly the contenders have come and, mostly, gone. Aion has the best chance yet; its fantasy environments look far better than WOW’s, and the gameplay is solid. To be released Sept. 22 by NCsoft for Microsoft Windows.

ASSASSIN’S CREED II The first Assassin’s Creed set the player as a killer in the Middle East during the Crusades. The sequel is set in Renaissance Italy. Entire cities, including Venice and Florence, will be at players’ disposal to explore and exploit as they wish, hiding and sneaking before striking from the shadows. To be released Nov. 17 by Ubisoft for PS3, Windows and 360.

BORDERLANDS It can be hard to trust a game that goes through a major redesign midway through its development, as Borderlands did. But I’m a sucker for any postapocalyptic combat simulation that gives me millions of possible gun configurations to play with. To be released Oct. 20 by 2K Games for Sony’s PlayStation 3, Windows and Microsoft’s Xbox 360.

BRüTAL LEGEND The Beatles are nice, but sometimes you want to rock out to something a bit harder. Brütal Legend is the story of a heavy-metal roadie (voiced by Jack Black) who winds up in a hair-band fantasy land. Unlike Rock Band or Guitar Hero, this is not actually a music game but an action-adventure romp with a hard-rock theme (including more than 100 heavy-metal songs in the soundtrack). To be released Oct. 13 by Electronic Arts for PS3 and 360.

CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 Without question the most anticipated title of the fall for core gamers, Modern Warfare 2 is expected to succeed its predecessor as the most sophisticated and intense yet accessible digital rendition of today’s battlefields. Of course it’s still a game, but Modern Warfare 2, set largely in Central Asia, is meant to get players as close to the action as possible without actually strapping on a flak jacket. To be released Nov. 10 by Activision for PS3, Windows and 360.

DEAD SPACE: EXTRACTION This prequel to last year’s gory, bile-inducing survival-horror hit Dead Space is coming only to Nintendo’s usually family-oriented Wii console. That is a bold, impressive choice for Electronic Arts, the game’s publisher; the Wii needs more games for adults, and Extraction is quite welcome in that vein, so to speak. To be released Sept. 29.

DJ HERO With all the attention being paid to The Beatles: Rock Band, DJ Hero is set to hit store shelves under the radar. It won’t stay there for long. There are millions of music fans out there who happen to prefer hip-hop and dance music to classic guitar rock. Activision has brought in big-time talent like Eminem, Jay-Z and DJ AM, who died last month, to consult on the game, which features a mock turntable controller. To be released Oct. 27 for PlayStation 2, PS3, Wii and 360.

DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS There aren’t a lot of old-school single-player fantasy role-playing games around anymore. Anyone who hankers for the days of Ultima, Bard’s Tale, Might & Magic and Baldur’s Gate will almost certainly have to play Dragon Age, which is being developed by the role-playing royalty at BioWare. Get ready to hack, slash and start throwing magical fireballs around. To be released by Electronic Arts on Nov. 3 for Windows and 360 and later that month for PS3.

NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII Few games require less introduction than Super Mario Bros. This version, however, will be the first to allow multiple players at the same time. That alone should make the game worth buying. After all, how could you own a Wii and ignore Mario? To be released sometime between October and year’s end by Nintendo for the Wii.

PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE DIABOLICAL BOX Perhaps the most cerebral game on this list, the new Professor Layton is the sequel to one of last year’s sleeper hits, Professor Layton and the Curious Village. At their core the Professor Layton games are simply a collection of dozens of brainteasers, riddles and puzzles. But their charm stems from their woodblock-style art direction and quirky storytelling. Released last month by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS hand-held console.
Thoughts?
__________________

My little sister can't be this non-existent


Konata is online now  
Sponsored Links
Old 09-17-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
da Beef
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,038

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
da Beef will become famous soon enoughda Beef will become famous soon enough


Awards Showcase
Poster 
Total Awards: 1

disagree.
da Beef is offline  
Old 09-17-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
Rin
Nintendo King/Queen
Points: 39,277, Level: 100
Points: 39,277, Level: 100 Points: 39,277, Level: 100 Points: 39,277, Level: 100
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,972

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 155
Rin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant future


Awards Showcase
Royalty NFF 3rd Annual Award Level 100 Award Member of the Month Monster Poster Yoshi Poster 
Total Awards: 7

Half of that is right, and half of that is laughable.
Rin is offline  
Old 09-20-2009, 11:46 PM   #4
feder
闇の怪盗
Points: 861, Level: 15
Points: 861, Level: 15 Points: 861, Level: 15 Points: 861, Level: 15
 
feder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South Korea
Posts: 196

My Mood: Lurking
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 20
feder is on a distinguished road

Send a message via AIM to feder
Meh, meh, and more meh. I don't really think NY Times is a very good expert on videogames anyway though.
__________________
currently playing:
Pokemon Heartgold, Tales of Destiny

most anticipated:
Tales of Graces, Fragile, Arc Rise Fantasia, Sands of Destruction
feder is offline  
Old 09-21-2009, 12:20 AM   #5
Rin
Nintendo King/Queen
Points: 39,277, Level: 100
Points: 39,277, Level: 100 Points: 39,277, Level: 100 Points: 39,277, Level: 100
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,972

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 155
Rin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant future


Awards Showcase
Royalty NFF 3rd Annual Award Level 100 Award Member of the Month Monster Poster Yoshi Poster 
Total Awards: 7

The NY times isn't an expert of anything other than drama :P
Rin is offline  
Old 09-21-2009, 12:56 AM   #6
lostleader
無くなったりだ
Points: 3,552, Level: 37
Points: 3,552, Level: 37 Points: 3,552, Level: 37 Points: 3,552, Level: 37
User owns 1x Zero\'s Helmet
 
lostleader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In The Shadows, getting ready to strike.
Posts: 874

My Mood: Spaced
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 39
lostleader is a jewel in the roughlostleader is a jewel in the roughlostleader is a jewel in the rough

Friend Codes

Awards Showcase
Royalty Princess Award 
Total Awards: 2

PSN ID: LOSTLEAD8R Xbox Live Gamertag: lostleader8
laughing out quietly NY times haha

only two look good out of this list.

DJ hero will be interesting though.
__________________
lostleader is offline  
Old 09-21-2009, 01:11 AM   #7
Rin
Nintendo King/Queen
Points: 39,277, Level: 100
Points: 39,277, Level: 100 Points: 39,277, Level: 100 Points: 39,277, Level: 100
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6,972

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 155
Rin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant futureRin has a brilliant future


Awards Showcase
Royalty NFF 3rd Annual Award Level 100 Award Member of the Month Monster Poster Yoshi Poster 
Total Awards: 7

Yeah, it looks interesting, though I'm not sure how good it will be. Hopefully not too bad.
Rin is offline  
Old 09-22-2009, 11:12 AM   #8
feder
闇の怪盗
Points: 861, Level: 15
Points: 861, Level: 15 Points: 861, Level: 15 Points: 861, Level: 15
 
feder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South Korea
Posts: 196

My Mood: Lurking
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 20
feder is on a distinguished road

Send a message via AIM to feder
Quote:
Originally Posted by †Rin† View Post
The NY times isn't an expert of anything other than drama :P
Quoted for Truth

I pity the people who take anything the NY times says seriously.
__________________
currently playing:
Pokemon Heartgold, Tales of Destiny

most anticipated:
Tales of Graces, Fragile, Arc Rise Fantasia, Sands of Destruction
feder is offline  
Old 09-25-2009, 05:22 AM   #9
gameaddict
Senior Member
Points: 4,380, Level: 42
Points: 4,380, Level: 42 Points: 4,380, Level: 42 Points: 4,380, Level: 42
User owns 1x Nintendo Wii User owns 1x Nintendo Wii Remote User owns 1x Nintendo Wii Wheel User owns 1x Nintendo DS User owns 1x Nintendo Wii Classic User owns 1x Nintendo Wii Nunchuck User owns 1x Bob-omb
User owns 1x Blue Shell User owns 1x 1-UP Mushroom User owns 1x Nintendo Game Boy Advance User owns 1x Fire Flower User owns 1x Rupee Bag
 
gameaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,591

My Mood: Fine
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 36
gameaddict is on a distinguished road


Awards Showcase
Celebrity Poster 
Total Awards: 2

DJ Hero is going to be bad. I can tell it. I'm going to stick to Guitar Hero for now.
gameaddict is offline  
Old 10-01-2009, 04:31 PM   #10
Muckbeast
Junior Member
Points: 302, Level: 6
Points: 302, Level: 6 Points: 302, Level: 6 Points: 302, Level: 6
 
Muckbeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 30

My Mood: Inspired
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 20
Muckbeast will become famous soon enough

What about Champions Online!
Muckbeast is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Top 5 games to own on DS Konata Gaming News 37 10-09-2009 11:42 PM
Top games of 2008 and future 2009 games Wiidude PC Gaming 15 08-30-2009 09:10 PM
Top 10 Games of Summer 09' marvman3 General Nintendo Section 15 07-22-2009 03:50 PM
Top 25 Nintendo games. Konata General Nintendo Section 10 04-25-2009 10:48 PM
Top 20 Games of Fall/Winter 2008 marvman3 Microsoft Xbox 6 09-26-2008 02:02 AM

NFF Youtube Videos NFF Facebook page

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Nintendo Blog

Nintendofanforum.com is a Nintendo fansite and is not associated with or endorsed by Nintendo of America, Inc.
All trademarks and images belong to their respective owners.
Nintendo Wii