Sunday, November 1, 2009

Games of November - Part 1.

The last important month of the year has arrived and it even though a few select titles were pushed back until next year, there's still plenty to sink your teeth into in November...


Before the arrival of Mass Effect 2 in February, developer Bioware have been busy in their Edmonton studios with another RPG of theirs, Dragon Age: Origins. Described as a 'dark heroic fantasy', this medieval action-adventure seems to be all about the old school RPG. Swords, shields, mages, ugly-as-fuck enemies called Darkspawn and tons and tons of blood. I'm equally excited and frightened by this game. Excited because I haven't played a decent medieval RPG since Oblivion. Frightened because Bioware say a typical run through of this game will take '80-100 hours'. Holy shit.

Release date: November 5.

MODERN WARFARE 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Naturally, this one's a given. The build-up and expectation for this game has reached insane levels. Why is that? Mostly because of the multiplayer. Sure the single player campaign is shaping up to be amazing (Washington DC in flames etc.), but the real anticipation lies in the online features. New perks, kill streaks, death streaks and hell of a lot more guarantees I'll be picking up this game on day one. I'm still searching for Ice T and no doubt he'll be playing this one so I'll be sure to post a story if I ever manage to shoot him in the face.

Release date: November 10.


Despite the rather clunky name, this game represents the first true side-scrolling Mario game on a console in ages. Taking its name and basic gameplay from the incredible 2006 New Super Mario Bros. for the DS, this updated version adds four-player action, propeller suits, penguins suits and of course, the best thing about a Mario game, the appearance of Yoshi. If I had a Wii, I would go out and buy this one immediately but I guess it will just have to wait until some time next year. EB Games has a pre-order bonus of a cool looking red Mario cap so...fuck EB Games.

Release date: November 12.


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