Apr 11, 2010

How I'd Spend My Summer Vacation (if I had one)

For every 10 minutes I spend playing a video game, six new games are being born (real statistic). Granted, most don't even catch my attention, but there's always a gem or two (or 8) I anticipate on a yearly basis. Most of the following are rooted in existing franchises, therefore, have the benefit of the doubt. Slap Castlevania or Metroid in front of something, I'll likely buy it on the spot (with a few exceptions). So in order of release date (that way you'll know when to buy them for me...or for yourself...AND me), LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Red Dead Redemption (May 18): Not sure how to feel about a western video game? Go watch 3:10 to Yuma and The Proposition then try to imagine a Quentin Tarantino remake of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Throw in this trailer of gals that would put Annie Oakley to shame, and pard'ner, you got yerself a customer.

Transformers: War For Cybertron (Jun 22): Now that The Transformers have been sodomized and will forever be synonymous with Michael "That's right, I fucked your childhood in the ass" Bay, I'm blown away to see a TF game that isn't a movie tie-in. Although, this could be trickery and upon loading the disc an image of Bay appears on screen with Optimus spread eagle in front of him. Watch this and mourn what a Transformers movie could have been.

Metroid: Other M (Jun 27): The Metroid Prime games are fun, but I'd take Super Metroid any day. So why not fuse the two? Oh wait, that's exactly what Team Ninja did! The look and feel of a side scrolling Super Nintendo game that's been given a Wii makeover. I'll take it!

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (TBA 2010): I mentioned I'd buy anything with Castlevania attached to it. Add Patrick Stewart to that list. This one speaks for itself. You either know Castlevania or you should know Castlevania.

If you're not thoroughly satiated, maybe one of these are more to your liking:

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (May 23), Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Jun 29), and for those seeking the beautiful marriage of retro and new, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and Mega Man 10 (both available via WiiWare & Xbox Live)


  1. I'm well aware that The Proposition is set in Australia, but I think anyone would argue that it's still a "western."

  2. Fallout: New Vegas!

    Made by the same dev team that made Fallout and Fallout 2. Its looking like a more direct sequel to those games than Bethesdas Fallout 3 was. Game play is closer to those games than Fallout 3 also