The past year was a time of drastic ups and downs, much like being on drugs. We have seen a Mormon lose to a minority for the Oval Office, as well as the tragedies of madmen with guns. We have seen the rise of a K-Pop superstar and a chubby beauty queen who’s half Hutt on her mother’s side. It truly was an emotional roller coaster and it really felt like I was on drugs the whole year. But new years are all about new beginnings, which means new resolutions! But how long is that going to last when you suddenly stop going to the gym? Take it from me, there are better things to look forward to, such as gaming. And yes, this post will finally be about gaming again. So why don’t I introduce you to some promising sequels to get into on the first quarter to make you lose focus of your already unobtainable resolutions.
DmC: Devil May Cry
(Release date: January 15)
The gun-slinging, sword-swinging, full-of-sass demon slayer has returned for more in this sort-of sequel to the famous Devil May Cry franchise. Set in a parallel universe to the series, Dante (now brunette) stumbles into Limbo City when suddenly, demons. Naturally, the name of the game is to hack, slash, shoot, etcetera, etcetera, and make the mortal world safe from demons. What’s new about this DmC is how the coloring helps animate this already fast-paced game. It starts dark and dreary, fitting for a name like Limbo City, but then when there’s a demon encounter, the surroundings crumble and are alive with shades of red. It literally gives that feeling of Hell on Earth that you’re fighting on. If you want to describe it as DmC on drugs, then fine, it’s probably the best way to describe it right now.
Dead Space 3
(Release date: February 5)
Remember the alien zombies I’ve ranted about in the past? Well they’re back in the third installment of the infamous SciFi/horror series Dead Space. After dealing with Necromorphs on two different occasions, Isaac Clarke, the survivor turned hero, is now looking more into the truth of the alien zombies. Then he crash lands on a frozen planet, and to his surprise, more zombies. Same s**t, different day. But now the action heats up with a new drop-in/drop-out co-op system where a friend, if you have one handy, can drop in at any time during the game. Along with new zombies and gameplay, this sequel should be more intense. Please don’t disappoint, EA.
(Release date: March 26)
Now do you remember that one other game I mentioned about fighting your way out of an undersea dystopia? Now you can fight your way out of a dystopia in the SKY! Bioshock Infinite breaks the mold with a whole new setting with brand new crazies trying to kill you. Hovering above 1900’s America is the city of Columbia, an advanced steampunk city suspended high in the air with lots of blimps and balloons. Armed with numerous firearms, psychic powers, and a hottie by your side, you fight your way through hordes crazy racist Americans and steampunk robots. Plus it’ll also be fun watching people fall from several thousand feet in the air. Seriously, they can think of floating cities and tearing through space and time, but not fences.
-"Demon" Matt Little
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