Kota’s Most Anticipated Games for Holiday 2014
Guest Contributor and Cosplay Extraordinaire Kota gives her personal Most Anticipated games for the end of the year. Read on to find out what she wants and why!
The Assassin’s Creed franchise has successfully created games that appeal to every kind of player (6 times!). This seventh installment in the series, Assassin’s Creed Unity aims to add a new element to the popular franchise by giving players the ability to not only play in the beloved third-person open world style, but now also offers the opportunity for cooperative multiplayer. This new development is the perfect cherry on top of these ever-effective games, adding in the only element that was missing in a gaming world that is starting to be strongly driven by co-op options. The same beauty, story, and unique stealth gameplay will of course return with a new assassin, Arno, to drive it. This time set in Paris during the French Revolution, Assassin’s Creed Unity is sure to earn Ubisoft more gold stars and fan appreciation. Assassin’s Creed Unity is set for an all-platform November 11th release, and is the perfect addition to your Assassin collection.
Only the third game in its franchise, Dragon Age Inquisition has been surrounded by huge hype ever since its announcement. Continuing in the same tones of its predecessors, Inquisition will maintain its roots, a dialogue rich action RPG that lets you travel in a world of fantasy. Bioware has made an incredibly smart decision with this release and actually listened to the fan feedback they received from previous game. This includes the promise of more complex and punishing decision making opportunities and overhauled romance and combat systems. Slated for a November release, Dragon Age Inquisition has a lot to deliver to its eager fans, but if it does it has the possibility to join the great ranks of RPGs.
It seems that November will be a big month for Ubisoft, with not just the aforementioned Assassin’s Creed release, but also the 4th chapter in another of their super successful franchises. I’m talking about the highly anticipated Far Cry 4. The unique adventure-FPS captivated fans when its first game showed them into the world of survival/adventure gameplay. Taking the player to an entirely new location in the snowy Himalayan region and promises a dangerous new villain who may rival that of the tribal leader Vaas. One of the most interesting aspects of this new release is the ability to invite friends to play, even if they do not actually own the game. They are allowed ten invites to send out to friends who then receive a downloadable trial version. This genius marketing tactic is sure to help you sway your friends into getting the game as well.
This has been a great year so far for a new wave of story-based indie game releases (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Whispering Willows, etc). Another game of this genre named Never Alone, promises to bring another beautiful and cinematic story to the gaming world. Controlling a young Inupiaq girl and her artic fox pet, players will take a beautiful journey through this atmospheric puzzle platformer. Games of this nature are starting to pop up all over the gaming world, and causing developers to consider story and atmosphere instead of just action. Never Alone promises another intelligent game that will have players walking away having not just played, but having had an experience.
*This feature was written by Dakota Schiller (@misskotalee)