With the likes of Bloodborne, The Witcher 3, Batman Arkham Knight, and Metal Gear Solid V all filling up the roster, it goes without saying that 2015 has already been a stellar year for video games, but the best is yet to come.
Having too many games to play is a good problem, and one that we as gamers appear to be facing as the year reaches its conclusion. Fallout 4 is the obvious heavy-hitter – the huge RPG that will likely break sales records and have fans and critics alike engrossed for hours upon hours, but there are so many great games coming out this fall that some fantastic experiences will likely go under your radar. Which games are you willing to sacrifice for games you consider to be more important? Do you have time to play all the games you want to?
Personally, my most anticipated titles involve Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, Rock Band 4, Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Star Wars Battlefront, Just Cause 3, and Hitman. That’s not to mention the other huge games that I would undoubtedly still enjoy such as FIFA 16, Guitar Hero Live, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Halo 5 Guardians, Need for Speed, and Call of Duty Black Ops III. There simply isn’t enough time to dedicate to all of these deserving products, so it’s all about managing your resources carefully and doing some research before deciding which games to spend your hard-earned cash on.
As if all of that’s not enough (it is), we won’t have even gotten around to breaking our New Year’s resolutions by the time Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End comes out in February; Drake’s latest adventure being my most anticipated upcoming game bar none.
So, assuming you’re going to lose hundreds of hours roaming the wasteland and blowing up towns,
as well as playing Fallout 4, which games are going to have to bite the bullet? From the games I listed it’s so hard to decide where my money and time should go. Nevertheless, I think Rock Band 4 and Hitman will just miss out on my Winter gaming catalogue; the former because it looks like more of the same old Rock Band (which is no bad thing), and the latter perhaps because I just haven’t seen enough of it yet.
Regardless of which games you choose to spend your money and time on, let’s appreciate this fiasco while it lasts. It’s not every year that we have too many good games to choose from. Don’t worry about not picking up some of those games you really wanted. Leave them until we reach a period of draught in video game releases and pick them up for a bargain price then instead. Of course, who am I to tell you what to do with your money, but rest assured gamer’s will be thinking long and hard about their investments this fall.