FRIDAY FEELING is back! This week, it’s a little different. We asked our community what their most anticipated (announced) games of 2013 were. Our community responded. We’ll be doing it all over again after E3, but for now these are officially Low Fat Gaming’s 5 most anticipated titles of 2013…
Sneaking in at number 5 is the Dark Knight himself in a prequel to the Arkham series – Batman: Arkham Origins. Promising to evolve the template of the excellent Arkham City, this title sees Batman being hunted by the DC universes biggest and baddest assassins through the streets of Gotham City on Christmas Eve. Though it is being developed by a new team (original developers Rocksteady are busy elsewhere…), you are clearly excited for the return of the Batman.
Community says: “Can’t wait to get back into the world of Batman – he has the best villains so this storyline has me pumped!” – Alan Jones.
4. Metro: Last Light
Metro 2033 is a cult classic. Thankfully, the game performed well enough to warrant a sequel. Dripping with atmosphere, the FPS was a benchmark in world-building and narrative and its sequel, Metro: Last Light is looking to build on this. With tighter shooting mechanics promised, we could be in for something truly special. We don’t have long to wait either – Last Light is released in May.
Community says: “Metro: Last Light for me. Definitely a contender for most atmospheric game ever made, and is probably the best thing that will come out of 4A. With all the improvements, the better shooting, better stealth, this could be the game of the generation.” – Rory Mullan.
3. The Last Of Us
Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic thriller has got the masses foaming at the mouth. The PS3 exclusive looks like it will be a triumphant last hurrah for the Sony machine and, after their success with the Uncharted series, Naughty Dog is in confident mood. With mature themes and a unique look on what you would do to survive and keep your loved ones safe in a dangerous world, The Last Of Us has the potential to be an all-time classic.
Community says: “The Uncharted games are my favourite of all time and I can’t wait to see what Naughty Dog do next!” – Deborah McPhilips.
The gaming world is very interested in Watch_Dogs. After stealing the show at E3 2012, the UbiSoft title repeated this trick at the recent PS4 reveal. Scheduled to be a cross-generation release, the mechanics of Watch_Dogs look to give the player total freedom in a city ruled by technology. While we have concerns with the current-gen versions (HOW will it work on the ageing machines?!), the next-generation versions have piqued our, and your, interest.
Community says: “Watch Dogs definitely, it looks amazing. Just hope it’s as good as it looks!” – Peter Evans.
1. Grand Theft Auto 5
What else could it be? There is nothing bigger than GTA, as our community proves. The Rockstar powerhouse will have the final say on this generation and we can’t wait to dive back into its world. There are some questions lingering though. Will there be a next-gen version too? We’re hopeful. While we’d play GTA V on ANY format, a PS4 or Next Xbox version would be something special and lay a marker down for that generation too. GTA V will be released on PS3 and 360 on September 17 – it can’t come soon enough.
Community says: “San Andreas (and to a lesser extent, IV) were when GTA truly reached a peak of excellence, it will be exciting to see how they can improve upon that.” – Adam Findley.
– Dave Green. He’s on Twitter @davidpgreen83