Last year, the gaming world saw the release of several smash hit sequels, like Call of Duty: Ghosts and Grand Theft Auto V. With the new year comes the promise of new video games to look forward to. Here are a couple of my favorite prospects.
The Sims 4
All I can really say about The Sims 4 is “Thank the Heavens!” To many faithful simmers out there, The Sims 4’s predecessor, The Sims 3, was a bit of a flop. But what we’ll see with The Sims 4 is completely overhauled gameplay. And I mean completely overhauled. In The Sims 4, we can look forward to entirely new animations, new Create-A-Sim, and even new Build Mode, which is a plus for gamers such as myself (EA.com). The Sims 4 is unfortunately downgraded in graphics, but it is as much of a con as it is a pro. Hopefully, the game will be open to as many players as possible.
Halo: Spartan Assault
The latest Halo on the market, developed solely for Xbox One and Windows 8 PCs, sounds promising, and it is set between Halo 3 and Halo 4, as the fifth installment in the series. Though the gameplay is simple and designed for Windows 8 PCs (for now, anyway), the controls aren’t really gamer-friendly. The story is alright — even though Master Chief doesn’t show up. However, I have extremely high hopes for the Xbox 360 edition, which normally turn out to be great in the gameplay, graphics, and story department (DigitalTrends.com).
An awesome, new, online-multiplayer first-person shooter developed by the geniuses behind Call of Duty couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s a refreshing new take on the entire first-person shooter franchise, being released across Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC platforms in the coming spring (Titanfall.com). As with most of the recent games, the graphics are supposed to be incredible. From the screenshots I’ve seen, they look absolutely amazing.
Titanfall is, in a way, a lot like the multiplayer of Call of Duty-no shocker there. Six online players clash with each other either as a jump-jetting human or duke it out as massive robot Titans. The choice is yours (Time.com).
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
Let’s face it, this was bound to end up in this list, since I’m a diehard WoW fan. On the matter at hand however, Warlords of Draenor is the newest WoW expansion, centered entirely around the home of the orcs and the draenei. Also coming with this expansion are new animations, level up to 90, and the ability to command armies in the quest to take Draenor. Although there are many expansions out there, this one promises to be the best one yet (Battle.net).
These are just a few of the games set to be released in 2014, but I already like what I’m seeing. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for these franchises and original games.