Team Picks is our monthly feature where members of the team get together to tell you about their most anticipated games of the upcoming month. Why not join in? Let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments!
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Super Smash Brothers: Smash Bros is one of the series that Nintendo only releases once a generation. It’s always seemed to me that the game would be better suited to a handheld as I’m one to play games in short bursts. The latest entry boasts a character list that appeals to me more than any previous in the series. I’m also interested to see how the 3DS exclusive modes stack up. My one concern is the online component. I believe that this could be the best 3DS game yet if it’s online is fully functional.
Fantasia: Music Evolved – After getting to play Dance Central Spotlight I have no doubt Harmonix can build a great catalogue of songs and make good use of the Kinect. And while its a bit of an oddity – I’m still not entirely sure what the game even is – I think it could turn out to be something of a treat for music lovers.
The Evil Within – I am desperate for some AAA story driven gameplay so hopefully this goes down a treat. There are so many great games coming this October that it was hard to select only one!
#DRIVECLUB – For a long while I have been debating what driving game to go with this year and #DRIVECLUB looks absolutely spectacular! I can’t wait to get hands on and see if the gameplay matches the visuals.
The Evil Within – First, a disclaimer! It was a very close call between this and Bayonetta 2. But whereas Bayonetta 2 is a sequel that I know I’ll absolutely love (since it really just builds upon the fantastic foundations laid by the original), the Evil Within is still ambitious and has a lot to prove in my eyes.
I’m not looking for a follow up to Resident Evil 4, as some have claimed. I’m looking forward to an atmospheric, interesting game that isn’t afraid to eschew traditional and conventional game design choices in favour of more unique experiences. Horror games have lost their way as of late – many of which being games that are meant to be watched or have your own reactions streamed alongside them. I’m praying to the stars that Shinji Mikami hasn’t lost his touch and The Evil Within will be a return to form.
MX vs. ATV: Supercross – My little brother and I grew up not only playing the earlier titles in the series but spent our weekends racing and it was the only way to get that speed fix through the week. I’ve been keeping my eye out on updates for it ever since I caught wind of there even being a new game after reading about their previous developer. I’m keen to finally get my hands on it.
Alien Isolation – After the trainwreck that was Colonial Marines, I’m looking forward to the IP attempting to regain lost hope with the fans. Especially when this attempt takes the form of a high stakes, hopefully highly immersive survival horror game. Which realistically should be the only way to have the Alien brand work (at least, when you’re talking about the first film)
Sunset Overdrive – Got hands on with the game at Gamescom and I was sold immediately. The absurdity and over the top gameplay are simply brilliantly executed.
The Walking Dead: Season 2 – After having no internet for a year I’m desperate to catch up with Clementine and revisit zombie infested Georgia. The first season’s climax still keeps me up at night to the point where I’d even consider playing the updated version. I’d like to think I could save more people, but deep down I know I’ll end up letting more of them die.