Saturday, October 30, 2010

November Releases - Choose Your Weapon: Guns, Hidden Blades, or Paint Brushes

November 2nd/4th

Goldeneye 007
Developer: Eurocom
Publisher: Activision

 Goldeneye made its mark on the N64 as one of the first shooters that actually worked pretty well on console. Now Bond is looking to make its mark on the Wii, offering the same shoot-em-up gameplay of its predecessor. Though visuals leave a little to be desired, the classic fun still looks in place.

Xbox Kinect
Xbox 360
Developer: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft

Remember when you thought you looked stupid playing Wii and waving a remote around...yeah, about that...The Kinect is a nice piece of technology with incredible potential. This will be the hot item everyone wants this holiday, allowing motion control applications without a controller. So now you can flail wildly and look even cooler!

November 9th

Call of Duty: Black Ops
PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, DS
Developer: Treyarch
Publisher: Activision

Another year, another CoD. This time Treyarch takes the helm from infinity Ward to bring us Call of Duty: Black Ops. Though a different name and different developer, the typical CoD action still looks like it's there. Expect new weapons, new multiplayer perks, and a remote control RC car with explosives....s'like a grenade, but funner to throw at enemies.

November 16th

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, though no the official third installment in the series, brings us back to Ezio once again. This time around he must gather an army of assassins throughout Rome, train them, and use them to take down the corrupt leaders. Multiplayer adds a new aspect to the game, making you kill human players instead of the typical AI.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PC
Developer: EA Bright Light Studio
Publisher: EA

...shutup. Look the typical castle exploring games that preceded this always left a little to be desired. This game looks much more combat heavy, with a cover-to-cover based system. It's like Harry Potter the third person shooter....seriously, stop laughing.

Notable Titles: The Sly Collection (PS3)

November 21st

Donkey Kong Country Returns
Developer: Retro Studios
Publisher: Nintendo

The SNES classic is making a comeback this month, and with Retro Studios (Metroid Prime) at the helm, it's sure to be an incredible title. The same 2D side scrolling action is all there, with much more attention to the interaction with the worlds. From what I have heard so far, this is not an easy game. I heard an average player had 50 deaths in one sitting, so don't expect a kiddy game.

November 28th

Epic Mickey
Developer: Junction Point Studios
Publisher: Nintendo

Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated titles for the Wii, Epic Mickey is the latest creation of Warren Spector (Deus Ex). Mickey's brush allows obstacles to be erased from physical existence using the thinner and then restored using the paint. With a morality system in place and incredibly worlds to explore, the game looks to be one worth your time.

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