Open Discussion – October 11 2012

Oct 11, 2012 by  

Game Rant Open Discussion

Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for October 4, 2012. Now’s your chance to choose the topics, whether they be in relation to what game’s you’re playing or news items that have caught your interest.

This week was a great one for gamers as two of this Fall’s most highly anticipated games finally hit store shelves: XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Dishonored.

While the FPS XCOM is in some sort of limbo, Enemy Unknown is now available for public consumption and has been greeted with favorable critical praise. Our own John Jacques gave it a 4.5 out of 5 and called it “the type of game which every player should try, and comes highly recommended to anyone who enjoys strategic gameplay.” Make sure to read his full review to find out what makes XCOM: Enemy Unknown so great.

Dishonored, one of Game Rant’s favorite games from E3 2012, has released to similarly positive fanfare. Part of the game’s appeal rests in its player choices, but beyond that it’s one of the rare new IPs released during this latter part of the console generation. If the trailers and pre-release content didn’t do it for you, maybe our review will help convince you the game’s worth checking out.

This week also saw the release of Fable: The Journey, the Kinect-based adventure that, while not on rails, has many Fable fans crying foul of the experience. We’ve yet to try it ourselves, but any who have are encouraged to share their opinion in the comments below.

As far as news is concerned it was a pretty light week, with nothing too earth shattering being announced. Modders working with Resident Evil 6 discovered that a few pieces of the game’s DLC are on the disc, proving that Capcom will never learn from its disgruntled fans. In addition to this disappointing news we also received some new details regarding significant updates to Mass Effect 3 which will bring new features to the game’s multiplayer.

But those are only just some of the topics worth discussing; feel free to share your thoughts or gripes about any recent news or game that has caught your fancy.

Also, respect should be paid towards every commenter, and that no disparaging remarks will be tolerated. This is a place for gamers to get together and discuss the things they love, so have at it.

And if you want to talk about Movies or TV, head on over to Screen Rant’s Open Discussion post.

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  1. Anyone played the MOH beta?? Everyone seems to be trashing it on forums but try did that to BF3. The vids I have watched on YouTube look fun.

    • They* not try

    • I haven’t played the MOH beta, but I have had a chance to try the game on several occasions. I wasn’t impressed with the game. That said, I never spent too much time playing it, so I’m still hopeful that it could turn out to be a lot of fun. :)

      EA just can’t seem to impress anyone with the demos or betas they’ve put out in recent years, and I’m not surprised that the backlash to Medal of Honor is similar to the BF3 public beta.

      • i loved the bf3 beta. if it wasnt for that i would never had gotten bf3.

        • Same here.

        • A number of people enjoyed it, but there was some serious backlash to the beta due to a TON of glitches and server issues.

  2. Have you played the first one?

  3. What does everyone think of the revamped PlayStation Store? I personally can’t wait to use it.

    • i know, cant wait. its about time they do this. the lateness is no excuse but none the less its been renewed and thats the main thing.

      • I think the update is attractive, and hopefully it’ll be easier to navigate. That said, the game “hubs” make me a little nervous – I don’t want to have to scroll though a thousand of them every time I’m trying to bring up a specific title.

    • Same here. Like Jeff, I hope it’s easier to navigate and search for things. I also hope they fixed the problem with watching trailers.

  4. What mobile games are dominating your fleeting spare moments? Personally, I’m super impressed with Microsoft’s Tentacles: Enter The Dolphin. Simply moving your creepy little octopus… thing around is a lot of fun. Tough game, though. I’m also loving the Halloween update for Simpsons: Tapped Out, and I thought the integration with this year’s Treehouse of Horror was really cool. Poor Zune!

    • I don’t really play games on my phone, but lately I’ve been playing a lot of Bike Race. It’s a tilty game, and it has SP and MP.

  5. It’s really starting to look like solid Grand Theft Auto V details are imminent – as well as a release-date announcement for early 2013.

    http://gamerant.com/rockstar-collection-grand-theft-auto-v-release/

    I remember when some of us would speculate about GTA V making surprise Fall 2012 release and interrupting the already-crazy calender that’s staring us down. Honestly, at this point, with all the mystery still surrounding the game, I think Rockstar might have that same effect just by shedding some light on it.

    A full reveal right between Asssassin’s Creed 3 (October 31) and Halo 4 (November 6) would be perfect :)

    • I still a surprise Fall 2012 release would be awesome. But I agree, Rockstar should totally make a full reveal of GTA V right in the midst of the chaos.

  6. RUMOR has it, starting Sunday 10/14, tomorrow, Walmart will begin to take INSTORE preorders for the Wii U. A person will be able to reserve a Wii U through Walmart’s layaway department. A $5.00 layaway fee and 10% down will be required at the time of order. Consoles will then be available for pickup at Midnight of the launch.

    I’ve been hounding my local Walmart for launch day details for weeks and have found out absolutely nothing. So, I don’t know if they will even have the “usual” launch day lines or if this will be put in place of it. I actually enjoy “camping out” for launches, but I’ll be going on Sunday to preorder just so I know I’ll get definately get one.

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