Open Discussion — August 23 2012

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Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for August 23rd, 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.

As opposed to last week — which saw the release of two high profile titles (Darksiders 2 and Sleeping Dogs) and the final release of XBLA’s Summer of Arcade promotion (Dust: An Elysian Tail) this is a more tepid week for releases, with only one major title dominating the store shelves. We are of course talking about Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, High Moon Studios’ highly anticipated sequel to the breakout hit War for Cybertron.

High Moon is attempting several new things with fall — chief among them a focus on mostly playing as one Transformer per mission — which they hope will make the experience feel more guided and story driven. Fall of Cybertron still looks and feels the part (at least as far as previews of the game are concerned), but it’s only when fans see the complete story that they will determine if this is a worthy follow-up.

On the news front its been an even quieter week as far as big reveals, but several new pieces of information regarding bigger games did catch our eye. A few new screenshots for GTA 5 were released that continue Rockstar Games tradition of making titles that surprise us visually, but still carry a specific aesthetic.

Along with that news were a couple reveals about Assassin’s Creed 3, including how long it will take gamers to complete and how the game’s opening will surprise players. It’s a forgone conclusion that the game must be played, but a better understanding of what type of investment Ubisoft’s sequel will require is always nice.

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.