Open Discussion — October 11 2012

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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.