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 saw the release, and subsequent critical backlash for Resident Evil 6. Capcom’s next title in the long-running (don’t let the number six fool you) series has been met with some trepidation because of comments made about the game appealing to a wider audience, but the opportunity to play as Chris and Leon in the same game is going to be hard for fans to pass up.
Couple that in with what is proclaimed to be the game’s most expansive single player campaign, and the pieces were there for what should have been a rousing success. Unfortunately, critics didn’t deem it so. However, it’s the sales and the fan response that will determine Resident Evil 6‘s success, so don’t feel too discouraged.
This week is also the week that NBA 2K13 releases in stores. While the franchise has gone unopposed for the past couple of years, 2K Sports hasn’t failed to iterate on what is already a solid formula. It could be argued that this year’s major selling point — the opportunity to put 2012’s Olympic team against the legendary Dream Team — isn’t as comprehensive as the Jordan Challenge from 2K11 or the NBA’s Greatest mode from 2K12, but it’s still something new and exciting.
On the news front it’s been a good week for Halo 4 and Assassin’s Creed 3 fans as substantial information has been released in regards to both. 343 Industries has released several walkthrough videos detailing some of the game’s many maps and modes, while new strategies for the game’s various armor abilities should help attentive gamers get the upper hand on the competition.
For Assassin’s Creed 3 the most intriguing piece of news came by way of one of the game’s first pieces of DLC, which imagines an alternate reality, evil George Washington. Historical purists be damned, this franchise is about re-writing, or reimagining history — and this just sounds too bizarre not to check out.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinski has departed the developer. The news came as quite a shock, but regardless we wish him the best in future endeavors.
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.
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