Here it is, the weekly Open Discussion for September 1, 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.
It’s a pretty slow week as far as new releases are concerned, with only Mark of the Ninja (XBLA) making a small splash in the pool. Mark of the Ninja comes to us from the same developer as Shank, Klei Entertainment, but has not been garnering nearly as much buzz as its developer’s previous works.
This, of course, gives gamers plenty of time to catch up on the major August releases — thos being Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders 2, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. Both Sleeping Dogs and Darksiders 2 are quite the undertaking, so it’s best to clear a large chunk of your September just in case.
On the news front it’s been a heavy focus on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes for almost a week now, and Kojima is still dealing out juicy tidbits of information. So far we’ve had confirmation that it is Naked Snake (Big Boss) at the center of it all, the game will be a current-gen launch, and seen one of the franchise’s trademark 10-minute trailers released.
This is definitely the type of Metal Gear Solid fanfare we’ve been missing in our lives, and it’s good to have it back. Whether or not Ground Zeroes will live up to the lofty expectations that have been brewing since gamers closed the books on Guns of the Patriots is yet to be determined, but so far the game looks to be on the right track.
There were also a few new Halo 4 details released, including the return of Griffball and a very spoilerific description of what could be the game’s final boss fight. With the promise of more Master Chief and a story that delves deeper into the Forerunner history, 343 Industries certainly has ingratiated themselves well with the Halo 4 fan base, and the decision to include the Rooster Teeth-created mode will keep that ball rolling.
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.