‘Tis the Season of Video Games

Christmas comes early for gamers this year as multiple franchises are releasing their big title games in the next few months. Traditionally, the months leading up to December are when the hyped up, blockbuster games get released.

Gamers have plenty to be excited for as this year promises worthwhile titles for anyone who enjoys blowing stuff up, slaying hordes of monsters or engaging in epic fights.


Dragon Age: Inquisition

The first game on my list of titles to be excited for is Dragon Age: Inquisition. After over three years since Dragon Age II, fans of the series finally can get their hands on the latest addition to the franchise.

I appreciate the fact the developers at Bioware took their time designing this game. The company tried to capitalize on the mass success of the series’ first title by releasing Dragon Age II a mere year later. The game felt rushed, and while enjoyable, it fell short on several levels.

Dragon Age: Inquisition looks to effectively harness the power of the next generation consoles. The game promises a huge open world environment, improved stylized combat and memorable characters to make saving the world from darkness as exciting as possible. The game is set for release on Nov. 18.


Assassin’s Creed Unity

The next game on the list is Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity. As one of the most successful franchises in gaming history, Assassin’s Creed Unity looks to deliver gamers an experience better than the ones previously.

Unity will take place during the French Revolution. The game’s protagonist, Arno Dorian, is thrust into the middle of the conflict of a country in turmoil and an ever-going battle between the Templars and Assassins.

Developers of the game stress how they put extensive effort into the game’s signature free running. Unity will offer a strong emphasis on vertical movement – climbing and descending. The French Revolution looks to offer a prime setting for an exhilarating game.

Far Cry 4


Lastly, we have Far Cry 4. The large-scale success of the previous game, Far Cry 3, led the gaming community to want more. Far Cry 3 broke ground with its deep gameplay options and multi-faceted character upgrade system.

The game’s open environment and varied option for approach allowed the player to choose how they wanted to play. Far Cry 4 promises everything Far Cry 3 was and more.

Set in the Himalayas, the stories protagonist has to take down an eccentric warlord. Far Cry 4 brings back the wing suit and adds something you’d only find in a Far Cry game: elephants with mounted machine guns.

All in all, the next few months look promising for the gaming community. Hopefully each game lives up to expectations and will provide hours of memorable entertainment. Like a kid waiting for Christmas morning, these release dates can’t come soon enough.

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