Arts & Entertainment, Video Games — January 22, 2015 at 8:30 am

Video Games for 2015 Look Promising



With every year the power of technology increases. This fact has continued to make video games an ever-improving style of media.

Brilliant graphics coupled with riveting stories give players a worthwhile experience. This year will see some games that should be well anticipated.

Here is my look at some of the best games to debut in 2015:

“The Order: 1886”
Take a Victorian setting, implement a twist on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round table and lastly, season it with hunting of some big bad monsters, and you get “The Order: 1886.”

From what I have seen and read about this game it seems to have a strong vibe of originality to it. The game stems out of an adaption of Thomas Mallory’s “Morte D’Arthur” and creates an alternate world.

“The Order” was born from the original knight of the round table and is dedicated to rooting out evil in any form. What I love about this game is the idea of taking something so familiar but creating a new take for it.

The players take control of Sir Galahad, one of the Order’s leaders. From there it is up to the player to dispose of monsters with the help of some impressive steampunk-styled weapons.

“The Order: 1886” looks like it has well harnessed the visual capabilities of the PlayStation 4 and should be a worthy play. This game hits stores in a month on Feb. 20.

“No Man’s Sky”
You can’t take the sky from me. “No Man’s Sky” proves this and then some.

In this game, players take the role of a space explorer and get their very own ship. After that they will be able to explore unique planets and terrains and also battle hostile enemies.

From there, the sky and space and beyond is the limit. What makes this game so incredible is how everything, the planets and the environments on the planets, are all procedurally generated. This means everything gets designed as you explore the game.

In creating the game this way, developers of “No Man’s Sky” said there are a possible 18 quintillion possible planets. I cannot even fathom that.

“No Man’s Sky” is artistic and beautiful, and there is a strong tranquility to it. I am eager to see what unique adventures await in this immense universe of a game. No specific date has been set yet, so expect it towards the end of this year.

“Dying Light”
I think our generation is more prepared to handle a zombie apocalypse than any other disaster. For some reason, zombies have made a home in our pop culture.

“Dying Light” capitalizes on this phenomenon in an exceptional fashion.

“Dying Light” is a first-person adventure game set in a world filled with zombies. The player is given a largely open world that can be explored through a fast-paced, free running system.

The zombies don’t act overly aggressive during the day, but there is a catch. When the sun sets, the lifeless walkers become feral predators. The player has to think fast, run fast or die.

Since the transformation takes place at night the player has to carefully manage time. This may mean having to pick between objectives and face the consequences later.

This game looks intense and should be a must-have for thrill seekers and post-apocalyptic enthusiasts. Pick it up in a week as it is set to launch Jan. 27.

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”
Most people may be scared of monsters, but monsters are scared of witchers. The notorious witcher, Geralt of Rivia, returns to battle the forces of evil with ferocious style once again.

Wild Hunt will take place in an enormous world. The game’s creators have stated the setting in this game is 30 times larger than both games before. GameSpot weighed it in as being 20 percent larger than the world in “The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.”

That is big.

Such a vast world is open to all different kinds of conflicts and exploring opportunities.

“Wild Hunt” continues after the events of the previous game, “Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings,” having Geralt seek his own personal quest. Yet a dark army only known as the “Wild Hunt” is leaving ruins in their wake. Geralt is somehow tied to stopping this monstrosity, and he must find out how.

The combat system looks to be familiar but with solid improvements and additions. The scope of this game is massive, and the narrative looks to be equally exciting.

You can take up the sword in May when this game hits North America.

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