Ben's Week In Review: November 13
Yet another ridiculous week of reviews is here and for extra fun, I'm moving between Monday and Tuesday. More on that in a minute.
What if Gran Turismo 6 was a PS4 launch title?
So Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed what we all expected: Polyphony Digital is hard at work on the sixth Gran Turismo. Well, as we all know, this franchise hardly operates off an annual release schedule like several massive franchises this generation. In fact, we usually have to wait quite a while. There was a five and a half year gap between GT4 and GT5. Now, GT5 is less than a year old and we're already hearing whispers about a new generation...
So at this rate, is it totally out of the realm of possibility to assume GT6 will be a PS4 title? Polyphony might even have to hurry if Sony wants it for a kick-ass launch game; even if the new console doesn't get here until 2013, that's still less than three years between GT5 and GT6. You know, GT is the last sports/racing series I actually play? As much as I enjoy reviewing the likes of Burnout, Need for Speed, The Show, etc., I pretty much stick to other genres these days.
The rumors about GTAV are making me drool
The rumors just keep coming and if even half of them are accurate, I'll go so far as to say that Grand Theft Auto V is almost guaranteed to be Game of the Year 2012. There's just so much Rockstar is trying to do; it appears to be a tremendous mix of innovation and returning features long-time avid fans have always loved. All this talk about an experience that "never ends," and the combination of a "vast storyline" and what might be the biggest virtual world ever is just mind-boggling. Although I never went back to GTAIV, I loved that game as I loved all the GTAs since GTAIII. Well, the series didn't exist for me before that.
But somehow, I think GTAV will exceed even my expectations. The only downside is this- I have a feeling that the hype for this game is gonna be so out of control, that it'll be almost impossible to exceed expectations. I hate it when that happens. Usually, when I start to see the hype flooding and affecting my outlook, I just stop reading those articles. Drives me nuts.
Personal gaming update
It's just crazy. I've completed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and as much fun as I'm having with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Saints Row: The Third, I have to move on. Need for Speed: The Run is sitting here, and I have to do Assassin's Creed: Revelations, too. I may also have to look at the four new PlayStation Move games Sony sent me and if I somehow have time, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7.
I'd love to just indulge in Skyrim and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (which I haven't even been able to start) but there's no way. I have to get past this coming week. As I said above, in addition to all the reviews and news that has to be covered, I'm moving. I've tried to set it up so I won't be offline for long, but nevertheless, I probably won't be able to update on Monday night as I normally do. Just bear that in mind. :)
P.S. Video commentary for Skyrim is coming.
11/12/2011 Ben Dutka