Fall Lineup Makes A Gamer's Wallet Cringe...Again
While most publishers and analysts will say there's room for a great many blockbuster titles during the holiday rush, gamers everywhere look at yet another massive fall lineup with trepidation.
It never fails. As each year passes, more and more giant titles loom large during the fourth quarter. We've gotten used to seeing a new Call of Duty in the fall but this year, EA's Battlefield joins the fray. And that's just the start. Here's a sampling of games that release in October and November:
- Twisted Metal
- Batman: Arkham City
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations
- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- Battlefield 3
- Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
- Dark Souls
- Silent Hill: Downpour
- Saints Row: The Third
- Need for Speed: The Run
And that's hardly the entire list. In a two-month span of time, gamers are gonna want a lot of titles; maybe more than a dozen. Remember a time when things were spread out a little more? Summer has always been a little down, but I honestly can't think of anything besides Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Catherine in July and August that draws my attention.
Furthermore, because so many games escape out of the holiday season, more big releases end up in January and February, which doesn't make things much easier. Not all gamers drop their controllers forever during the summer months; could we not pile so many of the biggest games of the year into a two-month span? Really, our wallets would appreciate it.
7/27/2011 9:08:16 PM Ben Dutka