So earlier in the year I made a list of the games I was looking forward to in the first six months of 2010. That list was populated by a lot of games that should have seen release last year but were scared by Call of Duty. In comparison the second half of 2010 is looking slightly empty but I am still catching up on the last six months so I don’t mind.
F1 2010 – Xbox 360 – 24th September
Codemasters first attempt at an F1 game ended badly last year with a poor product arriving on wii in November. This year they debut on the HD consoles and the game is looking siiiiccckk. All of this years drivers and tracks, the best console F1 graphics ever and what is reported to be very good handling. This is the game I am most looking forward to over the next six months.
Kirby’s Epic Yarn – Wii – Q3 2010
Everybody loves Kirby right? The little pink blob is coming back to wii this Autumn and the art style is looking awesome. I probably won’t buy it immediately but Kirby games have always been fun.
Super Scribblenauts – DS – Q3 2010
So the original scribblenauts disappointed me. It was an amazing concept done badly. This year though the developers have taken note of the complaints and fixed the control issues. They have also added a lot more words and also adjectives. For example this year you can put in something odd like a ‘pregnant car’ and be given a pregnant car that will eventually give birth to a baby car… Will let these guys fool me twice but if this years game sucks then I will forget about this series.
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future – DS – 2010
Professor Layton represents a brilliant story with amazing artwork and tricky puzzles to melt your brain. The first two games have been superb and another will not go amiss.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 – Wii – Q4 2010
Sonic the Hedgehog got me into gaming. We had sonic on the master system back in the day and I loved it. Unfortunately his 3d adventures have sucked with stupid gimmicks ruining the gameplay. Sega have gone back to basics with Sonic 4 a return to the game we all remember. Really looking forward to it.
So those are the games I am most excited about in the next six months. There is also a new Assassins Creed game coming which looks pretty darn good and also a Call of Duty game… which will be worth a rental. What are your most anticipated games?