With as many games as I have on my backlog to play, it can at times be hard to decide which one to go with. So far I haven’t had much trouble with this in 2015. I played and reviewed Funk of Titans for TrueAchievements, and then hopped right into Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and finished that as well. In the meantime, I’ve finished up the achievements for and completed Watch_Dogs, Funk of Titans, Max, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare so I’ve been on a pretty good roll.
After what has been almost a full year since its release, I have finally finished Watch_Dogs. While it may not come off as strange that someone with as large of a backlog as myself is completing games that came out a long time ago, this is a different case as Watch_Dogs was something I had especially been looking forward to. Throughout my time with the game, I began playing it on release day, I stopped and restarted the story at least twice due to long breaks in-between, and finally hit 100% completion on January 8th. A sporadic time I had with the game, indeed, but a very enjoyable time nonetheless.
For as many days as it seems like there is absolutely nothing going on in terms of gaming news, there are other days where it seems like the Twitter news feed is just exploding with newsworthy info. Seeing as today happened to be one of those days, I decided to start up the new idea of News Quick Bits. Basically on certain days that seem busy with gaming news, I’ll pick out a couple of my favorite stories, trailers, etc. and give a brief overview/ my thoughts on them. If all goes well I’ll probably turn this into a routine thing going forward.
Sales numbers, how many units have been moved, and monetary success aside, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been an absolute Godsend for the franchise. For far too long, the game that once revolutionized the first-person shooter genre that we know today has failed to change out of its own formula. While these past Call of Duty games haven’t necessarily been bad experiences, they have failed to provide new ideas to make them special and different from past entries. The routine became stale, and there has been nothing especially remarkable about the multiplayer since the days of Modern Warfare 1 & 2. With Advanced Warfare, a breath of fresh air has come back to the series.
I don’t even care if it’s just a cinematic trailer. The newest video showing off Assassin’s Creed Unity’s first DLC, Dead Kings, looks really great and the fact that it will be free for everyone to download is just an added bonus. I haven’t started Unity yet, and don’t know when exactly I plan to, but this expansion alone makes it almost tempting to move the game to the top of my “To Do” list.