Evan's Thoughts On Movies, Games and TV

My name is Evan Ramirez and this Tumblr is for anyone who's interested in movies, television, video games and occasionally music. I'll post my thoughts on current or past TV, review films and discuss video games.

The Big Games (Part 3) - Q4 2011

Welcome back to Part 3 of my “Big Games” series of articles. In these I will preview games being released in the fourth quarter of 2011, which looks like it might be the most jam packed quarter of video games in a long time. 

Rage (Multiplatform - Release Date: October 4, 2011)

What we can say definitively about id Software’s newest game, Rage, is that it is the only game in this series of articles to have been featured prominently on a major television show, Breaking Bad. Besides that, the one thing that people really know about Rage are the graphics. This game is going to be to consoles what Battlefield 3 will be to PCs. News has already broke that the game will require something like 20-25 GB of HDD space and 3 discs for the 360 and 8 GB of HDD space for the PS3. When the game was first shown at E3 a couple years back it was a joy to look at.

What’s under the surface of Rage, though? Promises of open world content and driving around in cars in a barren wasteland have all been talked about. Early reports have talked about the game playing incredibly smooth and with first person shooters, especially on consoles, that is key. I know many fans as well as id themselves are hoping for that next big franchise, and maybe Rage can provide that.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Multiplatform - Release Date: November 11, 2011)

In a time where an extraordinary amount of good games are going to be released, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (pictured) seems to be gathering much of the attention. The follow up to the widely praised and played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Bethesda seems to be offering much of the same while trying to gather a newer audience. Oblivion has such a huge following that I don’t think Bethesda really needs much more of a new audience to really have Skyrim be a success, but with any new game in a well established franchise, you’re going to want to gather as many new and existing fans as you can, and what has been shown off so far looks incredible.

Developers like Bethesda and BioWare do a lot of things great. One of them just happens to be excellent storytelling while offering a massive amount of playtime. This can manifest itself in multiple playthroughs or just one. Either way you’re being offered more than enough content that will keep you satisfied much longer than any run of the mill game. Plus, let’s not forget the dragons.

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