We’ve known for the last few months that Fall was going to brutalize our wallets with many, many big name releases. Now that we’re about through with October, and November is just over that mountain, we wanted to know what everybody was up to. What have you picked up so far that’s pre-occupied your time lately? What hasn’t come out yet that you plan on picking up before the holidays?
Some of our staff here at What’s Your Tag? have provided their answers, which we’ll post below!
Bradley “AMGfail” Keene —
October and November are both going to put the hurtin’ on my wallet, and I’ve been trying to soften the blow by selling some games online, trading them in, whatever, just to grab everything on my list. So far I’ve picked up The Evil Within and Alien: Isolation on PS4, but I just spent the better part of 25 hours going through Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which was excellent. I also put an unhealthy amount of time in to Hyrule Warriors on Wii U before that. With World of Warcraft launching its pre-expansion patch, I’ve been jumping around there as well to check out all the new class changes. I really like what they’ve done with Rogues, and I’ve been having fun running around on my Warlock with green fire and the new “..of the Black Harvest” title. I’m also in the middle of Pier Solar HD, which is a retro 16-bit RPG that I’m scheduled to review for the PS4, as well as FINALLY playing through The Last of Us for the very first time. I honestly don’t know why I waited so long to play it, but man, the storytelling is astounding. Gameplay is just as good as it needs to be, but the storytelling is probably the best I’ve ever seen.
As for future releases, my pre-order list so far consists of Pokemon Omega Ruby on 3DS, WWE 2K15 (yes, I’m a huge wrestling nerd), and Dragon Age: Inquisition on PS4. I also just pre-ordered Assassin’s Creed: Rogue for Xbox 360, which feels weird since I haven’t bought a new 360 game in what feels like an eternity. The list goes on with Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Sunset Overdrive, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One, but I also plan on picking up Super Smash Bros and Bayonetta 2 after the holidays. It sucks that so many huge releases are coming out all at once, because I’d really, really like to check out Sleeping Dogs on Xbox One, since it was one of my favorite games in 2012. This massive game rush also caused me to skip over Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Forza Horizon 2 and Killer Instinct‘s second season.
Miles “Mileson” Dompier —
What I’m Currently Playing: Right now Super Smash Bros. 3DS has been consuming my life. The new game mechanics are way more balanced than Brawl and the huge roster of characters has me learning to love the game in whole new ways. I’ve also been dipping my toes into the wild and weird world of The Evil Within. Shinji Mikami has really outdone himself in terms of over-the-top horror.
What I Will Be Playing: This holiday season is going to demolish my wallet. October has already been ridiculously expensive and I have a few more titles to pick up before the month’s end. And don’t even get me started on November… Sunset Overdrive is going to rock my world and my holidays will be busy with Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Super Smash Bros Wii U. Not to mention Killer Instinct Season 2 and more than likely Assassin’s Creed Unity or Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Kayla “Beltravi” Swenson —
My October addition appears to be Final Fantasy related. I’ve been Atma farming on FFXIV for PS4, or killing time on my 3DS with Theatrhythm: Curtain Call. Can’t go wrong with Curtain Call and it’s ridiculously addicting gameplay and dailies, but I do wish that the Atma farming on FFXIV wasn’t so brutally painful. Protip: Miles is a good luck charm. While I was watching him stream The Evil Within, I got four Atmas within twenty minutes.
I’ve already picked up Smash Bros for 3DS and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for Xbox 360. Of the ridiculous amount of games coming out, I’ll be picking up Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U, Assassin’s Creed: Unity for the PS4, Smash Bros for the Wii U, and probably Assassin’s Creed: Rogue for the PS3 and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS. My wallet really is not going to like me…
Paul “dudewantshisrug” Novak never answered, so we’re all assuming he’s still sucked up in the world of Destiny. But what about you? What have you picked up recently, and what’s on your agenda for the remainder of 2014?
I’m skipping everything save the new Dragon Age game. In terms of FPS, I chose Destiny over CoD. This’ll be the first CoD installemnt I’ve skipped since the original Modern Warfare but I just don’t have the time anymore. Sad face.
Dragon Age looks fantastic. I really enjoyed origins and awakening, but 2 left a sour taste in my mouth that I hope Inquisition takes care of.
How are you liking Destiny? I returned my PS4 copy after having so many issues staying connected to the Bungie servers. Advance Warfare seems to be a nice step in the right direction of making all three series of CoD feel different from one another.
I LOVED Origins; closest thing I’d seen in a loooong time that properly mimicked D&D.
I’ve been playing the hell out of Destiny and I’m still not sure how to answer when people ask, “Hey, how’s Destiny?”. The loot system has definitely grabbed me, but it’s not just that, otherwise I’d be playing Borderlands non-stop (which is a series I like). I too had massive server issues initially but I haven’t had any problems in the last few weeks.
I guess I’m still playing it for the promise that it’s a platform, not a finished game, that Bungie’s delivered and it’s going to morph into something interesting and worth all of the time I’ve invested in it. I will say I have really gotten into the multiplayer as well.
My personal problem with CoD Is that I love the multiplayer and get insanely addicted to it. Normally, that’s not been a problem. With a newborn though, time is tight and if I can’t devote the time I want to the game I’d rather just skip this iteration.
That being said, if Fallout 4 is a PS4 exclusive as the rumor mills are suggesting…goodbye, family.
I’m glad to hear you haven’t had to suffer the server issues with Destiny. I really hope Bungie follows through and makes it eventually feel like a complete game.
CoD isn’t really a multiplayer that you can just casually jump in and out of without rage quitting in frustration. Congrats on the newborn though, and if Fallout 4 comes out, wish your family the best, haha.
Terrible ! Too much and more comings. I have been trying to grind out lvl 26 on destiny and it is tough. Dragon age 3 comes out soon and I cannot wait !
I hear the grind in Destiny is brutal, and I’m with you.. I can’t wait for Dragon Age.
Yea it is. I have heard that bioware has said it is the largest game they have ever made.
Same. I remember reading a developer interview somewhere and they said the area available for the press to play was already bigger than all of Origins combined. Can’t. Wait.
That is so sick