What a year it has been with the release of two new consoles and a flurry of new games – we take a look at a few of the big releases of next year.
Destiny Set To Impress in 2014
Destiny is a game that has been gathering some hype and a lot of momentum and impressed at numerous gaming conventions over the past year. The game is being developed by Bungie who many will know as being the developers of a certain Halo series. It’s set to be one of the first mainstream only online shooters of its kind.
The game is set to be an adventure experience to remember set in a gigantic post-apocalyptic universe. Bungie themselves have grown massively as a developer and are now three times the size they were upon the last Halo release – Halo : Reach. The game is being published by industry giants Activision so the one thing we can expect is that Destiny will not lack production values.
Super Smash Bros Wii U
Super Smash Bros games are unique as they last the entire generation. Each iteration of the series have been released with Nintendo’s flagships consoles since the Nintendo 64 and the games have proven incredibly popular.
The gameplay strikes the perfect mix between simplicity and having enough technical elements to appease hardcore gamers. The benefit of having one release per generation means the games are content filled to the max, featuring pretty much anything and everything that has ever been of relevance in the Nintendo Universe.
We’ll have to wait to see how the gameplay stacks up and also how well the 3DS will pull of its version next year but you can expect Nintendo fans to be happy no matter what happens with a game that does its utmost to please them. Super Smash Bros is definitely one to look out for next year.
Metal Gear Solid 5
Getting excited for a Metal Gear game is a given – but Metal Gear Solid 5 looks like it is going to be something very special indeed.
First of all the game is being released on more consoles than ever before so more gamers will get a chance to play it. Secondly, it is going to be the first open world Metal Gear Solid game since its inception.
This could go either way as a definite strength of the series so far has been its controlled narrative but that of course also limited exploration. The trailers so far all look amazing however and Metal Gear Solid 5 is all set to be the most ambitious game yet in the series – and in a series as unique and original as Metal Gear that is some achievement.