I haven’t been keeping up on new video games coming out this year. Chey watches X-play occasionally, but I haven’t been checking any websites or anything. Well, one of my favorite game series just last week came out with a new installment. This one is Shogun 2 Total War. It’s a cool combination of a turn based strategy empire builder game with a real-time formation combat game.
I’ve spent many an hour playing earlier games in the series like Rome, Medieval 2, Empire, and Napoleon. They all operate in a similar manner, but with enough differences between each to feel like different games. I’m a huge historical history buff, and I’m not saying that these games are very accurate, but they are fun to play as a kind of what-if. I don’t know squat about Japanese feudal history though, so this one should be interesting.
The other game that I’m looking forward to is coming out in April. This is one I’ve been waiting for since I finished the original. Portal 2 is the sequel to an awesome little first-person platformer type game with an awesome story line and really cool physics. The entire premise revolves around your character being a test subject for the use of a new portal-creating gun. You can shoot one portal onto one surface, and another onto another surface. When you jump into one, you will pop out the other. This allows you to do all kinds of fun stuff like placing one portal high on a wall, and another at the bottom of a drop-off. Jump off the drop-off, aim for the bottom portal, and you will come shooting out the first portal on the wall with all your momentum like a cannon ball. I highly recommend the first Portal, and I have high hopes for the second.
Are there any games coming up you think I should be on the look-out for? Please post any new releases or upcoming titles that you are looking forward to.