November has always been the month when big games come up from behind at the end of the year to kick gamers in all the way through the Holiday season. Right after the anticipated worldwide retail release of Windows 7, the fall releases for the PC are lined up to test the new OS and its capabilities in handling the latest games. Windows 7 features DirectX 11 as its main advantage compared to its predecessors when it comes to games, and the big 3 are definitely right there to test it.
This year, the first to come up is Bioware’s long-awaited RPG epic, Dragon Age: Origins. Having become a staple of modern CRPG’s, Bioware established itself with the Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic franchises, while stumbling a bit with Jade Empire. As this game was first announced, they have gone with a completely original storyline and concept for a solid 3D action RPG that will leave a giant imprint upon RPG fans. The last singleplayer RPG for the PC to do this was The Witcher, which was released back in fall of 2007.
A week after that, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 comes out almost two year after its highly-acclaimed predecessor was released. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare took the FPS world by storm, receiving high praise worldwide for its new approach and action-packed gameplay. Coming up after a multitude of WWII games, it was a breath of fresh air for those who have grown tired of firing virtual Thompsons and MP44’s. Now, with Modern Warfare 2, things have been ramped up to 11 as the already crazy mechanics of the previous game is set to be even crazier. Both singleplayer and multiplayer modes are given equal priority in bringing gamers closer to the hard action that the game depicts. Unfortunately, no Nazi Zombies in this one.
But there will be zombies for the next one. Then on the third week, another sequel will make an impact. Left 4 Dead 2 is the follow-up to the surprise hit multiplayer co-op game by Valve. Some say that it is way too soon for a sequel to be released, but this title has so many additions to the already awesome gameplay mechanics of the original game that perhaps it really had to be done. The teasers and gameplay trailers had fans squirming for zombie-killing action. The setting is now more like the American South. Perhaps developers are looking for a zombie version of Hurricane Katrina, which may sound like a nightmare for conservatives. However, the developers have given preview after incredible preview to justify its ever-growing reputation as the zombie game, period.
Publishers have marketed their respective games to the utmost limit, flooding the Internet with so much material that it is impossible to not feel excited. A lot of people would say that 2007 was the year of the PC’s revival in gaming. So many good titles came out that year that the PC has reemerged as the gaming system to have. This year has also been good for gamers as the ever-improving technology has paved the way to consistency of sweet titles being released for the PC, either singleplayer or online.
Windows 7 is about to get an early workout.
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