It’s game on! Set your hi-def television, get your best headset, and get the junk food ready, because this year the sickest, most anticipated video games will conquer your living room for months to come.
“Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (MGS5),” “Batman: Arkham Knight,” “Uncharted 4,” “Halo 5: Guardians,” and “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” are the top-of-the-chart releases bringing an uncanny, hardcore digital art package set to blow the minds of audiences.
Of the above listed games, “MGS5” has been the only one that has already given a taste of what is to come in the prologue, “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.”
While the prologue can be completed fast, “MGS” creator Hideo Kojima delivered in his attempt to create an open-world environment, tactical game-play of espionage and gun-shooting.
It’s astonishing realistic graphics will allure audiences to remain excited once the series comes full circle.
“I am [a] big fan of the series [MGS,] I am loving the new changes they are making with everything about how it is gonna be an open stealth game” said CSUSB student Andres Ibarra. “[…]and the graphics are insane, I am really impressed by them.”
“Batman: Arkham Knight” is a title most gamers would have preferred to have played already, if it had not been pushed back twice from its original release.
But all will be compensated the moment gamers get to explore the streets of Gotham City as Batman in his most recent battle-armored bat-suit, spreading fear into the hearts of Gotham’s criminal underground as he fights the dangers of the night to stop Scarecrow, who has the city under siege, and solve the mystery of the Arkham Knight.
“I am really looking forward for this epic conclusion of the Arkham series. The armor-suit was definitely taken to a whole new level, and extremely excited for all the wreaking I’ll do with the bat-mobile,” said student Manny Elias.
One of the most iconic games since its first installment has been the “Halo” series.
Now, one could say the “Halo” universe parallels that of “Star Wars” in their use of science fiction themes with alien invasions, human colonies striving to survive, and of course, the enchanting character that dazzles in look and personality, like that of the main character of the “Halo” universe, Master Chief.
This time, the Master Chief’s protagonist role is now shared by who is hunting him down, the Spartian Locke, an enemy so enigmatic that he matches the Master Chief in both looks and alien-hunting skills.
This past December, devoted fans of the series had a taste of the “Halo 5” multi-player beta game-play for those that bought the “Master Chief Collection,” which contains the previous four installments.
The layout is familiar, the same as in “Halo 4,” but the main difference, of course, is the definition of graphics, menu features, and new shooting maneuvers, all of which could be expanded more once the game is released.
If you do not own a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One yet, this wave of games will be the reason to get one and spend 10 hours worth of awesomeness.