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The Gaming Season

So has anyone else looked at the video game release schedule and felt their eyes bug out?  Seriously, if you can’t find something to look forward to in the next few months you’ve either got no interest in video games or have really strict tastes.

Once upon a time I’d be jumping on as many titles as I could, but I live in a slightly more realistic world now.  I have a new house to fix up, a new baby desperate for entertainment (she’s just learning to laugh and its like angels singing!); my time and budget are tight so I’ve got to be discerning when it come sot indulging my old hobby.

That said, here’s what I’m looking forward to between now and Christmas on the gaming front.

Bioshock: The Collection – I’ve played the first and third, so there’s actually a new game in this bundle for me; hooray!  In all seriousness, these games are some of the great chimeras of the last generation.  Thought provoking while being mindlessly fun, at once beautiful and horrific in there settings.  I may have to wait for a sale, but this one should give me a reason to venture out on Black Friday.

Rise of the Tomb Raider – I played about 3/4 of this one on PC, then put it on hold when the PS4 release date was announced and it was revealed all the DLC would be on the disc.  So I’m buying it again…like a sucker…but I love this series!  I can’t feel too guilty about giving money to a developer that keeps knocking it out of the park.  I was shocked how much I fell in love with the first (i.e. the last) Tomb Raider game, and I remember the heart wrenching day Rising was announced as Xbox One exclusive.  Now though, Sony fans can get in on the action too, and from what I’ve played so far, its been well worth the wait.

Sid Meyer’s Civilization VI – I’ve put an unhealthy amount of time into Civilization V, but honestly, who hasn’t?  I’m excited about the changes they’re making to city building, and looking forward to seeing how the new AI feels to play against.  I expect this one will have a spot of honor on my desktop for the foreseeable future; I just hope the baby doesn’t mind napping on my chest while I conquer the world from the office chair.

Dishonored 2 – I honestly haven’t been following this title as much as I did the original.  That doesn’t mean I’m not excited, I suppose I’ve just blocked it out so it’ll be a surprise when it lands.  The idea of playing as either Corvo or his daughter this time around is pretty grand, but I’m curious to see how her powers feel compared to his.  Dishonored had such a distinct feel to the action, it’s hard to imagine shaking up too dramatically without creating a completely different game.

Of course, these are just the titles I’m trying to set personal money aside for in the coming months.  There’s literally dozens of titles releasing between now and Christmas.  What are you looking forward to playing most?  Leave a comment if you want to share, and thanks for stopping by.

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