This fall is going to be tough time for gamers across the world in terms of coming back to reality… and keeping track of new great games being released. ‘Call of Duty’, ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Halo’, ‘Far Cry’, ‘Dragon Age’ – all hitting digital and physical shelves within just a single month! Wow. While it can be challenging to find one’s way in this marvelous flow, I’ve decided to make the life easier for gamers – here’s a wrap-up of the most awaited titles in Fall 2014.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Okay, first thing first – this new CoD episode is coming up on November 4. Top-notch global war game series has won millions of gamer hearts across the globe. This time, the game takes us to not-so-far future of year 2054, where we once again face the challenge to save the world. If that alone does not sound cool enough for you, check out some more goodies in the new CoD:
- There’s Kevin Spacey! The world-renowned actor is starring as the head of PMC;
- The game features a brand-new engine;
- The game starts with a global disaster – isn't it cool?;
- The player gets a configurable and upgradable exoskeleton, combat drones and a set of super cool guns;
- And, did I mention there’s Kevin Spacey?!
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
From one battleground to another: the beloved MMORPG gets another global upgrade. While CoD moves to future, WoW dives back into the glorious past. Player level cap of 100 is added with new great capabilities – build garrisons, mine resources, and send groups to raids. Wait for some “Heroes of Might and Magic” flashbacks. WoWWoD is coming up on November 13.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Another step into the past with a new history-packed episode of the iconic series. The game is set in Paris of 1789 – a turbulent and dangerous time. The protagonist, Arno Dorian steps up into the battle of the French Revolution. The creators could not stand aside all the greatness within – every side-mission has a historical context.
The game features new Anvil engine, harnessing the power of the next-gen consoles. New combat modes, weapons, and stealth action wrapped up in one more great history to experience. The game is expected to hit the shelves on November 13, side to side with Blizzard’s World of Warcraft.
Far Cry 4
One more much-anticipated release from Ubisoft. The game takes you into a phantasmagoric adventure with Himalayan tyrannical leaders, civil war, weaponized animals and whatnot – to put long story short - everything one loves in Far Cry. The game will be available on November 20 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStaion 3 and Xbox360, as well as PC to once more remind what’s the real definition of insanity.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Definitely one of the most expected games of the year, this release from Polish CD Project RED was originally scheduled to be out in November. However, the release date was then moved to February 24 – for marketing considerations – November is just too full of big new games.
The new Witcher, however, definitely stands up to the expectations – fully open-world, with no more loading screens in the midst of locations, and reworked inventory system. Ride horses, boats, dive and practice meditation in a world full of Slavonic and Scandinavian mythology.