Gaming Outlook: 2007

Feb 7, 2007

I've been monitoring some of the upcoming games for this year, and here's what I've got my eye on:

Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Apparently Episode 2 has been delayed again. As frustrated as I'd like to be about that, I think I would rather Valve take their time and do things right than to rush it out the door (like so many games today). Episode 1 was phenomenal; just as good as Half-Life 2 itself (though it was surprisingly short). If they can keep the gaming quality bar set this high, I'll patiently wait for it.
The Elder Scrolls IV: The Shivering Isles
This expansion to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion looks incredibly awesome. I simply cannot wait for this to be released.
Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific
I haven't played a submarine sim since the days of Aces of the Deep, but I heard great things about Silent Hunter 3, and installment number 4 looks good enough to draw me back into the genre.
Crysis
This next-generation shooter from the folks that gave us Far Cry (a really great game, by the way) is truly a sight to behold (large image warning). I'm not certain that this game is scheduled for this year, but I can certainly hope. If it can bring back those oh-so-cool moments from Far Cry, I'm sold.

A few other things are on my radar, specifically for my Nintendo DS Lite. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 has been getting good reviews and looks like a truly unique adventure game. Some other similar games are in the pipeline, all of which I can't remember at the moment. Anyone else looking forward to anything particular this year? If I can ever get my hands on a Nintendo Wii, I'll have that much more to look forward to.

2 Comments
kip
8:32 AM on Feb 8, 2007
I'm definitely a Nintendo fanboy... Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, Super Paper Mario. If the XBox 360 comes down in price sometime this year I buy one, then I'll have Blue Dragon and Assassin's Creed to add to this list.
Dustin
11:05 AM on Feb 15, 2007
The screen shots for the new Team Fortress Classic look really nice. A big upgrade from the original. I guess that is tied into Episode 2. Assassin's Creed looks crazy good. I will probably check that out. I await Halo 3 for the 360 later this year. The main reason for me to upgrade my old xbox.
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