Top Games We Hope Launch on the Next Xbox
In case you didn’t know, Microsoft is set to unveil the successor to the Xbox 360 on May 21st, 2013. The entire gaming world knows Microsoft is planning to release a new console, but gamers are still in the dark on what the next Xbox can really do. Rumors have been circulating for what feels like years, but with conflicting rumors, gamers really have no clue what Microsoft has going on in their super secret labs.
So until that fateful day where the Xbox 720 ( is anyone else sick of calling it that?) is revealed, we at For the Love of Gaming have been talking about what games we would love to see launch with the console. Here are the top games the crew wants to see.
Casey: Fallout 4
The problem with an upcoming console is I have no basis for my wishful thinking, other than visuals. However, there is a game that I wouldn’t even mind having released on the 360, but with Bethesda having said little to nothing on the topic, any reveals will most likely be aiming at a next-gen release. Fallout 4. The Post-Apocalyptic-FPS-RPG-Sandbox franchise has its roots in top-down RPG, like Baldur’s Gate; from there it has become one of the most coveted franchises among core gamers. I personally have clocked 300 hours or more in Fallout 3 and New Vegas. The open world has such an amazing story to tell and the narrative really causes the player to become attached to the happenings in the world. With the more recent release of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it is clear that Bethesda is improving upon their textures and slowly moving away from the stigma that their games lack proper de-bugging. A graphics engine even relatively close to that of Skyrim (amped up with the capabilities of a new console) coupled with the amazing storytelling of each Fallout game will create an amazing experience that is almost certain to make GOTY if/when it releases. I CAN NOT WAIT.
Runner up: Forza 5
Sego: Halo 5
Now I know what you’re all thing, but Sego Halo 4 just came not too long ago. Well yes you’d be right it just wouldn’t be an Xbox reveal without Halo. 343 did an amazing job with Halo 4 probably the best campaign in the franchise. Sure the multiplayer wasn’t the best but they did a really good job for their first time around. I’m really excited to see were 343 takes Master Chief and hopefully we get to see more characters from the books. Also get that really cool boss fight that was promised to us in Halo 4.
Runner up- Fallout 4
Cory: Alan Wake 2
This current generation has left a sour taste in mouth when it comes to one thing, new IP’s from Microsoft. So when Microsoft finally gave the world Alan Wake, I was one of the few who flocked to my local game store when it released. Sure, at its core Alan Wake is a third person shooter, but the world and mechanics that Remedy created made Alan Wake one of my favorite games ever. The flashlight combat combined with the search for missing manuscript pages created an expereince that had me engaged until the credits rolled. With the power of next gen console, I believe Alan Wake 2 could be one the best games ever.
Runner up: Banjo Kazooie 3
The Xbox 360 doesn’t have much in the way of family friendly titles. I mean, sure, there’s a plethora of licensed tie in games and gimmicky Kinect stuff, but I feel there’s got to be more that can be done. Rare had the right idea, putting out Kameo and a few Viva Pinata games as well as Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts (which could have been much better), but the Rare we knew and loved from the SNES/N64 days seems to be long. This is where they need to step up, take a look back at the amazing platformers they once put out, and bring a new Banjo-Kazooie game to the next Xbox’s launch library. Imagine, a brightly colored, highly stylized platformer featuring the world’s greatest bear and bird duo as they team up to take down Gruntilda once again. I would love to see Rare blow my mind with cleverly designed worlds, challenging yet fair gameplay, fun new abilities, and humorous writing that can appeal to adults and children without alienating either audience.
Runner Up: Shadow Complex 2
Let us know what games you hope launch with the new Xbox in the comment below.