This wretched year is nearly at its close. We put up with a lot of crap this year on pretty much all fronts and next year isn’t looking too hot either. Everything has been terrible since that damn Mayan apocalypse thing fell apart, I was really hoping that would solve some problems. But focusing on the world of video games we’ve got some changes on the horizon. The Xbone and PS4 have launched and the next few months will determine how they are going to do. The WiiU on the other hand has been out for more than a year and is in pretty rough shape. All three will be scrambling to survive although Judging by Nintendo’s recent “Cranky Kong” announcement I can tell were in for quite a ride! So allow me to strap on my Nostradamus beard and gaze deeply into my crystal ball and sit next to that leaky gas pipe and see what predictions I can foresee for the year 2014:
After XCOM: Enemy Unknown re-invigorated the XCOM franchise, many people considered The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a fairly generic looking third-person shooter, to be as unnecessary as all the words hanging off of its title.
It’s been a while since I voiced a controversial opinion, so I felt compelled to do another one of these articles. For those of you with short memories or new readers, I typically take a look at some of the highest or lowest scoring games on Metacritic and see if there are any there that I disagree with in a bad way. For example, if I really liked a game that got slammed in reviews and was generally hated by most people, that game would qualify. I would then attempt to justify this standpoint. On the flip side, if a game was adored by the masses and critics alike, yet disliked by yours truly for whatever reason, it would also qualify.
This article will consist of three of the latter category: games that everyone else seemed to love, but which I just… don’t.
Ushering in a new console generation is no mean feat, thanks to the all-encompassing tidal wave of expectation that is synonymous with new hardware. But rest assured, this neon-soaked shooter delivers a vision of the future that bodes well for those who take the plunge.
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