Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Top 10 games I'm looking forward to

A whole lot of games are coming out in the next little while, for both the Wii and the DS. Here are the 10 I'm most looking forward to.

#10: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates (DS)

Whenever Square-Enix makes a new Final Fantasy game, I listen up! Ring of Fates builds on the groundwork laid by it's GameCube predecessor, offering a unique experience unavailable in any other Final Fantasy title. The graphics are also some of the best seen yet on the DS, with full 3D. Add in voice acting, and it's a mystery how they ever managed to cram so much on to that little game card! Even though not even the most vague of North American release date has been given, I still anticipate this game as if it were coming out tomorrow! No RPG fan with a DS should be without this!

#9: Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (Wii)

Ubisoft's Rayman Raving Rabbids, while it didn't quite live up to expectations, was still an amazing (And hilarious) piece of work. They couldn't just leave the Rabbids behind after just one game now, could they? Thus Rayman Raving Rabbids 2! It looks to be even more insane than the first, with more mini-games and pop culture spoofs than ever imaginable! Jack Sparrow Rabbid? Instant game of the year in my book!

#8: Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii)

I haven't been into Resident Evil for long, but since playing Wii Edition and Deadly Silence, I'm really hooked on the series! So then, it's understandable that I'm excited for The Umbrella Chronicles! The on-rails aspect doesn't bug me at all, and perhaps the sweetest bit of recent news about this is the fact that it supports Nintendo's Wii Zapper shell. Holding both of my hands in front of me and pumping rounds into a zombie's decaying flesh really gets me excited for this game! As long as Capcom manages to keep the twisted storyline the franchise is famous for intact, this will be an experience unmatched by any other Resident Evil game to date!

#7: Mario Strikers Charged (Wii)

Mario has had many sports games over the years. Golf, tennis, basket ball and more. But perhaps my favorite of all Mario sport games would have to be Super Mario Strikers on the GameCube. The action was fast and furious, with Bob-ombs exploding left and right and Koopa shells hot on your tail. And now we get a sequel in the form of Mario Strikers Charged on the Wii, with all the adrenaline of the original game, with more modes, and expanded single-player mode and, best of all, online functionality. The reviews pouring in from Europe and Australia increase my anticipation more and more! Only six days to go until this hits North American stores.

#6: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)

Retro has always outdone themselves with the Metroid Prime series of games, and I expect Corruption will be no different. Adventuring through alien planets from behind Samus Aran's visor has always been a truly engrossing experience, and with the Wii remote, this will all be so much more so. Actually twisting your arm to turn handles and manipulate dials instead of merely pressing a button is sure to draw the player into the game like never before. Corruption is poised to be the greatest game yet published under the Metroid name, and it'll all be ours in little over a month.

#5: Wii Fit (Wii)

Okay, a lot of you guys are probably gonna be really pissed that I put this above Metroid Prime 3, but I really think Wii Fit is going to be an AMAZING piece of software! The Balance Board coupled with Nintendo ingenuity is a perfect combination! Wii Fit will be great for expanding the audience and shrinking our waistlines! Whether or not the Balance Board catches on is irrelevant. This is all about Wii Fit here, people, and I for one greatly anticipate it.

#4: Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

Possibly Nintendo's biggest announcement this past E3 would have to be Mario Kart Wii, and rightfully so. Every Mario Kart since the SNES has been an amazing experience, always staying on top of the genre it pioneered. And now, with the Wii, Mario Kart looks better than ever before, and with more racers, tracks, and an online mode greater than that of MK:DS, Mario Kart Wii holds the potential to be the greatest yet in the franchise. It's the game almost every Wii owner has been waiting for, and it will finally be in our hands next year. 1st quarter 2008 just can't get here quickly enough!

#3: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)

Not since the N64 has a Nintendo console gone by without a Smash Bros. title, and the Wii shall be no different with the arrival of Brawl this December. With more characters, stages, and modes than ever before, this is gonna be one hell of a fight! From fighting atop the Pleiades (Pictured above) to scrapping in Pokemon Stadium, every second of this game is going to be jam-packed with action. If the rumoured online mode pulls through, this will certainly be the best Smash ever!

#2: Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

One of the first games I ever played in my whole life was Super Mario Bros. on the NES, so it goes without saying that I'm extremely excited for Mario's next major outing. I've enjoyed every Mario game I've ever played, from Mario Kart 64 to Mario Party 3 to, yes, even Super Mario Sunshine. Each of the plump plumber's adventures are always in depth and full of unique and exciting enemies and allies. The impressions coming from E3 are astounding, with barely a bad word to say about it. Super Mario Galaxy is not to be missed.

#1: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

Every Zelda game released is paired with extraordinary amounts of hype and anticipation, so it's little wonder that this ended up as my #1 most wanted upcoming game. Adding to my excitement is the near perfect review it got from Famitsu (39/40). This will almost certainly go down as the greatest portable Zelda adventure yet, if not the best altogether. If this isn't your most anticipated game, it at least deserves to be in your top 10.

Well then, those are my 10 most anticipated games coming out in the next little while. What games are you really looking forward to?

The Duck Has Spoken.


Anonymous said...

good list

trainwrecka said...

i would have had galaxy on top, but i have been hearing so much about what a great zelda game PH is I can see why you put him there.

trainwrecka said...

BTW --- this is "nick" i just changed my name to match my others on gonintendo.com codenamerevolution.com and twibe.com ... as well as all the other places i post to around the net.

alexanderpas said...

great list!

SteveDaWonder said...

I am surprised you put Wii Fit so high on your list.