We Need To Talk: Entry 5

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Top 5 games I am looking forward to in the 2nd half of 2013

2013 has been a great release year huh? Ni No Kuni, Shin Megami Tensei IV, God of war Ascension and that’s just the first half of the year! In the next 5 months we have JRPGs, Shooters, Puzzlers, Sand Box and MMORPG’s being released. With that said, yes that will become one of my favorite things to say, This is the top 5 games I am looking forward to for the 2nd half of 2013.

5. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4, PS3, PC)

Unless you know the history of this game you would not know this is a rerelease.

I was lucky enough to get into both the PS3 and PC beta’s and I believe that the PS3 version is the best version and that is the version I have ordered for review. The game ran well and did a great job at drawing me in to the game world. From little things like referring to the previous release to the big things like an expansive world with an easy to read map, I hope this game does well. I do have one other reason that I like this game as well.

It feels like a Final Fantasy game. The problem with Final Fantasy XIII and the review will be on it’s way, is that it seems like they wanted to be more like The Spirits Within which all Final Fantasy fans agree is bad. FFXIV is a return to form and I cannot wait for it’s release.

4. Battlefield 4 (PS4, PS3, XB360, Xbone, PC)

It seems weird that I would put a game like this on the list but the reason is that no matter how bad a story gets, I look forward to some great Multiplayer. Battlefield 4 did a great job at E3 showing off Frostbite 3 and seeing it in action showed me that no matter what, DICE knows how to build an Experience.

While Call of Duty stays in the past in terms of it’s multiplayer I can always know that DICE has my back and cannot wait to play it. Look at the included video to see what I mean.

3. Tales of Xillia (PS3)

Why is it that Namco does not release Tales of Games more often? According to my records, there are multiple games that could be released for a profit in terms just translating and selling on the 3DS eShop and PSN. On that note: Why have they not released Tales of Destiny 1&2 on PSN yet?

I saw Tales of Xillia at NYCC 2012 last year and fell in love instantly and the fact that this will be my 1st purchased Tales of game makes me even more excited as I cannot wait to play it. The reason I say first purchased is my friend gave me Tales of Graces F last year and I still play it. I have high hopes for Xillia and I hope for great things.

2. Outlast (PC, PS$, Other Consoles TBA)

True horror is a lost art. Outlast is the return of that art. The game will be released in September but I plan to grab the game on PS4 (Yes, I have a PS4 preordered.) when it comes out. The game is a found footage game (deja vu?) that is set place in an old asylum and you play a reporter looking into the reasons behind it’s reopening. The game was called the scariest game ever played at PAX EAST and from all the gameplay I have seen I can believe it.

All I can say is…be afraid, don’t make a sound and good luck.

1. Watch Dogs (PS4, PS3, Wii U, XB360, Xbone, PC)

I saw this game at last years E3 and was losing my mind over it, I saw it at this years E3 and lost my mind from it’s gameplay and this November I lose my mind as I can actually play it.

Watch Dogs is a new way to sand box and I am not ashamed to say this was on my list. I have the Alex Ross designed poster, a preorder card from Best Buy on my wall and plan to grab it for my PS4 the minute I grab it. From great graphics to some interesting ways to evade cops, enemies and the chance to shut an entire city off with my phone, Watch Dogs is a game that I am looking forward to in 2013.

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David Phillips is a JRPG enthusiast with a chip on his shoulder thanks to Square Enix pushing Lightning all the time. Seriously! If she's likable, then Jaws is huggable! Check me on Twitter at Prinny_Rider and on Facebook at David Phillips.