Looking Ahead To The Games Of 2015

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Looking Ahead To The Games Of 2015

Whether part of an intended schedule or due to a delay, the games of 2015 are looking good. We’ve compiled a list of next year’s games, so you know what the future looks like for your platform of choice.

We’ll be updating this list throughout the rest of 2014, so check back with us as your future backlog begins to pile up. We're being conservative about some of the titles that were shown without gameplay, so if you see something you think should be on the list, let us know. We'll check back in and keep the conversation going.

Batman: Arkham Knight (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - 2015Rocksteady is donning cape and cowl for one last go at the Arkham series. This final title in the series will be on PC and new-gen hardware only, so if you want to see who is under the Arkham Knight’s mask (no, the title doesn’t refer to Batman), you’ll have to upgrade.

Our Sacred 3 Survival Guide

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Our Sacred 3 Survival Guide

As I mentioned in my review for the game, Sacred 3 is bound to be a divisive game. For people who dive into it based on the title alone, it could potentially be one of the more disappointing releases of the year. It’s not a Sacred game in the traditional sense. The third numbered entry strips away the open world and shuts off the loot shower from previous entries – understandable deal-breakers for people who love to explore. After I came to terms with what the game is, and let go of what I wanted it to be, I had a lot of fun with it. If you’re planning to dive into the game, here are some tips that will make your adventuring more fun.

I spent time with each of the game’s four characters during my time with Sacred 3, but I gravitated toward Claire, the Seraphim paladin. I liked the Seraphim class in Sacred 2, and ultimately I enjoyed her balance of speed and attack power here. Each of the classes is ultimately viable, however, whether you’re playing solo or attacking evil in a group of four. Here's a quick breakdown of each one:

Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #257

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Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #257

In issue 255, we asked readers which video game character has the best outfit and why. Assassin’s Creed’s leading men were popular picks, as was a certain sharp-dressed ape. Here are some of the responses.

Link has the best outfit, because his getup somehow manages to make a Wee Willie Winkie hat look bad-ass.Leo Morales-Egizi

What video game character do you think has the best outfit? Share your pick in the comments section below.

[Update] Meet The Cast Of Hyrule Warriors

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Update:  Zant, Ghirahim, and the Great King of Evil himself are yours to command, with Impa and Lana arming themselves with new weapons.

Ever since traversing Hyrule in 3D for the first time in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, fans have been clamoring for more action-oriented Link. He made an appearance in Soul Calibur II, but now, in Wii U's Hyrule Warriors, he’s bringing some friends (and enemies) with him onto the battlefield to take down hordes of Moblins, Lizalfos Knights and Dodongos.

We'll continue to update this as more characters are confirmed. For now, check out some of the fighters and their more powerful attacks.

2014’s Upcoming Wii U Games

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2014’s Upcoming Wii U Games

With major titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. coming this year to Wii U, we decided to pull together everything that we know of that's slated for 2014. The following list will be updated and amended throughout the year. If you something confirmed for 2014 release that's not on our list, please let us know.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes - September 23This year's installment focuses on Marvel Comics' pantheon of heroes. It will be out this fall.

Hyrule Warriors - September 26We still have some time before a proper Zelda title on Wii U, but this gives us a taste of Hyrule. 

2014's Upcoming Xbox One Games

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2014's Upcoming Xbox One Games

Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games.

That’s why we’ve put together a quick rundown of the games to look forward to. We'll continue to update this list, and if you see something missing, please let us know. Here is everything we know that's planned for the Xbox One in 2014.

Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition - August 19The Xbox One version of Diablo III will include the Reaper of Souls expansion and new social features not currently found in the PC original. If you’ve been playing on Xbox 360, you’ll also be able to port your character over and keep playing.

2014's Upcoming PlayStation 4 Games

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2014's Upcoming PlayStation 4 Games

Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games.

That’s why we’ve put together a quick rundown of the games to look forward to. We'll continue to update this list, and if you see something missing, please let us know. Here is everything we know that's planned for the PlayStation 4 in 2014.

Road Not Taken - August 5Spry Fox’s roguelike title with puzzle elements gives you fifteen game years to live the best life you can.

Why Wait For Samus? Seven Metroid-Like Games To Play Now

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Why Wait For Samus? Seven Metroid-Like Games To Play Now

One of the biggest disappointments coming out of E3 was the lack of any Nintendo news regarding the company's popular Metroid series. Thankfully, gamers no longer have to rely on Nintendo to scratch that itch. Over the years there have been a number of great releases that have emulated Metroid's exploration-based gameplay in a variety of original ways. Here are some of the best non-Metroid, Metroid-like games that any fan of the series should make a point of adding to their gaming catalog.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – PSone, 360Symphony of the Night is one of the original Metroid imitators, but it still deserves a spot on this list. Now that the game is more than 15 years old, there may be those who still haven’t played it. Even if you’re familiar with the game, it’s worth a return visit. Set four years after Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Dracula’s son, Alucard, returns to his father's castle looking to put his reign of terror to an end. Symphony of the Night takes Metroid’s non-linear platforming and exploration and layers on an equipment and RPG experience system. The result is a true gaming masterpiece.