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Posted on August 29, 2011 by OG

The writers of were asked what game they're looking forward to this holiday season for the Question of the Month.  Read on to see their answers.


Back in October 2009, Demon's Souls caught me off guard, much like the rest of the gaming industry, with its highly addictive setting, gameplay, and characters. While the game did not offer the strongest story, to put it nicely, it made up for it in other aspects, especially the unique multiplayer. With the much hyped Skyrim being released in November, Dark Souls, the self-proclaimed spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, is releasing in October, and I could not be more excited. While there is little info on the title thus far, the trailers released look more than promising.  With a stronger focus on the story, there is seemingly no single aspect holding this title back.  It will most likely surprise everyone again as amidst a strongly packed Fall line-up. Keep this title on your radar come this October 4th. - Wayne



What makes Dark Souls my anticipated game for Holiday 2011, are the new features being added to the game. One is the ability to send in creatures to another player’s “realm” and have them cause chaos while he/she’s in the middle of a dungeon crawl. The second feature is the ability to hide in marked coffins and attack other players in a sneak attack. I don’t think I’ve seen this level of player interaction in a multiplayer RPG before, and I’m glad it’s showing up here. Playing Demon's Souls back in 2009 was a refreshing experience in the RPG genre, and Dark Souls is planning to up the ante. - Mike V



Most years, looking at the holiday release schedule fills my wallet with the kind of anguish that is usually reserved for household bills and rent. This year, however, my wallet is almost doing a little jig on the countertop at the thought of how little money it will have to shell out for games. It’s not that there are only a limited number of games I’m interested in this year, far from it. At last count, between the months of September and December, there are at least eight or nine games being released that I’m seriously interested in. The reason for my wallet’s happiness? One word: Skyrim. I just know that once that game goes into my disc drive, nothing else is replacing it for close to at least a month. For that reason alone, I’m happy to wait for the post-holiday sales before I start picking up other games. - Jack



Gears of War 3 because the Black Guy says so! - Harlem



I'll have to go with Ratchet and Clank: All-4-One.  In addition to being fun to play, I have always found the Ratchet games pretty funny, with wacky characters and a sharp wit about them. The R&C Future games on the PS3 somewhat reversed this trend and did get a bit serious, but the combo of Ratchet, Clank, Captain Quark and Doctor Nefarious in All-4-One should bring plenty of hilarity to my PlayStation 3. - Eduardo



Normally, anticipating the sequel to a GOTY title is not a hard choice.  That is, unless several legitimate GOTY contenders come out in such a short time like this year.  I can’t think of another time when so many GOTY contenders were released all in one year.  Only one will stand above the rest as the GOTY and for me, that title is Uncharted 3.  Maybe it was the beta that really got me going, because of how much fun it was, or it could be that as a series, each game is like a new adventure.  We have our video game interpretation of Indiana Jones (yes, nerds, he’s not AS cool) and every place we go has history and mystery about it.  As far as I'm concerned, it’s less about a gaming experience in Uncharted 3, and more about going on another adventure. - O.G.


That's what we think.  Agree? Disagree?  Let us know what you think in the comments.

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