The Great Sequel-gasm

ac2If there’s one thing we can always be certain of in the gaming industry, it’s sequels! Sequels until our ears bleed. All you have to do is look at the last couple of years to see that the biggest games are new installments in current franchises.

Well, it seems that the sequel talk is ramping up, as there are a few big games that will be unveiled or teased in the coming weeks. Three pieces of sequel news hit today, and it’s kind of awesome.

  • A brand new Assassin’s Creed 2 teaser hit Ubisoft’s site today, which ends with a date for a big unveiling, scheduled for next Thursday.
  • Fable II is going to be releasing some new DLC, titled See the Future, which features not only new quests, but also a glimpse down the road of time in Albion, and the possibilities that lie in wait for Fable III.

Wow. Lots of good stuff for us to feast on. Which of these three games are you most excited about: Fable III, Assassin’s Creed 2, or Bioshock 2?

Sources- Kotaku, Ubi, Lionhead

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12 thoughts on “The Great Sequel-gasm”

  1. Its hard to say but honestly I think I may be more excited for Assassins Creed 2. Bioshock 2 is going to be amazing and all that but I really want to continue where I left of in Assassins Creed.

  2. Can’t wait to hear more about Assassin’s Creed 2. I really want to hear more about Bioshock 2, too, but the open-world, rooftop-jumping gameplay of Assassin’s Creed really grabbed me, and I can’t wait to see what direction they’re going to take the sequel.

  3. Never played a single one of those.

    I am excited about the rumors hitting the net and TES Forum about TES V being announced and possibly seeing it in 2010. The 2010 thing is more up in the air but the announcement of the game may be true.

  4. Assassin’s Creed was soooooo terrible. I really did not like it all.

    Bioshock was one of the greatest games of all time. Can’t wait.

  5. [quote comment=”5774″]Assassin’s Creed was soooooo terrible. I really did not like it all.

    Bioshock was one of the greatest games of all time. Can’t wait.[/quote]

    AC wasn’t terrible, just waaaaay repetitive. It had some really promising gameplay elements that I can’t wait to see fleshed out in a sequel. Baby steps!

  6. Ok, terribly repetitive.

    I just didn’t go for it. The combat was kinda eh, the story was ok. The graphics were nice, but it just bored me from the get go.

    I hope the sequel does better, though.

  7. I liked Assassian’s Creed, but it was spoiled by the repetitive ness and an empty kingdom (where are ma side quests?). But not once throughout that game, when doing an assassination, did I not stop having fun or thinking: “Wow! I can’t wait to get to the next one!” I was willing to put up with a bit, well, a LOT of repetition just to see what they’d do next. Also, Andy, the combat worked fantastically. How many other games can you jump off a ledge onto an unsuspecting enemy and finishing off his friends with a sword? On the topic of Bioshock 2, I’m interested, but I want to play the first one first.

  8. OMG ASSASSIN’S CREED 2!!!!!! I can’t wait!
    And I can’t wait to see the new BS2 footage!

  9. [quote comment=”5774″]Assassin’s Creed was soooooo terrible[/quote]

    Terribly awesome! Naw, I can see how some people wouldn’t get into it. As good as it is, it did have some rather puzzling mechanics, mostly to do with the blending into the crowd aspect. When it works, it feels ridiculously cool, but sometimes it just leaves you scratching your head. (Like, why does the Holy Land have a speed limit on horses?!)

    So yeah, AC2 is the one I’m going to choose. That Fable DLC sounds cool, though. A glimpse into Albion’s future? That’s an interesting way to tease a sequel, but I wonder how far into the future it’s going to go. Maybe they’ll pull a Zelda, and keep it locked in a medieval setting, where you play as the reincarnation of the most powerful hero ever over and over and over.

  10. Assassin’s Creed was a game I could not get into – probably because I played it on PC rather than console. The imagery and gameplay was cool, but it didn’t ‘feel’ right to me. I wanted to do a stealth hit then fade away into the city, but because of an awkward control system, I ended up having to fight this dude with a sword and slaughter all his guards. How did he know I was coming to kill him as soon as I got anywhere near him?
    AC2 is something I will not be purchasing.

  11. the control scheme isn’t made for a keyboard mouse setup. buy a gamepad or get it on console.

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