All my complaining about a sparse summer season for games has fallen by the wayside, as now I simply am struggling to keep up with it all. We just had Infamous drop and now here comes a few more potential blockbusters to soak up the summer hours:
1. Prototype: 6/11 (PS3/360) Another open-world game where the protagnist gets super-powers? Yeah, it sounds a lot like Infamous, but Prototype has the chance to be something really special if the videos and previews I have read are at all accurate. It takes place in New York, not a fictional city and you have the power to take the shape of different people and then infiltrate their areas. Or you can simply use your claws and super strength to destroy everything in your path. If you want tons of action, this might be for you.
2. Ghostbusters: 6/18 (all consoles) If you grew up in the 80s, then this game is something you have been eyeing since it was announced. With most of the original cast (save Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis) returning to do voice acting and a script from Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis, this game has the pedigree. The graphics look spectacular and the concept is perfect for a video game. But will the gameplay hold up? I can’t wait to find out!
3. Fight Night Round 4: 6/25 (PS3/360) I have never really played any of these games, but Eddy tells me that they are a blast and with online and the awesome graphics, this looks like a fun game to play with some friends. Plus, I have a thing for boxing games, dating back to Boxing for the Intellivision. I just downloaded the demo this morning, so I will give it the good old college try and see what this is all about, but many people are very excited for it.
Other notable releases:
- Overlord II: 6/25 (PS3/360)
- Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings: 6/8 (Wii/PS2)
- Tiger Woods PGA 2010: 6/10 (all consoles)
So there you go, there are plenty more games coming out in June, but I think these are the ones with the greatest chance to be awesome. And being awesome is what a game should aspire to. Are you guys going to be picking any of these up?