Pardon my absence so far in May, and my apologies for it. I’ve not been playing games that bear discussion, and I’m at an impasse as to where to turn next. We’re Top Tier Tactics, yet I’ve a dearth or actual “tactics” to present to you, due in large part to me playing games that require very little strategy. Rather than stumping myself on what to do, I thought I’d turn to the T3 community for their thoughts on where I should go.
Having seen the trailer for Mercs vs. Spies and Splinter Cell: Blacklist, I’m intrigued. Ubisoft haven’t failed to deliver a mindbending multiplayer experience yet (to my knowledge), and I’m interested in trying my hand in subterfuge and death. The questions I have here are twofold.
1. I know at least one of you has a long history with the series, and as the game nears release, I’ll be watching carefully to see how complex the mechanics become. Do you all think Blacklist has the potential for real depth of play and wide ranging strategies?
2. If the above answer is “Yes,” do you all want to see Blacklist coverage, strategies and otherwise humorous attempts at murder?
Shooter Season 2013?
Back when, I posted a few Battlefield 3 articles, and they got a pretty good viewing and response. BF4’s got a pre-order up with no real multiplayer footage, and I learned about a minute ago that the first DLC is a pre-order incentive. The problem with BF3 was the sheer amount of people covering it, and explaining a map with text is somehow less effective than making a video about it. Plus, the overall strategy is “shoot people, stand in one place for a few minutes, move, repeat.” Not a ton of depth.
Then of course there’s Call of Duty, which I play but don’t talk about here because I don’t see a point. Run a round and shoot people, call in airstrikes, succeed. Or don’t.
All that said, however, I need to ask if there are those among you who want to see anything from me about the fall rush of AAA games (new consoles notwithstanding). If you do want to see coverage, what do you want it to be about? Maps, guns, vehicle tactics, flank routes? I can do any and all of the above, since I’ll certainly be playing more than my fair share of Battlefield 4. And regrettably, CoD Ghosts as well.
What’s on your radar?
I’ve only mentioned shooters so far, and short of playing League or Minecraft again (both still options), I haven’t been keeping tabs on what’s coming out that might be any more complicated than “I haz gun. Where people to shoot?” I’m leaving future Assassin’s Creed games in WiNG’s capable, murderous hands, but anything else you guys have in mind is certainly something I’ll look into.
I’m especially curious if there are any indie titles out or releasing soon that might qualify for serious dissection. I’d love to do some quick reviews or minute-strategies for games people may or may not have heard of.
Would you guys also like to see ending analyses, like for Mass Effect 3 or Bioshock Infinite (which I’ll be writing when I finish it)? Reviews are passe and everyone does them, but breaking down and looking close at how a game’s story ends is something few sites do.* To that end, would you guys be amenable to something like that, and from which games do you want them? I can do old games and new, provided they’re on PC and run on Windows 7.
Thanks in advance for your advice, and I’ll be back soon with more stuff.
*My minutes of research turned very little up at least.