2009 PC Releases

This is a really exciting link. Go pick what excites you most. For me, that would be League of Legends and Demigod. You know I love DotA, and now real DotA games, rather than trying to graft it onto an existing game? Excellent. Of course, execution is everything, but this is the first I have heard of them, so I am now interested.

Starcraft 2 and Dawn of War 2 are obvious sequels to look for. Solium Infernum sounds interesting enough for me to look into it. Machinarium may be interesting just because steampunk looks cool.

A nice thing about not following development way in advance? Most vaporware goes away before I hear about it, and I have no emotional ties to games that launch late or broken. There are several superhero and sci fi MMOs in development for next year. I look forward to thinking about them about 30 days before they launch.

This is your chance to point out what looks awesome. Or, if you are a developer, to link to the parts of your stuff that you want everyone to use for their first impressions.

: Zubon

H/T: Ghostin

6 thoughts on “2009 PC Releases”

  1. LOVE is the obvious attention-getter, even for those who don’t want to play the game themselves. Its success or even anything other than pure and unadulterated failure could add a lot of impetus toward heavily stylistic and small-team games. Procedural generation can use a revolution; this is the biggest chance it’s going to get.

    Ascension and Naumachia have similar small-team aspects.

    The Agency, Prototype, and Precursors look like they could have potential, but there’s nothing really innovative there. The real big hope I have is that The Agency manages to make old ideas (skill-based leveling, targeting) more popular in MMOs.

    I’m no innovation fanatic — there are some good games out there that do not suffer a bit from being derivative as hell. That said, it is more than a little disappointing that the only thing on that list that didn’t get a gut reaction of Clone of (insert game here) was made by one guy working alone.

  2. Aside from the ‘big name’ games, the one which interests me the most is ‘Flight from the Dark’. I was a huge Lone Wolf fanboy back in the 80’s and 90’s (I even had the associated world book which was purely fluff), so I’m hoping this ends up being a good game.

  3. No Puzzle Quest: Galactica? For shame.

    Other than that, there are indeed some interesting titles in there. Of course, I’ll be busy with Guild Wars, Rebelstar Tactical Command, FFTA2 and Katamari Damacy. I might even dust off MechCommander 2.

    When this crop of titles goes on sale and I can read some good and bad reviews on them, I might check them out. I’ve never been on the bleeding edge. I have neither the time nor money. Mirror’s Edge does keep looking interesting, though, despite the whiny reviews out there.

  4. Tesh, I am not sure when I will be allowed to play Katamari Damacy again. My wife my still be traumatized from the original one. Na na naa..

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