Most Anticipated Games of September (2012)
September is the calm before the holiday season storm. This doesn’t mean there’s nothing to come however. From games with billions of guns and plenty of wub wub to games with balls, September has a decent range of big hitters seeing a release.
Our staff sat down and decided to pick out their most anticipated games of September. Bare in mind this is not a definitive list and is simply just our staff selecting one game out of a bunch. Feel free to leave your own picks in the comments below.
The games market seems to be slowing down a touch just before the Christmas rush but that leaves no shortage of heavy hitters entering the arena! My personal favourite being Fifa 13. Having re-awakened my hunger for sports games, or just something to mess around with the lads with on a Saturday gaming session that isn’t overly competitive, or requiring a second console or spare TV to use this is one where development doesn’t ever seem to stop.
Rocky roads and hilarity in the earliest variant of their new impact system, Fifa ’12 gave that stir of excitement again. Now with this latest variant of their franchise, its time to strap on the pads and dust off the boots!
There really is no hesitation here; it has to be Borderlands 2. Gearbox’s first title was an incredibly deep, unique and downright exciting title to play and the second looks like it’ll be retaining the elements that made it so initially successful while also adding more on top. The guns are back, the co-op is back and so the players will return. September 21st, you are so near yet so far away.
Being a long time fan of the series this yearly release shouldn’t be any different to any other sports franchise game that comes packed with the same features year in and year out but EA always manages to hook me with their Ice Hockey games in a way that I could never predict (Much like last years NBA 2K12).
This year promises to be a flagship year as EA have shown off their new skate system which will allow for cleaner breakaways and add an extra level of skill into the mechanical side of game. With improvements to Goal-Tending, the Be a Pro section is surely to be improved and provide the hours of entertainment previous years have achieved.
Although this is a simple yearly update, EA revolutionized the game back with NHL ’09 and have continually built on that core strength in the continual fashion that we all expect. Although I’m not a huge fan of yearly incremental releases the yearly NHL games have always been a must buy for me and this year is no different.
While my heart was set on picking Torchlight 2, the chances are i’ll still be knee deep in Guild Wars 2 thus limiting the chances of picking Torchlight 2 up. The only new game I can see breaking up my Guild Wars 2 sessions is Fifa 13. As a huge fan of the beautiful game, the FIFA titles are always a pre-order for me. The new tweeks to the core gameplay (first touch, improved impact engine) and various additions to the game modes has me longing to play the game.
The sheer amount of play time I can suck out of the Fifa games fills the gap between the yearly update. Ultimate Team brings back the nostalgic thrills of collecting football stickers while offering a great way to play Fifa. Online clubs is always fun when playing with a group of friends. And of course putting in stupidly high bids for medicore players in manger mode is always fun (following in the footsteps of my dear Liverpool F.C). Fifa 13 will undoubtedly be one of my most played of this year and next, and for this reason it’s my most anticipated game of September.
Little Big Planet Vita
September is a month when the big fat franchises start flowing, so it’s hard to pick a favorite from such a varied crop, but at the risk of developing scratched record syndrome, Little Big Planet Vita is looking like the most interesting release of the month. With more intuitive and versatile creation tools than ever, it’s shaping up to be (like most of this month’s sequels) more of the same but better, but it’s got to be first choice if WoW, football or massive guns aren’t your bag.
I completely agree with Stephen. There’s no other game in September that has my attention more than Borderlands 2. I spent an inordinate amount of time on Pandora with the original, so much so that I ground out every achievement available in the game and it’s DLC and it felt great.
The promise of deeper RPG mechanics and more classically derived character classes is nothing short of a mouth watering gun-gun-blam situation for me. It’ll be great to run the game as a lone wolf again, but I know there’s plenty of fun to be had with a group of friends and enough firepower to level the whole planet.
Sign me up and bring me more CL4PTR4P.