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Recently, all I see over internet forum's are titles like 'The Last Of Us', 'Grand Theft Auto V', 'BioShock: Infinite', etc. But in the midst of all of this, what people have forgotten about 2013 is that both the GoWs are releasing next year, that too within a week of each other. If you still don't understand what I mean, I am talking about Sony's God of War: Ascension and Microsoft's Gears of War: Judgement. Don't you think these will be the best titles next year? I, personally, feel that these will be far superior to The Last Of Us, GTA V, etc. What do you think?



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I don't think so. They're both not parts of the main series and what can they really do now that will shock everyone? Games with the 'newness factor' always have more potential to impress imo.

pezus said:
I don't think so. They're both not parts of the main series and what can they really do now that will shock everyone? Games with the 'newness factor' always have more potential to impress imo.


Not part of the main series? They are VERY MUCH a part of the main series. Besides, both promise a fun and engaging single-player and epic multiplayer, which is all that really matters.



pezus said:
I don't think so. They're both not parts of the main series and what can they really do now that will shock everyone? Games with the 'newness factor' always have more potential to impress imo.

I agree. I see what the OP is saying, in that it may draw more of an advertising battle (well, Sony automatically loses if that's the case) between "spin offs" or "sequels" to popular and wonderful gaming series'. 

But, ultimately, people will want the "new" titles. 



Ucell said:
pezus said:
I don't think so. They're both not parts of the main series and what can they really do now that will shock everyone? Games with the 'newness factor' always have more potential to impress imo.


Not part of the main series? They are VERY MUCH a part of the main series. Besides, both promise a fun and engaging single-player and epic multiplayer, which is all that really matters.

What I mean is that they are not numbered. Ascension is a prequel and Judgment is a side story (? - not entirely sure on that). They'll both be very good, no doubt, but that's what we already know. We know less about how the other games you mentioned play or their story/characters.



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pezus said:
Ucell said:
pezus said:
I don't think so. They're both not parts of the main series and what can they really do now that will shock everyone? Games with the 'newness factor' always have more potential to impress imo.


Not part of the main series? They are VERY MUCH a part of the main series. Besides, both promise a fun and engaging single-player and epic multiplayer, which is all that really matters.

What I mean is that they are not numbered. Ascension is a prequel and Judgment is a side story (? - not entirely sure on that). They'll both be very good, no doubt, but that's what we already know. We know less about how the other games you mentioned play or their story/characters.

In the case of 'The Last Of Us', yes it is new, i agree with you. But what about games like GTA V and BioShock infinite? They are no doubt additions to already established franchises, like Ascension and Judgement are, and one of them is actually not a sequel. So tell me, why are people excited about them? What new innovation are they bringing to the table?



Ucell said:


In the case of 'The Last Of Us', yes it is new, i agree with you. But what about games like GTA V and BioShock infinite? They are no doubt additions to already established franchises, like Ascension and Judgement are, and one of them is actually not a sequel. So tell me, why are people excited about them? What new innovation are they bringing to the table?

It's been years since we've had a GTA or BioShock game.  GTA V should be more technically impressive by leaps and bounds, and BioShock: Infinite is almost like a completely different game.  Both will expand upon an existing universe in new ways.  That people are hyped for these titles is expected.

Ascension is getting a lot of attention because of its multiplayer, but it's also been three years since GoW 3.  Judgements, on the other hand, is getting less buzz so far because it really does seem like a spin-off.  A Different World relative to The Cosby Show, so to speak.  Gears 3 wasn't that long ago, either.  Of course, that could change if they start releasing details that show it brings something new to the table, but right now it doesn't seem to be grabbing people's attention.



pokoko said:

Ucell said:


In the case of 'The Last Of Us', yes it is new, i agree with you. But what about games like GTA V and BioShock infinite? They are no doubt additions to already established franchises, like Ascension and Judgement are, and one of them is actually not a sequel. So tell me, why are people excited about them? What new innovation are they bringing to the table?

It's been years since we've had a GTA or BioShock game.  GTA V should be more technically impressive by leaps and bounds, and BioShock: Infinite is almost like a completely different game.  Both will expand upon an existing universe in new ways.  That people are hyped for these titles is expected.

Ascension is getting a lot of attention because of its multiplayer, but it's also been three years since GoW 3.  Judgements, on the other hand, is getting less buzz so far because it really does seem like a spin-off.  A Different World relative to The Cosby Show, so to speak.  Gears 3 wasn't that long ago, either.  Of course, that could change if they start releasing details that show it brings something new to the table, but right now it doesn't seem to be grabbing people's attention.


Okay but which do you think would be the better of the two -- Ascension or Judgement? I'll go with Ascension.



I actually think judgement looks pretty mediocre. It doesn't look like it's going to add anything fresh or unusual to the Gears Of War experience. I could be wrong about this but I've watched a number of gameplay videos and nothing strikes me as being very original or creative about it, especially given that as a side story, or a spin off, there was a lot of room to test out or try new things. I would like for any Gears fans to comment on this, as it just looks totally unimpressive to me. The visuals, the enemies the gameplay it all just looks the same, with a new less interesting protagonist to boot.

GOW: Ascension has multiplayer, which is a first for the series. Opinions on it have been a little mixed, so I'd be cautiously optimistic about it given the talent of the studio behind it, but the real test will be if the single player can deliver something new. It looks like they're going in a different direction, introducing a kind of 'african' theme, a very different setting and building on the backstory of Kratos, but we've seen only a a very brief taste of the singleplayer.

Personally I always prefer something new. A new IP is always more interesting than sequel X in an established franchise. While a sequel to a strong game is great and serves a purpose, it's just usually more exciting to tryout something completely different. I tend to get series fatigue quite quickly unless there're long breaks in development. For example, although I love Uncharted, I would not want another game this generation. 3 games was almost too much for me. So I would disagree with the OP, I'm more excited about The Last Of Us and Beyond.

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No one cares about GoW tho.

But GoW? Now that's a good series.