I thought I’d have a bit of a look to the games I’m looking forward to in the coming year, and come to the conclusion that there’s… not much, really.
In the next week or so, of course, there’s The Burning Crusade, so I should imagine that’ll occupy a couple of months fairly easier, but without a fundamental change in the end game it’ll be back to Raid or Nothing after a while (a choice only marginally more difficult than Cake or Death). I really enjoyed Unreal Tournament 2004, so I have high hopes for UT2007, and to round out the year, there’s Warhammer Online, if it makes its current estimated release of “Q4 2007”.
I’ll probably glance around Age of Conan, Vanguard, Lord of the Rings Online, via open betas if possible, but I can’t really summon up too much enthusiasm. The main reason for being more interested in Warhammer is, like most British gamers, I grew up with Games Workshop, so get to wander round waving my walking stick and shouting “I remember when this was all just fields, you know, and White Dwarf covered role playing games as well, it wasn’t just the Citadel catalogue, and have you seen the price of Space Marines these days?” Well, that and building on the well-regarded Realm vs Realm combat of Dark Age of Camelot. But mostly the walking stick waving.
If there’s anything else out there you reckon I should take a lot at, drop me a comment!