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2, 2, 2 or 2?

I’ve got some posts to finish off (STALKER and Mass Effect), but I’m now deciding what to play seriously next – beyond finishing my long game of Baldur’s Gate II that is.

There’s…Mass Effect 2, BioShock 2, maybe Battlefield Bad Company 2 even. I noticed Supreme Commander 2 is out in March, although I’ll see what reviews say and see if there is a demo. I think I have some download ticket for DiRT 2 as well. Probably should go find it! On the Wii, man, I still need to finish Super Mario Galaxy (have I mentioned I’m rather terrible at platformers?), but really want to try No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle now too.

Further along this year, well, I decided to get a Blizzard account to try and get in the Starcraft 2 beta. No word on if it’ll be out this year though, and I doubt I’ll get into the beta. :)

The main one I won’t be purchasing ever is Assassins Creed 2. Humph. There is also Modern Warfare 2, which I still can’t be bothered with for the price (cost/time ratio is rather low, so many other good, longer games for my not exactly cash filled wallet to buy).

Expansion wise there is Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising (not out until March luckily, but have on order, the singleplayer is darn fun), and Dragon Age Origins: Awakening (perhaps…still got Dragon Age to finish once I’ve reinstalled it and the horrendous DLC stuff). Hey, something without the number 2 in it!

Oh, hell with these sequels. I think I’ll open up my new copy of Planescape Torment, or maybe try out Grand Theft Auto 4 that’s sitting on my desk – hey, it must be twice as good as the games above! :) (I also have Farcry 2, although that is tending towards my “if I’m really board” bit of my desk). While some of the above titles are tempting, there is also Borderlands which was recommended last year too…

Choices, choices! Looks like Mass Effect 2 will be in the mail mainly because of this post I’m finishing off of the original from months ago (edit “Last week” to “Last year” :) ), just a lot of good choices, especially since I don’t buy on release date. Shame not many of them are entirely original, ho hum!

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  1. Souvik | February 24th, 2010 at 3:43 | Permalink

    Ah the awesome twosome problem. Well, it’s either a Part Two or a Return To — isn’t it? I’m playing COD 4 – 2 (I’ve heard others call it so) and am seriously thinking about Assassin’s Creed 2 when it comes out for pc. So those are the ones you’re leaving out. Not sure about BioShock 2 and Mass Effect 2. I’m just thinking why we have such a desperate need for sequels. It’s not unique to videogames though: all narrative media thrive on sequels. Only the recent practice of adding a 2 after a title’s name is for me disappointing. Imagine any classic being named this way. We’d have Three Musketeers Two and Gone with the Wind Two. Shakespeare might even have written a Hamlet Two.

    I’ve got nothing against the actual sequels themselves mostly … in fact, I love Half Life 2.

  2. Andrew Armstrong | February 24th, 2010 at 18:12 | Permalink

    2 is certainly disappointing. It’s utterly lazy.

    A lot of classics of course have no sequels, but many classic characters do go through more then one story, it depends. I’m not too bothered as long as games are fun, but it is a tad excessive. Films commonly do this for the big ones though. Toy Story 3: How Pixar Had To Bring Back This For Some Reason, heh.

    Usually, however, it isn’t called “Sherlock Holmes 2”, I don’t understand why they think people need such title repetition and numbered sequencing.

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