There are boats in the Witcher 3

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I keep forgetting about The Witcher 3 but every so often, Namco Bandai and CD Projeckt Red will release a trailer to remind me that Geralt of Rivia’s adventure is just around the corner.

This franchise has taken a weird path to relevance for me. The first game was a memorable for the wrong (or is it right?) reason. The sequel was a gorgeous successor that left me wanting more. It fixed nearly every issue I had with the original but I felt it rushed the final chapter.

The Witcher III looks like it’s an expanded rendition of The Witcher II and if they maintain the level of quality in an open world, we’re in for a real treat. But I worry because filling out an open world is costly and other titles who’ve travelled this path stretched themselves a bit too thin leaving uninteresting caves and silly collectibles for players.

We won’t have to wait long to see the fruits of their labor. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt debuts  early next year on February 24th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Mortal Tekken Smash

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Look at all these trailers. It was like there was a fighting game tournament over the weekend and all these developers decided it was a good time to release more media on upcoming fighters.

EVO 2014 happened but I didn’t watch much of it. I didn’t even bother with the Ultra Street Fighter IV final. I did, however, catch the trailers that were revealed starting with the confirmation of Raiden in Mortal Kombat X.

The Tekken 7 teaser was a big letdown for me. Rumors of Namco Bandai using Unreal Engine 4 piqued my interest and was looking forward to seeing how the latest rendition of Kazuya Mishima looks like.

It’s obvious that Fire Emblem: Awakening made a big splash for Nintendo. Lucina, Robin (both male & female versions) and Chrom were confirmed for Smash Bros. I guess it was tough for Nintendo to choose just one representative from that game.

Mortal Kombat X Raiden

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LTTP: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (360)



LTTP or ‘late to the party’ pieces are opportunities for me to catch up and write about games I missed out on the first time around. They may contain spoilers.

Enslaved: Odyssey of the West may be the most surprising 2010 game I play in 2011. It has flaws in just about every area outside of story and character development, but taken as a whole and at just the right price point, this game was a genuine diamond in the rough.

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