Hello Capsule Computer readers! I am Rachel, and I am a new author on the site. You can read all about me in the staff section under the “About Me” link, but I figured I would really introduce myself by showing you what I love the most about games: the multiplayer. So here are the top five multiplayer games that I am looking forward to:
1. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Admittedly, this is the game that spurred the idea for this article. It sounds simply incredible. Long story short, you are in Rome with five other players. One of these five other players is your target to kill – and one of them is out to kill you. I feel like it would make for an amazing movie, yet they stuck it in a game. You also have the choice of several different characters to play. One of them is a Courtesan (a very nice word for a prostitute), and her weapon of choice is a handheld fan. I am entirely impressed and compelled by the originality of the game mode, and I really cannot wait to get my hands on it!
2. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Yes, yes, OMG another World of Warcraft nerd! Well, no, not really. I love World of Warcraft, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t obsess over it like many other people do. Honest. Moving past the initial shock though, I am looking forward to the new expansion more than I have the previous expansions simply because Blizzard really stepped it up and is changing absolutely everything. Instead of just adding on a new area like they have in past expansions, they are tearing the known world apart. What that means for people who do not buy the expansion, I don’t know (since in previous times, you just simply weren’t allowed in the new area), but I am really stoked. What I am not stoked about is having to level even further. Seriously, Blizzard, level 85? I never want to level another character again.
3. Fable III
So, I admit, I am a bit of a girl. Okay, I’m lying – I’m 100% girl. I beat Fable II, but did I throw it aside? Definitely not. I actually have a nice little personal blog on my amazing yet really really awful Fable II experience. Let’s just say that I got my dog back, I got a ton of gold from someone random, then bandits killed my husband and social services took my kids. I was angry. So I went and got another husband, although not nearly as good… but let me just continue about Fable III. In Fable II, you had a co-op option, but your co-op partner could only play as a weird henchman. And that was it. Oh, and you could see little avatar bubbles floating around, and you could give them gifts. Cool, right? Lionhead games and the rather infamous Peter Molyneux stepped up the multiplayer in Fable III, and now you can get married to other people over XBL! Or, if you didn’t want to get married to them, then you can become business partners, which Lionhead described as practically being married. They also described getting married as “getting married to other people’s avatars…” Weird, but whatever. I’ll take it.
4. Medal of Honor
Well, I’ve already played the beta some, and to be honest, it is surprisingly like Call of Duty. Being from Dice, I was really hoping for a lot of the same elements of the Battlefield franchise like destructible buildings. Instead, even graphic-wise it looks like Call of Duty. From what I remember in the beta, it even has the kill streak rewards. The only reason that I sound doubtful is because when I read a review recently, the reviewer was happy that they left out the kill streak rewards? Maybe the reviewer was bad and never got a kill streak (hehe). Otherwise though, I am still impressed with the game and I’ll be getting it when it comes out.
5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
The main reason I’m looking forward to this is because it is an expansion pack onto my current favorite multiplayer game. I absolutely adore BF:BC2 and I absolutely cannot get enough of it. If you haven’t picked it up yet, you really should. It has already become cheaper at a lot of stores, I believe as low as $39.99 US. Destructible buildings, helicopters, and tanks? Yes, please! Not to mention the different classes you can play! Love it!
Many of you might be painfully wondering why I left out a few games, namely a big one by Treyarch, but as I have never really been into the Call of Duty series I did not include it. There have been a few other games that I have poked around in, like the new multiplayer Final Fantasy and the new Star Wars MMO, but none of them have stirred my interest as much as these have. What are the multiplayer games that you are looking forward to?