I had a friend in high school who was, dare I say, obsessed with David Letterman's "Top Ten" lists. So much so that he would share his own top ten lists over lunch periods. The subject matter of those lists is not retained in my long-term memory, no matter how good it is. However, I'm sure I could ask him since I still know how to contact him. Thank you, Blogger and Facebook. One day, as I was reading through the blogs that I follow, I saw that many of them have theme days. That's when I thought I would try my hand at my own theme day, and "Top Five Tuesday" was born. The only disclaimer is that these lists represent my own opinions and are subject to change whenever the hell I feel like it. Also, these lists are not in ranking order, unless specifically said.
I know some of you are not interested in video games, but keep the following titles in mind for those of your loved ones that do enjoy the occasional, intermittent, or unwashed video game-playing session.
Five Video Games I Am Anxiously Awaiting
1. Lego Lord of the Rings. Topping the list, the Lego LotR game. The charm of the Lego Harry Potter and Lego Star Wars games was the lack of dialogue from the minifigs, which made them make weird faces and sounds to get the point across. Not sure how adding dialog ripped directly from the LotR films will impact the experience, but it's certainly not going to stop me from playing it as soon as I can. For those interested, here's the link to the Lego LotR video game page to watch the trailer. Worth it.
2. ZombiU. A first-person shooter zombie game? Sign me up. Oh, I'll have to buy a new console to play it? I'm sold. (This game reminds me of Jamie at Mithril Wisdom and his Zombie Fitness posts. Go pay him a visit, would you please?)
3. Hitman: Absolution. I've only ever played one installment of this series, but there's just something about Agent 47. Quite honestly, I enjoyed the Hitman film they did a few years ago, but mostly because Timothy Olyphant is brilliant.
4. Fable: The Journey. I know a lot of people were disappointed with both Fable II and Fable III. I would count myself in that category for the third installment, but number two came out all right.* The problem is that Peter Molyneux has a tendency to promise the moon and give you a space station. That is to say, the concept is breathtaking in scale, but the finished product feels rushed and some awesome things left out. Regardless, I'm hopeful that The Journey can steer the series back to glory.
5. The Witness. From the creators of the amazing puzzle game Braid comes this new arcade-style puzzle game. From what little I've seen of it, the game sounds a lot like Myst in terms of the "puzzle game exploring on an uninhabited island" genre.
There you have it, folks. But that last entry reminds me that I've always wanted to play another Myst-style game. I played Myst and Riven, and loved them both. Myst III: Exile was a decent one, too. I remember trying to play Uru when it first came out, but I didn't have a computer that could handle the graphics. And then I never played Myst IV or V. I might need to change that some day.
*Gross, purposeful humor. HA!
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