It saddens me to admit I haven’t got around to purchasing a next-gen console as yet. I imagine this will change before the year is out, with the release of so many huge titles as next-gen exclusives. And yet the Wii U isn’t even a close contender. Regular readers will know how much I love Nintendo but my monies are finite and precious, can’t be squandering them on the same five characters. Now it’s announced that the latest Sonic title, Sonic Lost World has two DLC maps: Yoshi’s Island Zone and The Legend Of Zelda Zone. I might just cry.
|God Of War Golf, anyone?|
|Dead Space and Silent Hill or should that be Silent Space or Dead Hill?|
Pokémon / Final Fantasy VII
And if that’s not enough for you, just take every apocalyptic game out there, such as The Last Of Us, Fallout 3, Metro 2033, Wasteland and simply space them out to different eras on the same barren planet. These games share a common ground which is why they are the least surprising. If post-apocalypse games were put into a venn diagram, there’d be very little that didn’t crossover other than the cause of the apocalypse itself. Fallout 3 and Metro 2033 see survivors living underground and in Wasteland, the player is one of the few remaining members of the US Army scavenging for resources, much like...the NCR in Fallout New Vegas. Hardly revelations but the links are all there!