Games I’m Looking Forward To: December 2015
December is an oft-overlooked month in the video game release calendar, mostly because publishers try to get their games out before Black Friday. It’s an interesting month where there are always a few gems, as well as a few games that are sent to die. We’ve got both of those this month, which to me makes December all the more interesting.
Here are the games I’m most interested in for December:
Just Cause 3 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)–December 1
I got some hands-on time with Just Cause 3 at New York Comic Con (which you can hear about in our podcast here), and this game is loads of fun. 100% open world mayhem. I’ve never been a huige fan of the series,a nd I didn’t really care for the controls in Just Cause 2, but I had no problems picking up this new game and having fun with it immediately. Not to mention–it’s gorgeous.
Will any Rainbow Six game ever recapture the magic of Vegas? I don’t know, but I’ll continue to pick up these games in hopes that it each new iteration will be the one. I haven’t played any of the beta, so I’m going into this one cold. But I’ll be going in nonetheless.
Xenoblade Chronicles X (WiiU)–December 4
Depending on whether or not you think the next Zelda will actually be released on this console, Xenoblade Chronicles X could be the one great RPG the WiiU sees during its lifetime. The game looks beautiful, and it’s absolutely huge. Oh, and you can fly around the entire planet in transforming mechs. Sold.
Devil’s Third (WiiU)–December 11
And here is the game that was sent to die. Devil’s Third was caught up in the THQ closure, had to switch engines during development, and has received mixed reviews at best after its Japanese and European releases. BUT, Itagaki and former Team Ninja members are behind the game, which to me makes it worth a look. Given its release date however, we can only assume Nintendo has no faith in it whatsoever.
As always, there are more games coming out in December, and these are just my personal picks, so please sound off in the comments and let us know what games you’re excited to see this month!