I already talked about what 2009 movies I’m excited about, but haven’t mentioned what cool video games I have to look forward to in 2009. By the way, some of the titles I will mention have a chance to be postponed to next year, but since they were mentioned as probably 2009 releases, I’m listing them here.
Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) – A MMORPG based on Star Wars and made by BioWare. Sounds like a potential dream come true since I am both a Star Wars fan and I loved every BioWare game I’ve played. Plus, it’s a roleplaying game – my favourite genre. Of course, I’m trying not to get too hyped about it so it doesn’t end up being a disappointment. In fact I just recalled the rumours about it being micro transaction based, and am going to add if that’s true, it will make the game a disappointment even before I start playing it. I’m not a fan of RMT, and not even it being a Star Wars and BioWare game will make me happy about this enough to buy the game.
Diablo 3 (PC) – Not sure this will actually be released this year. Liked both Diablos and the art, screenshots, etc all look good. Plus, it’s an action RPG, which is something I’ve been craving for a while now.
StarCraft 2 (PC) – Another huge doubt, but I’m hoping at least the first part (of three) is released this year. This, along with Dawn of War II will be the two RTS games I’ll want to try in 2009. Meantime I have to stick to looking at cool Kerrigan, The Queen of Blades wallpapers and the sort. I’ll live.
Dragon Age: Origins (PC) – BioWare-made medieval RPG. I liked all the screenshots, videos and other media they’ve placed at the official website. Looks like a darker version of their medieval titles, and I for one hope it’s a good change.
The Sims 3 (PC) – I liked both previous Sims games and this has even more features. I am not sure I will play it for too long, but I am undoubtedly curious enough to want to try it out.
Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360) – This is so not being released this year, but a girl can dream. It’s BioWare, it’s an RPG, it’s science fiction, and it’s the sequel to one of the best games I’ve ever played. It simply cannot go wrong. Must play! Of course I’d be happier if BioWare had actually made a site for ME2 already, but it’s not even listed in their in-development list.
Gardening Mama (DS) – As my regular readers already know, I’m a Cooking Mama fan. A gardening Mama game is a must play for me.
Also interested in these, although not really hyped about them:
Tekken 6 – I like playing beat ’em ups and the Tekken titles are the ones I’ve played the most. Although I never get that excited about new beat ’em ups (what are they really improving except of the graphics?), I might give it a try. Somehow, since I’m not going to buy the thing.
Ghostbusters – Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! I’m more interested in the new movie, but the game’s worth mentioning. Why they didn’t hire Sigourney Weaver as a voice actress eludes me though.
And once more I ask you what you‘re looking forward this year, only this time video games-wise.