The Waiting is the Hardest Part…
Here’s the thing about games: you can never have enough. No matter how many incredible virtual worlds we’ve experienced, there’s always something new on the horizon to get us excited for the next big game all over again. Even though there are plenty of stellar games to enjoy in the here and now, it’s never too early to get excited for what’s coming, and what could be.
If you’re a PC gamer this December, you certainly have more to look forward to than your console counterparts, though a bunch of those games do seem to be re-releases or ports.
Let’s start off with that’s new shall we?
Just Cause 3 – December 1
If you play GTA games for the mayhem then the Just Cause series was probably made for you. Taking the open world formula and then adding in pure, unadulterated chaos is Just Cause’s specialty, and if you’re up for a healthy dose of mayhem, then Just Cause 3 will serve it up in spades. This is personally one of my favorite games of all time, there is just literally nothing you cannot do in this extremely detailed open world environment. Once again, it’s up to Rico Rodriguez to set off to a fictional island, and put a stop to an evil dictator bent on world domination. From grappling cows to wind turbines, to zipping between buildings at high speed in your wingsuit, to hijacking jets or helicopters while in flight! Having played both the original Just Cause and Just Cause 2, I am extremely excited about this new release.
Online slots for when you just need some down time.
We’ve all been there. You’ve played your games and you’re either bored, or just need something different for a while. Your mind is frazzled, hands are sore for the last few hours of button stabbing and your eyes a bit blurry from staring at your TV screen the whole time. Well, there’s an online slot game that will get your adrenaline going with the spooky tale of the most famous vampire of them all in Dracula online video game! Net Entertainment’s Dracula slot game is brilliantly designed and there’s loads of thrills and wins!
How could we not bring up online slots? You can play and practice Dracula slots for free so you can play with real money. With each spin, you can trigger loads of prizes, free spins, and bonuses–just watch out for the blood-sucking bats! Come down from your gaming high and enter a new high: playing Dracula slot! I personally find it rewarding and think you should give it a try and see how you fare. This game sends chills up and down my spine and definitely kept me engaged the entire time.
It’s a nice change of scenery from gaming and maybe if you get lucky and hit that mega win, you can save up to buy the next big gaming release you want for your PC!
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – December 1
If you’re more of a team player and want to take part in some anti-terrorist action, then Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be right up your alley. While it may not be the Rainbow Six: Patriots game I’ve wanted since it was announced, this might just be the next best thing.
Originally, this game had a very rocky start throughout the Beta earlier this year. Bugs were aplenty, and the gameplay, while entertaining for it’s genre, fell far short of it’s promise to extreme tactical and close combat warfare. It’s newest iteration, however, in the currently running open beta, has cleaned up a majority of the bugs, and spicing up the gameplay for the players with new player modes and added player types and specializations.
This is another game that I am really looking forward to, as I have played a majority of the previous Rainbow Six genre. There’s nothing like the feeling of grabbing your favorite guns and tactical gear and tearing through your enemies in combat!
While the game may be multiplayer focused, it will also include a few solo variants such as Terrorist Hunt, which will have you fending off against waves of attackers.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – TBA (2016)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is the first military shooter set in a massive and responsive open world, according to Ubisoft. It’s set in Bolivia, a few years from now where the country has become the largest cocaine producer in the world. It’s playable in 4 player co-op mode or solo. This is a massive step for the previous “mostly” single player games; yes, it most of the previous titles had multiplayer, but not on a grand scale such as this.
“The Santa Blanca drug cartel has turned the country into a narco-state, leading to lawlessness, injustice, and violence. The Ghosts, an elite US Special Forces team, is sent behind enemy lines to wreak havoc and takedown the cartel,” said Ubisoft.
Do yourself a favor and search out one of the many gameplay videos on Youtube and feast your eyes on the splendor of this fantastic game. No linear gameplay at all, you can come and go as you please, choosing to accept or deny any of the missions that happen to be near your location. Learn to be a cohesive unit in multiplayer with your friends as you reign destruction on the various cartels gripping Bolivia in their iron fists. I can’t wait to get my hands on this…one of the highest rated games to be released for 2016.
Rise of the Tomb Raider – TBA (2016)
The latest installment of the Tomb Raider franchise is easily the best one yet, with massive set pieces and gripping action. Rise of the Tomb Raider tells the story of young Lara Croft, alone in a dangerous place, exploring ruins, solving puzzles, and shooting lots of guys with flaming arrows. It combines hunter/gatherer elements—where you need to scavenge for the stuff you need to survive or make weapons—with a mix of melee and ranged combat with pickaxes, guns or a bow and arrow. This reboot of the previous 2013 game is a refreshing view of how things should have been. More tombs, interactive gameplay, dramatic cinematics and a crap-load of hubs with multiple missions to complete. The story is engaging from start to finish and even after the story is done, you unlock an expedition mode, where there a ton more challenges that you can attempt! Chicken bombs, anyone?
In all, I will look forward to trying this game out after its upcoming release date. I have always been a fan of Lara Croft, and it doesn’t look llike this game will disappoint.