I just received an invitation to The Elder Scrolls: Online beta, and I don’t have to sign any non-disclosure agreement ^__^
I will be sharing my experiences here and over at PT.
It’s that time of the year again – when people who make a living by sharing their opinions on videogames and assigning arbitrary values as ranking get to tell their readers which games are the best of the year. Unquestionably, within the next month readers will be able to read about how a Zelda re-release is the greatest adventure RPG of the year, Call of Duty: Ghost is the best FPS this year and the game with the best visuals, and Assassin’s Creed VI has the greatest exploration system. Skyrim will receive some awards based on its world, Ni No Kuni will get best JRPG (because being “Japanese” or “Western” is a genre, apparently), and The Walking Dead will win some sort of award for mixing storytelling and gameplay – because it was really different from, and way more interactive than, the much hated Beyond: Two Souls (which will no doubt win awards such as “worst game by David Cage, despite it being great). Depending on the reviewer, either Grand Theft Auto V or The Last of Us will be nominated for the greatest game of the year. The other will get some sort of great gameplay award.
I don’t really care about that. I’m not going to rank games. Instead, I’m going to write about the games that got me excited this year – and if you, dear reader, haven’t tried some of them, perhaps you should.