Fall 2008 – What to Buy?


Well, it’s September now, and the fall season is upon us. That means one thing: games! Lots of ‘em! Last night I downloaded the PURE demo and the game is gorgeous. (I just wish I didn’t have to do tricks. What a waste of time.) Anyway, this fall there are a ton of games coming out that are worthy of our consideration. Here’s my list of games that I’m looking at. I might not necessarily pick them up this fall (especially ones lower in the list), but I’ll pick them up sometime! What is your list? Games released up to the end of December only! No including Killzone 2 here! :)

Definite Buys:

LittleBigPlanet
MotorStorm 2

Highly Probable Buys:

Call of Duty 5
Rock Band 2
Wipeout HD

Take a Look, Buy if Good:

Resistance 2
Damnation
Guitar Hero World Tour (if it works with my Rock Band instruments)
PAIN Amusement Park
Rise of the Argonauts (if multiplayer)

And there was supposed to be an action RPG with local co-op coming out this fall too, but the name escapes me right now…


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  1. #1 by Tosh Hatch on September 5th, 2008 [ 1102 Points ]

    Definite Buys:

    LittleBigPlanet
    PAIN Amusement Park

    Good chance, but not 100% yet:

    Resistance 2
    Wipeout HD

    Not sure yet:

    Call of Duty 5

  2. #2 by darrin on September 5th, 2008

    I was actually more excited about the 2007 holiday lineup. 2008 is a better year overall, but the releases have been spread throughout the whole year.

    The only game I’m really excited for is Resistance 2. R1 had an amazing single player campaign (way better than any other shooter), and R2 should have major improvements plus innovative co-op and competitive multiplayer modes.

    I’ll buy LittleBigPlanet, Rock Band 2, flower, and probably SOCOM as well. I’m skeptically excited about EndWar, Motorstorm 2, Fallout 3, and Valkyria Chronicles.

  3. #3 by mcloki on September 5th, 2008

    LBP must get. It just looks great.
    Fallout 3
    Wipeout.

    Possibilities
    I hope Fat Princess comes out
    And pixeljunk monsters can our our with Double encore and I’d pick it up.
    Resistance 2 is up in the air for me. I’m not a big shooter guy.
    And I will be getting Final Fantasy Advent Children on Blu ray to play the demo. Especially if it gets good reviews.

  4. #4 by Emrah on September 5th, 2008

    100% -> LBP

    75% -> Fifa 2009

    30% -> Mirror’s edge, Far Cry 2

    10 % -> Resistance 2 (fix that damn hovercraft motion, will ya?)

    0 % -> Motorstorm 2, PES 2009

    -100% -> Pain (I want my money back for the first in series)

  5. #5 by mcloki on September 5th, 2008

    Naruto and Mirrors Edge are probable for me.

  6. #6 by Segitz on September 5th, 2008 [ 1470 Points ]

    I look into LBP… but the rest is VERY up in the air…

    Motorstorm 2 looks nice, but if it plays like MS1, then no chance… I started to hate the SP at level 4, because the AI got too suicidal

    Resistance 2 will be bought by a friend of mine. Maybe I’ll get it too, but that depends.

    I want Endwar, but I am not sure about it yet. I love RTS games, but usually only single player (as I am not patient enough to learn mp^^). And since RA3 was scrapped for PS3, that falls out of the window too.

    There aren’t any PSEye games, so tough luck.

    All “my” games were already released this year… I can’t believe I already bought 6 games this year^^

    GT5P, GTA4, MGS4, Sing Star, Uncharted and Eye of Judgment^^

  7. #7 by Trev on September 5th, 2008 [ 26623 Points ]

    With my limited funds its hard for me to commit to any game but i need a decent football game this year and will buy one of the two after reading the reviews and playing the demos. Wipeout is also not gonna be full price so i’m sure i can squeeze it in.
    Definite;
    FIFA 09 or PES 2009
    Wipeout HD

    These games are all pretty much dead cert buys as long as nothing goes catastrophically wrong. Really looking forward to farcry2 and LBP along with mirror’s edge. i think its gonna be an expensive christmas and killzone should be glad of its delay as i don’t think it would get a look in. SOCOM mainly for the headset and SSF2THDR for the childhood memories and whet my appetite for 4 :D
    highly:
    Farcry 2
    LittleBigPlanet
    Mirror’s Edge
    Resistance 2
    Fallout 3
    Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (think it’ll be out this year?)
    SOCOM (mainly for headset but if i enjoy the beta then bump this up to a definite)

    if good:
    Call of Duty 5
    Motorstorm 2
    Fat Princess
    Dead Space

    Man, i didn’t realize how many games there are. i doubt i’ll pick up these last 4 until they are cheap. too much choice. We are in for a good season. The only title missing for me well genre is an F1 game. Dying to see what Codemasters create from that license.

  8. #8 by JimmyStewart on September 5th, 2008

    We’ve currently been eyeing these games…

    Resistance 2 (only if it has split screen co-op)
    Call of Duty 5 (“”)
    Scene It 2
    Gears of War 2
    Lego Batman

    I was going to give Little Big Planet a look when it came out, but instead I opted to go for Banjo and Kazooie – Nuts and Bolts mostly because of the $40 price tag and the nice *free* pre-order bonus of the original N64 game. I was already planning on buying that so it seemed like too good of a deal to pass up. I think LBP looks like the better retail game, but neither one was high on my anticipation list and they both seem to offer similar types of free-form gameplay so I didn’t want to buy both.

    Possibly Fallout 3 or Fable 2, kinda up in the air which I want more. Both look good and I might opt for both. It’s just hard to find much time to play any single player game none the less games that require that much time. I’m still waiting to pick up Mass Effect and if money becomes an issue I might opt for that finally as it should be even cheaper by then. Also my wife really likes Pure so that might end up being a purchase for her.

  9. #9 by JimmyStewart on September 5th, 2008

    I know it doesn’t count since it comes out in 2009 but it’s awesomeness is above any calender limitations. God of War 3 is looking to be my most anticipated game… ever. So I’ll toss that in as well, I’ve already put my money down on the pre-order so it kinda counts for this year even if I have to wait forever to actually play it… at least it feels like forever. March can’t come soon enough.

  10. #10 by Ian on September 5th, 2008

    Not including PSN games set for release Q4 2008…

    Definite:
    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm
    BioShock
    LittleBigPlanet
    Resistance 2

    Highly Probable:
    Dead Space
    Fallout 3
    James Bond: Quantum of Solace
    Yakuza 2 (PS2)

    If Good:
    SOCOM: Confrontation
    Fracture
    FIFA Soccer 09/PES 09
    Rise of the Argonauts

  11. #11 by mpz on September 6th, 2008

    Resistance 2 (R1 was great – single player that is), and LBP definitely (if only to make my ninty fanboi ‘arteist’ friend-who-has-always-wanted-to-make-a-weird-game-but-can’t, jealous – ‘it should have been on wii’ he keeps saying. Actually I’m looking forward to the user content (I sure hope the censorship is very limited – imagine the potential for political satire as well as novel game ideas/etc) and making some utterly ugly and boring-to-play creations myself, but pissing him off is a nice bonus ;-) Valkyria Chronicles, almost certainly too – the clips just look too gorgeous. Although I probably wont get anything until I can get them for

  12. #12 by mpz on September 6th, 2008

    (sorry, it ate the last half way through)

    Resistance 2 (R1 was great – single player that is), and LBP definitely (if only to make my ninty fanboi ‘arteist’ friend-who-has-always-wanted-to-make-a-weird-game-but-can’t, jealous – ‘it should have been on wii’ he keeps saying. Actually I’m looking forward to the user content (I sure hope the censorship is very limited – imagine the potential for political satire as well as novel game ideas/etc) and making some utterly ugly and boring-to-play creations myself, but pissing him off is a nice bonus ;-) Valkyria Chronicles, almost certainly too – the clips just look too gorgeous. Although I probably wont get anything until I can get them for less than $100, as a personal protest against the arse-reaming we get here on game prices. There’s no prize for buying a game first after all, and I can always wait (and being summer I will have other things to do with my time anyway).

    Motorstorm 2 – probably, I don’t really play 1 much (the frustrating truck races killed it for me), but I get suckered in with things like this. Same for Wipeout HD, even though i’ve never been a fan of future-rocket-racers. Actually I think I just talked myself out of Wipeout – I actually quite dislike rocket racers.

    Originally Mirrors Edge looked crap (to me), but I have to admit some of the more recent media out there has me at least intrigued. Bioshock probably rounds it out as a maybe as well – since nobody I know has a xbox 360, I haven’t even seen it.

    Flower – probably not. I’m still trying to work out why I bought their first game – nothing else to buy at the time I guess – and don’t really want to get burnt without a demo again (although to be honest I played it more than calling all cars). Same goes for PAIN. Well I know why I bought that – bored and I felt like wasting some money. They took a bit of a hit and miss idea and ticked all the boxes on it – and came up with something competently dull, it really feels more like a tech demo for a physics engine than a game.

  13. #13 by Stephen on September 6th, 2008

    Is it just me? Nobody mentioned Valkyria Chronicles yet? It is coming out on November

    That is the only must buy for me so far

  14. #14 by Glitch on September 6th, 2008

    I am getting LBP and Resistance 2.

    As for the rest of the PS3 games mentioned until now, they are all in kingdom of Maybe. But as my desire for more games arise and their price is reduced I am certain to buy several of them, for instance Motorstorm 2, Bioshock, Mirro’s Edge etc.

  15. #15 by Pc on September 6th, 2008

    There are sooo many games that are supposed to come out in October, it’s not even funny ! That’s too much money to spend ! I wish so many good games didn’t come out all in the same month.

  16. #16 by mikael on September 6th, 2008

    Little Big Planet and Valkyria Chronicles for me. Will probably go pick-up at least one other game based on five minutes of demo play a lazy sunday afternoon as well.

  17. #17 by west_coast_ps3 on September 7th, 2008

    Fallout 3 will probably be the next full game I get. In the mean time I will re-play Metal Gear again, or maybe try and finish Oblivion.

    I’ve got early access to SOCOM and Motorstorm through the Qore package, so if those games are worth it I may go for them as well.


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