Today is the start of the holiday gaming season, for me at least. Every year, we gamers can look forward to a massive dump of games in a brief period, and the first of the games that I am looking forward to comes out today – Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story.
For me, the holiday lineup is fairly decent, although some of these games I will have to wait for reviews before committing any money.
September has Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story for the DS on Sep 14, Scribblenauts for the DS on Sep 15 and Halo: ODST for Xbox 360 on Sep 22. Halo: ODST is the only one of those that is not an absolute must-buy for me. I will wait on reviews and hopefully snag a demo. The DS games will be my first DS games since Pokemon: Diamond a few years back. Also in September is the Forza 3 demo on September 24 for the Xbox 360.
October is the month that really kicks this season into full gear. Alpha Protocol comes out on October 6, Uncharted 2 follows it a week later on Oct 13, the following week brings Borderlands on Oct 20 and the final week of the month has two great titles – Forza 3 and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, both on Oct 27. Alpha Protocol and Borderlands are the two that I will wait for reviews on. This month has PS3 edging out 360 – PS3 has Ratchet & Clank and Uncharted 2, while 360 only has Forza 3. The rest are cross platform.
November, the final month of the great games, rounds things out nicely with Bioshock 2 and Dragon Age: Origins, both on Nov 3.
I will have to start scaling back my World of Warcraft time so I can play all of this. Luckily, the first must have that will take up my home time isn’t until Uncharted 2 on Oct 13, so I still have a month of World of Warcraft left. The DS games I will probably be playing at lunch.