Preview Guide: Top Video Games to Look Forward to in 2013
Star Wars 1313
Star Wars 1313 has billed itself as a "mature entry" into the Star Wars franchise; one which explores the dark and seedy underworld of Lucas's universe. It'll also be one of the few titles in the series where you don't play as a jedi: you're going to be a gunslinging, agile bounty hunter, and you'll be descending into level 1313 of Coruscant.
It's not exactly a nice place to be: it's basically one of those areas of the city where people simply know not to go if they value their lives. "It's that kind of vibe," said Creative Director Dominic Robilliard, "this criminal underworld that produced people like Han Solo and Jabba - that matches the type of thing we're going for."
The game's mechanics aren't terribly innovative, from the sounds of it; but the narrative, animation, and gameplay are nevertheless incredibly slick and polished, just the same. Here's hoping it releases soon.
Grand Theft Auto V
We don't know exactly when Grand Theft Auto V is going to be hitting shelves quite yet. All we know is that it's probably going to be one of the biggest GTA games yet, and also boast one of the strongest plots. Set in the city of Los Santos, Grand Theft Auto V tells the story of three different characters: Michael, a retired bank robber; Trevor, a career criminal; and Franklin, a repo man.
Reportedly, bank heists will play a large role in gameplay, and the title will feature a menu that allows players to quickly switch between characters; one might even find a character they were just playing wandering about the city, going about their daily business. Shooting and NPC interaction have reportedly improved, and there's also underwater combat.
Sounds exciting, if only we had a release date!
A gamer at heart, Nick started writing when he was a child. He holds a BA in English, works as a freelancer, and loves every minute of it. One day, he hopes to net himself a career in game design - but that's something for the future.
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