In anticipation of the December holiday, here is a list of (improbable) stuff I need want no later than the 25th.
Mass Effect: Krogan Rebellion or even Mass Effect: The Rachni Wars
Either works. I realize that Mass Effect 3 just came out this year, and that BioWare says it’s working on another anyway, but I’d prefer to get it by December 25th. Since the Krogan Rebellion was, in essence, a reaction to the exploitation of their race during the Rachni Wars, either is fine with me.
There’s something special about Mass Effect, in case you’ve yet to encounter the series. The lore is so rich, and you can choose to read about it by picking up data in side quests, or you can simply play the game and witness the unfolding of each character, learning about their personality, and how their race, culture and life-events helped to shape them.
The chattiness of the salarians, the brilliance of the asari, the bullheadedness of the krogan, the singing of the rachni, the relentless speech clarifications of the elcor…
Bring it. Give me more Mass Effect. In the meantime, perhaps I should just replay the first three and all the DLC?
More on DLC in a second… but on to my second request!
I would like Skyrim to work on my PlayStation 3
Initially, I thought I’d ask for Skyrim on my PS4, until I remembered I already have Skyrim for PS3, and that it’d be rad if it just worked on that. I own another copy for Xbox. I played Skyrim on my 360 and it was fine. I hardly had a single problem with it.
I prefer gaming on my PlayStation, though. Sometimes, it really is as simple as liking the controller better, and in the case of Skyrim, that’s it. It feels better for me to play Skyrim on PS3. Until it crashes or freezes, of course. So, yeah, Bethesda, I know you’re so beyond the point of giving a crap, but that’d be awesome by Christmas.
“Baaaaaahh – HUM – BUG!”
Ubisoft is busy with other assassins, but…
Please make more Ezio stories. There are millions of reasons why this won’t happen, but oh how I long for Assassin’s Creed II or AC: Brotherhood to get a facelift and a re-launch in the next gen. Maybe that’s all I want – is to play those games again on a PS4?
Nope. I want new Ezio stories. Ezio Auditore is everyone’s favorite assassin, and most of these people are wrong.
Kingdoms of Amalur 2: Another Reckoning
I know. I know. Studio is closed. I know. But you can buy it! And make a new game in a couple weeks! And I’d have an awesome Christmas!
It’s fairly well-documented how much I love this game. Yes, it has several issues, including the liquidation of the studio – the camera is unwieldy at times, lots of clipping graphics, a couple of glitched side quests.
However, it’s a fun game with a decent story (not that I could necessarily tell you all of it), absolutely resplendent graphics, plenty of side quests, faction quests, and a lengthy main story. Maybe don’t name it KoA2: Another Reckoning, but I’m happy to work with you on choosing a good title after you buy the rights.
Dead Nation 2
I make this request for several reasons. One, they’ve teased it already. Two, the DLC for Dead Nation was disappointing and kind of weird. I go through the campaign a couple times a year, but rarely touch the uninviting DLC. This is one of my most favorite couch co-op experiences, along with Diablo 3 and Dungeon Hunter Alliance.
Zombie Driver HD 2
If you’ve never experienced the guts and glory of Zombie Driver HD, I highly recommend that one, since the 2nd one doesn’t exist yet. It’d be a great Christmas gift if they’d whip up a new game. It’s one of those games you can play on mute while you’re on the phone, and aren’t we all looking for those from time to time?
And I’ll keep this sudden zombie theme going with my final (for now) request…
Do I need to say anything else about that?
What’s on your list?