This is another installment in my Holiday Gift Guide. This one is for video games.
1. World of Warcraft Cataclysm – $39.99
Ray and I purchasesd the collector’s edition of Cata and we purchased the regular version for Dave since he said he dind’t particularly care for the extras. For your WoW addict, this is a necessity. This is for the pc or mac.
2. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – $59.99
While this isn’t my type of game to play, I enjoy watching it. I was amazed at how the horses moved in the game. The story is particularly interesting, and it has my girl, Lucrezia Borgia. The game play and story in this game is pretty awesome. I linked to the PS3 version, though we own a PS3, XBox360 and wii because Ray purchased this on the PS3. He nabbed the collector’s edition, which may or may not still be available at your local Best Buy.
3. Little Big Planet 2 – $59.99
Ray, Dave and I loved playing the first Little Big Planet game, so I’m recommending this one for the holidays, though it appears that the release date keeps changing. I like that it’s a co-op and it helps you work on coordination and communication, especially when you’re trying to play with three people! So if you don’t want to wait for 2 to come out and haven’t tried 1, I’d recommend 1 as well.
4. Disney Epic Mickey – $49.99
The concept of Epic Mickey intrigues me, as it sounds like it may be a bit like Okami. It’s for the wii, so the controls may or may not irritate me. The game is supposed to be a mix of platforming, action-adventure and roleplaying. For the record, if the controls get in the way of the game play for me, I tend to not want to play the game.
5. XBox360 Kinect plus 2 games – $199
or the PS3 Move – $99.99
Dave is DYING to try one of these out. This is what he wants for Christmas. Since I was such a big proponent of the wii for our household, and I was so let down by it, I’m skeptical of both the Move and the Kinect. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention these two.
6. Fable 3 – $59.99
7. Rock Band – $21.99
8. Sorcery – $38.99
This is the game I want for christmas and it won’t be out until April 30! *cry* It looks really awesome, as long as the controls don’t get in the way of the game. You can see the AMAZING video here.
9. Endless Ocean: Blue World – $18.45
This looks like a really fun, family friendly game where you dive and check out fish. I worked on getting my diving certification but because of a combination of my ‘touch’ of claustraphobia and my asthma, I’ve not been able to complete my diving certification and I’m not sure if I ever will be able to. So games like this, which remind me a bit of Ecco the Dolphin, allow me to experience a world I may never be able to visit due to my physical limitations.
10. Viva Piñata Party Animals – $8.90