So many games, so little time...

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So E3 2009 is upon us and I've watched the press shows.  It didn't really change my mind about anything - it just made me more excited.  Here's my "list" - games that I consider "Must Haves".  If it's multiplatform and I haven't noted a platform it means that I haven't made up my mind yet.  I was sure, for example, that AC2 would be a 360 title for me but then Sony mixed it all up.  And these are just games coming out in in the near term - there are some 2010 titles, like Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, that I will be getting but are just too far out to list now.

Anyway, here's the list in the order they will hit my pocketbook and free time:

  • Halo 3: ODST (September 22, 2009)
  • Bioshock 2 (November 3 2009, 360)
  • Assassin's Creed 2 (November 17, 2009 - PS3, because of what's next...)
  • Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (November 2009 - PSP - and it interacts with AC2 on the PS3...)
  • Modern Warfare 2 (November 10, 2009 360)
  • Mass Effect 2 ("Early 2010")
  • MAG ("Q4, 2009")
  • God of War III ("March, 2010")

Nothing here should surprise anyone who knows me.  A lot of shooters in there - I like shooters.  On the other hand there are couple of things on there that I'm surprised about.  I didn't expect to be as interested in ODST as I am.  It seems pretty cool, though, *and* it comes with Halo 3 Multiplayer with all the Map Packs so far - and I haven't bought those.  So it makes it a bit of a better deal for me.  (Kinda like the Fallout 3 GOTY pack gives you $110 worth of gaming for $59.  Bastards.)
 
However, that's a lot of games.  More than $420 worth (insert weed joke here) between now and Q1 2010.  How much will I spend on any other hobby?  No where near as much.  What I'll probably do is "prioritize".  Modern Warfare 2 can't wait, and I need to play the PSP Assassin's Creed game before I can start in on the PS3 version.  So I'll put Bioshock 2 and AC 2 on the Christmas List.  It helps out the parents to be able to go to the Gamestop next to the grocery store and get me presents. :) 

Oh, and that was just the "must have" list.  Other games I have my eye on:

  • Infamous (already out, I know)
  • Prototype (June 9, 2009 - maybe a birthday gift?)
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time ("Q4 2009")
  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo 3 ("Q4 2009")
Another thing of note - Sony is making it way too easy to buy stuff for my original old school PSP.  I think that (and I could be totally wrong) one will be able to buy *any* PSP game that comes out new on the Playstation Store and download it.  With an 8GB card in there that could hold 6 games at once.  I need to go buy that 8GB card, though - I bought FF7 tonight and sure enough I didn't have enough space.  It may also get me to look at a PSP Go.  More evil...