October is filled with a lot of high profile games but if you’re looking for someone to try and tell you that you’re not the only one excited for Ghost Recon Wildlands or that this year’s WWE game is finally going to be “the one,” well, I’m sorry, I’m not your guy. While I have no doubt that at least one of those games is going to sell a lot of copies, I think this intro is enough time spent on titles that I personally am just not interested in. With all that being said, let’s talk about the geese that caught my gander… speaking of Geese, boy do I wish that mischievous little goose was on the PS4, am I right?
Coming to PS Plus
The Last of Us
I don’t often write about the PS Plus titles, because what’s the point? They’re free. Download them and try them! In this though, I think it’s important to talk about The Last of Us very quickly because there are people out there that have made the false claim that this game is “bad” when in reality, those people just aren’t able to use their words. While some may have a reasonably difficult time getting past the controls of the game,(something I personally didn’t notice) The Last of Us is far from a bad game, and if you are someone that doesn’t notice the controls, then I promise that if you somehow haven’t played this game, you are in for a treat. As far as I’m concerned, The Last of Us is one of the few games that seek out to accomplish something and comes about as close as something can come to nailing it perfectly.
MLB The Show 2019
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep (October 1)
I’m gonna be honest with you, I didn’t know this was happening until I started writing this article, but Destiny is still a big deal… well, at the very least the people that love it really love it and I think because of that it absolutely deserves to be showcased this month. To be honest, you could tell me 30 million people still play Destiny and I wouldn’t be surprised, but whether it’s 30 million or 30 people, this trailer looks really cool and if you’re like me and fell out of Destiny a long time ago, give it a look.
Concrete Genie (October 8)
Much like Dreams, the other indie darling that Sony kept in the shadows for years before releasing it upon the world, Concrete Genie looks to be yet another unbelievably creative title that pushes the bounds of imagination and reminds us all what it’s like to be a kid again creating whatever comes to our mind. Seriously, every time this game has been shown off, I’m always impressed. If you’ve never heard of the title, please check out the trailer, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (October 25)
It has been a long time since I’ve been interested in a Call of Duty game, but after listening to the Game Informer crew discuss what’s in store for players in the upcoming campaign, I think this might be the year I finally jump back in. Maybe after the incredibly interesting opening where you’re apparently playing as children trying to hide from someone that’s out to kill you, the game turns back into what I think a Call of Duty game is with big explosions and lots of loud noises and a forgettable story… or maybe I’m being way too judgmental for someone that hasn’t played a Call of Duty title in a very long time. Either way, if the reviews and impressions are good, I’ll definitely be picking this one up.
MediEvil (October 25)
…I don’t know what this is. Don’t get me wrong, my entire life, I’ve heard about this game. I even have a friend that claims to love this game. I have no idea what it is. If it wasn’t for the trailer and some early previews, I would actually have no idea how this game even plays or what it looks like. So why is it on this list? Well, it’s a PlayStation exclusive and they’re bringing it back from the dead so someone must be excited about it… you’re welcome MediEvil community.
The Outer Worlds (October 25)
I feel like I say the same thing every time I talk about this game but who cares, I’m sure you didn’t read those articles… remember when Fallout was good? Well, what if a game dared to be bold and attempted to take all of us back to the glory days when Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas were the talk of the town? Have no fear, because the people that made Fallout New Vegas are here to bring you Fallout… IN SPAAAAAAACE. I really don’t know what else there is to say about this game. If you’ve ever played one of the classic open-world Fallout games, then you understand how amazing this game has a chance to be. While I will give credit to the studio for stating that this won’t be up to the scale of modern AAA titles, they’re still hoping to deliver a great game and with a sales pitch like that, why wouldn’t I be excited because afterall, all I heard them say was FALLOUT… IN SPAAAAAAACE.
Afterparty (October 29)
Remember Life is Strange? Well, what if I told you that there’s another game out there called Oxenfree that attempted to do all of the same things that Life is Strange accomplished and on top of that, much like Life is Strange, people also critically adored? I feel like I may have lost the plot on this one. Oxenfree was a really amazing game and if you haven’t played it, it’s an absolute must. Especially when it comes to talking about Afterparty. I’m gonna be honest, every time I’ve gotten a chance to see Afterparty in action, I’m left a little cold, BUT I don’t think Oxenfree showed that well either, and it wasn’t until I got my hands on it that I realized just how amazing and talented the studio was. I know this might be a bit of weird way to end the monthly roundup, but I think that much like how Oxenfree caught everyone off guard and surprisingly ended up forcing its way into a few Game of The Year conversations, I think that Afterparty has just as much of a chance as doing it again, especially in a gaming year like this where if a few end-of-the-year front runners falter, Game of The Year suddenly becomes a wide-open race.