Preview builds for three upcoming games just arrived at Kotaku HQ. I can't decide what to play first.
There's Ashes Cricket 2009, the cricket sim from Melbourne developer Transmission Games. I don't mind cricket as a sport, but I've never taken to any of the video game attempts. Is this the one to convert me?
There's Colin McRae: DiRT 2, the racing sim from Codemasters. I didn't play the first DiRT. In fact, the only racing/driving games to hook me over the years have been the Burnout series (for its eye candy and sense of speed), Mario Kart (for its multiplayer and Battle Mode) and Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix (for I'm a fan of F1). What's DiRT got that could hold my attention?
There's Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, the internally developed Codemasters sequel to Bohemia's shooter. I always liked the idea of Flashpoint, although I didn't play much of the original. The open world nature appeals, but the hardcore military direction doesn't. Is this going to be too hardcore for me?
So, my question to you is: what should I play first?
I'll write up a "First Hour Of..." post on Monday for the game you persuade me to check out first.