Tell Us Dammit

Tell Us Dammit

Dammit, we want you to tell us stuff! Stuff like games you’re most looking forward to in the next few months.

This isn’t some marketing survey or whatever. It’s an emotional investment in you. Yes, we’re interested in knowing you, Kotaku reader person. You probably know enough about us — more than you even want to, we’re sure. But, hey, we’d like to know about you, too.

Anyway, here’s today’s question…

The next few months have no shortage of big titles. Which ones are your must-buys and which ones are you just “sort of” interested in? And which smaller, more obscure titles are you looking forward to that you might not get time to play?


  • I think for me, the only one so far is GT5. I’ve got a backlog of games that will keep me entertained in the meanwhile (including a lot of Reach) and I’m looking to expand my NES/SNES collection. I’m quite happy to wait for the others to drop in price 🙂

  • Must Buys:

    – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – Mainly for the new SP experience in Rome and if the MP is good then that is just the icing on the cake.

    -Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 – Goes all the way to the Pain arc. Nuff said 🙂

    – Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – I know NFS really went downhill for the longest of time but with Shift it apparently regained some ground – from what i have seen this is going to return NFS to its former glory and then some.

    – Call of Duty: Black Ops – I think this one is going to be better this time around… At least on PC with the dedicated servers (now that internode is providing :P)

    Sort of interested:

    – Fable 3 – Going to wait for the reviews on this one. Fable 2 was a bit of a disappointment for me…

    – Fallout: New Vegas – I loved Fallout 3 but i haven’t seen anything here that has made me go – i need this game NOW! Will definitely get – when there are less games to play.

    – Medal of Honor – Will most likely get this purely for BF3 beta access but still going to hang on and wait for the reviews to see if i should pick it up here on retail or import from ozgameshop.

    – SW: Force Unleashed 2 – Was disappointed with the first one as i expected more and i don’t think that this is going to be much better. Will wait for reviews.

    – Vanquish – Has the ability to be awesome but again i will wait for the reviews for this as it seems like it could go either way.

  • Must Buys:
    LBP2 – First one was awesome.

    AC:Brotherhood – I was cynical at first, but over time it’s looking better and better, and now, well, it’s looking like a day one purchase for me.

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West – I played the demo, and it was much better than I thought it’d be. But there are still some issues I’m not terribly impressed with, so I think I’ll wait and read up on some reviews.

    Castlevania – I’m going to download the demo when I get back tonight.

    Vanquish – The demo really impressed me, the gameplay is pretty damn fun. But the voice acting seems terrible, and the story doesn’t seem that great, so I’ll probably wait until this is half price or something.

  • Can’t argue with your statement of no shortage of big titles, my wallet and my wife are going to be equally displeased with my future spending plans.

    + Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
    + Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
    + Medal of Honor
    + Fallout: New Vegas
    + Call of Duty: Black Ops
    + Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
    + Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

    Interested in…
    + Dead Rising 2
    + Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
    + Vanquish
    + Gran Turismo 5

    Which means I’ll be very broke and possibly divorced come Christmas time and that’s not including all the Q1 Games or games that are yet to receive a release date such as:

    + Dead Space 2
    + LittleBigPlanet 2
    + Mass Effect 2
    + Brink
    + Mortal Kombat
    + Mortal Kombat HD Collection
    + Prince of Persia Collection
    + Dragon Age II
    + NBA JAM

    As well as all the PSN titles that are released in between now and then…

    + Echochrome II
    + Sonic the Hedgehog 4
    + Pixel Junk Shooter 2
    + Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
    + Dead Nation
    + Castle Crashers

    I may have to quit my job to find the time to play all these, but then I’d have no money to purchase them with! Woe is me 🙂

      • Yeah, I never picked up The Orange Box for PS3 but I’ve got all the games on my Steam account.

        I never got around to finishing the original Portal but did enjoy playing it. I may have to go back and finish it before the sequel arrives.

  • Black Ops, GT5 are musts . . .

    Medal of Honor is a maybe

    Fallout New Vegas, but somewhere down the line (am a fair bit behind, only just got the GOTY version of Fallout 3 a few weeks ago!)

    NBA Elite/Jam would have been a must, but now that they’re separate (and delayed) I’ll just pick up Jam. Hopefully as a PSN download!

  • Must Have
    FIFA 11 – Just got it
    MoH – Another 3 weeks..
    Fable 3 – A Month to go!!1!

    Might try out
    Fallout New Vegas (Hate the new style still, but this one might be worth a little time.)
    That new Tomb Raider game

    Absolutely will not touch with a 10 foot pole
    CoD (Unfortunately no matter how good the game is I will have to not buy it, just on principle.)

  • Must Buy: Hot Pursuit & Fable 3

    Must Have: Patches for Civ 5

    Want: More Mass Effect 2 Story DLC

    Sort of Interested: Cataclysm

    Avoiding hordes of fanboys of: CoD, MoH, AC:B & SWTFU2.

  • FIFA 11: Must Buy
    NBA 2k11: Must Buy
    GT5: Without doubt Must Buy

    F1 2010: Hard and frustrating but great game

    Call of Duty 9999: Maybe not unless $120 gift voucher comes my way MW2 is still awesome.

    Move: sort of… though I have a Wii…

    PS. Game prices are getting ridiculous!! Picked up my pre-ordered F1 thought $99 from GAME, actually $109.95… WTF!?

      • Absolutely, I’m addicted to ozgameshop at the moment, using it for everything from pre-orders to catching up with titles I missed. Amazing what $40 -$60 will buy you there.

        • +1 for ozgameshop. Their prices are ace, delivery is about a week so it’s my goto for non-essential (read: not launch day pickups) games, but they’ve got competitive accessory prices to boot.

          So far I’ve picked up 3 games, a controller and a blu ray remote (all came at different intervals) but don’t have any complaints. Big recommend. Them and Dungeon Crawl.

  • Okay… til the end of year, this is what I’ve got coming up… dates from various game site sources…

    14/10/2010 – Castlevania : Lords Of Shadow
    14/10/2010 – Medal Of Honor
    21/10/2010 – Vanquish
    21/10/2010 – Fallout : New Vegas
    04/11/2010 – Gran Turismo 5
    09/11/2010 – Call of Duty: Black Ops
    18/11/2010 – Assassin’s Creed : Brotherhood
    18/11/2010 – Need For Speed : Hot Pursuit
    30/11/2010 – TRON : Evolution

    07/10/2010 – Enslaved : Journey To The West
    Didn’t mind the demo, it’s not terrible, so will await a price drop.

    07/10/2010 – WRC FIA World Rally Championship
    This game has come from nothing, await reviews to see if a replacement for the Colin McRae Dirt series, already it’s winning because it’s a actual rally game

    21/10/2010 – International Cricket 2010
    Hopefully there are improvements over previous games, if not, again await a price drop…

    21/10/2010 – Rock Band 3
    Will look to see how EA support this over here first, if the Rock Band 2 import key is released here on the storefront.

    25/11/2010 – Splatterhouse
    Await reviews, but it’s Splatterhouse!

    25/11/2010 – Majin & The Forsaken Kingdom
    Really want this to be a solid game, it has potential to be one of those cult games, similar to someone like ICO or SOTC, a game that hasn’t been marketed at all, very under the radar… but time will tell.

    • Wow I’d not heard about Majin & The Forsaken Kingdom – thanks for sharing!! Looks rather unique, something that not a lot of games can claim these days.

      My hit list..

      FIFA 11
      Donkey Kong Returns
      Golden Eye
      NBA Jam
      PJ’s Shooter 2

  • Kinect for Dance Central and DanceMasters / DanceEvolution (whatever it’s called here). I just got confirmation from Konami today that they’re aiming for a November release, so that’s at least 2 games I’ll be picking up with Kinect!

  • Dunno about you fellas but everything is going to bow down to Deus Ex: Human Revolution when it comes out next year… and also just for kicks Postman 3.

    Oh hey Junglist, loved your work on Good Games dude… Rubbish how they treated you man.. Sorry but Hex just don’t cut it.

    Peace brother

  • sorry I wanna hijack your Tell Us Dammit for a moment and make it a ASK US STUFF, cos the actual Ask Us Stuff is for a developer dude. Here goes:

    Dead Rising 2 co op has a mega glitch that drops a player out when the other saves their stats at a bathroom save.

    Any word if they’re planning a patch on this?


  • Eh… maybe Fallout: New Vegas… if it doesn’t suck too much, I guess. Depends on how it reviews over at NMA. Possibly Epic Mickey as well. That Warren Spector, man.

  • Im lame… the only game i have got on pre order is Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit for PS3. To be honest no other games interests me other then maybe GT5 which i have been debating to put on pre order. I will see about Duke Nukem Forever if it gets through classification without cuts and censoring, its a game i will be buying.

    I might be buying an Xbox 360 in November which is a plus.

  • Enslaved, Fallout, Dragon Age 2, Assassins Creed and Portal 2 all have my interest…

    …but most will probably miss out in the immediate future as a try and amass a small fortune for the 3DS.

  • I usually end up with 5 or so new releases at this time of year, but I’m going to try and wait for prices to drop on a few.

    Fallout: NV
    Black Ops
    Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

    Maybe/Later on:
    Medal of Honor
    Fable 3

  • Musts:

    Fable3, SWTFU2, Dance Central, Your Shape, Dragon Age2, Batman: Arkham City.


    MoH, CoD, Vanquish, Enslaved, Bond: Blood Stone.

  • Must buys: Fable 3, Fallout: New Vegas.

    Waiting for reviews: Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, Enslaved.

    Still Deciding: Civilization 5, FIFA 11.

  • There’s so many games I really want to get, like Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Fallout New Vegas, Fable 3, and the new Deus Ex however…the only thing I’ll be buying for sure is Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
    See, I’ve already got at least 4 must-play games (Mass Effect 2, Nier, Yakuza 3, No More Heroes 2) sitting on my shelf untouched and I can’t justify buying any more until I’ve finished at least one or two of them.

  • Fallout New Vegas! Would be day one buy if not for it coming out just before exams…
    Also Civ 5 eventually and stretching into next year Bulletstorm, Dragon Age 2 and Pokemon Black/White whenever they’re polite enough to let us have it in English.

  • My wallet’s crying out in pain because of the next few months 😛

    Anyways, here’s my list

    -Gran Turismo 5
    -Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
    -COD: Black Ops
    -Medal of Honour
    -Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes (I’ve already ordered the JP ver)
    -Time Crisis Razing Storm

    -Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
    -WRC FIA Word Rally Champsionship
    -Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
    -Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
    -Fallout: New Vegas
    -Fable 3

  • Assassin’s Creed:Brotherhood – have the Auditore Edition ordered, as the Lineage short film was great.

    Interested in Enslaved, as Heavenly Sword was a very underrated game.

    Will be actively annoyed if they release the PoP Trilogy, as I will have no choice but to immediately buy it and play it. Curse you, awesome games redone in hi def with trophies!

  • I bought a PSP Go the other day, I have to say it’s so much better than the old PsP 1000! It’s awesome not to have to carry discs and it’s much more comfortable.

    I’m playing the new MGS Peace Walker game on it and also Vagrant Story, which is a PSOne classic and one of those games that deserves a sequel but never got one.

    I’ve been playing this more than my xbox 360 and PC just cause it’s heaps of fun and I just got Halo reach. Go figure!

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