4 Video Games to Play in October 2015
The fall months are some of the busiest on the gaming calendar. As it’s just a short hop, skip, and jump away from Christmas and Thanksgiving, games publishers tend to schedule their games for October/November time in order to capitalize on holiday sales.
On the one hand that’s great news, as it means that there’s tons of choice for gamers who want to sink their teeth into something new, but on the other, it also means that you’re overwhelmed with new titles to play. Luckily for you, though, below is a short and sweet list of games released this month which you should consider buying.
1. Guitar Hero Live (October 20 – PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One)
This year, both Guitar Hero and Rock Band are returning, reviving the once-popular music rhythm game trend. Yes, after a few years away, these two series are going back on tour.
Unfortunately, Rock Band 4 has had a bit of a rocky start (instruments have sold out and players have also reported both lag, glitches, and input problems) so it’ll be up to Guitar Hero Live to pick up the slack. Guitar Hero Live will mix things up from GH games of yonder by introducing a brand new control scheme that features chords and will allow for a greater difficulty. The other major selling point is that Guitar Hero Live will be played in first person mode, making you feel like a real part of the band, will a fully reactive crowd to boot.
2. Halo 5: Guardians (October 27 – Xbox One)
Halo 5: Guardians is easily one of the most anticipated games of the year. An Xbox One exclusive, this one lets players play as both Master Chief and a new character, Jameson Locke. While details are light on its campaign, the general idea of Guardians is that Master Chief has disappeared, after he started to question all of his beliefs. As he fights alongside Blue Team (who have gone AWOL with him), it’s up to Jameson Locke and Fireteam Osiris to find him and figure out what is going on.
3. Minecraft: Story Mode (October 13 – PC, Mac, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Minecraft is the massively popular block building sandbox, but Minecraft: Story Mode aims to add a narrative layer to that. An episodic game (that release date is for the first episode only), Minecraft: Story Mode follows a group of Minecraft players as they aim to find The Order of the Stone (a group of players who slayed the Ender Dragon) and try to save the Minecraft world.
Admittedly, this storied adventure – with its choices and cutscenes – is way different to the original Minecraft game, but with Telltale Games (of The Walking Dead fame) at the helm, this could be great fun for Minecraft fans and non-fans alike.
4. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (October 23 – PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate the other hand, is one game that will mostly stick to what fans know. In a brand new location (London, this time), players will get to run around the English capital as Jacob and Evie Frye, two assassin twins who hope to free the people from oppression. They’ll do that in typical Assassin’s Creed style – by stabbing, pummelling and stealthing their way through the streets, taking out Big Bad Bosses and helping the little guy overcome hardships.
After last year’s launch fiasco with Assassin’s Creed Unity, fans are really hoping that Syndicate will deliver. There are no guarantees yet, but the game does look like it’s shaping up well.
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