After a somewhat lackluster Summer, the fall gaming season kicks off strong with Resistance & Gears of War 3.

(I’m skimping on the words this month. Do listen to episode 95 where we talk a little more in depth about our hopes and expectations from some of these games, and I’ll be back in October with more in depth thoughts on games)

Dead Island (6th on 360, PS3 & PC)

We’ve talked about it during Zombie Week that this game looks fun in the same sense as a Left4Dead or something, but there is a leveling system akin to Fallout 3 that apparently makes the game really fun. Review scores are looking pretty good so far, so if zombies or multiplayer or FPS is your deal, go get Dead Island.

Resistance 3 (6th on PS3)

Stay tuned to episode 99 of the podcast when I give impressions of Resistance 3.

Bloodrayne Betrayal (6th on PS3, later on 360)

Once more, I kindly ask that you listen to episode 99 when it releases as I’ll provide impressions of the game.

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (6th on PS3)

Sorry, I’ve never played a Disgaea game before. All I can tell you is that one of my all-time favorite anime songs is the ending to the Disgaea anime, “Kusari”.

Driver: San Francisco (6th on 360, PS3, PC & Wii)

I clearly remember the time I bought the first Driver game, which was before the 21st century and really liking the game, but ultimately, I never bothered to pick up future iterations. I’m not the biggest fan of Driver and am more favorable towards the Burnout franchise, so I do think the video above should give you an idea of what the game’s like.

Star Fox 64 3DS (9th on 3DS)

The above video is a review of the game, and I must say I’m looking forward to revisiting Star Fox 64. While 3D and motion controls don’t work together, I could see myself turning the 3D slider down and playing with the motion controls. Though, as stated in the review, Star Fox 64 does seem to have one of the best uses of the 3D graphics.

Gears of War 3 (20th on 360)

Gears of War always, always brings it big time with the main campaign. I’m a huge fan of the level design, the co-op aspect and just how active the world is as you’ll be shaken by explosions ¬†and taken aback by big creatures and structures falling in the background. I’m a huge fan of team deathmatch in Gears. I like playing Gears, but I do admittedly suck at it. I’d like to be able to respawn when I die.

SMT Persona 2: Innocent Sin (20th on PS3)

Amuro Thought: I had to go in and add this after I saw the grievous omission on Jrow’s part. Persona 2 Innocent Sin is the first part in the Persona 2 duology, and is the only Persona game to not be brought over to the west. The setting of the game is a world where rumors come true and those with the power of Persona must fight to save the world. I’m personally excited to get my hands on it. How can you resist a game where Hitler is a boss character?

Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection (27th on PS3)

Stalling the release of The Last Guardian is this HD remake of two of arguably the greatest games the PS2 ever saw. I played a little of Shadow of the Colossus and loved the idea, but I played it far too late and was spoiled by HD graphics and ultimately couldn’t enjoy the game the same way others have.

Other releases in September:

  • PS3 Wireless Headset (6th)
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine (6th on 360, PS3 & PC)
  • God of War: Origins Collection (13th on PS3)
  • NHL 12 (13th on 360 & PS3)
  • FIFA 12 (26th/27th on all systems)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (27th on 360 & PS3)
  • X-Men Destiny (27th on most systems)
  • Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (27th on 360 & PS3)