Games I am most looking forward to in 2013

Good morning and Happy New Year! I will probably be on hiatus for a week or two as I have some time off this upcoming week and then when I get back to work? I will likely be very busy. So, I leave you with my parting post for 2012!

I have spent a lot of time lately talking about what happened in 2012 - well here I touch on some of the games that have me excited for what 2013 will bring to the table.

Tomb Raider - I have generally enjoyed the Tomb Raider games over the years.I admit I am a bit torn on one thing, and that is not the tone or any of the overall themes - I have had a love/hate relationship with quick time events in gaming (they really annoyed me in earlier God of War games and Heavenly Sword for example) and earlier trailers I saw of this game looked like those could be pretty prevalent. Otherwise? I think this looks excellent.

Dead Space 3 - This is sort of funny if you consider I have not yet played Dead Space 2, but I absolutely loved part 1 and do intend to knock out Dead Space 2 this year at some point. There are some definite changes though between the cooperative play and some of the brighter, outdoor locations. It will be interesting to see if these changes help keep the series fresh or take it in a new direction that fans may not care for.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - Sure, the name is a mouthful, but I really enjoy all of these RPG's the PlayStation 3 plays home to. The graphics on this game just really appealed to me since I saw my first screenshots and while I have a huge backlog of unplayed PS3 games right now, I may have to make some room for this guy in 2013.

The Last of Us - The premise intrigues me. There are too few games that nail the 'survival' niche in gaming these days, and while this is not a 'horror' game, it does look to be a pretty tense experience from a developer who has a solid track record.

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - I loved StarCraft and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. I do not even play online all of that much, but that is just it - there is a really good single player experience and tons of multiplayer madness to be had as well. All wrapped up with the usual Blizzard polish on it.

Luigi's Mansion 2 - Luigi's Mansion for the GameCube was not a perfect game by any means, but it is still one of my favorite titles from that console. This alone would have had me excited about this sequel, but adding more mansions and a coat of 3D paint to it all? Sign me up.

Fire Emblem for the 3DS - See above. Fire Emblem was one of my favorite Wii titles and the prospect of a portable, 3D version of this long running RPG/strategy franchise holds huge appeal for me.

What about you? What games are you most excited for in 2013?
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