This week’s poll moves away from the recent trend of discussing the actual gameplay and instead tries to find out exactly what game you are most anticipating for 2007. As with all polls the answers are nearly always “It depends!”. and this one is no different. Imagine, for whatever reason, you can only buy one FPS game next year, which one would it be?
I know that buy and anticipated are not the same but please ignore the semantics for this poll. Below is a brief description of each game in the poll.
I dislike having too many options in my polls and if I have missed a game you think should have been listed, then I apologize. Just use the comment system to make you voice heard! Onto the games in alphabetical order.
Which is your most anticipated game of 2007?
- BioShock: 12%
- Crysis: 9%
- Duke Nukem Forever: 12%
- Half-Life 2 Episode 2: 41%
- Hellgate London: 9%
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R. SOC: 18%
- Total votes:: 138
Well, this poll proved to be very, very popular. Normally a poll on PlanetPhillip recieves 60 votes, this received 138! Big jump. The most interesting result for me was the fact that Crysis came equal last. I though players would be really anticipating that one. Perhaps it is a reflection more about the type of readers I have than the game in general.
�BioShock takes place in a mysterious genetic laboratory. Other than that the complex is strewn with corpses (also for reasons unknown), nothing is clear to you. From what you can tell, the laboratory complex is apparently a holdover from World War II�you�ll see remnants of the war as well as peeling paint throughout the complex. Something apparently happened back then that caused the complex to be abandoned by whoever was using it. �
PlanetPhillip Link: BioShock.
BTW: This is the most used keyword used in web searches that find PlanetPhillip!
�Earth, 2019: A colossal asteroid crashes down to Earth. The North Korean Government quickly seals off the island chain, claiming the mysteries of the asteroid for themselves. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation and report back to the Pentagon. Amid rising tensions between the US and North Koreans, the asteroid suddenly bursts open, revealing a massive, 2km high alien ship. The ship generates an immense force sphere, freezing a vast portion of the island and drastically altering the global weather system. The invasion of Earth has begun.�
PlanetPhillip Link: Crysis.
�Duke Nukem Forever takes place in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. Duke�s main foe is Dr. Proton, a 7?6? cyborg who was Duke�s nemesis in the first Duke Nukem game. Dr. Proton has taken over Area 51 and nuked Las Vegas. He uses the spacecraft at Area 51 to contact aliens around the galaxy and recruit them for his army. Dr. Proton has also reanimated the Area 51 guards to do his bidding, and given them bionic enhancements. With this army, Dr. Proton plans to take over the world and kill Duke.”
PlanetPhillip Link: Duke Nukem Forever.
�Continues the incredible story of the Half-Life universe. To be honest I have avoided anything to do with it because I don’t like spoilers for things I am excited about. Please don’t post anything about it in the comments. That fact that it is Half_life itself should be enough!�
�Set twenty-five years in the future, “HELLGATE: LONDON” introduces a world devastated by a demon invasion and a desolate city scorched by hellfire where mankind has gone underground to survive. Among them are the Templar, an archaic and secret society that foresaw this demonic apocalypse centuries ago. Followers of arcane rites, the Templar combine futuristic technology with ancient artifacts to forge powerful weapons and armor. The mystic sanctuary of the Underground system provides players safe conduct throughout the sprawling metropolis of London as they seek to preserve the bloodline of man and gain a foothold against the minions of darkness. �
�set in the near future, shortly after another disaster in Chernobyl. The authorities surround the area with the Russian equivalent of the U.S. National Guard, and they begin to hear weird screams and rumblings coming from within. After a while, though, most of them are returned to earlier posts. Curiosity also gets the better of some people, so they sneak into the 30-kilometer area to do some good old-fashioned investigating. These people are called Stalkers, and they report back to the authorities with their findings. Combining FPS, adventure, and survival horror genres with on-foot and vehicular action, STALKER features more than 100 NPCs, a large arsenal, and a slew of multiplayer modes.
PlanetPhillip Link: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl.