Ubisoft, one of the largest video game publishers in the world, has a great line-up of video games that will be released this fall, in time for the holidays. I was invited to a holiday showcase where I got to preview three fantastic games that are great for all age groups and therefore will be wonderful for family sharing.
Here is a description of the video games that I previewed. After they are released, I hope to be writing full reviews of at least one or all of them.
1. Rayman Origins
HD side-scrolling platforming adventure in full 4-player cooperative play. Discover or rediscover the magical universe and legendary 2D gameplay that captured the hearts of millions of Rayman fans. Over 60 levels of gameplay designed for all ages and playing styles. Unlock new abilities progressively and return to previous levels to discover new paths and secrets.
Although the characters make this game look like a kids only game, I promise that anyone of any age that starts to play it will become hooked. While you might purchase it for your tweens, everyone else in the household will want to join in. A perfect game for families to connect. Available November 15, 2011 for PS3, Wii and X360.
If you have a budding guitar play in the family, then this is a must have game. It is more than a game, it is guitar lessons and a game all in one. Rocksmith is sort of like Guitar Hero, but instead of a plastic guitar, you use your own real guitar. Any electric guitar will work. The game tracks your progression and the better you get the harder it gets. The goal is to master each song. Anybody that already plays guitar, whether they play well or are a beginner, or those that have been thinking about learning, should get Rocksmith. It is amazing. Available October 11, 2011 for the PS3 and X360 and in December for the PC.
3. The Adventure of Tintin: The Game
Developed in collaboration with director, Steven Spielber and producer, Peter Jackson, or the 3D movie, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Developed in close collaboration with them, the video game offers an authentic immersion into the movie’s environments and characters. Players will experience great mysteries that may lead them to sunken treasures. The game works in 3D, if you already own a 3D television. I viewed it in 3D and I could have just watched others play all day it was so cool. Available December 6 for PS3, Wii, X360, PC and DS.
As it gets closer to the holidays I will be recommending many more video games and other holiday gifts. However the three video games above are something to get excited about because they are all winners.
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