Learn more about the top games we are going to play this week in the post below.
Although November has come, we are not yet in the heart of the holiday season. There’s a tiny sweet spot in the release schedule just between Christmas and Halloween that the games industry tends to take advantage of, releasing new consoles, games, and peripherals in anticipation of the big holiday season. Even though this month isn’t as jam-packed as usual, there’s still plenty to look forward to.
What games are we going to play this week?
If you’re searching for something new to play, you’ve definitely heard about a blockbuster game coming out this week: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Nov 10). Activision’s first-person shooter franchise returns with a bang this year, with early access players stating that Modern Warfare 3’s campaign is one of the shortest and most unsatisfying experiences the franchise has ever released. It’s no secret that this year’s Call of Duty was intended to be an expansion to Modern Warfare 2, but it appears that retooling it into a full-fledged game hasn’t gone well for Activision.
Still, if you’re a Call of Duty enthusiast, it’s worth a look. This week (November 7), Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 will be released, providing a delightful little dose of nostalgia to everyone who grew up playing Smash Bros. and watching cartoons like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Jimmy Neutron. Finally, on November 9, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will be released for fans of the Yakuza franchise and its longtime protagonist Kazuma Kiryu. Kiryu appears in this spin-off as ‘Joryu,’ having gone into hiding to protect his family.
On the other hand, if you’re nostalgic for the battle royale game’s golden era, Fortnite OG was also released last weekend.
What are we watching?
There are some things to look forward to this week that aren’t related to gaming. If you enjoy Marvel’s superhero films, The Marvels, which stars Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau from WandaVision, reaches theaters this week on November 9. Personally, I enjoyed Ms. Marvel’s solo journey, so I’m crossing my fingers for this one!
Much more exciting is Loki’s Season 2 finale, which concludes the Nordic god of mischief’s time-hopping quest to save the universe this Friday. Season 2 of Loki has been nothing short of amazing, but another two-year cliffhanger will drive me insane.
There has been some speculation that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is nearing the end of its lifespan, and it’s impossible to disagree when Marvel Studios continues to produce subpar media that lacks charm and lasting power. Superheroes are entertaining and can still be fun, as ventures like Loki and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 demonstrate. What deal must I strike with a crossroads demon in order for Daredevil to fall into the former category of quality and away from Eternals-level fare?