Platform(s): Wii

Developer: Junction Point Studios

Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios

Release Date: September 16, 2010

What’s the Big Deal?: It’s a darker Mickey Mouse game that looks like to be the most interesting thing that is coming out of Disney Interactive since who knows when. It’s also probably the most interesting thing ever done with the Mickey character in a long time. With Warren Spector at the helm of this platformer (Developer of Deus Ex and Thief) and introducing an interesting painting mechanic that enables you to create and manipulate the world around you, Epic Mickey is set to be one of the biggest games of next year.


Platform(s): DS

Developer: Camelot Software Planning

Publisher: Nintendo

Release Date: TBA 2010

What’s the Big Deal?: I still consider the Golden Sun games as some of the best RPG games ever made, with the series creating some of the best stories ever in JRPG history. For a long time us Golden Sun fans have been waiting and pleading for a sequel to Golden Sun: The Lost Age, with no success. Then suddenly Nintendo announced Golden Sun DS at their 2009 E3 press conference. It almost seemed too good to be true. With almost no details, we now wait for what we hope is a worthy game to the Golden Sun name.


Platform(s): PS3

Developer: Quantic Dream

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Release Date: February 28, 2010

What’s the Big Deal?: As someone who wishes to one day become a video game writer, Heavy Rain intrigues me to no end. For what seems like the next big step in video game narrative development, I’m worried that its own ambition will be its end. I played the game at PAX ’09, and was impressed with the visuals of the game, the great voice acting, and the impressive digital actors. But as soon as the game gave control to me I felt it became awkward and clunky to the point that it was hindering my experience rather than enhancing it. This adventure/quick time action game has a lot to prove, but I’m very interested in seeing how it turns out.