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A Simple Question: Fall 2012 Game Release Showdown – Semi-Finals

Round 1 is in the books! Over 250 votes were tallied, and the winners are moving on to the next round.  Here’s how the matchups went:

#1 Halo 4 beat #8 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, with 60.6% of the vote.

# 2 Assassin’s Creed 3 edged out #7 BioShock: Infinite, getting 52.1% of the vote.

#3 Borderlands 2 crushed # 6 Far Cry 3, snagging 67.2% of all votes.

and #5 Grand Theft Auto 5 upset #4 Resident Evil 6, with 65.2% of the vote.

Can’t say I’m surprised by the results of the winners for Round 1.  BioShock: Infinite and Assassin’s Creed 3 was a coin-flip for me, so it’s no surprise that matchup was so close, and while I’m sure CoD: BO2 will sell very well, it seems people are clamoring for the next Halo game.

The updated bracket shapes up as follows:

Two heavyweights will clash between the Halo and GTA franchises. These are very different games, so I will have a hard time choosing between which I want to see advance more.  On the other side, two highly anticipated sequels look to steal gamers’ hearts, time, and money this fall.  Which will you choose?  Make your selections below, make sure to click the Cast Your Vote button, and drop a comment letting everyone know why you think the games you chose should move on to the final round!

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#1 Halo 4 vs. #5 Grand Theft Auto 5

 

#2 Assassin’s Creed 3 vs. #3 Borderlands 2

My picks? It wasn’t easy, but I chose to go with Grand Theft Auto 5 and Assassin’s Creed 3.  GTA is largely because as much as I love Halo, I love sandbox games more.  I have no doubt that I’ll own both of these games, but given a choice, I choose GTA5.  Borderlands 2 and AC3 was tougher for me, as I love both of these franchises.  In the end, I think I’m more interested in the time period that AC3 is set in, and the new dynamics that are being introduced.  Borderlands 2 is playing it safe by not changing too much, and that’s not a bad thing at all. Again, I’ll own both of these, but I think AC3 will bring more to the table for me off the bat.

View previous ASQ: Fall 2012 Game Release Showdown – Round 1 – View next ASQ: Fall 2012 Game Release Showdown – Finals


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