October and November are usually awesome months to be a gamer. And this year, that is no exception. Some really good games have come out so far. I haven't been able to afford Rock Band 3 yet (All I need is the keyboard, but that's around 75 bucks- no thank you!). Here is what I have picked up so far:
Fallout New Vegas: I admit, I'm not a HUGE Fallout fan, but I picked this up and from one of my students, and I really like it. I haven't finished it (not by a long shot) but I plan on playing it over winter break when I have hours to just explore.
Fable 3: I just finished my first play through of this game. Overall, I enjoyed it, but there were parts that I didn't care for all that much. The storyline for the first half was really good... and then you get to the second half of the game. From there you go from gathering allies to overthrow your brother on the throne... to micromanaging. The game does not indicate to you until you are almost done that you need roughly 10 million dollars to get the absolute best outcome for the end (this is of course, if you are playing good- if you are playing as an evil bastard, then you don't need that). So that meant I had to frantically buy as many shops and houses as possible. The game gives you money for every 5 minutes that you play the game. In order to get 10 million dollars, I would literally turn on the game, load it up, go to the Sanctuary, and then read a book or watch tv- making sure i moved the controller every once in awhile. After doing that for 3 days I finally had enough money to continue on with the game. If I had a CLUE even a little earlier in the game, i would have invensted in poperty as soon as possible.
The multi-player aspect is a lot of fun. I played with my friend Rae, and we got married to one another (we needed to do that for a part of the game) and found that we shared money and property when we played together- this was a great way to make some money.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood: I have only played 1.5 hours and I am enjoying it so far. I haven't tried the multi-player mode, but i will let you know how it is.