I have a confession to make: I'm addicted to shooters. There's something about the immediate gratification of painting your target with the cursor and pulling the trigger at the pixel-perfect moment that delivers heaps of dopamine with every round. It’s the genre that first broke me out of my unwavering (yet surprisingly limited) Nintendo fanboyism after never getting that horrendous Mario first-person shooter that I obsessively fantasized about. So whenever an interesting new title is introduced to the genre, my cravings begin to swell.
As we look forward in 2015, this year certainly has its fair share of high profile titles from the genre, including Turtle Rock’s long awaited Evolve, 343’s promising return with Halo 5, and a yet-to-be announced title that’s currently being worked on by the immensely talented multiplayer level design studio, Certain Affinity. But even among the promise and pedigree of these upcoming releases, and even looking at this year’s big name installments such as Uncharted 4, Batman: Arkham Knight, and the new Legend of Zelda, Splatoon comfortably sits as my most anticipated game of 2015. Read more