1. Tales of Monkey Island
So Basically: It’s a brand-new five-part episodic Monkey Island game for the Wii and the PC, and it’d being developed by Telltale Games (who made the new Sam & Max games, among other point-and-clickers), so you know it’s going to be fantastic.
2. Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
So Basically: It’s a re-make of the original Secret of Monkey Island game, for Xbox Live and the PC. It features new graphics that aren’t terrible, but it also allows you to switch to the original graphics mid-game at the push of a button. It also features all-new voice acting from the original, and totally fantastic, cast of Curse of Monkey Island. (But does it allow you to play with old graphics and new voicework? Hmm….) And it’s still a point-and-click game, thank goodness.
3. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
So Basically: Developer Traveller’s Tales has figured out how to make good licensed games: turn everything into Legos. It’s worked great for Star Wars and Indiana Jones, so maybe it’ll work just as well here!
4. Left 4 Dead 2
So Basically: It has zombies, and you shoot them. The last game was great, but it was also a massive rip-off. One of two things has to happen to make this one worthwhile: Either the story mode has to be longer than four hours, or they have to let you choose to play as zombies in multiplayer, instead of forcing you to switch between humans and zombies every round. Make it happen, Valve!
5. Alan Wake
So Basically: I just think it looks cool—I don’t actually know anything about it.