Firefall might just be the best-looking game that you've never heard of. Well, the main reason you haven't is because that it was just announced at PAX, so I'll take that into consideration and give you a break. This game was announced at PAX, and it seriously managed to impress. Both because of its looks, the gameplay, and the fact that it's going to be free. Yes, free.
You'll need to save your money for the "optional enhancements" to the game, which we hope don't become "necessary requirements."
"Firefall paints a beautifully devastating vision of Earth, 200 years in the future. The promise of a new clean energy source, Crystite, leads to the disastrous arrival of the Melding, a hostile energy storm that engulfs most of our home planet. Earth’s surviving humans must band together in the eye of the Melding storm to save our species. Unfortunately, a new danger emerges as a bloodthirsty race known as The Chosen threatens humanity’s survival."
Firefall is both team-based, and class-based, so you'll need to choose your style of play, and then begin customizing the wearable Battleframe that allows you to specialize in certain actions. Want to be a tank? Load up on armor. Is stealth more your style? Then you'll want to equip the proper tools and abilities.
Admittedly, we're always suspicious of free-play models, just because they tend to be lower on the quality ladder, but the cel-shaded graphics and gameplay of Firefall looks impressive so far. We'll get more to you as soon as we have it.