Vinny often says he wants to play the first game in a series with a new sequel, but for how many series is that necessary? I can only think of mass effect.
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Figure out what kinds of games you really like, and then play more of those. You should also consider doing other things if you're bored of video games right now. Remember, you don't get paid to play every single game so only play what you know will interest you. To that end, use giant bomb as a resource to find the games that will excite you.
It'll be interesting this year because I don't think there's a clear winner to me. I knew XCOM was going to win last year, I knew Skyrim and Saints Row 3 would be in contention in 2011, and the same for Arkham Asylum and Uncharted 2 in 2009.
I predict that Bioshock Infinite and Grand Theft Auto V will be front-runners.
- A.R.E.S. - A lot like Mega Man X, but easier and maybe shorter.
- Gunpoint - I can confirm that this game is only 3-4 hours long
- Little Inferno - It's just fun to burn stuff, and guessing at the combos isn't that hard.
- Snapshot - A fun little puzzle platformer.
- Renegade Ops - Super fun dual joystick shooter with a non-sensical GI Joe-esque plot.
- Stacking - A game that can be finished in 2 hours, but you could go longer if you wanted to find all the solutions.
There's a website (howlongtobeat.com) that let's people post their completion times and it will usually give you a good idea of how long a game is.
They could start by ditching Origin and just using Steam like the rest of the free world. Okay, so the rest of the free world doesn't use it, but I enjoy Valve's walled-garden marketplace more than EA's.
- Burnout Paradise because that game is awesome and is a great podcast game.
- Dust: An Elysian Tail because I played Batman: AA recently and decided that I really like action-exploration games despite having never finished a Metroid game outside of Fusion.
- Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves because I realized after finishing the first three Super Mario Bros that I really enjoy platformers of all shapes and colors.
- The World Ends With You because I really want to like it. It's not working out right now, but tutorials are still trickling in.
This is probably the best thing to ever come out of Capcom.
So the PS4 came out last week, and the Xbox One is due to come out any day now. With these new releases looming on the horizon, I got nostalgic for the time when I actually played demos. If you think about it you might be able to remember the last time you played a demo (maybe even a good one, like the one for the Stanley Parable), but they have really fallen by the wayside in favor of more controlled stage demos. This is understandable in the past generation dominated by retail, but I think it's time to reconsider the way we think about demos. In this bright new digital future it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me to make a demo. However, I think if Sony and Microsoft started doing timed trials like XBLA and PSN already do, then at least I would be happy. What about you guys? Do you think that there is a place for traditional pre-release demos? Do you think demos for every game released digitally (a larger category this time around) in the vein of a timed trial or XBLA demo would work out better than traditional demos?