It wouldn't be Giant Bomb without you, brother. Glad you came along for the ride.
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Also, not gonna be Mordor. Not the way they described it today. I feel like it's either going to be Bayonetta 2 or South Park. They had a lot of good things to say about that game yesterday. I think that South Park and COD: AW could sneak into the top 10, maybe one of them even into the top 5.
This may finally be the year an indie game takes it all home.
Not enough of the staff plays a single indie game to agree on giving on GOTY, it seems. Which is ridiculous, with how short they usually are.
@jyoung: I don't know what "weight" means. Is it just because we don't know the broader story yet?
I mean that there are no interesting characters to care about, and the city you're supposed to be protecting doesn't have any personality or anything but NPCs stationed to serve a gameplay purpose. The Halo games weren't just about the combat (although there were more interesting setpieces worth seeing than Destiny has shown to have), Halo had other things going on that made you want to know what happened next.
I'm listening to Peter Dinklage's character drone on in Jeff's current stream and it's just all meaningless, there's no weight to what's going on at all. It's pretty and the shooting seems fine, but the game is not what I was expecting. I think it was justified to expect more from Bungie than an iteration on Borderlands, especially with how they hyped the game up.
Whatever you guys do, get those extra hands on deck SOON. I fully believe in Vinny's ability to lead a team like Jeff can, the prospects are exciting, but 2-3 guys talking in a room does not create the same magic and energy that vintage Giant Bomb had. Remember how it was when Ryan, Jeff, Brad, and Patrick were on the couch with Vinny and Drew in the control room? That's where the bar is set, and it's a tall one, but you can do it!
I'm excited to see Drew in a leading role in SF, conceiving and creating content, just get him the crew that he needs to make it happen. I haven't kept up well with Bombin' the AM or other east content because I try to cherry pick my content and not spend so much time in front of a screen, but I'll be eager to see what you guys cook up with the changes. Good luck!