By Valkyr 2 Comments
So, first I must say that I'm huge Vinny fanboy, I usually tend to agree with him but that's because I also usually tend to like the same stuff, I loved The Witcher 1 and read three of the novels while I was doing that playthrough, I love the Warhammer 40k universe and I spent an obscene amount of time playing DoW and getting into the lore (didn't read any novel though), I bought a guitar and rocksmith, I'm addicted to sidequests and reading wikis and I also tend to pick some random semi-old game because I want to play that particular game instead of the new fresh thing that came out.
So yep, I have a lot of reasons to feel represented as a gamer by Vinny but I also know him enough and he won't fight for his games in a debate, like Brad did with Skyrim. The thing is, Vinny is the only crew member that actually played Rocksmith and The Witcher 2, are those game GOTY material?, maybe not, but Rocksmith didn't even make it into the list.
Some would argue, hey Rocksmith is not even a game, what I know is that I put a disc on my PS3, I play it, there is score, I can fail or win at certain modes or minigames, it is a fantastic learning tool but it is also a game. A game or not, Rocksmith revolutionized music games and I'm not talking of sales figures that I know are indeed pretty good, it seems will have some long legs, I'm talking about the gameplay and the technology this thing introduced to the music games genre. It works so well that you can't even believe it is actually working, there is no freaking lag if you hook up the things the way you are adviced and if you spend 80 bucks on a game and even buy a guitar, you can't complain about plugging a few extra cables out of your console but hey the funny fact is that I have it hooked with an optic cable to an Astro Mixmap, digital audio folks, I don't have lag and I'm not experiencing lag at all, so stop the lag argument.
My point is, Vinny should have fought for Rocksmith, Rocksmith should have been in the list, between the top 5, it revolutionized a genre for god sake!, you could even think that Ubisoft developed this game just because they wanted, because they are crazy french/french canadian people that went nuts, you know, they brought us dumb amazing stuff like a sci-fi franchise where you play as dude but you are really not that dude and they made a game that they actually knew wasn't going to sell, Rayman Origins, they are a bit crazy and we love it.
The other thing is, The Witcher 2, you could argue that Skyrim is a multiplatform game and forgive some bugs but releasing an UNPLAYABLE version that ANYONE is having the same problem with it, shows you how evil and messed up a developer/publisher can be, do you think that Bethesda didn't know that after 40 hours the game starts imploding, yes!, they knew! and they released it anyway only because they wanted it out for the holidays, what about someone that is not aware that particular version of the game is busted, someone who doesn't read video game news, a friend tells him 'you have yo play this game, Skyrim, it's awesome', he goes to the retailer, picks up the ps3 version because maybe, that's the only console he has or maybe, he just wanted to play it on a PS3!!!, I can't even imagine how someone so hyped and happy with his game after 40 hours could react to the fact the game is broken, I know that for the average hardcore gamer, 40 hours is nothing, but that's an insane amount of hours to spend on a video game!, a video game!, 40 hours thrown to the garbage, just because Bethesda is evil.
I haven't played The Witcher 2 yet, buy I have seen and read enough of it to know that it is the rpg of the year, the amazing graphics, the combat which I know can be frustrating if you don't know what you are doing but is also fantastic once you get it, the insane plot branching system, it is even painful to think about the amount of work the writers and programmers had to deliver to make it work, the lore!!!, The Witcher universe is so fucking twisted, dark and messed up, the main character for god sake!, Geralt of Rivia could kick Chuck Norris ass anytime and he bangs every hot chick in his path. So how in this world Skyrim is a better game than TW2?, TW2 is by far a better game, it shows you how old our consoles are at this moment, it shows us the tip of the iceberg, how games could start being if new consoles are launched.
Brad, if you say Jeff is crazy because he thinks Saints Row: The Third is a better game than Skyrim, I think that YOU are crazy, because you have a gaming pc capable of running TW2 but yet you are playing Skyrim on a 360, THAT, is crazyness, first, go and pick up/download The Witcher 2, play it till your eyes start bleeding and then come back to Skyrim to kill some backward dragons and talk to disabled guards that were shot in the knee.
To end this bashing nonsense, SR: The Third should have been the GOTY!!!!, Ryan you traitor!, 3 out of 5 people in that room wanted that game to be number 1, but then suddenly he freaks out and chooses Skyrim, come on!.
By the way, happy new year XD!