What I Liked At E3 (And Didn't), By Brad
Favorite Games--Sequels Galore
Stuff I Wish I Hadn't Missed
Least Favorite Trend(s)
Wow, Brad really loves that inFamous... I'm kinda wanting a sequel soon myself as I've already Platinum Trophy'd the game and will probably never play it ever again :p but there BETTER be a damn sequel !!!!!!!!!!!
I'm really looking forward to many of these games, especially Mass Effect 2, AC 2, Zelda: ST, and Borderlands (concept sounds awesome and art is badass).
Just Cause 2 may just be amazing as well.
I definitely am loving how Mass Effect 2 and Borderlands are looking. Can't wait to play those.
Assassin's Creed 2? The E3 demo of the first one looked great too, but the game really failed to deliver lasting quality, so I'm skeptical.
And personally, I love hack-and-slash action games like God of War and think Castlevania: Lords of Shadow looks radical. I really want that game.
Too soon for the inFAMOUS sequel to be announced, but your rampant love is totally justified. I have already completed my second playthrough and gotten the platinum trophy and I'm still itching to go back and do it all over again.
Don't be knocking the new Castlevania! Shit looks hot to me, although if it and MGS Rising both end up being God of War-esque games, that would be a bit strange for Kojima. And even though they are all sequels, I'm with Brad on Massive Epic 2, All Climbing 2, and Jesus Christ! 2. They all look like pretty big improvements over the originals which is all I really ask for in a sequel to a solid game. I just hope AC2 really does mix it up more as the end of the game was really dragged down by the repetition of mission types.
I can understand if people are sick of "God of War type" games but should they really stop making them? It seems like that kind of game is just starting to propser. I don't see how they are any more stale than yet another open-world game, yet another first/third-person shooter, or yet another rhythm game. They just need more originality thrown in so it's less of a simple knock-off and more of a progression of the genre.
nothing wrong with sequels as long as they reinvent themselves to something of higher quality, or remain the same but flesh out the gripes from the original
that being said, ya, lotta great sequels coming this year, good stuff
I might be eating my words, but I'm going to call it early and say Modern Warfare 2 will be game of 2009. Sure, MW2 isn't taking any big departures from what IW has done already, but we all have to face the facts that IW's game engine (and their attention to detail) is of the highest quality. And if you're even remotely interested in FPS's, this game is almost guaranteed already to give you your moneys worth tenfold. I can see Borderlands being good because 1) it's Gearbox 2) it's coop and 3) loot. A pretty winning formula I have to say. The factor with Borderlands is going to be exactly how much content players get to keep the replay value up. Call of Duty World at War: Nazi Zombies has proven that if you make a great coop experience on a great game engine, all you have to do is support it.
Just Cause 2 and Assassins Creed 2 both look like excellent games for anyone who liked the originals and were looking for a more fleshed out, refined version of that.
Not much to say about God of War or the similiar games associated. I sort of look at those games the way I look at a Disney movie. Quality experience, but the replay value just isn't there, and a little too scripted for my taste.
One of your least favorite moments was that Nintendo and Sony had long press conferences? I'd say that the least favorite moment was the lack of games for the Xbox 360. Their biggest reveal was Natal and we don't even know if the camera will work as well as was shown on the videos. Mind you no tech demo what so ever. Sony, on the other hand, shown 364 games in little over 2 hours for all of their platforms. That's impressive in my eyes. Yes a price cut wasn't announced for the PS3 but hopefully the line-up of games for it will prompt people to buy the console. But what do I know. The media has already been clamoring over what was shown for the 360 and everything else was ignored by the media. Great non-biased cov4rage right?
when i first heard about KOTOR 3 i was like :O then i was like :D then i found out it was an MMO and i was like :/
when Trenton said "we got FF14" i was like :O then when it said ONLINE i was like :/
when i saw Brutal Legend i was like :D then when i heard Activision is still trying to shut it down i was like :(
I don't think it's really fair to call Bayonetta a God of War-inspired game when it's being made by the original Devil May Cry director... I understand where you're coming from, as I also don't enjoy the "God of War" genre of games, but I feel like DMC doesn't quite fall into that category; it's more stylish and less button-mashy.
Ok Scribblenauts is on my radar after watching that sweet demo for it. To tell you the truth, while I can understand about your lack of enjoyment towards GoW style action-adventures due to so many of them coming, I just find them really fun to play. X-Men Wolverine: Origins is one I am really enjoying at the moment and looking forward to CV: Lord of Shadows and of course, GoW 3.
Please Log In to post.