Favorite Games Without Quick Looks
If I were a video producin' kinda guy, and I wanted (and were allowed, for that matter) to create some video content for Giant Bomb, my first port of call besides the usual LPs and Bombasticas would be belated Quick Looks for the following games to fill in some important (if only to me) gaps in the site's coverage. Giant Bomb has a small team (well, two small teams) and can't reliably cover everything in their busy schedules at the best of times, but in addition they also have a handful of blindspots with the most prominent being Japanese RPGs, and to a lesser extent - I can usually rely on Vinny, Alex or Brad to catch these - graphic adventure games and CRPGs: three of my favorite genres. There's also the handful of games that, for whatever reason, did not see a North American release but did see a European one. It'd be easy enough for Giant Bomb to miss those.
I've specifically chosen games for this list that came out after the Giant Bomb site as we know it formed in July 2008. Technically speaking, they "missed" every game release before then, so there's no point drawing from that immense catalog. In fact, I'm going to set the start point after the first Quick Look that ever went live on the site: The "Gamecock Demos Legendary" video, which appeared on August 27th 2008. I'm also excepting any games that appeared on TNT or UPF in lieu of a separate Quick Look.
If the next person Giant Bomb hires is a JRPG fan, I implore them to get some of these games the overdue attention they deserve. Just find a way to shoehorn it in between the wrestling and DOTA talk.
(P.S. #1: I was tempted to add Deadly Premonition on a technicality, since it never actually got a Quick Look, but I think the site has thoroughly chronicled the adventures of Agent Francis York Morgan (just call him York, everyone else does) in the sleepy burg of Greenvale.)
(P.S. #2: Please feel free to suggest your own favorite games without Quick Looks in the comments below, or make your own list and let me (or ZombiePie) know about it. I'd like to think I can keep up with current releases, but as Giant Bomb is my primary gaming site the chances are if they missed something, so did I. I'd love to hear about any forgotten gems you might know about, especially if they're from the three above genres.)