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I've looked over tons of GOTY lists this week and while I dont personally have a game of the year, I think that alot of amazing games released at the beginning of the year are being harshly overlooked. Heres a quick list for now, tell me what you think. I will be updating this blog throughout the next couple of days.
No more heroes 2
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
Super Mario Galaxy 2
I'll add more as they come to mind and say why these titles deserve some time in the lime light.
In looking for a new horror game , I've came across quite a few sites that label certain games as horror titles. Let me be the first to correct everyone out there that the LEFT 4 DEAD series of games, aswell as Dead Rising, are NOT HORROR titles. Horror has to instill fear, panic, as well as question your environment and how you progress. Shooting a small towns worth of zombies is not horror. The only thing slightly horror about Left 4 Dead is the dead bodies that scatter the landscape and the "Civilization destroyed by a virus" overlay the game rarely explores. The game is a straight up action first person shooter set in a "Horror like" setting, doesn't make it a horror game though.
Next up is Dead Rising, a game so Tom and Jerry Over the freakin top that to call it Horror is a diservice. The game, like L4D , has you killing swarms upon swarms of undead. In what way was Dead Rising ever Horrifying? The story was bologne and cheese, the game was brightly lit almost constantly and health and supplies were never really an issue. Again, NOT a horror game.
Thats where my new Genre idea comes in, both of these titles have comedy, gore and plenty of action. So why not label them under something along the lines of Dark Comedy/Action? They both have plenty of laughs, they're heavy on gore and really really light on Horror. Thats my idea of the day and too me it's a good idea, especially when horror games are mislabled. I certainly don't go to either of theses games for the horror aspect. Thanks for reading and add whatever you want to this rant.
The videogame industry is in a sad state right now, it is completely focused on sequels and everyone of them are rehash garbage.
Over the past week I've been looking at all the games coming out from the end of August to Christmas and I have to say that the current state of gaming is PUTRID! It's absolutely freakin' mind boggling as to why ANYONE would want to buy either COD Black Ops or Medal of Honor, IS NO ONE SICK TO DEATH OF THE MILITARY FIRST PERSON SHOOTER?!?!?!
Anyway I'm not really here to complain, I'm just sharing my list of games I'm purchasing or atleast giving my attention to for the rest of 2010.
Enslaved - This game has alot going for it , in my eyes. The graphics and art direction are amazing, its based on one of the coolest stories I've read and its got some serious talent behind it. Andy Serkis is always great and I find Alex Garland to be one of the more fascinating screenwriters of the current generation.
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom - It looks like a solid title and I love the creature designs and all the colors. Whats more interesting is that this game is in the hands of some of the people that helped create ICO, one of the few gems the PS2 has to offer. It's setting near the top of my list and it looks quite good.
Metroid Other M- It's Metroid back to its 2d roots, what can be said other than its probably a masterpiece.
Epic Mickey - The mastermind behind Ultima, System Shock and Deus Ex .....makes a Mickey game? Where do I sign up?
As you can see there aren't many games I'm looking forward to, but atleast they aren't the same crap that every other studio is dumping onto the market. Thanks for reading and share your games!
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