Best games of Q1 2014 - The Lobby

Jeff Gerstmann, Kevin VanOrd and Danny O'Dwyer go over their favorites so far from 2014, a few games that missed the mark and what they expect to see from the Playstation 4, Xbox One and highly anticipated titles for the upcoming E3.

Discussion

73 comments
riotinto876
riotinto876

jeff, kevin and danny in the same room discussing video games. need not say any more.

Verityrant
Verityrant

Looking at Kevin's T-shirt, it looks like Wildstar will be getting a 9+ review 8p.  J/k but based on the beta WIldstar is good for sure, cool shirt too. 

Verityrant
Verityrant

Anyone else hate the song in the watch dogs promos?  The little bit of the sampled vocals just sound like someone dying or something. 

o0squishy0o
o0squishy0o

Have to say I was really happy to see Jeff on here and voicing his opinions. I think its those opinions though that seem to offend either some of the blind Nintendo fans or newer gamers who don't really know anything pre-last gen. 


I think there is certainly a growing dislike towards the industry for bringing out the same stuff over and over and over and over again. Think about the comparison for getting a XboxOne over as PS4. Really the argument is right nowl; PS4 produces the same games but slightly better graphics. Which essentially means you are getting the same experience on both consoles. So there is no real diversity between the two. 


People have suggested before that there would be another "gaming crash". I think what we are seeing is a gaming industry grinding to a halt. No games that have been announced so far that I can think of are "new" games. There is nothing that is like WOAH that has never been done before, or even very close to being near original. I mean even Star Citizen so far looks essientially like a star wars game I played back in 1996 or 1997. The whole "you black out from excessive g-force" was in flight simulator 98. 


Hopefully VR can bring something new to the table and with UE4 being really relatively easy to produce stuff as well as Unity etc, hopefully something fresh will come along.

rad8045
rad8045

First person shooters are on there way out which is a shame for Titanfall because 3 years ago it would have been a awesome game.

fireflyry
fireflyry

0.05:Jeff Notices back gut hanging out.

0.08:Jeff tucks in back gut.


robchiang1990
robchiang1990

Man Dino Crisis 3 on Xbox is such a stinker that Danny said Dino Crisis 3 on E3 2014.

robchiang1990
robchiang1990

Seeing Jeff and Danny in the same room, I hope for a Half-life 2 10 year anniversary feature in which they can debate about pacing of that game, because Jeff stated that the original HL2 has pacing issue in his review on Orange Box for Gamespot more than 6 years ago while Danny felt the pacing of HL2 Episodes is off. 

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

"Desperation emails from Activision" haha! Such an accurate statement

robbiejones
robbiejones

jeff is like me. I'm hard to please!

wyshouldi02
wyshouldi02

I really like listening to Kevin. Keep up the good work Danny!

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

Kevin and Danny together?? :O

thermalmotion
thermalmotion

Man the guy in the red shirt exudes negativity. Kevin seemed less negative about a really bad game than this guy did about everything else.

Makes me appreciate how Gamespots personalities are generally positive.

yngsten
yngsten

I hope Fallout 4 is what Danny knows Jeff is excited about!

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

You can tell Jeff is sick of all this new edge gaming bullshit. Episodic games, garbage fps. Gaming is in a state of 911

Arther-la-Blunt
Arther-la-Blunt

God, I do not like Jeff Gerstmann. I'd rather hear from Carolyn or even freakin McShea!

Banyek
Banyek

Nice to see Jeff back here at gamespot! He was one of my favorit reviewer together with Alex Navarro

jonnyb81
jonnyb81

Kevin is a true gentleman.  He never interrupted or spoke out of turn.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

There have been success stories, but they all seem to be relative to each other. There hasn't been anything that's made me think it's a game changer.

cvbz
cvbz

Jeff is the man! I hope we see more of him on the show! Make it happen Danny! You are great too buddy :D

steaminpotatoes
steaminpotatoes

As usual ill be watching E3 live for the Half-Life 3 announcement and as always ill be disappointed, don't know why i do it to myself :( 

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Jeff, I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around someone who's FPS weary saying X1 has the better exclusives.  I can only assume you REALLY like Forza and Dead Rising 3.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

This is awesome. All of these guys are some of my favorite people to work/have worked at Gamespot. All that was missing was Greg Kasavin.

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

Dark Souls II is easily my favorite game of the year so far.  I don't think it's quite as good as Dark Souls, but it's close enough to where I can say it's a worthy successor.  I also really like Titanfall, which would be getting more hype if it were on the "almighty" PS4.  The core gameplay in Titanfall is just so much fun, even if it doesn't exactly revolutionize competitive FPS.

chiporeo
chiporeo

I like this Jeff guy, would like to see him on the show more often.

elaisse2
elaisse2

Have to agree titanfall got boring pretty damn fast.

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

Jeff seems to need a cup of coffee, or a snack or something lol.

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

What about The Division? Danny was so excited last year when he saw that guy close a car door in cover.

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

I think the "inside info" game they're talking about at the end is Fallout 4.


I'm so hoping we get Fallout 4 and RDR 3 announcements at E3.

mr_nee
mr_nee

- "Titanfall, DLC coming out"

- "Nope, don't care!"


Exactly, I'm not even wondering if this COD mod would be glorified if it came out on both consoles, because I know it wouldn't

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

I'm glad to see Dark Souls 2 receive its rightful praise and love. In an era of dumbed down games that caters to the casual masses and holds your hand every step of the way, it is amazing to play a rich, hardcore, beautiful, atmospheric and mysterious rpg that is engaging, challenging and gut-wrenching. It will have few if any challengers for game of the year outside of sources who worship watered down dude bro shooters.

dominoodle
dominoodle

@thermalmotion  He's been in the biz for quite a while, just growing tired of seeing the same old shit every year.

joshroutzahn
joshroutzahn

@thermalmotion  That's just Jeff's personality.  He is highly critical but you begin to appreciate it after following him for the past 10 years.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@mr_nee It's funny when people act like COD is the original FPS when it's just Wolfenstein without the nazis.

robchiang1990
robchiang1990

@dominoodle @thermalmotion  Though I do think Jeff's stuff is for gamers who had been playing for at least half a decade, while those comment definitely come as harsh for noobies.

Cryckard
Cryckard

@youre_a_sheep @mr_nee  Wait! COD started off as a WWII game. With Nazis.