The HotSpot - VGAs, Gears 3 - 12/14/11
VGAs are on The HotSpot's hive mind as we discuss The Last of Us, Fortnite, Revengeance, Generals 2; also, RAAM's Shadow.
I LOVED MADWORLD!!!! Even more than Bayonetta!!! & Kojima Productions is a an investment in my fun time for me. so REVENGEANCE is a WIN/WIN for me!!!
The host is such a douche! "Why are people still making Real Time Strategy games? ...Why is this game (Generals 2) being made?" Because if not, an angry mob with torches and pitch forks will be arriving at EA HQ. Seriously, the problem with these guys is that they're too focused on the competitive aspect of gaming. His only reasoning for Generals 2 not being made is that it's not good enough to go against Activision. How about because C&C is (or was) a fantastic series, and there's no reason it shouldn't continue? Plus, people have been asking for a Generals 2 since the day the original was released.
Fortnite sounds a lot like hands on tower defense. Epic added a lot of TD elements to Gears of War multiplayer. Also, some forms of TD games involve using towers and walls to block and route enemies. The day night cycle provides the build/ attack waves. I hope it's coming to PS3.
The RTS genre is NOT dead! Generals was one of my favorite games of all time and I still play it sometimes. I think that the genre can grow, just with innovation. End War touched on it but fell short.