So, a lot has happened since I last wrote a blog on here. Let's go over some of these things and get to the nitty-gritty of WHY these things are significant, and maybe you'll learn something in the process:
1. GTA IV trailer finally went live. Whoopty-doo. It was a next-gen graphics city that...funny enough...looked spot on like NYC. So, any clue how much that pisses me off? Look, I can respect Rockstar all day and night for how much innovation they offered into creating a new form of game (the sandbox genre, which has been way too played out over time). However, I'm getting sick of this franchise rewarding people for killing innocents and harming those that don't need to be. When you look at a game like Crackdown, where it is strongly discouraged, why does a game like GTA really need to do this? Controversy...and frankly, I don't wanna buy into it anymore. So...f*** GTA.
2. Rock Band is coming out sometime, and I'm psyched. This is a very big deal, because thanks to games like Guitar Hero and DDR and even Taiko Drum Master or Karaoke Revolution, we've seen a resurgence of games that go beyond the game and focus on my second favorite thing: music. It's also significant because it proves that peripheral-based games can be very successful in a gaming industry surrounded by consoles and computers. Viva la Harmonix!
3. Supreme Commander is the new black. This game takes everything we knew about RTS games for the past 10 years and does what needed to finally be done: made it all better. To go against that, Command & Conquer 3, for some reason, keeps getting played more, though. I think it's because of this: while SupCom has amazing features and great in-depth gameplay, C&C 3 features games that don't necessarily last for 3 hours! I want a quick pick up game most of the time, and C&C 3 does that for me. But, congrats to THQ and EA for two more killer RTS games to keep me occupied when I'm not playing WoW.
4. NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams - FINALLY, WE GET A F***ING SEQUEL!!! It's about time, and upon hearing that we'd be getting a sequel to this classic, I realized that I had mixed reactions. For instance, here's a sequel I had wanted forever: a follow-up to Brave Fencer Musashi. Finally, we got it in the form of Musashi Samurai Legend...and it sucked. Looked cool, but it sucked. I couldn't believe it. Regardless, this makes me want to list the games I want to see continued in franchise form: Vagrant Story, Dark Cloud, Rogue Galaxy, Disgaea, Freedom Fighters, and Supreme Commander.
That's all for now.