Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Looking at 9 "must haves" according to industry lists 6 months ago!

Who doesn't love lists. The beginning of the year when you are told how your life will be incomplete with out these 50 or 100 games. Let's look briefly at 9 of these must haves 6 months in.

Actual great games of 2010 so far.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Shooter of the year.

Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar sandbox game. No brainer.

Super Street Fighter VI
Fixed some of the balance issues with some of the fighters and added some characters. None of this matters to me, I still suck at this game. I am sure these improvements could have all been done with updates and DLC, however you know how those SF fans are, they love their box art.

Some of the more quick burn fuse games of the mid 2010 gaming year.

Bioshock 2
Everyone says the same thing about Bioshock 2. "The first Bioshock was so good."

Splinter Cell: Conviction
Splinter Cell is the Dynasty Warriors of stealth gaming. There have been enough of these that Sam Fischer should be fighting robot vampires at this point.

God of War 3
Should this trilogy of games have been released and concluded on the PS2? Probably, by waiting so long risk losing the market for the game. All the people that really liked the first 2 God of War games already had a PS2.

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
No one should ever be excited about a Lego game again, there for Harry Potter gets a nod. For the record Lego Harry Potter: Years 4-8 will have the exact same game play.

Not nearly as good as I hoped was going to be was Dark Void.

Kim Swift one of the lead designers on Portal left Valve to make Dark Void.

Like that girl on House MD that left so she could be in the new Star Trek movie for ten minutes. However those were an awesome ten minutes. Maybe they get paid at Valve on the same time schedule they put product out. I really wanted to like this game, however it didn't get me psyched enough. Repetitive is repetitive. Maybe that is why Portal was only 3 hours or so. Too short to get repetitive.

The hype for this game is killing me.

Lost Planet 2
Big monsters, shooting. Multiplayer. Shut it!

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