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Games you want to play in 2010

Poll Question: What games are you anticipating in 2010?

  1. 4%2
  2. 14%7
  3. 10%5
  4. 2%1
  5. 20%10
  6. 2%1
  7. 10%5
  8. 6%3
  9. 14%7
  10. 12%6
  11. 6%3
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  1. Ok now that E3 has come and gone, I've solidified my pick for this year.

    Metroid: Other M. I was really worried about the control scheme but after seeing the levels in-game I can tell that this is going to be a very unique experience. I would love to go into detail but I don't wanna get too carried away. I'll just state that I understand why Yoshio Sakamoto and Yosuke Hayashi have used the d-pad for this game in 3D space. My philosophy behind their decision is that the game doesn't actually play in 3D, even though it's a 3D game.

    Epic Mickey. Warren Spector's philosophy on "playstyle matters" has been interwoven through out most of his games in the past and Epic Mickey is going to take that even further.

    Donkey Kong Country Returns. This game caught me off guard, not by it's announcement per se but by the actual gameplay videos there after. I'm quite venomous when it comes to reboots (i.e. NSMB Wii etc) but this game seems a little bit more than just a reboot. Which I'm glad because it seems this game isn't entirely as straight forward like other 2D platformers. It's showing some diversity by using multiple 2D planes for puzzle solving etc, along with acknowledging Donkey Kong Jungle Beat's achievements. So while some might be expecting an actual direct homage to the DKC series from the SNES era (and they WILL be disappointed), I'm atleast looking forward to the fact that it's more of an amalgamation of the many elements that made the DK franchise great. This is going to be quite an important reboot it seems and so far, Retro Studios is showing us that it's well and truly capable of providing an adequate take on the series.

    Vanquish is another game that looks fantastic but I won't be able to play it unfortunately (due to the fact that I can't afford another console). It does look like Shinji Mikami's best outing yet though and what a damn shame I won't be able to play it

    For the future moving into 2011 there are two games I am super pumped about:

    1. Kid Icarus: Uprising. Masahiro Sakurai, what more can I say? After posting the current interviews in the news section, I'm way more excited than before, just purely by the control inputs for this game. There are some very interesting gameplay types present here and I cannot wait to get my hands on the 3DS once it comes out. It's the system's seller for me.

    2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Much like DKCR (it's even horrible as an acronym), I was not that excited upon announcement but as info began to treacle, I discovered something quite fascinating. Eiji Aonuma isn't the director this time but someone by the name of Hidemaro Fujibayashi, who is he you might say? He's the man behind The Legend of Zelda: The Four Swords Quest (GBA version), The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and of course, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. That last one (along with Four Swords) is a BIG deal to me and so I am very interested to see what his debut on a full-scale console game will look like.

    3. Pikmin 3. It HAS to come out next year or I'm done with it.

    Cautiously anticipating:

    The Last Story could be great but until I see some gameplay, I'm not yet convinced.
    Yasumi Matsuno, where are you, we need you right now, RPGs are becoming so stale, we need depth that only you can provide, please show up at TGS. PLEASE.

    • ahem* Yea that's about it.

    Oh actually, one more thing, which console gets the most attention from you guys? Why?

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  2. @Pugz

    which console gets the most attention from you guys? Why?

    iPhone, DS, Wii, and PS3, in that order, but it is very, very close.

    Regarding Zelda and Hidemaro Fujibayashi, that makes me even less excited than Eiji Aonuma, under whose direction the Zelda series has been run to the ground. I didn't play the GBC Oracle games (because I though having the two games was a fucking gimmick), but I did play and disliked Minnish Cap. It didn't feel like Zelda to me and I thought there were too many innovations involved that crowded out any feeling of the classic Zelda charm. Besides that, I didn't think it was a good game, either.

    Sorry for all the negativity and poo-pooing above, but I'm really unhappy with every zelda since The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and especially The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which was probably my favorite game of all time. I would give up Pikmin 3 just to get a great Zelda title again.

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  3. @Matt

    @Pugz

    which console gets the most attention from you guys? Why?

    iPhone, DS, Wii, and PS3, in that order, but it is very, very close.

    Regarding Zelda and Hidemaro Fujibayashi, that makes me even less excited than Eiji Aonuma, under whose direction the Zelda series has been run to the ground. I didn't play the GBC Oracle games (because I though having the two games was a fucking gimmick), but I did play and disliked Minnish Cap. It didn't feel like Zelda to me and I thought there were too many innovations involved that crowded out any feeling of the classic Zelda charm. Besides that, I didn't think it was a good game, either.

    Sorry for all the negativity and poo-pooing above, but I'm really unhappy with every zelda since The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and especially The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which was probably my favorite game of all time. I would give up Pikmin 3 just to get a great Zelda title again.

    To you tell you the truth, I was high (on bullshit) when I said that. I'm just trying to convince myself that it's gonna be a great game and you know what, you're fucking right. Negative? In my eyes you're being far too kind.

    I can say I feel the same way about the Mario games. I've almost finished Galaxy 2 and I KNOW I'm gonna sell it once I finish it. I was excited for that game, then I played it and realized Nintendo did a sneaky stinky on me and gave me a game full of purple coin fetch quests (note to Nintendo, purple coins are shit, stop getting me to chase after them) chimp mini-games and that WRETCHED flight racing on those damn birds.

    Mario and Zelda are out for me period. I'm done with them. I'll keep an eye out for Kirby and Donkey Kong, see how they fare once released though.

    Regarding console preference. Yea, mine would have to be Wii then DS. I'm wondering if it's worth getting another console now? What games do you think are worth getting a PS3 for? I really want to play Fat Princess and I've got a copy of Valkyria Chronicles, but I'm thinking of selling it. Hmmmmmmm.

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  4. @Pugz There are tons of really great PS3 games out there. I started a collection once I got my PS3 a few months ago to the point where I now have about half a dozen games waiting in the queue. The best part is that I got mostly all of them new or almost new for less than $20-30.

    Metal Gear Solid 4, Resident Evil 5, Grand Theft Auto IV, Bioshock (and Bioshock 2), the aforementioned VC, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dead Space, Uncharted (and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves), Demon's Souls, 3D Dot Game Heroes...

    I would highly recommend a PS3 if half of those games appeal to you.

    As for Fat Princess, unfortunately I didn't like it. It was way too chaotic for me. You just keep dying over and over and over and over and over again and it never seems like your team gets any progress. I think I played one match for over two hours without any progress on one side or the other. Annoying and redundant.

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  6. @Matt You mentioned Dead Space. I have to say that game kinda looked dull but I'm not really sure what that game is about. What's it like?

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  7. @Pugz Er, not sure since it's still in the queue. I bought it new for $15 on a glowing recommendation from Dean. What happened to that bitch anyway...?

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  8. @Pugz While I haven't played the game, I did enjoy the demo very much. If I had to describe it, I would say its like Doom with some RPG elements thrown in as well.

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  9. I recall Dean describing it along the lines of "Resident Evil in space".

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