TotalRoundTable: Resisting the Uncharted Waters of Insane and Deadly Descents
Heading for the hills in the fallout from the Spike Videogame Awards “megatons.”
Published: December 13, 2010
Likewise, I want to see a deeper dive into Forza 4. I'm still cranking away on this GT5 review, but there's definitely a lot missing that I think Turn 10 will end up playing off of; they love using GT as foil to better their games, and in this they have a lot of ammunition for snipes and one-ups. Plus, more console racing sims is always a good thing.
Insane was simply "revealed" too early, I think. The game's probably at least three years away and will likely be really good. Volition is a seriously talented studio, and THQ seems to be cool with giving them as much time as they need. Plus Del Toro is a huge nerd and knows games. But that teaser was pointless, really. Other than making me think I'll probably pee my pants when I play it.
I could never get into Prototype, but the sequel treatment seems... interesting, and putting it right back into the same locale was smart because it looks like they've really overhauled the lighting of their engine. I'm sure they can do more with that world this time around, so he's hoping it's not another Infamous/Prototype duel/bitch-fest when both games have streeted.
There is no third-party game I'm looking forward to more than Batman right now, though. The fact that I couldn't really tell if the trailer was live-action with a CG mix or what was kinda neat, but eeeeeverything I've read about the game so far and the time Rocksteady is being given to make sure it's amazing means I will seriously lose my shiz when I finally get to swing around a neon-lit, neo-noir chunk of Gotham trying to stop Strange from spilling the beans.
On that note, though, I do think plenty of this stuff will shift around. Maybe not the stuff that's got a locked-in, day-specific date, but I could definitely see some shuffling, and inevitably some of the games will slip into Q1 2012 (a.k.a. “The New Q4”), but I'm okay with that. 2011 is apparently the new economic crisis, just centered around the wallets of people who love videogames.
Seriously, though, how lucky are we? We're heading into the golden years of these consoles and it doesn't look like things will be cut short because of the hardware race for once. GOD DAMN I LOVE VIDEOGAMES.