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
And, well... that's it. Sony's event today was, indeed, dedicated to U3. Gordon, you win a shiny Cracker Jack prize, which will be delivered to you at E3. ;)
Dan the Man:
I agree 2011 will be a great year for games, but we've had a lot of great years for games with this generation. Just this year alone, we got Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2, God of War III, Alan Wake, Heavy Rain, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and so many more. I'm wondering just how far our luck as gamers can go.
I'd like to check the Metascores of games released this year with a score of 90 or higher – versus those of other years – to see for sure whether critical reception to 2010's games has been as good as I expect.
I'm glad to see Mass Effect 3 released cross-console at launch. Personally, I've never really liked the prospect of exclusives. Sure, they make sense from a business standpoint, but as a gamer, I'm a bit resentful of not playing a game because I don't have a slightly different system. Fortunately, AAA-titles like Mass Effect and Red Dead Redemption, along with staples like Call of Duty, seem to be working to break that trend.
I am a bit surprised that we didn't see any more info on Metal Gear Solid: Rising. Was it in "stealth mode"?
Yep, the past few years have been incredible – this is a period that we'll be able to look back on in five or ten years fondly, just like we do with the old NES. We've always known that once the developers of games have had time to learn the strengths and pitfalls of a system, awesome games were just around the corner. However, we've been in a Golden Age of gaming, where fantastic storytelling, eye-catching visuals, and incredible gameplay have been merging together to push the industry to amazing heights.
I do wish that BioWare had announced that the first Mass Effect was heading to PS3, especially since many PS3 owners didn't experience the first chapter of Commander Shepard. I know I've played through the first game three-and-a-half times – twice on the PC and one-and-a-half times on the 360.