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I was actually kept awake by this year's VGA special. Last year's was a complete mess, but it was actually comedic in its setups, it had great stage presence, funny little skits, a variety of celebrities and bands, and not to mention, some of the best game trailers I've seen in my life. After watching it, I can safely say the best part for me personally would have to go to the scene where Neil Patrick Harris played the piano in memoriam of all the dead game characters that we've left behind us. Priceless gaming humore at its finest. Of course one fantastic twist in gaming choices was that Mass Effect 2, the game practically expected to win every award, especially Game of the Year, lost upsettingly to Red Dead Redemption. I have to agree with the choice, though: everyone loves Mass Effect 2, but I was bored after 3 full playthroughs and we've all seen every possible conversational line in Shepard's linguistic arsenal. Aside from its great gameplay, detailed cutscenes, and its large fight scenes, it just doesn't have the effect that Red Dead Redemption had on me. Red Dead Redemption was more leveled for the general audience of gaming, and it had a lasting campaign, plus a great twist ending that anyone could expect from a classic spaghetti Western. Plus, it has a multiplayer that anyone can find fun in. Who can argue with that fact? But enough about my best thoughts of the show. What did you think of the VGA ceremony this year? Did you have a favorite moment? What did you hate the most about it?
So many games are worthy of second chances. There are some that either don't sell well enough, or just don't have the luckiest of developers. Or, maybe the company didn't realize their unnoticed success, and cut their losses too early. Well, many say that living in the past is unhealthy, but there are some games from better days that belong in the present, showing what they can do with their well-earned, yet fictitious, sequel. Oh, if only they could get their necessary encore. Well their time has come, thanks to the world of blogging. Since I took a 6-month hiatus from all internet forums, I couldn't finish some of the discussions I really wanted to. And one particular blog series I made about games that require sequels always needed its own sequel. Finally, though, I gained a free summer, and since there's time on my hands, I have decided to finish this up once and for all. Since I have already picked 15, I might as well include 20 more to wrap up the blogs. I do know for a fact that most of you probably haven't even read the first two, so their links will be available below; at least study the choices I made in both:
I'll keep it brief since I have to leave in a few minutes. Anyone else enjoy the top 10 staff picks, too? Well, I have my own as well. Just so you know, I tried Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 this week at my friend's house.
Well, a lot's going to be happening in 2010, and it's already started now. New demos for the next hot games have been slowly picking up speed, and they've started off with some clinchers. Here's the ones I've been playing so far, and some of them are from 2009 as well, so it's just the ones I'm enjoying.
I just want to start off with Happy Holidays to everyone! But, this is just a short idea/blog that I had a while ago when working on my sequels blog. And, just so it's out there, I plan to become a video game designer/developer, so that's why I try and create these ideas. Anyway, back to the point: so I've noticed that people have been psyched for a good Wii FPS title, that actually incorporates multiplayer. Well, I think it could work as a third-person shooter, especially on a new Starfox game. Starfox Assault has a third-person infantry system where you can leave the cockpit and shoot 'em up, and you can use Landmasters and Arwings. My thought was to include a multiplayer to Starfox (if they ever make another one) where Nintendo's Starfox team would combine all of these vehicles and features into a decent yet realistic shooter for the Wii. In a way, I think it would come out a lot like Battlefield, but that's only in theory, plus they would have to successfully fit all that data in a game with non-HD graphics. But, mainly I just want a new Starfox game. It's due for a real title unlike the last three they've supplied us with. And besides, the Wiimote can act like a steering wheel (for example, Excite Truck, Mario Kart Wii) so it could obviously handle a campaign, but honestly a Starfox multiplayer would do me good. Just a thought.
I shouldn't have to explain this one, guys. This was the earliest Christmas for me, and my family decided that money upfront might work better than giving me games they think I want. I didn't get any games, but I got $100 as well as about $100 extra from the rest of my family, and I also got a webcam as well as some good clothes and a watch I'll never use. Oh, well, I enjoy my chance to go on a spending spree, but I'm curious to know what everyone else got. List your present list below.
Before you read it, this was actually a comment I posted it on another guy's blog about the biased attitude toward Nintendo, so if it makes weird sentences that don't cohesively work with what I made this blog about, then get over it. Anyway, just understand that I might edit this tomorrow to make it better.
There are some games that I think would do some good to the gaming world if they were resurrected from their hibernation all these years. I really hope others post some blogs like this so that I can establish a leveled understanding of what games they like to play and what expresses them best. Just so you know, remakes do not count as a sequel in my opinion, as well as touched-up ones that are the same thing but with a different title. Unless they offer something that the past title did not, it doesn't really seem like a sequel to me. If the game already has a sequel, but there hasn't been one for it in a long time, then I guess I can still count it. Here are my top five choices:
After reading a blog about making motion controls easier, I thought to myself if there were any innovative similarities the Wii had with another console. I wondered which games it would work best with, so I noticed something that was so simple I forgot about it. How do