new God of War 3 trailer
Fri Feb 13, 2009 at 03:12:02 PM EST
Nothing but pure awesomeness. The only down side is that this is most likely still CG, because now the game got delayed until March of 2010.. but it's still an awesome trailer. This game will pwn so hard.
Game of 2009?
Wed Dec 31, 2008 at 03:45:51 AM EST
I figured this would be an interesting discussion on New Year's Eve. We're on the cusp of the New Year and that means that the excellence of the gaming year 08 is officially history and we can start looking forward to 2009.
Course I just got my 360 back yesterday so I still have a lot of catching up with 2008 to do. Hell, I haven't even firmly decided on my game of the year and won't until I get to play Left4Dead. I'm hoping to get some Gearheads to play co-op with me during FFF this week. That's my big aim.
As for 2009, it's an interesting year to be a Gearhead gamer. Or even just a 360 gamer in general. There doesn't seem to be that nuclear bomb of a release as there have been the last three years. Yes, it has Halo Wars and a new Halo campaign in Halo: ODST, but I'm not sold on those yet. It also has Resident Evil 5 coming. I'm just not sure it has that killer exclusive unless maybe we see Alan Wake finally release. I am excited about Halo Wars because I'm hoping that it will do for the RTS genre what the original Halo did for FPS on console and that is make it accessible and popular.
I'm wondering if some of the predictions about 2008 being the year of the PS3 was off by a year. Yes, LittleBigPlanet is probably my most played game of 2008 right now (running neck and neck with NHL 09 for that honor), but there wasn't much else for the PS3 at least that I didn't play or want to play on the 360. GTA 4 had exclusive content for the 360. Fallout 3 DLC appears right now to be 360 exclusive. L4D is a 360 exclusive and obviously Gears 2. There is no doubt in my mind that 2008 was owned by the 360.
2009 is shaping up to look like a year where I'm going to be very glad that I own a PS3. Killzone 2 is coming in February and by all accounts, it looks like it's going to be something pretty great. inFamous and Heavy Rain are intriguing to me and my second favorite PS3 exclusive so far, Uncharted (the first being LBP), will be getting a sequel. That doesn't even take into account God of War 3 which was largely the reason I bought a PS3 in the first place.
All that being said, I think my most anticipated game of 2009 is the next installment of Call of Duty. No first person shooter, IMO, has perfected the controls on that genre better than Infinity Ward's control scheme. Call of Duty 4 was my GOTY in 2007 and I don't doubt that the next COD from IW will blow me away and I guarantee I will be buying it on my 360 as shooters just play better on the Xbox controller. You know it will be released in November and it will be the best selling game of the year. I still want to try the multiplayer for World at War, but there's just something intangible about what Infinity Ward does with that franchise that makes the developer special.
So let's hear it folks. What is your most anticipated title for 2009? Prototype? Resident Evil 5? Something else I haven't even mentioned?