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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2011, 06:59:24 PM »
Non-exhaustive list, but those I will definitely buy:

Mass Effect 3
Deus Ex: HR
Crysis 2
Zelda: Skyward Sword
Gears of War 3
Rage
Damn it! My list needs to be modified now ....
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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2011, 07:03:56 PM »
Never played it, but it apparently has no ties to Radiant Historia in terms of story.

Oh yeah, definitely, but that was just a comment on how I'm hopeful it'll be a good game, since their last one turned out a pleasant surprise in that sea of shitty JRPGs that the PS2 was.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2011, 07:12:47 PM »

The game I'm looking forward to the most is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I don't play as much as I used to, but I'll be definitely getting this game.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2011, 08:25:22 PM »
The game I'm looking forward to the most is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I don't play as much as I used to, but I'll be definitely getting this game.

Hey, I hear that game's pretty good.
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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2011, 07:19:00 PM »
Hey, I hear that game's pretty good.

What can I say. It's been a while since I last played it and I'm really interested in what this new version has in store for us.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2011, 08:18:25 PM »
What can I say. It's been a while since I last played it and I'm really interested in what this new version has in store for us.

Haven't played the game in twelve years so I'm with you on that one. Star Fox, too. :guts:

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2011, 12:37:45 AM »
I'm in the opposite position, Ocarina of Time is actually why I probably won't be getting a 3DS now, at least any time soon. Looking at Walter's list of upcoming 3DS releases I realized it was the only one I was really interested in, and I've already played that game to death and back again. So, not exactly worth $400 to me to try it in 3D.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #57 on: February 05, 2011, 01:56:47 AM »
I dont think i will be getting Ocarina of Time for the 3DS :sad: too broke as of right now, but I'm going to have to save up money for a wii just so i can get Skyward Sword :guts:

I hear it's not coming out till Fall though :isidro:.

And i'm still waiting for a Half Life 3 trailer :puck:

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2011, 02:02:40 AM »
I can't wait for Final Fantasy Dissidia: Duodecim. It looks awesome IMO. The soundtrack for this one is going to be great. It will be released on March 22. Definitely a first day purchase for me.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2011, 11:51:45 PM »
Dragon Quest VI and Marvel vs Capcom 3 come out right around Valentines day so I'm excited to ignore Valentines day

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2011, 05:04:08 PM »
http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/13551/watch-the-first-la-noire-gameplay-series-video-orientation.html/#comments

Wow, check out this video for Rockstar's upcoming game L.A. Noire. I had heard about this game before but wasn't sure if it was just going to be another Mafia 2 or something. Going by this I must admit I think it looks really great.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2011, 06:58:58 PM »
http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/13551/watch-the-first-la-noire-gameplay-series-video-orientation.html/#comments

Wow, check out this video for Rockstar's upcoming game L.A. Noire. I had heard about this game before but wasn't sure if it was just going to be another Mafia 2 or something. Going by this I must admit I think it looks really great.

Yeah it's pretty much a guaranteed hit, like all Rockstar games basically. Been following it for a while now.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #62 on: February 10, 2011, 08:18:40 PM »
I'm in the opposite position, Ocarina of Time is actually why I probably won't be getting a 3DS now, at least any time soon. Looking at Walter's list of upcoming 3DS releases I realized it was the only one I was really interested in, and I've already played that game to death and back again. So, not exactly worth $400 to me to try it in 3D.

I'm getting a 3DS just for Paper Mario, myself.  TTYD was easily one of my favorite games of last gen.

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« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2011, 03:52:42 PM »
Dark Souls for the win!  :serpico:

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #64 on: February 17, 2011, 02:37:44 AM »
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/16/dead-island-announcement-trailer

I just hope the game can live up to this trailer.
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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #65 on: February 17, 2011, 03:00:00 AM »
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/16/dead-island-announcement-trailer

I just hope the game can live up to this trailer.

Yea I saw that today. Great video but I'll reserve judgment until I see some gameplay.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2011, 03:12:44 AM »
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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2011, 09:51:47 AM »
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/16/dead-island-announcement-trailer

I just hope the game can live up to this trailer.

Ahh, a game about zombies! I was starting to miss that theme!

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2011, 10:23:57 AM »
I was impressed with the visuals and editing of the out of order/reverse narrative, but the slow motion, little girl, and piano music was all pretty hamfisted. You lose your dramatic point with me when you try to ram said point up my ass. Then again...

The Most Heartbreaking Zombie Video Game Trailer You’ll Ever See

That says it all, doesn't it? :ganishka:

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2011, 05:35:12 PM »
Ahh, a game about zombies! I was starting to miss that theme!
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I was impressed with the visuals and editing of the out of order/reverse narrative, but the slow motion, little girl, and piano music was all pretty hamfisted. You lose your dramatic point with me when you try to ram said point up my ass. Then again...

The Most Heartbreaking Zombie Video Game Trailer You’ll Ever See

That says it all, doesn't it? :ganishka:
Fuck Kotaku. I can understand why  you went in with a negative lens with a headline like that. I was led with a link from a friend that said: "watch this."
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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #70 on: February 17, 2011, 06:18:06 PM »
Ahh, a game about zombies! I was starting to miss that theme!

Not to derail, but I don't think we should just dismiss this game simply because it has zombies in it.

That says it all, doesn't it? :ganishka:
I think that just says more about the poor writing abilities of people working on [video game] web sites. (Also the comments in that article, as always, are awful)

Anyways, here is a another version of the video, but going chronologically:
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/16/dead-island-backwards-forwards-announcement-trailer?_cmpid=ign1161

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #71 on: February 17, 2011, 07:23:02 PM »
Not to derail, but I don't think we should just dismiss this game simply because it has zombies in it.

And I don't think we should look forward to it just because it has zombies in it. Which is the only thing we know about the game from the trailer.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #72 on: February 17, 2011, 07:54:50 PM »
Fuck Kotaku. I can understand why  you went in with a negative lens with a headline like that. I was led with a link from a friend that said: "watch this."

You said it, I didn't even watch it when I saw the article, but from your link here, so mine was somewhere between those experiences. I don't know how much that alone biased me though, like I said it was technically impressive, but really melodramatic. Working more against it is that I'm less enthusiastic about the genre as Aaz at this point.

I think that just says more about the poor writing abilities of people working on [video game] web sites. (Also the comments in that article, as always, are awful)

We're both right.

And I don't think we should look forward to it just because it has zombies in it. Which is the only thing we know about the game from the trailer.

Which is an automatic red flag now, as far as I'm concerned. I feel like the genre has become a metaphor for itself; the next Dawn of the Dead remake should literally be about consumerism of zombie media, though I'm sure that's already been done in one of the 10,000 pieces of zombie fiction produced in the last, oh... five minutes. Somebody rescue me from the real life cultural zombie apocalypse before it eats my brain!

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #73 on: February 17, 2011, 08:27:22 PM »
Which is an automatic red flag now, as far as I'm concerned. I feel like the genre has become a metaphor for itself; the next Dawn of the Dead remake should literally be about consumerism of zombie media, though I'm sure that's already been done in one of the 10,000 pieces of zombie fiction produced in the last, oh... five minutes. Somebody rescue me from the real life cultural zombie apocalypse before it eats my brain!

Yeah, I don't know, I have nothing against zombie-related games/movies/whatever, but these past few years it's been everywhere and the quality of the average production has been rather lacking, so at this point it'll take more than a CG trailer to get me excited.

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Re: Games to look forward to!
« Reply #74 on: February 17, 2011, 08:39:59 PM »
And I don't think we should look forward to it just because it has zombies in it. Which is the only thing we know about the game from the trailer.
The inclusion of zombies wasn't what made me post it here. The trailer was well done and offers a pretty fresh directorial approach to a zombie game. I  don't personally think that tone or approach will translate into the game, seeing as this is an "open world survival horror." But who knows? They've already got me interested in a title that I otherwise wouldn't have paid attention to, and that's a testament to the trailer's effectiveness.

If you'd like a better indication for what the game will look like, here's some recent images:

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0001.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0002.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0003.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0004.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0005.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0006.jpg
http://images.gamersyde.com/image_dead_island-14775-1352_0007.jpg

I don't know how much that alone biased me though, like I said it was technically impressive, but really melodramatic. Working more against it is that I'm less enthusiastic about the genre as Aaz at this point.
I thought the emotion in it was warranted. The trailer is about parents trying to protect their daughter, who ultimately kills her dad, then is thrown from a window, and upon impact, regains her  humanity for an instant before death. The color returns to her face and she sheds a tear. That's pretty cool, in my opinion.

It dared to grab for an emotional chord in a genre that would normally portray this sort of scene through a much different lens, and likely set to metal music. I don't see why we should discount this just because it took a different approach.

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Which is an automatic red flag now, as far as I'm concerned. I feel like the genre has become a metaphor for itself; the next Dawn of the Dead remake should literally be about consumerism of zombie media, though I'm sure that's already been done in one of the 10,000 pieces of zombie fiction produced in the last, oh... five minutes. Somebody rescue me from the real life cultural zombie apocalypse before it eats my brain!
I know you're a connoisseur of the classics in the genre, but what recent zombie stuff have you consumed? Left 4 Dead games? The Walking Dead comic book? I think people generally write these things off, simply by their association with a genre that's become cluttered with other, lesser titles. But there's some amazing stuff still here, and still unexplored within the genre.
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