The idea of utilizing two different robots was also a great idea as it helps differentiate between what each should be able to do. Obviously one will utilize Blue Portals and the other operates the Orange. Outside of that, it’s a free-for-all of entertainment that hopefully lasts a good chunk of time.
My only real concern about Portal 2 is that it ends up being short like Portal. While Portal’s length was perfect because it came packaged with so much other content, Portal 2 is figured to be a standalone, so its length should reflect that as well.
Mass Effect 3
The Mass Effect franchise is easily one of my favorite franchises created this generation. Though the original had some insane issues with pop-in and texture loading, it was by far and large the best title of its year. Combining third-person shooting with RPG elements to create an ever evolving story that is unique to its world was a dream and dragged in gamers to its universe even if they despired Sci-Fi titles (like myself).
Mass Effect 3 looks like it’s going to take what Mass Effect 1 and 2 had going and put it into overdrive. After all, Earth is now in the mix and it looks as though Sheppard is going to reclaim the position of Spectre in order to show up on Earth and take back what is ours. Though I understand the trailer appeared as complete CGI, the action and destruction it depicted is exactly what I expected out of the third installment.
For those of you waiting, it’s not that far off and considering how many great games come out next year early on — time should fly by to Mass Effect 3. I honestly can’t wait though.
What can I say about Uncharted 3 that the rest of the world isn’t already saying? The trailer reveal featuring 100% in-game engine was absolutely fantastic. The sand effects were brilliant and the fire effects at the start did look like they could use a little polish, but overall, the trailer blew me away. Did you guys see how vast the desert was that Drake was preparing to traverse? It was insane.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves won Game of the Year from almost every possible corner of the world and unless Mass Effect 3 brings the hurt at an unimaginable level (possible), I think Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is going to be the runaway favorite for Game of the Year yet again. I can only imagine how many people right now are analyzing this reveal frame-by-frame trying to pick up on anything they may have missed.
November 1st, 2011 feels about a million months away right now, but it’s definitely a date to mark in your calendars early on. In fact, let your boss know that you’re taking November 1st off — it’s best to get that business taken care of as early as possible because you know all of your co-workers are going to be doing the same (everyone loves Drake, right?).