Top 5 Things That Went Right at VGA 2010

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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.

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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.

Uncharted 3

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?).

Readers Comments (18)

  1. victorgodamnsullivan December 12, 2010 @ 16:48

    OMG I can’t wait for UC3 and I think I will like ME3 (Getting ME2 for PS3 January 18th:)

  2. I loved the TESV: Skyrim reveal. It got me so pumped.

  3. why isn’t elder scrolls V on the list? that is epic win if i ever knew it.

  4. @rawshark(nice name btw): TES 5 isn’t on the list cause the author(that is the correct term right?) seems to dislike bethesda, go look up his top 5 disappointments list and you’ll find the elder scrolls right there.

    • I don’t dislike Bethesda whatsoever. I think they’re a great studio, but after they released New Vegas in such broken fashion — I’ve decided to take a stance that I expect them to live up to their name, not to what they’ve released lately.

      • Shouldn’t you dislike Obsidian then?

        • Yes, Obsidian is terrible and has ruined several franchises with their work. That doesn’t change the fact that Bethesda, as the license owner of Fallout, allowed for it to be released like they allowed New Vegas.

  5. im suprised that rd2 won the goty at wga
    especialy when you look how heavy rain and peacewalker blew the dors whith their original aproach to storyteling
    and then we hawe gow3 to witck i dont hawe to say anything exept IT FUCKING DEFINES ACTION GENRE IN MEDIOUM!

  6. After witnessing the uber – epicness that was Uncharted 3 one can forgive Microsoft for running scared and pulling Gears 3 from the VGA’s entirely. They know that they would have only been embarassed (Especially when websites started doing graphics comparisons) so they decided to sweep Gears 3 under the rug and pretend it doesn’t exist.

    However i’m not sure when they will feel comfortable enough to show off some Gears 3 gameplay, the Uncharted 3 hype train has only just started and it won’t stop till next November. Drake’s Deception is practically GOTY already!

  7. TraumaticTighearnan December 12, 2010 @ 23:57

    Red Dead Redemption winning Game of the Year is a good thing?
    That game is over-rated, it isn’t a bad bad, but it seriousy does not deserve all the praise is has >_<

    • Great story, great characters, very well developed world, tons of replayability, dlc, and mp.

      I would of picked ME2, but RDR is for sure a great contender.

      • RDR is simply GTAIV in the wild west. Nothing special about that. Fun, sure, but special, no.

        • Same type of game and shares some gameplay elements sure, but to call it GTA4 in the WW is just stupid and flat out wrong. I know if that was the case I wouldn’t of liked RDR nearly as much as I did.

          • There’s nothing stupid about calling it what it is. It’s just like GTA4 but with slight modifications and a wild west setting. If u can’t see that then either u never played gta4 or u r on the RDR hype train just as hard as most other ppl.

  8. O-Extra, I don’t recall you having to babysit a bunch of annoying assholes so they like you in RDR.

    RDR also has more fun gunplay, and a better story with better supporting characters.

    Also no one is excited for Prototype 2? That was like my ultimate fuck shit up game.

    • U still had to babysit nonetheless. In plus when did I say the story was the same? Gameplay wise it’s the same game. Especially the gunplay as u would say. Different guns with the same auto aim. Not to say it was a bad game but there was nothing innovative about it other than it did a good job displaying the wild west.

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