Wednesday, December 23rd 2009

Some games just come and go

Some games have all this random hype and press floating around all the way up to their release.  Then one day, the game is out and ready for the world to experience it.  Then it just disappears.  No "you gotta play this" from your friends.  No random mentions on Twitter or Facebook.  Nothing.  It just came and went.

What games have done this recently?  I don't know why, but Brutal Legend really stands out for me with this.  Did you ever get a chance to play it @stone?

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  • Played it, beat it, loved it, and had some mixed feelings about some certain choices, but I'm more or less a Tim Schafer fanboy so that's all good.  I do wish it got more recognition than it got, cause it really was a good game.

    Anywho.

    I'm trying to think of others, but it's hard cause, like you say, no one talks about 'em anymore.  A Boy and His Blob was a good game on Wii that had a cult following on the NES, so maybe I'm surprised that it totally slid under everyone's radar.
    I'm a bit surprised that Silent Hill: Shattered Memories isn't being talked about too much.  I check the forums and not a whole lot of people talking about it.  I'm surprised cause it's a re-imagining of what many consider to be the best horror game on the PS1.  It's probably cause it's on the Wii that people don't talk about it.
    Stone
    Stone  Level 26JournalistWeblog CommenterIt's All RelativeAlways Right
    12/23/2009 9:12 am
    • Man, totally forgot that A Boy and His Blob even came out.  I'd hate to be a developer on a game like that where you work really hard on it and have high hopes, as you should, and then it just goes mostly unnoticed.
      justin
      justin  Level 29JournalistIt's All RelativeExtra CommentaryWeblog CommenterAlways Right
      12/24/2009 10:12 am
  • Oh, Tales of Monkey Island (or any adventure game by Telltale Games) is almost never talked about, even though adventure games were huge in the early 90's. 
    Stone
    Stone  Level 26JournalistWeblog CommenterIt's All RelativeAlways Right
    12/24/2009 2:12 pm
  • Similar stuff happened with crysis I remember it being talked about a lot before release, and then afterward it was kinda "meh"
    GeneBit
    GeneBit  Level 23JournalistWeblog CommenterIt's All Relative
    12/24/2009 8:12 pm
    • Yea, true.  Everyone was all about the graphics and hoped there would be an awesome game that came with the tech demo that was Crysis.
      justin
      justin  Level 29JournalistIt's All RelativeExtra CommentaryWeblog CommenterAlways Right
      12/25/2009 10:12 am
      • True, though I still attest that Crysis was a very fun game.  There's awesome mods for it too, including a Delorean that, yes, can travel through time.
        Stone
        Stone  Level 26JournalistWeblog CommenterIt's All RelativeAlways Right
        12/29/2009 3:12 pm

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