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10-12-2007 04:34 AM #1
Games that you may forget about
With all of the great games being released between early summer and Christmas, I think it's easy to say that this is one of the best years for gaming in quite some time. The one drawback to this is that ... well, you only have so much free time and money. Because of this, alot of games are going to be left out in the cold.
Anyone care to guess which games they think won't sell very well this holiday season? My peronal list:
Eternal Sonata: Fantastic looking visuals, great gameplay and completely original story, but I have a feeling this will lose out to Mass Effect.
Half-Life 2: The Orange Box: Easily one of the greatest values in gaming I've ever seen. One of the top games of the past 5 years, 2 full expansion packs, another game based mostly around physic's and a full online multiplayer game. Unfortunately, considering this game has been out already on PC for several years and the online multiplayer has to compete against Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4, I don't see this game moving many copies ... at least not around this holiday.
Jericho: Another FPS that will probably lose out to Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4.
10-12-2007 07:23 AM #2
There's one that just came out that I think might get overlooked. I almost missed it.
MLB Power Pros. "New" baseball game for the PS2/Wii. Apparently, a translation of a long-running(?) Japanese series. It has very cartoony graphics... the players are more blobby avatars, than real likenesses. But it actually has a ton of options/stats and is a lot of fun. There's the obligatory league mode, exhibition games, home run derby, etc. Then there's also a season mode (which can actually run 10 years if desired) with some sim elements thrown in, and a "Success" mode which is kind of like a mini-RPG where you take a player through college trying to make it to the big leagues.
There's also a Wii-mote enabled game that I haven't tried yet, and lots of unlockable content about baseball cards, stadiums, batting/pitching stances, etc.
The game has it's quirks, but it's pretty fun IMO. And I hadn't even heard about it. I thought it was another one of those cheap baseball games like "The Bigs" and it looked like Backyard Baseball. Only caught wind of it through another message board. Glad I did.
10-12-2007 07:29 PM #3
I'd like to see a baseball game that lets you do impossible things only seen in cartoons, like have a guy who can peels four wooden bats like a banana with a metal bat in the center or a guy who can throw a changeup about .0043 MPH that travels on a straight line or pitches that break upwards or like a wiffle ball. Guys literally screwing themselves into the ground. Stuff like that.
10-12-2007 09:49 PM #4
10-13-2007 01:31 PM #5
If Eternal Sonata does not sell well, I will be shocked. It's amazing. Just amazing. Best sounding game I have EVER played.
10-13-2007 02:22 PM #6
Some other really good games that I think will get overshadowed:
Blacksite: Area 51
America's Army: True Soldier - This game looks good, but are people really going to pay $60 for a game that's free on the PC?
Timeshift - I was down on this game until I played the demo. It's seen delay after delay, but the company used that time to completely rebuild this game from the ground up. I don't think I've ever seen that happen when a game was 85 - 90% finished. The difference between the old version and the new one that will be hitting stores is amazing.
10-17-2007 08:43 PM #7
10-22-2007 07:53 PM #8
Mass Effect got a 9.75 from Game Informer and a gushing review. I can't wait for it.
They also gave Halo 3 and The Orange Box 9.75s.
10-23-2007 11:45 AM #9
11-02-2007 04:19 PM #10
Here's another game that falls into this category: The Darkness. I didn't include it because I thought it would do very well during the summer, but GameStop is already selling it for half-price ($29.99) only 3 months after it's initial release. Not sure if it's only a sale or a full price cut, but either way, I doubt it means it's doing well.
This is another game that I really want, but again: I don't own it, none of my friends own it and, most importantly, no one on my XB Live Friends List owns it. Everyone on my Friends List is someone that I met playing some type of FPS or shooter (Halo 2, Battlefield 2: MC, Gears of War, etc.) so this game is right up their alley ... yet none of them own it. Hopefully, that changes with this weekends sale.
EDIT: This is my one big fear about this holiday. With so many games coming out, some are eventually going to be left out in the cold. Hopefully, lackluster holiday sales won't companies enough that they'd stray away from original IP's. Games like Halo, GTA, Guitar Hero, etc. are fun but I feel deprived that I probably won't see another Good vs. Evil, Psychonaughts or Viva Pinata. (no, a party game doesn' count)
Last edited by Elbren; 11-02-2007 at 04:25 PM.