While some enjoyed Resistance 2, it has always been widely regarded as a huge disappointment — including to the developers themselves. However, with the release of Resistance 3, IG has the opportunity to rectify that and right the course of the franchise entirely. After watching a live action trailer of the game when it was announced, I was excited to finally see more of Resistance 3 and what it would have to offer me, as a gamer. Sadly, I was once again force fed a live action trailer with some Resistance 3 gameplay sprinkled in.
Late last night, Insomniac revealed that all of the game footage was in-game and they said this as though they were proud of that. Maybe it’s just me, but the in-game footage they showed, what little of it, didn’t look that great to me. It looked as though we were still playing Resistance 2 with no hint of upgrade whatsoever. Maybe it just comes down to the fact that I expect more out of Ted Price and his team or maybe it’s just the belief that Resistance 3 is going to end up just like Resistance 2 — a disappointment.
Sgt Woods Winning Character of the Year
Are gamers becoming retarded? If I’m not mistake, Character of the Year was voted on primarily by the gaming public, right? Did 4Chan troll the gaming industry and flood Spike TV’s website with votes for Sgt Woods just to have a laugh about it later? I can’t even fathom how this even took place or how Woods was even nominated in the first place.
This year saw the release of some very memorable characters who partook not only in a game that won Game of the Year, but also took part in games nominated for that very award and others. Ezio from Assassin’s Creed played out the premiere AC title of this generation and it was primarily due to his role in the game. Without Ezio, had Ubisoft introduced a new character, I don’t think Brotherhood would have been as good as it was.
And then we had Kratos, the God of War, who, to be honest, everyone loves in the industry. In fact, God of War III was one of the hottest and most talked about titles this year. Would anyone have cared about God of War III had Kratos’ brother been the main character? Hell no. We then have that followed up by Game of the Year winner, Red Dead Redemption and its main character, John Marston. Are you really to believe Marston was outvoted and outdone by Sgt. Woods from Call of Duty: Black Ops? What reality do we live in?
This is just a complete face palm moment entirely.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Just stop. I know you’re already preparing to cry foul in the comment section below, but relax. Let’s be realistic about the situation first. Yes, Oblivion (despite how repetitive and boring the story was) won Game of the Year and Fallout 3 achieved the same award. However, how broken have those games been, including the most recent from Bethesda — Fallout: New Vegas? Both Fallout and New Vegas had game crippling glitches and problems that needed to be corrected post-launch and Oblivion had unlimited money glitches that ruined the game for anyone cheap enough to use it.
To be honest, Bethesda probably wouldn’t be as successful as they are if it wasn’t for people latching onto the name Elder Scrolls and Fallout so tightly that they’d buy anything with those names on the game. Don’t you find it odd that they had nothing to show for Elder Scrolls V but a crappy teaser trailer that let you know the dragons were back? While some care, let’s be honest — Skyrim is going to look the exact same as Fallout: New Veges but in a different setting. The voice dialogue will be terrible unless they rectify the situation with decent talent like in NV. And finally, the character facial animations will still give small children nightmares since they look like lifeless dolls on the screen.
For those of you over-the-moon about Skyrim, I’m happy for you and glad that you’re getting a game you’ve been waiting for. However, for the rest of us that are tired of Bethesda’s constant bug-riddled filth — I couldn’t be more disappointed or indifferent about this reveal. Until Bethesda shows something different other than the same engine they’ve been using since Day 1 of this generation, I’m done buying their product on Day 1.