With 2010 all but over with in terms of AAA game releases, I wanted to ask…
What’s your biggest gaming disappointment of 2010? Were you completely let down by Final Fantasy XIII, did Gran Turismo 5‘s damage system leave you questioning the 214 year development cycle? Were you disKinected? Did Move only move you to tears? We want to know!
We’re also interested in your biggest gaming surprise of 2010. Did you adore everything I just mentioned above? Were you floored by just how awesome Mass Effect 2 was, or were you just shocked by how well Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood came together? Maybe EyePet was your new love interest. Tell us!
I suppose I can get the ball rolling. Without giving any thought to this at all, because that’s how I roll, here are a few things that spring to mind.
Jarrod’ Biggest Disappointment of 2010:
Please don’t hate the player, hate the game. My biggest disappointment this year has to be the Wii. While not a game, I just haven’t played the system at all. Call it what you will, but I think I played only 10 hours on the system all year long, if that. Sure I played at friends’ homes, but in terms of personal use…I haven’t touched it. It’s not because of the lack of software, that much I can tell you. There were some amazing games released on the Wii this year, as all of you can attest to. I think it has more to do with the lack of a trophy/achievement system. I find both my PS3 and 360 are my go-to consoles. I’m currently going through GT5 on my PS3, and Black Ops on my 360. I just finished Black Ops, but still have almost 500 gamer points to go. For GT I’ve got tons left to do. I never would be this hooked if it weren’t for these different rewarding system. So yeah, I haven’t used the Wii all year long and if that’s not disappointing I don’t know what is, because I really wanted to use it. I’m dying to play DKCR, but in its current state, that will never happen. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have people hate me for this one.
Jarrod’s Biggest Surprise of 2010:
I’m sure you guys will come up with something awesome here, but just off the top of my head one of the biggest surprises I can think of is Kinect. It actually works! I know a lot of people have hated it because some games have delay issues, and it takes 480 feet of space in order to play it, but hot damn does it works! I have been having a blast playing games that I normally wouldn’t touch with a forty foot pole. Games like Dance Central for example. That would never be for me and yet here I am playing it like a fool. I enjoyed my time with Sony’s Move, but forever reason I haven’t played too many games with it. It’s like this; most Move-enabled games give me the option to use the Move or the traditional controller. I almost always use the controller because I feel more at home. It’s one of the reasons why I don’t use the Wii as much…I think. So without going on and on, Kinect has really surprised me in a way I didn’t think it would. I wasn’t horribly impressed during the trade shows and other public hands-ons I had, but when I brought it home everything changed.
Now it’s your turn. What was a big disappointment to you, and a surprise. I’ll likely chime in again adding in comments to whatever you guys add. Let’s get to it!