MSNBC: Top 5 most anticipated non-sequel games

MSNBC writes: "Like tiresome gadget updates that don't improve much on the original, video game sequels have a tendency to sound better than they actually are. Follow-ups rarely meet their lofty expectations because they're usually the same game disguised with minor enhancements and a fresh coat of paint.

There are a handful of bold publishers, however, willing to take risks on uncharted ground - something influential hardcore gamers tend to overlook. So for all you gamers who turn your nose at numerical appendices, here are the top 5 non-sequel games of 2009, excluding platform expansions like the upcoming "Ghostbusters: The Video Game" and Beatles 'Rock Band.'"

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Real Gambler3547d ago

Let see what a google search gives you for:

*"brutal legend" game* about 300 thousand web pages.
*"rhythm heaven" game* about 100 thousand web pages.

but something like:

*"heavy rain" game* with about 2 millions web pages doesn't make the list for most anticipated....

free2game3653546d ago

Heavy Rain doesn't really look that interesting, it's a sort of follow up to a game that got middling reviews at best, and the gameplay is structured to be a mess of QTEs. If that weren't a PS3 exclusive game, no one would care about it.

sloth33953547d ago

Did you notice that its MSNBC yet there were not 360 exclusive games but there were for the PS3 and Wii