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Top 5 Disappointments Coming Out of VGA 2010

PSUni writes "It's no doubt that the decisions behind bringing in Dane Cook, Rachel Bilson (seriously?) and a few others were questionable, but despite the bad performances that each of the guest presenters gave -- nothing hit home more than underwhelming reveals of games we were excited for.

Though I'm sure fanboys are raging with love over reveals of titles they've been eagerly awaiting, a lot of what was shown left us disappointed on a large scale. Of course, not everything was bad, but out of the things that were, these were easily the worst."

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Dark_Charizard2778d ago

#1 Super Mario Galaxy 2 didn't win GotY.

KillingAllFanboys2778d ago

I know right forget you!!! Super Mario Galaxy 2 was the best

Yi-Long2778d ago

... for many, including me, that was extremely disappointing.

Having LOVED SSX3, the new 'SSX' seems like it's gone in completely the wrong direction.

When we think of SSX, we think of a spectacular fun colorful downhill arcade-racer. What we were shown seems a much darker and more serious 'SSX', and that's not exactly what I want from an SSX game.

FinalSpartan2778d ago

yeah i agree

Red_Orange_Juice doesnt even count.

Wii got Zelda Skyward Sword not much seen of it. But Zelda is a high profile game. Watch out for that too...could be freaken amazing. as all the Zeldas were.

BattleAxe2778d ago

The author of this article is a moron. He thought the game footage looked like Resistance 2 LMAO. Did you do some shrooms before you wrote this article?

DigitalAnalog2778d ago

"He thought the game footage looked like Resistance 2 LMAO."

There's a reason why bloggers do this. It's to attract negativity (aka hits) to their website. And quite frankly I got sucked into it the moment I read your comment.

-End of Line

antz11042777d ago

Anyone else think Thor looked TERRIBLE?

UnwanteDreamz2777d ago

"Bethesda’s constant bug-riddled filth"

Now I wouldn't make excuses for thier bugs because I find them unacceptable but to call the game's filth is BS.

darthv722777d ago

for me it was the bad writing on the part of the staff. Jokes that were flat and just an overall lack of enthusiasm from the crowd.

Not the crowds fault...it was the delivery.

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morganfell2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

Best performance by a male going to Neil Patrick Harris for Spiderman? Really? That was better than the other nominees? Ridiculous.

Anbd I agree with Redwolf below. I really like what I saw from R3. Gritty more realistic and dark take. Full co-op through the campaign. Really looking forward to this.

Baka-akaB2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

Except that Neil patrick Harris nailed spiderman ... unlike well everyone else before in games .

The other names were as big or bigger , but hardly that memorable in their respective roles , except the always impeccable Gary oldman.

It was indeed worth an award for once .

What's astonishing would be the lack of recompenses for Kristen Bell or Jennifer Hale .

Hell almost everyone agree that the already great voices from ME2 , were outclassed by the female shepard .

akiraburn2778d ago

I have to agree with Morgan. I actually had to stop playing Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions because I couldn't take Neil's bad voice acting. It was atrociously performed and the jokes were awful. I think the guy is normally pretty funny and generally enjoyable, and maybe I'm over-critical because I'm a sound designer, but quite simply, in my opinion it was one of the top five worst voice acting performances I've ever heard.

And I definitely disagree with the Resistance 3 bit the author put in. The game engine is looking vastly improved, and it's easily discernible that everything has vastly improved since Resistance 2.

antz11042777d ago (Edited 2777d ago )

I thought NPH did a bad job hosting. He seemed.....medicated.

Def didn't deserve to win best voice actor, I thought the voice of John Marsden had it locked down.

Rachel Bilson trying to be funny just seemed awkward too.

Oh yeah, and Dane Cook sucked.

strend2777d ago

Could have done without Neil Patrick Harris an open gay man talking about wanting an "around the world boner" when Olivia Munn was on stage

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FinalSpartan2778d ago

Super Mario Galaxy 2 should of won.

I swear wasn't even on the game of the year list? VGA is a joke. They missed out the highest rated exclusive this WHOLE GENERATION.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a amazing game. Shows how fun and gameplay is done to games these days.

realiks2778d ago

Have you played Read Dead Redemption?

dragon822778d ago

I have and I agree that Super Mario Galaxy 2 should have been GOTY. Its the highest rated game this generation for good reason.

TheLastGuardian2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

Red Dead Redemption deserves GOTY 2010 more than any other game. Was SMG2 even nominated? VGAs need to let all gamers with internet connections vote if they want to have the best games win the awards. RDR winning GOTY, Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3 trailers were the best parts of the show. The SSX trailer didn't show enough. I need to see some gameplay and play the demo before I get excited about SSX Deadly Decents. I'm sure lots of fans are excited for Elder Scrolls 5 and Mass Effect 3.

DigitalAnalog2778d ago

RDR's only saving grace was the story and atmosphere. Other than that it was just another GTA in the Wild West.

I did get shocked by the end, although I'm not really sure if I could complete some of the stranger's tasks by then.

Mario Galaxy nailed GAMEPLAY at it's finese, that is NOT debatable. 90% of the games had to use re-hash mechanics or put extra gimmicks to make their game feel new.

-End of Line

Marquis_de_Sade2777d ago

No, they should not allow the public to vote, else the chance are CoD would win everything, every year.

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HolyOrangeCows2778d ago

-The comedians weren't even funny
-There weren't as many gameplay trailers as I had hoped
-"Sgt Woods Winning Character of the Year"

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"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"

That's a "sprinkle of gameplay" more than pretty much any other trailer had :/

Parapraxis2778d ago

"Sgt Woods Winning Character of the Year"
I know right...wtf!

brew2778d ago

Yeah. Resistance 3 was one of the few that had a good bit of gameplay. Sure , it looks worse than CG crap , but at least they took the risk. Kudos to them.

TheLastGuardian2778d ago

That Resistance 3 trailer is amazing. I want R3 now. Theres a lot more gameplay than live action in the trailer.

I voted for John Marston to win Character of the year. I think since COD Blops sold so well alot more gamers voted for Sgt. Woods. Most of the awards went to the wrong game except for RDR, at least they got GOTY right. I can't believe GOW III didn't get any awards. The VGAs have been playing GOW III trailers for the past 2 years.

saint_john_paul_ii2778d ago

that's why you cant let the people vote, it would just become a popularity contest instead of a contest based on quality of the work that was done.

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PlayerX2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

Mario Galaxy 2 will win Game of the Year from most sites.

punkpop1012778d ago

Nah.Most sites turned to ps3 fanboys this year.

Muitnorts2778d ago

I'm expecting most sites to choose Mass Effect 2 or Red Dead Redemption tbh

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redwolf2778d ago

gotta disagree with resistance 3, judging by the trailer I believe the insomniac will use all their previous experience to make this the best game in the series

sinncross2778d ago

Yeah I agree with you. The Resistance 3 trailer was hot.

Spitfire_Riggz2778d ago

I disagree with him also, but his point is kind of dumb. He said he was disappointed with the live action and gameplay "sprinkled in" Isn't this exactly what Insomniac told us we were going to see?

DigiteX2778d ago

Skyrim?!!! Skyrim was like the only title that made me keep watching the show, Skyrim and Mass Effect 3! :D

despair2778d ago

I thought the reveal trailer sucked, I mean another game with dragons and the hero as a dragon slayer, where have I heard that before....

Kewl_Kat2778d ago

Please list all recent games that involve killing dragons.

despair2778d ago

I was referring more to the fact that great evil and only one chosen one to defeat it story has been done to death, but off the top of my head sounds a little similar to dragon age, well kinda.

Cevapi882778d ago

what would you call what Blizzard just released with Cataclysm?

Christopher2778d ago

Dragon Age: Origins and Awakening.
Final Fantasy XII.
Torchlight
Sacred 2
Two Worlds 2
99% of fantasy MMOs.

Most fantasy adventure/rpgs involve killing dragons. It's a common staple.

Having said that, it's a common staple that works well when properly utilized. Really enjoyed the dragon fights in Dragon Age, for example. If developers really started utilizing them better than than one-attack opponents, they can be a great challenge to any player.

Baka-akaB2778d ago

who cares if other games use it as a staple of fantasy bosses .

How often do elder scrolls games features them ? Ther's your answer

lightningsax2777d ago (Edited 2777d ago )

Despair, Elder Scrolls games aren't there to shake the foundations of the world with their basic plot. They're there to create a hybrid of a sandbox universe with a fantasy RPG, and they work pretty well at doing just that. Oblivion was maddeningly addictive, and it didn't need the basic structure of the story to be different from any run-of-the-mill fantasy novel, it just needed to be a giant, enjoyable game.

As for the "hero as a dragon slayer" comment, if you've ever gone full-nerd and played some recent D&D, you'd know that introducing a Dragonborn race is going to be more complex than just having any old "chosen one." Usually, you can choose your race in these games, so it might be that the story revolves around a Dragonborn civilization, not your character.

@cgoodno, Yup. Agreed!

despair2777d ago

Not saying the game is going to be a bad just that the trailer was underwhelming. I mean I own and played Elder Scrolls III and IV and sunk more hours into them, especially Morrowind, than I care to admit.

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tablav2778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

Exactly! Now, I understand why the author might think that Skyrim might be "more of the same", but I don't see that as a bad thing. I loved Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3 and New Vegas.

And as for the glitches, I guess I've just been lucky. I have NEVER had a game breaking bug rear it's head on ANY Bethesda game...and I play the PS3 versions, which are apparently worse :-/

Edit: I have seen a few glitches, but nothing that stops you playing.

Trizard2778d ago

I have had only one glitch while playing New Vegas and that was a clipping bark scorpion which was not game breaking, just a free kill. Besides Obsidian developed New Vegas and not Bethesda. This guy has no clue what he is talking about. Fallout 3 and Oblivion had two of the most engaging stories I have ever played. Obviously this guy never actually played any of the games he references to compare to the reveals.

Marquis_de_Sade2777d ago

The "more of the same" argument always appears with regards to sequels, Skyrim is the sequel to one of the greatest games of this generation, what do you want Bethesda to do with it? Add in guns, perks and nuclear strikes? Of course it's going to be similar, to brand it "more of the same" after a teaser showing no gameplay is ridiculous.

prettyboy12778d ago

really?thats what kept you?lol..........they showed nothing but cgi.hell the batman games cgi looked better then the 2.you know what its your opinion buddy game on

aviator1892778d ago (Edited 2778d ago )

The only disappointment were the lame jokes.
Other than that, I really did enjoy this vga show. Those virtual 3-d projections were actually quite cool.
The Uncharted 3 trailer and the elder scrolls: skyrim reveal made it all worth it in the end.

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