Submitted by granthinds 1173d ago | opinion piece

The 5 Most Exciting Announcements at the 2011 VGA's

In and amongst all the exciting awards given out at the VGA’s, something possibly more exciting happens: The announcements of new games. This year there were a bucket-load, so read on to find out what we thought were the top 5 most exciting announcements and trailers at the 2011 VGA’s. (Dev, Fortnite, Industry, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PS3, The Last Of Us, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Patriots, Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD, Xbox 360)

bosbvok  +   1173d ago
Last of Us looks absolutely amazing. Then again, if its a Zombie theme, I'm there...Also liked the look of Fortnite, graphics look a little TF2'ish. Methinks 2012 is going to be another good year for gaming.
granthinds  +   1173d ago
I know! I'm so excited!!! Some awesome things going down...
iChii  +   1172d ago
Ikr?! And theres still E3! Can't wait to see what they'll announce!

I hope to want The Last Guardian and a Dead Space 3 announcement(I can dream, right?) at E3.
Stuart5756  +   1173d ago
So Naughty Dog comes out with The Last Of Us and Epic comes out with Fortnite. Cliffy B must be kicking himself! TLOU looks way better.
TheOtherTheoG  +   1172d ago
You act like Epic designed their $20 downloadable tower defense/survival game to compete with Naughty Dog's AAA blockbuster post-apocalyptic action adventure.

The idea is that the two don't need to compete, they are very different bar the recurring theme of zombies, and both in their own way look excellent. I sincerely doubt they were trying to compete with The Last of Us, it's like saying that Bastion was designed to compete with Skyrim.
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HappyTrigger  +   1172d ago
I don't know why TheOtherTheoG got a disagree and why Stuart5756 has 21 agrees. These games were never meant to compete. They look NOTHING alike. Different style of art & gameplay from the looks of it.

I don't understand where this hype of The Last of Us is coming from. The trailer itself was pretty average other than the graphics. But it's Naughty Dog so I guess that's why (which is a good enough reason I guess since ND have earned their reputation).
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Convas  +   1172d ago
Stuart5756's agree to disagree ratio shows what's wrong with this site. This incessant need to compare things.
iChii  +   1172d ago
Why do you compare those two games as if they were on the same train? -.- Fortnite looks fun and funny (in a good way) while TLOU looks Survival/Horror/Emotional. Oh and are you forgetting Epic Games are the creators of GEARS OF WAR? Stfu troll.
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Drake117  +   1172d ago
TLOU looks amazing but i mean seriously they are completely different games/genres. The amount of agrees this guy got is pathetic lol.
Stuart5756  +   1172d ago
I'm simply saying TLOU looks better, they're both zombie games. I've just read an article that compares RDR Undead Nightmare & COD Zombie modes to the original Resi games! Theres nothing wrong with comparing zombie games with different art styles or platform, download only or disc release. Epic is a AAA dev and so are ND, what they announced at the Spike VGA's couldn't favour ND more. Fortnite looks like a game Rare would have made 10 years ago!
Kurt Russell  +   1172d ago
Are comparing FMV's now? Neither displayed gameplay - neither looked similar... thicko's.
zerocrossing  +   1173d ago
Wait a sec, The Last of Us doesn't look anything "yet" we just got a trailer, we've yet to see anything of how the game will play other than a strong hint of survival elements.

I know ND is a great dev and all, but lets wait and see what the game is and how it's played before we call it.
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frostypants  +   1172d ago
The trailer looked amazing for a PS3-rendered scene, hence the excitement. Everyone thought Uncharted 2/3 and Heavy Rain were the furthest it could be taken.

I'll still give you an Agree though, because I do want to see the actual gameplay and have a better idea of what it will entail.
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WobblyOnion  +   1173d ago
I think the fact that platinum is working on MGS:Rising is the most exciting bit of news. :D
granthinds  +   1173d ago
Ye, they're going to make some magic outta that thing.
gunnerforlife  +   1172d ago
Hope you guys are talking about the 360 version being Amazing...
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sasmanator  +   1173d ago
I cannot wait for The Last Of Us!!!! Anything naught Dog is just pure Awesome!! ....But that's just me.
WobblyOnion  +   1173d ago
I have to say it - but I was a little disappointed with Uncharted 3; it was more of the same of the rather incredible Uncharted 2, and IMHO Naughty Dog failed to meet the bar they set.

I am keen on Last of Us for two reasons though; it's intriguing as ND's first M-rated title - and it means the next Uncharted can be "cooked" a little longer.
sasmanator  +   1173d ago
I have yet to finish Uncharted 3. I'm dragging it out as long as i can. But from where i am, I absolutely loved it. But of course opinions will vary.

And Yes, The Last of Us does seem really really intriguing.
But I'm sure Uncharted 3 wasn't effected by The Last Of Us development since it's from a different team. Right?

Anyway. I have faith. :)
LolololRumz  +   1173d ago
I have to agree somewhat that they didn't meet the bar they already set but saying that U3 was one of the best games I've played in a while.
MysticStrummer  +   1173d ago
it was more of the same of the rather incredible Uncharted 2, and IMHO Naughty Dog failed to meet the bar they set.

You not only have an incredibly silly complaint there, but also contradict yourself in the same sentence. Bravo.
DonaldBeck  +   1173d ago
the last of us was sweet looking, the vibe was good.
Edito  +   1173d ago
I loved U3 they still playing it :-) and enjoying but damn Last Of Us is in another level way beyond, the theme, colors, atmosphere, characters set etc it's just awesome... can't wait...
Kran  +   1173d ago
Im guessing the 5 most exciting are the 5 games in the tags? Do i need to look at the article now? o.O

(which is why you should never tag the games if the article is about multiple games if you want a click)
helghast102  +   1173d ago
What about the announcement that the 2011 VGA's were finished?
I peed a little in the excitement.
LarVanian  +   1173d ago
It's pretty safe to say that 'The Last of Us' stole the show. It seems to be the only thing that people have been talking about since the ceremony ended.
PetitPiPi  +   1173d ago
You spend too much of your time on N4G dude.
LarVanian  +   1172d ago
How nice of you to notice. I've noticed that you've made 200 posts in less than fifty days. Funny, it took me several months to make that amount after I joined in 2008, and yet you say I spend too much time on N4G?
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EmperorDalek  +   1173d ago
I think we need to see gameplay of TLOU before we get excited. For all we know it could be a puzzle game where you need to complete a puzzle to see the next cutscene.
kcuthbertson  +   1173d ago
Well since Naughty Dog themselves said it was a mix of survival horror and action...

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SolidGear3  +   1173d ago
The Last of Us, BioShock: Infinite, Metal Gear Rising, Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Patriots and HALF-LIFE 3 ARG!!!
PetitPiPi  +   1173d ago
For me it was ALAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!! Oh and Rainbow 6.
MasterCornholio  +   1173d ago
Lol was reading the comments on youtube while I was watching the last of us. I found this comment and reply funny.

Person X " WTF it's for PS3!!!! Fuuuuuuuu naughty dog for not bringing it to the Xbox"

Person Y " Not Naughty Dog, Sony...."

Anyways the trailer looks good but I hope it isn't like left for dead or Dead Island.

frostypants  +   1172d ago
I think it would be sweet if it were a combination of L4D and Deus Ex:HR.
QuantumWake  +   1173d ago
Alan Wake, Rainbow Six: Patriots, & Bioshock: Infinite were the ones I was most excited for!

Though I wish the trailer for Patriots showed a bit more gameplay. But the trailer was great! =D
Jappy-k7  +   1173d ago
the best was Metal Gear Rising, the trailer was simply stunning!
Kingscorpion81  +   1172d ago
It was stunning but its a hack and slash game!
SSKILLZ  +   1172d ago
1. The Last Of Us

2. The Last Of Us

3. The Last Of Us

4. The Last Of Us


5. Mgs Rising
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TheOtherTheoG  +   1172d ago
The Last of Us looked, frankly, incredible, if handled right they have the ability to do something genuinely unique with the survival horror/zombie genre, and it should be because, well, it's Naughty Dog. I love Fortnite's artstyle and, from what I can tell, the basic premise behind the game, it's probably the most interesting thing, for me, Epic have ever done. I loved the Rainbow Six Patriots trailer, although showing off some gameplay would be the next logical step, The Amazing Spiderman and Fall of Cybertron looked, well, alright if nothing special, and the former, probably not the latter, probably won't be very good, Alan Wake: American Nightmare should be good, it is Remedy after all, but the trailer was a bit meh, and the MG Rising trailer was quite the downgrade from what they originally showed off, but given all the **** the development went through, that's understandable, I just happened to lose pretty much all of my hype for it in the one trailer.

Oh, and there seems to be a Half-Life 3 reveal ARG emerging, and that is completely and absolutely awesome.
Pintheshadows  +   1172d ago
Why is everyone ignoring the awesome Hitman trailer. I know it was shown before the awards (loose term) but it looked classy.
Apocalypse Shadow  +   1172d ago
Sort of on topic...

Download the last of us 720p trailer from psn if you have a euro account.

Cant wait..
Convas  +   1172d ago
Wow, The Last of Us looks amazing, and I'm interested, but come the hell on. There were other games there on saturday night.

Alan Wake: American Nightmare was tight, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron was chilling, Fortnite captured my attention, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance still interests me. Rainbow Six Patriots and Hitman: Absolution are also on the watch list.
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bosbvok  +   1172d ago
Well, lets not forget Command and Conquer: Generals 2, that is still exciting news too. A CnC game running on the beautiful Frostbite 2 engine could also be epic.
humbleopinion  +   1172d ago
Exactly. Considering the last Tony Hawk games, I have no idea why they included that game and not the C&C announcement.
C&C + Frostbyte + Bioware ? Bring it on!

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