The Wall Street Journal: No Mario Kart. No Beatles. No Halo. Here are the titles that existed under the surface of the hype but still delivered hours of fresh action for gaming pro and rookie alike.
What? These are the "Unsung Heroes" that "existed under the surface of the hype"? Mass Effect 2, Gran Turismo 5, God of War 3, Dance Central and Fallout: New Vegas? These were all some of the biggest most hyped games of the year! The real unsung heroes of 2010 are games like Singularity, Enslaved, Alan Wake and MAG. Games that dared to try something new and failed because they were buried by the very games listed in this article!
GT 5 is my hero 2010 followed by God of War 3.
My list that consist of underdogs for 2010 is: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Singularity DeathSpank
For 2010 Darksiders was my unsung hero. It wasn't my favorite game in 2010 but for me it came out of no where and flew completely under the radar. I rented it on a whim and the next day I ended up going out and purchasing it then went on to complete it 3 times.
I didn't like Darksiders? I didn't purchase it and go on to beat it 3 times? LOL! Someone knows me better than I know myself. Maybe it's minime. I <3 N4G!
Totally agree with you! Those games you have listed, went without hype and are really great,.. MAG is fucking awesome! (I will probably not event touch another online shooter, till SOCOM,.. Maybe will try BC3) But those games "Unsung Heroes" - lol :), were some of the best games this year(some dancing one not so much - but I've heard it is fun), But to say they were not hyped, is just stupid. GOD OF WAR? GRAN TURISMO - this one is especially funny, because it is one of the biggest franchises in gaming (put Mario and GTA there, then :)) ? Dude, I did not sleep for days, I was so hyped waiting for them,.. And they both blew me away and even exceeded my wildest dreams,..
GT5 is my Unsung Hero.
GT5 might be the hero of many, but it's definitely not unsung. On the contrary it's one of the most sung about game this gen with 4 years leading up to it's release.
Under the surface of a $500 million dollar hype campaign for kinect lay the best game available for the hardware.
NaughtyDog/Uncharted 2 takes the cake in bringing to us what honestly is a "Next-Gen" game.
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