Archive for: December, 2007
Wow, seeing this pic on Kotaku instantly did a few things:
- Got me super excited about the prospect of a new, updated Counter-Strike that will make Crysis seem antiquated, and it will look exactly like this artist rendition, only better, but still maintain the playability of the original, yet somehow improve on the realism, and end up being even more fun, and I can’t believe it’s going to be free!
- Reminded me how much I suck at Counter-Strike, while at the same time making me completely nostalgic.
- Inspired me to look up ‘McDonalds Counter-Strike‘ (which in fact takes place at a KFC, but who’s counting)
Now I will go back and actually read the Kotaku post.
Every blue moon some information will break about some game that shoots it immediately to the top of my list of most anticipated. I can’t exactly explain why. It may be the timing, or the look, or be based on something that I may have been into some time ago. The track record for these games has been mixed. Off the top of my head here’s a sampling:
Diablo 2, because the original Diablo was so damn good. I remember reading diabloii.net daily for over a year for any hint of a rumor. Diablo 2 turned out pretty good, but I way over-hyped it in my head and nothing could have ever lived up to expectations I had built, not even the Secret Cow Level.
Star Wars Galaxies, because I thought, “Holy shit, the resources of Sony combined with the depth of the Star Wars Universe! How could this not be the most enthralling game ever! Plus, it’s a secret how to become a Jedi! Something about unlocking your Force Sensitive Character Slot!” We know how that turned out.
Dead Rising, because you will be able to kill hoards of zombies with hedge clippers, and fire extinguishers, and oversized stuffed animals! I’m going to get this for the PS3 day one!
Well, a new game has eclipsed all others for the top slot: Ghostbusters.
All aboard the hype train!