Ben's Week In Review: November 6
So who's ready for Modern Warfare 3? Everyone here is getting it this week, right? ;)
GTAV is a "radical reinvention," huh?
I'm as excited as anyone about Grand Theft Auto V, but I find it interesting when Rockstar decides to use the descriptive phrase- "another radical reinvention." Many believe that based on the debut video, Rockstar has heard the fan outcry and returned the franchise to its cartoon-y roots. In other words, GTAV won't take itself quite so seriously, and we've already heard about being able to pilot planes into buildings and stuff like that.
But that wouldn't be a "radical reinvention;" that would be like...reverting. They've already done it before, after all. GTAIV was definitely a radical reinvention but how does GTAV qualify...? Well, there are a ton of rumors floating around and so far, I haven't seen one I didn't like. I have a feeling that GTAV could be one of the best games we've ever seen...
"The truth" about Metal Gear Solid: Rising...?
It's interesting the way Keighley worded it. Maybe he didn't mean to imply anything and he's just hyping a Rising-related announcement, but it has definitely resulted in plenty of gamer discussion. Kojima wouldn't stand up at the VGAs and say the title has been canceled, would he? Are there false rumors about the game that he wants to clarify? If such rumors exist, I don't think I've seen them. Maybe "the truth" simply refers to a finalized release date, which we've been waiting on for a long time.
Personally, I keep thinking that Kojima has been forced to step in and take more control of the project. He first said he'd only be overseeing the game's progress but maybe it wasn't going forward fast enough. Either that, or the team was going to release something Kojima wasn't impressed with...that guy is a perfectionist, remember. Well, guess we'll learn "the truth" on December 10, the night of the VGAs.
Personal gaming update
I have Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception but I haven't played it yet, for two reasons: 1. I really want to savor this masterpiece, and I don't want to have to rush, and 2. I'm still swamped with reviews. This doesn't mean I'm not having fun, though; I very much enjoyed GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, and I keep pushing through The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. You play that game for three hours, it feels like fifteen minutes... I also have Saints Row: The Third sitting here, which means that has to get looked at soon. Oh, and Modern Warfare 3, of course. It just never ends.
I just refuse to play Uncharted 3 until I'm a little less frazzled. By the way, I'm doing a video commentary for Skyrim to go along with the review; I would've done one for Uncharted 3 but as you know, Arnold got that one instead. Oh, and don't forget to grab your Home t-shirts! Next show coming soon... We also might actually get up some real t-shirts, if there's enough of a demand. :)
11/5/2011 Ben Dutka