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Kojima's Three "Incredible" Games For The Rest Of 2009

We all know what Hideo Kojima is capable of, but it's also interesting to see how he gauges other products from other studios.

So maybe you're wondering: "what would the master say is the cream of the crop for this holiday season? What should I keep an eye out for?" Well, during a recent Famitsu interview (as found by ConnectedConsoles), Kojima did mention three titles releasing in the fourth quarter of 2009 that he deems "incredible." One of them we're already pleasantly familiar with and the other two probably won't come as a big shock:

"...I think there are three games that stand out above the rest of the pack in the remainder of this year. One is Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, one is Uncharted 2, and the third is Assassin's Creed II. Those three are just incredible."

We're right there with ya on Uncharted 2, which is easily one of the most impressive games we've ever seen. The other two are also high on our priority list; Modern Warfare 2 is set to explode due to the immense following gained by the original title and that Assassin's Creed sequel looks awesome in every last sense of the word. We're thinking Kojima has maybe seen both games in action - more than the footage we've seen - that makes him say this, but it's hard to tell. Either way, it's a strong endorsement of those games; if Kojima likes 'em, we get the feeling we'll like 'em, too.

10/22/2009 9:22:18 PM John Shepard

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Kryptoknight
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 9:49:28 PM
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Damn. If Kojima says they're awesome, now I have to get all 3.

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King James
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:11:41 PM

Groupthink?

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Hexen
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:00:19 PM
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Well I already have one of those three and I'll probably end up getting ACII soon after; And that's about it.

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bomba2812
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 4:04:56 PM

i already have one of those 3 games too and im going to get MW2 probably not AC2 because im more into shooters

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tes37
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:01:55 PM
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He's definitely right about Uncharted 2. I'm interested in ACII, but I'll wait for the review scores as well as gamer comments. No offense to the talent behind COD, I'll have to pass. I don't play FPS's.

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Victor321
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:04:39 PM

To Each His Own.

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Qubex
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 11:28:47 PM

I have enough on my hands with Killzone 2; won't get any more CoD's. Unchartered 2 is my only purchase for this year, next year will be GoWIII and GT5 :)

Q!

"i am home"

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bearbobby
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 10:11:35 AM

I think he's spelling Uncharted incorrectly on purpose, he does it much too often. lol

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therabbitkinge
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:06:25 PM
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Well I'll be damned! If kojima thinks its good I guess I'll have to follow suit ^_^ he's been a great judge of gaming character so far and he's right on the ball with us gamers ^_^

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King James
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:11:21 PM
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I was with him until Assassin's Creed. 2 of 3 ain't bad.

I guess that means that one of my favorite game creators and I see eye-to-eye 67% of the time.

Not bad at all.

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redman479
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:17:13 PM
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AC2 will be a Black Friday buy for me or Christmas purchase.

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Banky A
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:17:33 PM
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Kojima has spoken!

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fatelementality
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:32:57 PM

LOL! Very good man, very good.

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godsman
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:53:55 PM
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I misread the title. I thought HE's coming out with 3 incredible games...

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fatelementality
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 10:57:09 PM

That would create some sort of black hole that we would all be sucked into and then slaughtered by baby ferrets.

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Blaiyan
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 5:43:24 AM

lol me too. I was like, how come i've never heard of these titles until now? *shakes head*

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Snaaaake
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 11:40:09 PM
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I guess there's no great games coming out in december beside GOW collection.

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kirobz
Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 11:54:35 PM

GoW collection would be out Nov. 10.

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Snaaaake
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 12:04:14 AM

Then there's no good game coming out in december eh?

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___________
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 1:12:34 AM

the saboteur could be good, if pandemic actually can be bothered to iorn out the bugs.
but than considering their track record i wont hold my breath.
O and GOW collections out on november 17 not november 10.
for once im glad about a delay, gives me more time to get 100% in R&C ACIT

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Jawknee
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 12:59:16 AM
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Uncharted 2 puts most games to shame. Even Square, once the a leader in innovative 3d graphics is having a tough time keeping up. Watching the FFXIII TGS trailer, I'm not as impressed with the visuals as I once was. Naughty Dog has spoiled me. So far, Killzone 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4 seem to stand in line with Uncharted 2 when it comes to cutting edge visuals. Can't think of much else that does.

So I'm with Kojima in regards to U2. AC2 I haven't seen enough, as MW2. It looks the same as the 1st. That is one over hyped game.

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___________
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 1:10:58 AM
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whats with all the MW2 hype?
seriously, its just going to be a MW replay with a coat of varnish.
replace that with R&C ACIT sadly there the only 3 games im looking forward to for the rest of the year.
normally in november theres like 20, this year has been lackluster indeed.
owell hopefully 2010 can change on that with mafia 2.

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sabitrulz
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 4:12:31 AM
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already got u2 n preordered ac2.........dont think i'll buy modern warfare 2........activision's (microvision) recent comments made me take this decision......

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LowKey
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 4:25:48 AM
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Dudes, Kojima is like the video game gentleman , in the purest sense. The guy speaks and everybody in the world stops to hear what hes gonna say next. Im so glad we got someone like him makin games. It keeps me hoping that other devs will finally wise up and start putting some effort into their games again.

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www
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 6:12:05 AM
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I got Uncharted 2 and I'll be getting MW2 but am skipping AC2, am not really a fan of Ubisoft, with their regular square edged characters like we were still in the PS2 era, only if you've noticed.

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Jawknee
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 9:28:15 AM

Too true. I can't think of anything Unisoft has made that has interested me even with hype. or a game that's been fun enough to finish out of the ones I have played. I hated AC, AC2 does look better, but I'm still a bit skeptical. I'll rent it.

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___________
Saturday, October 24, 2009 @ 8:29:37 AM

what?
how is that possible?
so none of the prince of persia games interested you?
or
any of the tom clancy series, like rainbow six or ghost recon or HAWX
ubisoft is one of my favorite publishers, i cant wait till they release some new info on i am alive.
but since its not coming out till 2011 it will be a while till we get any of that :(

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 7:29:28 AM
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ACII doesnt belong on that list, imo. THe first was overly repetitive and i dont see them making II much better. My top 3 for the end of '09 is Uncharted 2, MW2, and Ratchet and Clank.

Yeah, im a ratchet and clank fanboy, but i dont care. The games are fun. Insomniac doesnt try to change the world with each R&C game, they just pack as much fun as possible onto a blu ray and dammit, it works!

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Diggity Dan
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 7:45:52 AM

I lot of people who share your opinion of the 1st AC and have previewed the sequel say they've addressed nearly every shortcoming of the 1st (glitches, repetitive missions, bad audio etc).

I didn't like Assasin's Creed either, but I could definitely see the potential in the IP. I'll probaby rent this if they can deliver.

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JackC8
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 9:49:27 AM
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Well, I'll be getting Uncharted 2, the God of War collection, and perhaps the Saboteur. I tend to buy stuff I like rather than what someone else likes. Weird, I know.

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Highlander
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 10:18:42 AM
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For all those wondering whether there will be an Uncharted 3, here is a quote from a Naughty Dog....

"We've been so busy on Uncharted 2 that we've done a very poor job of planning for the future right now," Wells jokes. "Certainly, there will be another Uncharted. We have lots of ideas of new adventures for Drake."

There you go, straight from the horse's....I mean Dog's...mouth. There will be another Uncharted.

Happy dance time...

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TEG3SH
Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 4:20:37 PM
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he is stating the obvious isn't he .lol

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