Missed me? I would have written something last week if I hadn’t passed out from PAX exhaustion or if there was anything even remotely interesting to tell you about unless you think Everyone Sings for PS3 and Xbox 360 is interesting. This week’s offering seems to be a little bit more palatable, so I’ll do you all a solid and shake off the remnants of my PAX hangover so that I may “enlighten” you with the games of the week.
Do you know what happens when you stare at numbers long enough? You start seeing patterns “A Beautiful Mind” style. Welcome to the 2010 edition of Coming Soon The Reckoning! This is where I tally up the video game releases and paint a pretty graph. The best part is that this is my second year doing this, which means I finally have something to compare these numbers instead of just aimlessly making conjectures. Now you’ll be able to amaze your friends with specific numbers in your discussions concerning the number of mini-game collections that came out last year or the number of music games or even the number of pet sims that came out last year. Before that though, let’s start with the big picture.
Another year has passed us once again folks. We’ve wasted yet another thousand hours of our lives in front of our TV, and we just wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve talked to our staff, and with a little bit of “persuasion” (That’s my nickname for my trusty cattle prod), I managed to get them to write a little something about what they consider to be their personal Game of the Year.
The first time you see the main title screen of Kirby’s Epic Yarn, depending on who you are, you should have one of two distinct reactions. The chainsaw wielding, zombie bashing, alien crushing, headshoting crowd will take one look at it and promptly throw up, take the Wii to their backyard, pee on it, then burn it with napalm just so they can wash themselves of the saccharine cuteness they’ve just witness. The rest will either be ambivalent about it or go “Aaaawwww.” Either way, that crowd will actually start playing and discover something wondrous.