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Ethos’ Hype List: Uncharted 3

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Cool guys don't look back at explosions

I really want to get through Uncharted 3, The Last Guardian, and Skyward Sword, so I’m going to add them all to my hype list by the end of the day and then change the banner/theme week.

A little ironically, I actually worked 6 days last week, and am also working more than usual this week, so the “Riddles works a lot more than I do” sentiment – while usually true – isn’t as true this month.

ANYWAY, Uncharted 3. Yeah, it’ll be good. Nathan Drake will be witty, get himself into tricky situations, kill lots of people, perform acrobatic moves, and be an all around badass mother fucker.

I don’t know, I’m just not feeling it yet. I suppose I have a strange relationship with the Uncharted series. I’ve actually never bought one, I’ve only had a total of three sit-down sessions playing the series, and yet I feel like I need this to be the last one.

I’m really not sure what’s causing my hesitation with this game, but I have yet to actually be hyped for it. However, I know it’s very likely that I’ll have another marathon playthrough and love every minute. I also like the look of that villain chick.

But as it stands, it’s down on the list for me.

Anticipation Level: 12/27

Welcome to Most Anticipated Games Week

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

I don't really even care about Batman, but I'm excited for this game.

Well Riddles got his chance to write about Back to the Future: The Game, but only came up with a video of his friend playing it. So I’m moving on.

This year is fucking insane for us gamers.
This is the calm before the storm. Quite literally. Because next week both Pokémon and Dragon Age 2 will be released, then Infamous soon after, then the 3DS, Team ICO collection, then nonstop blockbuster AAA titles until all of our faces fall off.

This week – at least – I will talk about the games I have unbridled excitement for (see: Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3, Pokémon White, Batman: Arkham City). I will talk about games that I am excited for with hesitation of varying levels (see: Uncharted 3, The Last Guardian, Infamous 2) and games that I am tentatively excited for (see: Skyward Sword).

That last category probably wouldn’t even exist without the latest gameplay trailer for Zelda. I’m all for a little context sensitive swordplay, but based on that trailer, it looks like the entire thing is motion gimmick after motion gimmick. It’s like Nintendo hasn’t realized that their controller sucks and is really, really old. Even with the expensive fix.

There’s actually a lot more I have to say about that, but I’ll leave it to the specific article. I hope to write one for at least each of the games I’ve already mentioned. Can you feel it? Gaming is going to give a hell of a year before the 2012 apocalypse.