It’s Tuesday so that means I talk games with Glenn “Wammo” Williams during his breakfast show at Kiwi FM. Today, I talked about my favourite games of the year, and there were a few of them.
I’ll let you watch the video in a minute but my Game of the Year is probably different from everyone elses: I gave it to Batman Arkham City, and not Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is getting a slew of GOTY awards. Queue the gnashing of teeth and wailing by rampant fan boys who will proceed to tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about by not giving it to Skyrim.
I think I’ve said before on this blog (and if I haven’t then I’m saying it for the first time): I haven’t played Skyrim so I couldn’t give it GOTY. I didn’t play it because I gave it to another reviewer who had played Oblivion to death so was more experienced in looking at Skyrim. I’m sure Skyrim’s great – heck, people are saying it’s great, so it must be right? – but I haven’t played it.
Watch the video and let me know whether you agree with me or not?
Yes, it’s Tuesday so you know the drill: that’s the day that I talk all things gaming with Kiwi FM’s resident tech god Glenn “Wammo” Williams.
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve being doing a more chatty segment, talking about game-related news rather than doing straight game reviews – and it seems to be working well (well, I think it’s working well but I don’t know what listeners/viewers think about the segment. Drop a comment and give your opinion).
Today, we talked about the Gears of War 3 leak that has apparently made its way onto torrent sites around the world. I just don’t understand why people do this sort of thing: upload not-yet-finished games onto torrent sites. Doesn’t it just ultimately penalise those of us gamers who get their games from legitimate sources in that publishers contemplate even more restrictive copy protection measures?
Anyway, Microsoft has said that the build that has been leaked isn’t a final build and isn’t indicative of the quality of the final game. Word is that it’s the single player campaign and much of the online component.
We also briefly discussed the new Kinect game Child of Eden from famed Japanese game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi (the man behind Rez and Lumines). I described Child of Eden to someone as “Rez on crack” and it’s a mix of rhythm game with shooter, I guess. I’ll be posting a review in the next couple of weeks.
Enjoy the segment. Remember, feedback on what works and what doesn’t will make the segment stronger.
I’m spending the rest of today writing up my Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo 3DS) review, which is proving more difficult than I first imagined, and my Fear 3 (sorry I’m not writing it F.3.A.R. as it just looks plain stupid) review (I’m also doing this one for the great folks at NZ PC World).