Alright, listeners- here’s the topic for Episode 65 this week, so listen up:
If you could take one title from the 2011 release calendar and place it in a time capsule to best represent where the industry and our hobby is currently, which would it be? Remember- just because you would select it doesn’t necessarily equate it to be your “game of the year” candidate, but in my case, it is. Here’s mine:
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – I finally found the time to dig in and get some real quality time with Skyward Sword and, I gotta say, never did I imagine some of the things I’d experience. Nintendo has taken what they’ve learned by layering in mechanics from the Super Mario games along with the unique input methods of things like their DS platform, plus thrown in the best parts of Metroid Prime: Corruption and tied it all together neatly with a Wii Motion Plus bow. The motion control promise made 5 years ago has finally been fully realized.
So, there ya have it. What one game would be most influential in describing what gaming was this year to someone living in the year 2111? Have at it!