Hey everyone! Where my Trials peeps at? (*Crickets*) Ah you're all playing Diablo III and/or Max Payne 3...
It's understandable, I get it. Actually, I'll probably be trying to blast through some of Max Payne 3 myself, having played the first couple of hours and thoroughly enjoyed what I've seen/played. The writing is pretty solid, I love the way the game moves fluidly between cut-scene and action, there doesn't appear to be that weird disconnect. I think, when all is said and done, that's most likely most innovative thing about the game. It keeps you on your toes, there's never that 'oh, this is a cut-scene, I'll go and make a cup of tea' feel.
But still — it's all about Trials Evolution for me. I've managed to get gold in all the tracks, except the final four Extreme races. Dark City Run is going to be a real project, I can tell. At the moment Trials Evolution is completely up there with Journey as my game of the year so far. The breadth and depth of the options, and the track design, is incredible. Trials just feels like a skill you have to master, and that's a beautiful thing as far as I'm concerned.
Anyway — what are you guys playing this weekend? And is it too early to start calling for game of the year contenders?