I wish more sites did brief re-reviews for the major releases.
What would you like me to re-review? I personally didn't do the Halo 2 review
, Tim did. Anyway, much like other posters have said...there was no way games like Doom 3, Half-Life 2 or Halo 2 could have possibly lived up to the hype that preceded them. Half-Life 2 is seeing about as much backlash as Halo 2 is nowadays.
The bigger the internet gets the more hype that is generated for games. There are a few games this year that will have lots of hype build-up and it will be interesting to see if there is massive hype that they can't possibly obtain or whether the hype will simmer and not get so out of control. Games I can think of off the top of my head that may succumb to hype this year:Jade Empire
(Xbox) - I don't know how much BioWare can keep the lid onLegend of Zelda
(GameCube) - if Nintendo was smart, they'd show this at E3 and not before, I can only guess a pre-Thanksgiving release on thisGran Turismo 4
(PS2) - already has tons of hype, already has been said that the computer still drives the same route every time
The Square-Enix Lineup (Final Fantasy XII
, Kingdom Hearts II
, Dragon Warrior VIII
) - this is indeed the year of the RPGs and the major console RPG force are bringing these 3 heavyweights to the ring. DW is already out in Japan and should be the first one out in the states. KH2 is supposedly going to see a worldwide release sometime in the second-half of the year. FF XII is also supposedly coming in the second-half of the year, but little has been seen of the game...which is good because once the hype starts it will snowball into something no game can live up to. All three will see hype of varying levels and we'll see if they can all survive it or not.Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
(All) - The original team is back on the game, the hype once the full previews hit are going to be deafeningBrothers in Arms
(All, including PC) - The hype is about to blow on this one and it's due next monthBattlefield 2
(PC) - EA and DICE have kept a lid on the game until CES, now that people have played it a bit the hype is about to beginElder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
(PC) - if it indeed comes out this year, the hype will be greater than anything it could bring to youF.E.A.R.
(PC) - the "next" FPS and it's from Monolith, which could be good or bad
OK...that's more than a few and you can probably think of more, but you get the idea. Granted, none of the games (outside of possibly FFXII, Gran Turismo 4 and Elder Scrolls IV) can measure up to the hype of a Halo 2 or Half-Life 2, but large amounts of hype will probably be generated nonetheless.