"We constantly have to revisit 'Why would Donkey Kong do this?' or 'Why would this environment be like this?' And then we start thinking: 'We're making a game about a gorilla wearing a tie.'"
-Michael Kelbaugh of Retro Studios on Donkey Kong Country Returns
"I have to say it's kinda scary how much you know about this game."
-Nicolau Chaud creator of Marvel Brothel
Earlier this week Jim Sterling asked a most unfair question of us this holiday season. What game, out of all the games this month, would we pick first? Many of us were taken by surprise with the difficulty of our own decision. Some were absolutely positive on the game they preferred without even a glance back at the rest of the competition.
However, at the end of it all we have reached an Answer.
Despite the fact that there are a slew of games coming out this November, only two came to dominate the comments. One RPG from the west and another from the East. More interesting was what sat in the rest of the pack.
The new and shinier 2D Rayman seemed to push ahead of it's competition. That's a good thing if we want another Beyond Good and Evil.
Modern Warfare didn't do nearly the numbers you would expect from a game that sold over 6 million units in its debut month. Maybe people are too busy playing to notice a simple Question or maybe the game has a counter reaction against it. Perhaps Skyrim and Modern Warfare have the same demographic and Skyrim won out this battle.
All we really know is people are more hype for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 over King of Fighters XIII. I guess I'll be playing my copy with one other Dtoider. Ah well. On to the chart.