2010 is almost here, and we're counting down the days with the most anticipated games of the upcoming year. Yesterday, we took you on a tour of Destructoid's most eagerly awaited Xbox 360 games of 2010. Today it's the turn of the PS3, and boy, what a good-looking bunch of games we have.
Sony has been consistently delivering with top-quality exclusives, more so than the 360 lately, and it looks like 2010 will continue this trend. The PS3 has arguably the hottest collection of exclusives on the market, so join Samit Sarkar and myself as we tell you about the best-looking PS3 games of 2010.
Is it a videogame? Is it a movie? Is it innovation, or is it a bad idea? There are many questions left unanswered about the spiritual successor to Quantic Dream's Indigo Prophecy, but it's going to be a lot of fun finding out the truth. Players take responsibility for a number of characters linked by the "Origami Killer," a serial murderer who needs bringing to justice. Mundane daily life and plenty of QTEs seem to be what Heavy Rain is about so far, but I trust Quantic, and I hope this game will get way more action than it's currently promising.
The way game director David Cage talks, I do worry about this game. I fear he and his team are spending so much time worrying about making the game artistic and movie-like that they'll forget to make it a fun game. However, that very fear is what makes me look forward to Heavy Rain so much. I simply can't say for sure whether or not this game will be brilliant or a terrible error of judgment. I can't wait to find out, either!
Fun fact: Heavy Rain was also my most wanted game of 2009. Maybe it'll come out this time!
MAG is another game that, like Heavy Rain, could be a design triumph or a victim of its own ambition. This massive 256-player FPS extravaganza is set to be one of the biggest console exclusives of the year, but we still don't know if it will all work or become a huge, chaotic mess. Hopefully it works, because it looks gorgeous and the PS3 could do with another excellent online game.
Whether or not Zipper's Massive Action Game succeeds or fails remains to be seen, but I am really looking forward to seeing the hugely ambitious project put into practice.
Final Fantasy XIII:
Another obvious choice, Final Fantasy XIII may not be exclusive, but Final Fantasy always feels at home on a Sony console, regardless of its NES roots. Besides, the one-disc Blu-ray and total lack of compression makes it the superior option, if only slightly.
In any case, Final Fantasy XIII looks stupendously gorgeous, and promises to be yet another huge, sprawling, epic role-playing experience. It's been in development for almost half a decade, and has become a staple of the current generation even before its release. The long wait is almost over for we Westerners, and I am incredibly hyped for it after such a long wait.
It's already set to be one of the best-looking games this generation, and the fighting system looks like a significantly more thrilling experience than in previous games. Provided the story holds up its end of the bargain, we'll be in for a magnificent RPG adventure this Spring.
God of War III:
Need I really say anything? It's fucking of God of War III!
3D Dot Game Heroes:
From Software delivered my top game of 2009 with Demon's Souls, so I can't be blamed for hoping they'll do it again in 2010 with 3D Dot Game Heroes. This beautifully nostalgic romp is shameless in its pilfering of all things Zelda, and it looks like fans of top-down adventure games will feel like their childhood has returned to kick them in the teeth (in a good way) when it finally launches next year.
Beyond all that, the game also looks stunning. The retro, blocky visuals have been given a current-gen lick of paint that creates a rather stunning graphical style. It's simplistic and elegant, and already appears to be one of the best-looking PS3 games out there. I have every faith that From will release a bloody brilliant game, and I'm giddy with anticipation. Not just one of my top PS3 games of 2010, it's one of my top games of the year, period.
Just Cause 2:
Max Payne 3:
The Last Guardian: