Hey! Thought it'd be a cool thread to discuss what games hyped you the most as in what games were you just dying to get your hands on? Ofcourse influences being what developers show, what people on forums write, hype trains etc.
I'll go first and list a top 5 most hyped lists for me personally :)!
The hype for this game hit me immensly much. I went off and bought a 300€ G27 just for it, despite not being a general fan of racing games in the past. The trailers looked so photo realistic and the whole thing was just unbelivable. As for the full product, I'd myself rate it somewhere in the 8.5-9 range. Great game and insane hype! My number one hyped :'P. I'd sit in school during the computer lessons and just look at videos haha. When I got to Gamex, the first game convention in Sweden (sorta), the game was there and I remember the doors opening and me just squueezing through everyone to run and play it.
THIS GAME, oh this game. Later went on to beat MGS as my favourite franchise. I remember playing UC1 in 2008 and going like: Yeah the game was pretty good. Then when I saw this on E3 with that stage demo of the chopper in the nepal building collapsing.. holy shit. The hype, the graphics, the awards, this game really was something and went on to become one of this generations highest rated titles as well as the critics number 1 game of the year. Well deserved. Score stands at no less than a 10 for me :D!
We all knew it'd be here somewhere dawgs! :D, Uncharted 3, my favourite game of all time. While Uncharted 2 was fresh and out of nowhere to me atleast and GT5 had like several years of hype, this game just looked crazy and ND would constantly show one part from another that would just drop my jaw. Once I got my hands on it, I was surprised at how well they still managed to surprise me with sequences and to experience it for my own was just insane. The game took another more personal approach which truly struck me. The hype for it really built once we got closer to release, for me. As soon as that desert off cam on PAX was posted (I believe it was), I was ready and horny. The game truly delivered in my eyes and my rating would be an 11. Yeah, I go outside the box, sue me. Went on to be in the top 5 GOTYs of its year as well as the graphics winner of its year. This is also the second PS3 exclusive (and one of 3 games on the PS3) to get a 10 score from IGN (had to be said XD).
Killzone 2! This game looked like the kind of game that'll make you go from a child to a man XD. I remember watching gameplay videos and practically jerking off in my head to the animations. The thing just felt so atmospheric and I was NOT let down. It released early 2009 where I was in 9th grade, and we were mostly done with the studies. So what did I do? I would go to school everyday, gather my friends, ditch school and play Killzone 2 while eating Kebab. Some insane awesome moments I have here. The first week, I played for several hours without sleeping and my eyes became like Visaris. We were then invited to a friend of our family and as we sat there, my friends owning a 360 both (now both PS3 owners haha), and I was telling them about the game while like shaking a bit. The sound, the gunshots, explosions, map twitchering, atmosphere, screams.. The game really scarred me for a moment xD. I sat unhealthy close to the TV too haha. Spent about 100+ hours and would rate it a 10.
Killzone 3! Yeah I know, boring how both Killzone and Uncharted entries are here. I was considering God of War 3 for a moment but truth being told, I was more excited for these two. I still would say I prefer GoW3 as a game but this isnt about that, this is about hype! So anyway, when that story trailer launched for Killzone 3 (if you havent seen it, go youtube it seriously), my hype meter broke. I was so anticipating the release and I even partook in both the betas (did the same for UC3 and UC2). But mostly it was the SP / Story that looked so fucking awesome. Guerrilla really knows how to make story trailers and with The last of us showing their story trailer in the VGAs, colour me excited! The full game i'd give an 8 to. I was a bit let down, won't lie. But it was still a great game and I got out about 80 hours including a platinum.
So what is YOUR most hyped game(s)?