On this special episode of Legion Talk, Michael and Duane get hyped!
Getting hyped about video games can be fun and exciting, but most gamers know that hype for an anticipated title can be a complicated emotion. We’ve been burned before, but we’ve also had a lot of fun watching trailers and getting pumped for new games.
We discuss some of our favorite trailers and reveals in gaming history. Internet favorite Keanu Reeves blew us away with his ‘breathtaking’ reveal in Cyberpunk 2077 on the E3 stage. We don’t mind hanging out with him for hours in the Cyberpunk world.
We look back at the stunning paradigm shift for GTA’s graphics when the trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV dropped. Gone were the mitten-hands of the original 3D trilogy era. We still can’t get over the stumble physics in that game. Falling down the stairs has never been this fun.
So many great reveals, so much hype. Of course, we recognize that sometimes, our hype led to great disappointment. The world waited a decade for Duke Nukem Forever and sadly, expectations were far from met when it finally arrived. Many people get so excited for new and upcoming games that they take a vacation day from work. So when a game lets you down, there are more than just lowered expectations at stake.
In the end, hype can be fun, but those who have unrealistically high expectations will only get let down. Do you let yourself get hyped? Or have you been burned too many times? What were some of your favorite game reveals? Let us know in the comments and check out the many other episodes of Legion Talk, here on the Legion Gaming Community site!
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