Uncharted 2: Among Thieves may have won the top kudos of the night at Spike’s annual video game award show over the weekend, but the televised event also had a lot of buzz surrounding all the new game trailers and announcements.
Since we couldn’t make it over to Los Angeles for the geek-filled gala, we decided to give out our own awards… based on the awards show.
(More on Techland: Best of the Decade: Video Games)
The nominees (trailer debuts): Batman Arkham Asylum 2, Crackdown 2, Green Day Rock Band, Halo Reach, Medal of Honor, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Spec Ops: The Line, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Tron: Evolution, UFC 2010 Undisputed.
Best Trailer: Halo Reach
Halo Reach is one of the most anticipated games of 2010. The trailer for the next title in the Halo franchise showed the first-ever in-game footage, which featured a squad and a “Lone Wolf” lieutenant about to embark on a mission to rescue fellow soldiers. It’s nearly three minutes long… and it’s glorious.
Best Trailer… With Reservations: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
The trailer for the first Force Unleashed was awesome. I mean, it had the Sith apprentice taking down a Star Destroyer. But if you played the game, you know how that really went down (yeah). And while this trailer shows the awesomeness of fighting a monster that eats Rancors for breakfast, I have to go with the “wait-and-see” attitude or face heartbreak again. Like when I saw Episode I and III in the theaters.
Least Surprising Trailer: Batman Arkham Asylum 2
Oh hey, Joker’s back? And they’re making a sequel to what is known as the best video game based on a comic book character to date? Shocking.