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Herachi

The first time I was hyped for a game must've been with Halo 3. Back then I tried to find as much as info as possible about the game and when it hit it really made me mostly use my xbox. After that Smash Bros Ultimate. That reveal trailer and the E3 character presentation made me tear up.

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link3710

@kkslider5552000 I totally would have joined you in the hype back then if I'd heard about Sonic Mega Collection before launch. That was basically equivalent to this generation's Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, X/X-2, XII, and XV onslaught of releases on Switch for anyone who wasn't around back then. Suddenly we had (almost) every single Sonic game ever on a single Nintendo console between Mega, Gems, DX, Battle, and later Heroes. It was unbelievable.

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WaffleKnight

Luigi's Mansion 3. I'm a huge fan of the LM series and thought it would never see another release. I literally fell out of my chair during the September 13 direct.

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ALinkttPresent

Skyward Sword. And it did not disappoint. It's still my favorite game of all time.

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Heavyarms55

Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver's launch was the only time I ever waited outside of a game store before it opened to buy a game on release day. Being remakes of my favorite childhood games, I was practically bouncing off the walls in anticipation.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was also a huge deal for me, it's the only game I've ever pre-ordered the collector's edition for and even bought the themed controller for. The sequel to my favorite RPG of all time, it met and exceeded my expectation.

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judaspete

I've narrowed it down to three.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater took up the majority of my free time jr. year of high school, so I was stoked when they announced a second game. It's the first game I ever got at launch, or even paid full price for.

Soul Calibur took up the majority of my free time freshman year in College, so I was already stoked about 2. Then they announced Link as the guest character and I blew a gasket. Which brings me to...

Twilight Princess. Gamecube was my first Nintendo home console, so Wind Waker was the first Zelda I actually played all the way through. TP was announced at the peak of my fandom, and while I was never against the cell shading, the more realistic style looked pretty great. And I was ready for more Zelda.

Those are my top three, but I want to add that Smash Bros Ultimate was the most hyped I'd gotten for a videogame outside my teens and 20's. I didn't play a whole lot of Brawl because it came out at a busy time in my life, and skipped For entirely. So when they packaged everything I'd missed into one game, it was like Nintendo was calling for me to come back.

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ALinkttPresent wrote:

Skyward Sword. And it did not disappoint. It's still my favorite game of all time.

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Harmonie

Pokemon Gold/Silver is certainly way up there for me. I was so hyped for those games, even though I had seen the entire game through an unofficial strategy guide and had seen the entire Pokedex online in early 2000. Nothing could squash my hype for those games. They were pure bliss.

The other games that I remember being super hyped for were The Sims 2 and Super Smash Bros Brawl. Brawl did not deserve my hype and disappointed me greatly. The magic of the SSB series was lost back then and has never been recovered for me, but it is undeniable that it was pretty big hype before the game was leaked and then released. With both Brawl and TS2, I think a lot of my hype was created by participating in forums in advance and less actually playing the games. Although TS2 is, of course, great. I would appreciate playing the game more later when Seasons came out.

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Ralizah

Breath of the Wild, definitely. Especially since it was paired with the launch of a console I was actively hyped for. To this day, no other gamng related experience can touch that first time I booted up BotW in handheld mode.

Unfortunately, I was also pretty excited for Final Fantasy XIII, and that... well, the plummet I experienced when expectations met reality is something I remember well to this day. Put me off the series for half a decade or so. I'm pretty darn excited for Final Fantasy VII R, so let's hope history doesn't repeat itself.

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Monkeido

Probably not my most hyped games ever, but two Ubisoft games spring to mind, Red Steel and Watch Dogs. While I enjoyed playing Watch Dogs, they definitely both didn't live up to the hype.

The fake trailer that hyped me for Red Steel:

The trailer that hyped me for Watch Dogs:

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ThanosReXXX

The most hyped I've ever felt in all my life, is for almost any and all of the biggest, most wanted titles from the pre-internet and pre-live stream era, such as big titles on the N64 and the GameCube. In my personal opinion, the coming of the internet has also been the downfall of real hype, because things are either over-hyped, or they are completely spoiled because some YouTube a*hole or internet freak thinks it's cool to ruin people's surprises for the sake of their 2 minutes of fame.

And because the internet is almost inescapable, and there's SO much info on things, it has put a real dampener on my hype, because things are mentioned SO far ahead of their official presentations and/or reveals. Doesn't mean that I don't feel any kind of hype for any of the large events or games anymore, but compared to before, when we only had our monthly magazines to inform us, I've certainly never been as hyped as back then.

Ocarina of Time was probably the epitomy of hype for me in the N64 days, and then the mixed hype/sensation/disappointment/shock of The Wind Waker reveal was probably it for me on the GameCube.

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Snaplocket

Hype can be a bit of a double-edged sword. It's fun to get excited about something coming up but if the end product is disappointing then it STINGS, even if it doesn't last very long.

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ThanosReXXX

@Monkeido And what exactly is fake about these two trailers? The trailer for Red Steel features actual gameplay elements that came back in the final game. And I still own that, so I should know...

And the only discrepancy between the first trailers and gameplay videos and the actual retail version of Watch Dogs, is a slightly lesser resolution and less details here and there, but other than that, nothing shockingly different either.

So, it's a bit of a stretch to call them fake, and that's putting it mildly.

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I-U

Metroid Prime Hunters definitely. Shortly after the Nintendo DS's launch is when I was getting my hands on Nintendo Power issues, and I would be reading and re-reading coverage on the game during reading blocks I had in middle school. My imagination soared reading about the technology and abilities for the bounty hunters, and then there was the scale and mystery of an abandoned, uncharted system of planets. MPH simply sounded really cool.

Fueling my hype too was the First Hunt demo I had gotten with the original Nintendo DS. Blasting alien lifeforms with a beam and of course those Missiles again was just cool, and knowing that I would have more weapons in the full game kept my anticipation level high. I replayed through the Regulator and Survivor modes numerous times to help with my wait for the full game, and even pestered my little sister enough for a few multiplayer matches.

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Monkeido

@ThanosReXXX Yikes, I guess you don't realise how much difference there is in graphics and animations. You really think the animations in Red Steel were that good? Maybe you should go back and play it and then compare it to this trailer. You think when you shoot next to an enemy they will start running? There's so much in that trailer that's just completely fabricated. Yes, there are obviously gameplay elements in there, that are also in the final game, so that means it's not fake?

For Watch Dogs it's not fabricated, but the game clearly didn't look as good on the final release as it did when it was revealed. And I realise this is a common practice, but that doesn't change the fact it ended up not living up to the hype. I just copied the same sentence I put above the Red Steel trailer and swapped the names, I'll change that.

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ThanosReXXX

@Monkeido Well, that's exactly what I said about Watch Dogs. And I never said that the animation in Red Steel was good, or EXACTLY the same, but I've seen and played ALL of those sequences in the game itself, so I don't think it's that far besides the truth, and as such, I don't consider it to be fake.

And an initial trailer or early footage is always shown on development kits or PC hardware, so you always have to keep in mind that changes will be made. Remember a little game called Aliens: Colonial Marines? That also looked quite a bit better in the E3 reveal trailers than in the final game. And even the initial footage of Red Dead Redemption 2 looked slightly different, and arguably better than the final version on actual hardware.

But regardless of all that, it still doesn't make it fake, it's just beta footage. Most of the time, this is also made clear by some kind of message, somewhere on screen during the display of such a trailer or demo.

They might run into all kinds of snags when putting the game on the actual hardware, meaning choices need to be made, such as cutting back on graphics, effects, AI and sometimes even frame rate. And although early demos can sometimes actually can be made on original hardware, that still doesn't mean that making an entire game of the same quality might be a bit too much for the hardware.

A good example of this is how the (for that time) realistic looking fighting sequence of Link and Ganondorf, shown at SpaceWorld in 2000, and ultimately, that style wasn't feasible at the time, probably because they hadn't made the Twilight Princess engine yet, so in the end, they transformed that into the toon version of Link from the Wind Waker.

Does that make that SpaceWorld demo fake? No, of course not. It was just a proof of concept, as happens in just about any other industry. The car industry comes to mind, with all their concept cars and such...

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Monkeido

@ThanosReXXX Pretty sure that footage is mainly just CGI and indeed a proof of concept, something you show as a pitch to a publisher, but not to your customers.

Did they ever sell that demo as being a game that was going to release? No, they didn't, it was shown as a tech demo, nothing more.

If you want to believe that's just normal and fair to do for a developer, that's on you. Doesn't make it right though...

Monkeido

ThanosReXXX

@Monkeido The difference wasn't THAT big, man. You're grossly overreacting. Both Red Steel's and Watch Dog's final versions were more than close enough to those initial reveals for it not to be deemed as "completely" different, much less as fake.

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Monkeido

@ThanosReXXX As I said, the footage for Watch Dogs was not fake, just less impressive on the final build. If you can't see that the Red Steel footage has been fabricated and was never actually in-game (which means it's faked), that's your problem. Maybe search on the internet and you'll see that's just the undeniable truth.

Monkeido

ThanosReXXX

@Monkeido I already did, and honestly, I don't even have the slightest problem with it. I was never super hyped for the game, so I also wasn't massively disappointed with it. I got it out of the bargain bin, and regardless of its faults, I actually still found it to be entertaining enough in its own right, so no problems on my side whatsoever.

On a side note: In general, I would definitely never quote or point to the internet for undeniable truths, considering the humongous crap load of idiocy and bs that's found and still added on a daily basis on there.

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