Hola, Sushians. For Did You See This Wednesday, I bring great gaming gifts, like a spice trader who’s wandered across the internet’s vast desert on camelback.
OK actually, I just found some cool stuff I thought you guys might like to see. We’ve got two videos here. The first is an original piece by Tim Hijikema, who, if you’ll remember, made the excellent Video Game Planets piece almost a year ago.
In his new video, Video Game Locations, Tim re-creates classic video game locales, from Hyrule to Vice City. Set to excellent music, this thing is a crazy nostalgia tour. Can you name them all?
The second video isn’t an original viral piece, but rather, gameplay from Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs. As of now, this is the most substantial look we’ve gotten from a next gen title, and it’s always seemed like that was the case since they first showed off the game back at E3. I’m particularly impressed by the detail of the world, and how alive it looks, much more so than something like Assassin’s Creed. I also can’t help but be saddened, because this game looks like the future AC title that was never quite realized, even when we were doing Desmond missions in AC 3.
So what do you guys think of these two videos? Did Video Game Locations make you nostalgic? Did anyone know all the answers (there were a few that threw me for a loop). And what do you guys think of the gameplay footage of Watch Dogs? Is it enough of a leap to be considered next gen? Go!