As voting for the Golden Joystick Awards 2012 enters its final weeks, we take a look at each of the individual categories. Today is the turn of the One To Watch category.
One To Watch category shortlist:
Who are we voting for?
Matt Cundy (UK Editor): Beyond: Two Souls. Can’t wait to see what David Cage is going to throw at us. Heavy Rain isn’t perfect and certainly doesn’t live up to its own pretensions, but it’s engaging, cool, and a one-of-a-kind experience with plenty of standout moments. If Beyond can bring into sharper focus Cage’s vision of an ‘interactive movie’ then it should make for a memorable experience which will give us all plenty to talk about.
David Houghton (UK Associate Editor): Hitman: Absolution. Definitely. I've been waiting about 1000 years for this one, and I'm not going to divert my attentions at this late stage. After a long period of worrying that the series had lost touch with its brainy, Machiavellian, player-driven roots, Absolution now looks like everything the next-gen sequel to Blood Money should be. And it should be a great way of rounding off a year already charactarised by smart, inventive, off-kilter successes.
Justin Towell (UK Content Editor): Wow – I really have to choose one from all these potential corkers? OK, then I’ll go with Star Wars 1313. The demo I was shown at Gamescom was supposedly running in real-time. But it was a very unreal demonstration – it looks absolutely sensational. If the full game can live up to the promise of the engine and the concept art, this is going to be immense.
Those are the upcoming games getting our votes, but what about you – who are you voting for? Tell us in the comments.
Head to Golden Joystick Awards to vote. Voting closes 22 October. The Golden Joystick Awards 2012 take place 26 October.