It's satisfying to play our game now. For a long time I only saw our game in snapshots, small parts... there's a bug in a level, you go in, you fast forward to where the bug is, you find the problem, go into the script or code, you fix it and you move on to the next thing... never really playing. Now I get the chance to see all the fantastic work that our designers and artists did with the technology we gave them. Even if they complained about it all the time ;)
I'm really happy with the game we made and I can't wait to get started on the next one.
The only thing that kind of bothers me, but not enough to give it much importance is how reviewers tend to root for the underdog, even when the top dog has a clearly superior product. But I guess it comes with the territory.
And now that I've had some time to play (these are all my opinions, if you disagree, then we must agree to disagree, I won't be convinced that a game does not suck, if I feel that it does).
WoW is cool for an MMO, it makes me hope they make a Diablo3 soon.
Prediction: Half life 2 will be overrated, but good.
Counter Strike Source: I was never into CS, I tried this and didn't find what millions of other people did... feels like if I was playing an old game, like quake 1... not too bad though.
Sims2: Just like the first one, it was entertaining when I used cheats and made a big ole house with all the cool stuff in it. It got old soon after that.
Finally, the games that I'm looking forward to play are:
LOTR B4ME... coming soon.
HL2 - will probably not look as good as their videos ever did, even on my high end system at work, I hope it's fun.
Prince of Persia 2: The first one was just awesome, best console game I've ever played (this console generation, of course).
And I think that's it... man it feels good to be back to normal.