Glad to see you are warming up to these pitches, for me Mnemonic was the game that caught my eye and was a definite vote from me not just because of the noir setting but because of the promise of a great mystery/suspense story and having a protagonist that cannot rely even on his own memory, it gave me a real vibe of the movie Memento which is one of my favorites. So the idea of getting to actually play such a character with unique gameplay mechanics which I for one have not seen before like collecting memory fragments to solve puzzles with the story evolving layer by layer based on the information gained from particular memories is just really fascinating and exciting.
Now voting for Steed on the other hand was because of completely different reasons, all of which were explained by John in the extended pitch yesterday. The initial reason is the inspirations that John cited which are primarily Disney movies really hit home, particularly The Sword in Stone which has a special place in my heart because I have watched it atleast a dozen times in my childhood and still love that movie. When it comes to the gameplay it is a unique take, in the sense that the secondary character is now the primary character which in this case is a horse and the secondary character is the stable boy which in any other game would be the main protagonist. This simple flip opens up a whole new world of possibilities in terms of the setting and gameplay mechanics which really excited me. Then there is a promise of real heart in the central relationship between the horse and the stable boy. I am a real sucker for stories where the central theme is friendship that is why one of my favorite comedy movies is SuperBad not because of the raunchy humor but because of the theme of fear of alienation from your childhood friends. Furthermore, as these games start developing I am sure your enthusiasm and excitement will be raised by observing the process of all the highly talented, creative and awesome folks tackling these ideas at DoubleFine studios. The journey is just beginning and I for one can't wait to see it all go down.