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Friday, June 8, 2012

E3 2012 Wrap-Up.

Well, E3 wrapped up yesterday, so here is a wrap-up of upcoming video games that caught my eye.

Dead Space 3 had a lengthy showing during EA’s press conference.

Though the gameplay demo was a tad uninspired – fighting a giant drill is not particularly stimulating – it did end on a high note with Isaac re-enacting Boba Fett’s trip down the Sarlaac’s gullet. Nevertheless, Dead Space remains one of my favourite video game universes so I’m still eager to get back inside my rig.

I can sum up Tomb Raider in two words. Yes, please.

Capcom looks to be pulling out all the stops with Resident Evil 6, bringing back all of our favourite characters from the series. 

I’m excited not only for the three different co-op campaigns, but also how they’ve “Journey-ed” them together, so you can hook up with random partners when the stories intersect.

Perhaps the most impressive demo of actual gameplay was Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs.  With little-to-no info on GTA V present at E3, this is the game everyone seems to be gravitating toward for their open world action fix.

All three of the big press conferences were lacklustre (actually Nintendo’s was downright painful) but the reason Sony won out was due to their ace in the hole. David Cage of Quantic Dream took the stage to introduce his new property, Beyond.  He announced that actress Ellen Page would be the protagonist – which was funny, considering she kind of already appears in Playstation’s other new & upcoming IP – and showed a lengthy cut scene from the game. 

Being a big fan of Heavy Rain, I’m stoked to see Quantic Dream further push the boundaries of the video game medium.

Sony then put a much needed exclamation point on their press conference with a shotgun blast to the face with The Last Of Us

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us continues to be my most anticipated game of 2013.

1 comment:

DrunkethWizerd said...

Man, they really took Tomb Raider into some fuckin' dark territory huh?!

As for Resident Evil 6... I'll most likely buy it.