Hello everyone and welcome back to the old me that actually watch E3 news and blog about it! Just watched the whole Microsoft Conference live, and that means XBOX 360 and Kinect. Following is the list of things that gets the thumb up from me.
1. Tomb Raider
I just love the look of this. Me and my brother was watching it and we bought nodded to his comment: This feels like Resident Evil 4 did when it came out at first. He hit the nail on the head, it really does feel like a new beginning for Tomb Raider, and in a great way! The in game presentation we just saw started with Lara being captured and trapped in a cave. Plenty of action, new look and feel and a style that will redefine how see Tomb Raider. I love you new Lara, if the game is as good as your new style, this will be a huge hit.
2. Minecraft On xbox 360!
It’s true! Notch you little bugger! Getting deals with huge companies like Microsoft without telling us before hand. You sneaky man. I love Minecraft, don’t play it much but I love it, and the fact that this will make the game even bigger. I don’t mind it, don’t mind it at all. As it is now, Minecraft on console will be exclusive for Xbox 360. Oh and also, you will be able to control the game with kinect… don’t know why that would matter…
Let us continue with the less interesting moments and parts…
Have you heard of it before? You know what it is? Didn’t think so. Go go games about Rome!
So much Kinect!? It feelt like any movie trailer right now ending with the words NOW IN 3D! Either they’re having problem selling the damn thing or they are just very happy about having it. Don’t know what it is. But most games showed was about the whole Kinect business. Don’t care for it.
3. Halo 4
This is the start of a trilogy apparently that will keep the Halo series going. I’m sorry, great looking trailer. But… I’m just not interested
So what exactly did we get out of this. Some good news for fans of Nintendos game series like; Super Mario and Metroid. No real big news in console itself except for more accessories including the Wii Vitality Sensor that checks your heartrate. What exactly will they do with that?
So real no big wow moments from the conference, the ones that really pushed the whole think up to: OK status was the following:
New Super Mario Brothers Wii
A game they really wanted to push. And it looked fun for a casual, play with friends kind of game. So this may acctualy be a new best seller. What you think?
Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers
A FF game for the Wii is coming! I love FF games but im not sure how well it translates on to a Wii console. Wont be the same kind of exerperience will it? Will just have to wait for more news on FFXIII.
Not much to say here. Kingdom Hearts whoo.
Mario & Luigi: Bowsers inside story
Just me or did that look like loads of fun? Sure looked entertaining enough to get when its released. Mario games always seem to have that dont they? The fun and joy of casual gaming. ^^
Golden Sun DS
I used to love these portable games. Golden Sun is a RPG that fits more people then just the hardcore RPG fans. Tho I always prefered the 2D kind of feel in these games.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Well its …. the second Super Mario Galaxy!
Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicle / Dead Space Extraction
Same kind of game get the same spot here hehe. Two games I acctualy want to try out and play. Sadly the lack of a wii will stop this from ever happening.
And the big cannon:
Metroid: Other M
“Can we bring new mature games out as well. Ofcourse.” I was acctualy hoping for a complete new game here and was kinda on the edge of my seat untill I saw the first five seconds and just thought: Another Metroid game…?
I was right. Before you use the word “new” in pressreleases. Be sure to acctualy make it feel new.
So overall. It did not beat down Microsofts awesome performance. Alot of people were hoping for Nintendo to make a great show out of this and it sadly didnt happen. That is not to say tho that they DID show alot of good games! Even if they dont suprise us and kicks the game industry in the balls, it keeps putting out descent family friendly titles that just keeps sellin.
Vitality Sensor… what the…?!
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So lets get togehter and look at what EA had to show us this year. I must say that I wish that DICE had been there to tell us about Bad Company 2. No such luck im afraid, no showing of Army Of two: 40 days either. Sad, would have been a good showing.
The games that really stood out this evening were:
Need For Speed – Shift
The cockpit vision for this game was insane, the graphics as well. Im not much for motorsports game (or sports games for that matter), but this looks intresting and I will look into it.
Mass Effect 2 (Tho it was a bit short).
Not much to add to this really. Mass Effect 2 continues the saga!
This game just keeps on growing on me, the trailer still looks awesome, and the ingame photage impressed me. A gta4 meets assassins creed in world war II… cant be less than perfect.
Crysis 2 (announcment)
Announced for 360, ps3 and PC. Awesome for all console gamers out there. Not much was revealed about this title except for… well… the title.
APB – All Points Bulletin
It started by looking so good with everything that you could customize, a open world like gta, but it kinda made me lose intrest half through the trailer. To repetetive… but it looked great and may be worth looking into in the coming months.
Star Wars – Old Republic.
The trailer that kicked your ass! Literally. Even tho im not a big mmo fan this trailer… wow let me tell ya… well acctualy. Let me post it once I find it shall I? You will have to make it out for yourself.
Ozzy and Lemmy!? And Jack Black! Humour assured… the game itself… well who cares did I mention Jack Black and Lemmy?
Other titles mentioned:
Littlest Pet Shop
Fight Night Round 4
EA Active Expansion
EA Sports – Mixed Martial Arts
EA Sports online
EA Team Builder (to customize your teams in EA sports games)
Grand Slam Tennis
So overall… im not impressed really. APB looks intresting but wasent making me go: omg omg omg! The Saboteur was the best part for me personally. Good game looking good and I want to see more!
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