Friday, 8 June 2012

E3: Best and Worst Moments

E3 is over for another year. There were tons of announcements and plenty of cool things on show but, all in all, I'd say it was a little bit of a let down. But still, here are my best and worst moments from the show.

Best Moment

When Ubisoft unveiled Watch Dogs my faith in gaming was somewhat restored. Up to that point pretty much everything we'd been shown,though cool, was stuff we already expected to see. There were sequels, reboots and disappointments but there wasn't anything new. Then Ubisoft dropped this one on everyone. Featuring clever use of technology and a narrative featuring themes and issues from the digital age, as well as jaw droppingly good graphics, the game, though not my favourite from the show, is without a doubt the highlight.

Worst Moment

Nintendo needed to blow minds at this year's conference. We needed killer first party games, we needed third party support like GTA and we needed graphical power that would leave Sony and Microsoft for dead. Instead we got a bunch of games that are already available, some poorly updated casual games, an ok looking third party game (Zombiu) and first party things that were either underwhelming or we already knew about. If Nintendo don't make some big announcements in the coming months then their console is going to sink, and they'll have a hard time dragging it back up.

So that's that, E3 is done for the year. Roll on next year I say, there's sure to be new consoles and plenty of new games in store for us in 2013.

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