So E3 is officially over…..what is E3 my non gaming friends ask? Only the biggest gaming convention! Seriously Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft and other companies show off their stuff, and usually they come out just in time for the Holiday season.
This year Sony introduced a new handheld gaming system called PS VITA
This video is the best representation:
It will be available this Holiday season with 2 options: A WiFi only version for $250 (competition for the Nintendo 3ds) or a Wifi and 3G version for $299 these prices are not bad considering I have seen this bad boy in action.
Nintendo also unveiled a new “console” called the Wii U:
I didn’t pay attention to what exactly it was (Not a Wii or Nintendo fan anymore….sue me) If you want to know what it is click the link:
Ok, now let’s get to the games, this list are the games I want to play either by buying or renting (Gamefly subscriber here heh)…these are in no particular order. I am not going to go into a bunch of detail about the games, you can do your own research, but I will tell you a bit about what I know about them.
Saints Row The Third:
Basically Saint Row is the brother or sister of Grand Theft Auto, but doesn’t take itself so serious, for instance in the last installment (Saints Row 2) you commanded a sewer truck and sprayed shit….literally shit on buildings….tell me that’s not fun???
Batman Arkham City:
This is the big one folks, a bit of backstory..the city of Arkham is a huge super prison kind of like New York in Escape From New York and Batman is Snake lol, Rocksteady (the game makers) promise this is a free roaming city, you can go into buildings and interact with people who give you tons of side missions while still doing the main story.
The villains that are supposed in the game are Catwoman (who is also a playable character), Harley Quinn, Joker, Two Face, Hugo Strange, Penguin and The Riddler (there may be more, but this is all I can come up with off the top of my head. Comes out October 18th…..so BOUGHT!
Next big one from the convention that Microsoft opened their press conference with was Modern Warfare 3, the 1st two games changed first person shooters forever, this game takes place in several cities, the one they showed was in New York it was totally engulfed in flames and looked massive.
Elder Scrolls Skyrim, this is huge RPG (Role playing game) and by huge the game makers are saying 300+ hours to complete the game!!! Well worth your $60 eh? All I know about the story is your character was born with a dragon soul and yes you will encounter dragons.
Prey 2, in this game you play a bounty hunter and you search out jobs, I had written this game off as another survival horror game, but when I seen the hands on demo I was really impressed with how deep the game was.
Twisted Metal this is for the Playstation 3 only, which I am planning on getting another one (I sold my original one because there wasn’t enough games and it would just collect dust, but that has changed…in fact Sony I felt had the best press conference this year). Twisted Metal 3 is the continuation of the car battle game, but I guess it goes much deeper than that as the game is supposed to tell the origin of the competition and each character is supposed to deal with their own boss battles. I LOVED these games back on my original Playstation and Playstation 2, am very glad to see this game come back and I am not alone.
Uncharted 3 tells the ongoing adventure of Nathan Drake, the 1st 2 games’ graphics left a lot of players with their jaws on the floor, but it’s more than graphics the story and gameplay suck you in. I only played the 1st one and enjoyed the hell out of it. It was basically an epic movie.
Ghost Recon Future Soldier this is a war game, but with a twist it takes place in the future and your squad can now cloak themselves within their environment. The hands on demo was pretty impressive, it add a new depth to the gameplay and the choices you make. Instead of just sneaking up on someone and killing them assassination style you can cloak yourself and take their gun from them and turn it on them….cool right?
Driver San Fransisco, I am NOT a driving or racing fan…that being said this game looks like fun. I have no idea what the story is about, but they brought back the 70’s muscle cars…I love everything about the 70’s, the sights, sounds and smells, so when the game makers said they took their inspiration from 70’s car chase scenes I was in, they said they took their inspiration from The French Connection, Bullitt and Vanishing Point….OMG! Just look at that charger…badass right?
SSX Deadly Descents the snowboarding game is back, this time you can run from avalanches among other environmental nightmares and based on the game makers these are real mountains you will be boarding off of. I really enjoyed this series and like Twisted Metal I am glad to see they brought it back…here’s hoping the soundtrack kicks ass.
RAGE is a huge open world game again sorry I don’t know much about the story, but it takes place on an apocalyptic wasteland and you’re trying to survive while kicking ass and taking names. Game makers promise 60+ hours to complete the game.
Rocksmith, now according to the game world music games like Rockband and Guitar hero are dead, well even though I still love these games (I can be a rock star in my own home) and I am sad to see them go. Rocksmith is an entirely different take on the music games, because the game actually teaches you how to play guitar. I was skeptical until I seen the hands on play and then I went to the website listed below and was convinced this might actually work.
I can play a little bit of guitar I started when I was in the 1st grade, and stayed with it till I was I 12 then switched to bass, because I was the “big kid, and only big kids can play bass” according to my peers. I don’t regret my decision, but I wish I could play more guitar. My wife wants to learn how to play and I don’t have the patience to teach her what I know, so this is right up our alley, I highly recommend you check out the link.
Oh yeah the beauty part about this game is you DO NOT NEED to buy a guitar peripheral, the game comes with the cord that plugs into any guitar right into your XBOX or Playstation 3, now if you have an acoustic (like me) you have to go to your local guitar store and buy an add on, but so what…I already have 4 fake guitars, a fake keyboard, a microphone and sold my drums….I don’t need anymore fake instruments cluttering up the house.
So, that’s my take and wishlist for this years E3……I didn’t go to it I just watched it on tv. Sorry if I didn’t have enough details about the games for you, but I just wanted to give you an overview of what I liked and am anticipating…you can do the research yourself if you want.