Yeah yeah yeah, I'm really late on this, but after a couple weeks of setbacks, I'm finally ready to get this blog out! I decided to combine both E3 and Comic-Con 2012.
First up we have the X-Box 360; from watching their conference there are a few things that caught my eye. Halo 4 looks interesting, and while the first two games hold a special place in my heart, I never play 3 outside of a couple of multiplayer matches. Splinter Cell Blacklist's voice recognition seems alright, but the new gameplay elements looks more interesting; hopefully they are since the developers are looking to be going for a more action packed Splinter Cell. Madden 13 kinects features makes sense, but who knows how well it'll play out when you're deep in the game. I know it's a long stretch, but the Xbox smart glass reminds me of the WII Us controller just a little bit. Tomb Raider keeps looking better and better, I just hope the wait is worth it. Resident Evil 6 looks to be even more action oriented than the previous installments, and I hope it is.
From the Playstation conference, Beyond looks like it could be something special, and the story has my interest. Though no actually gameplay was seen, but if it's anything like Heavy Rain, then we already know what to expect. Playstation All-Stars looks like its going to be awesome. Of course it's going to get the Super Smash Bros. comparison, but who cares! It's a good idea. Assassin's Creed has become one of my favorite franchises, so of course AC III and Liberation for the PS Vita is on my must buy list. FarCry 3 is really shaping up as it looks; I know a lot of people thought that the second game was a letdown, but the third game might get it right. God Of War: Ascension is another game on my radar; loved the first two, still have to play the third and possibly the PSP games. The Last of Us looks like a real interesting concept, one of those post-apocalypse movies that's in a game form.
The Nintendo conference finally unveils more about the Wii U. I never had the pleasure of playing any of the Pikmin games, maybe I'll get my chance with Pikmin 3. Nevermind, they just said they wont have much time to talk about the Wii U, because that makes a lot of sense. Looks like Nintendo decided that the Wii U can support two gamepads, that's a plus. The New Super Mario Bros. U doesn't look too unique, but it's a Mario game after all. Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition makes awesome use of the gamepad, I might have to but the game, again. Looks like a very nice collection of games are headed for the Wii U, and gore! New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS, SO MUCH GOLD! Awesome, Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon for the 3DS; never got to play the Gamecube version, so now Ill get that chance. Of course we need our zombie game with ZombiU; I'm really loving all the things they're doing with the gamepad, I hope it lives up to the hype.
On the Comic-Con side of things, Hitman Absolution looks like the Hitman game we all know and love with some new features. I thought Transformers: War for Cybertron was a very good game, and its sequel, Fall of Cybertron looks to be picking up right where the first game left off. Injustice: God Among Us has the look and feel of the Mortal Kombat reboot game and DC vs. MK; but that's to be expected since it's being developed by the same company more or less, but I'm going to definitely keep my eye on the game. Eh, there were more games on display, but they really didn't catch my eye.