It's been a while since I last blogged, I think the last time I did so was in March? In truth I've been hella busy but I'm nearly on summer break right now and I only have exams at the moment (only...). Well, might as well tell you what I think since I finally have something to talk about. I'm gonna count down the best of E3, not the crap, just the cream of the crop.
Let's kick it off. Feel free to share your own top ten, five, three, whatever in my comments.
10. Project Natal
Stare into it's eyes
I'm not a fan of motion controllers, at all. Anyone who knows me on this forum knows that but I have to say both Microsoft and Sony showed cool new devices which really put my faith back in the idea. It's kind of like rumble. Remember when it was called a gimmick? Then it got a makeover, it got revamped, and now it's the standard. That's kind of how I see motion control. Like rumble though, developers will have to take advantage of motion to control to elevate gameplay. If it stands as a gimmick, it'll disappear. I have a lot of faith in this device but it'll take a lot of work and support to get it off the ground. That's why this ambitious project sits at number 10 on my list.
This was actually all that was shown
I'm curious as hell, I love Rockstar but I hate exclusivity when it comes to their games. That's why it's not any higher. Of course though knowing Rockstar this will become a PS3/PC game but I can't wait to see how this turns out. It has a ton of potential but it's a huge downer for me that they're making this instead of GTA V (potentially).
8. Assassin's Creed II
How come he didn't die, oh wait this is II not I
The demo for this game looked great and if the developers can improve on the first, we'll finally have a title in this series worthy of AAA. The game looked steller and it looks like a lot of fun. I can't wait to take this sequel for a spin in my 360. It's looking really good.
7. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Aim that gun Justin...Is that guy flying over there?
This game looks like a great sequel. The first one had a lot of faults but it was still an alright game. This game looks like a great improvement and I can't wait to see the final product. Me buying a PS3 is still lying on how well this game does so in that sense I hope it fails. Spending 400 dollars would suck (Damn Sony for a price drop-less E3).
6. Halo: Reach
Sure says a lot about the game...eh?
What's so intriguing about Halo: Reach is how we know basically nothing about it besides Bungie is making it and that it's most likely a shooter. What type of shooter? We don't know. We also know that it's a prequel I guess but Bungie confirmed nothing. What's even more odd is how an online beta is coming in September, that means they could have shown gameplay but they elected not to. I can't wait to sink my teeth into that beta when I pick up Halo: ODST. This game has potential to be a 2010 killer for Microsoft.
5. Final Fantasy XIII
Look at that massive damage
Anyone who remotely follows what I like knows this game has been on my radar for a very, very, very long time. I can't wait for this title to come out in March of 2010 (which is shaping up to be one of the best in a while). The gameplay looked outstanding and it ran silky smooth. It also looked gorgeous to boot. The trailer also satisfied my itch to try this game out. I simply can not wait.
4. Alan Wake
I wonder how many enemies he just kept at bay with that flashlight
I love survival horror and I have to say this game looked like an awesome game. Psychological thriller? Amazing. I can't wait for this game and Remedy have yet to disappoint me. The gameplay looked awesome, spooky, and entertaining. I can't wait to finally see this game 'Wake' to the light of day. Good joke right? No? Alright.
3. Splinter Cell: Conviction
Just let him be Sam...
Going into E3, I expected nothing from this game. I didn't even care about it since I figured Sam Fisher was done and his time was over. I was so wrong. I've never been so hyped for a game and this is on my must buy list for the year. It looks awesome and the gameplay was silky smooth. It looks to be the magnum opus of the series and I want it really badly. Fall 2009 can't come soon enough.
2. Halo: ODST
What does that grunt want, a curbstomp?
I love the Halo series and Halo: ODST looks like a great expansion to a superb game. With a 'special forces' mode and a completely new type of Halo campaign, I can't wait to pick this game up in a few months. All the Halo 3 DLC along with a Halo: Reach beta make this a deal I can't resist. The gameplay looked really neat and the concept of an 'openworld Halo' has appealed to me since I first heard of the concept. Bungie has done it again for me and the reviews haven't even come out yet.
1. Metal Gear Solid: Rising
Aren't these little captions just hilarious?
I love Metal Gear Solid and one of my irks of this generation is how they the final chapter isn't on every platform. It's one of the best of this generation and everyone should play it. I was very glad to see the new game, Metal Gear Solid Rising, go multiplatform. This game is going to make 2010 the best year ever in gaming for me. Hell 2010 at the moment is looking like the next 2008, and that was only two years ago :lol:.
Thanks for reading, please comment. I promise I'll blog more.