Monday, June 1, 2009

E3 is back!



I love E3!

I've attended every one (with the except of the last two lamE3's) and I have to admit, I love the crowds, I love the noise, I love getting my hands on games months before they come out.

Some of the games I'm looking forward to getting my hands on?


Batman: Arkham Asylum (what Batman fan isn't looking forward to this?)


The Saboteur (very intrigued by the "color system" and the 30's setting)


God of War III (Still have lots of friends at Sony working on this one and they're very excited about it. Looking forward to seeing what they've made!)


Bayonetta (Come on, the lead character loses clothes with damage ala Maximo, has guns in her stilletto heels and can turn her hair into a giant monster! What's not to like?)


Red Dead Redemption (Always liked the original - even when it was a Capcom game - and I'm a big fan of the genre.)


Assassin's Creed II (The first game was pretty good, but I'm hoping that the second will solve many of the pacing and game play issues I had with the first.)


Brutal Legend (I have a lot of respect for Double Fine's Tim Schafer and always end up really liking his games. I assume this one will not be an exception)


Darksiders (I didn't work on it, but I have played some of it, and it definately feels like the heir to Maximo. Some great combat mechanics and the horse is very cool!)

Which games are you looking forward to seeing/playing at E3?

If you happen to be at E3, be sure to swing by the THQ booth. Not only do we have some kick-ass games this year, but you can say "hi" to me! I'll be manning the Drawn to Life Wii demo every morning.

See you there!

1 comment:

teknohed said...

I totally agree with your assessments here. I too was surprised by Bayonetta, everything I've seen leading up to this has made the game look like a total schlock fest, but some of the animations of her strutting while fighting demons. It's everything that the Devil May Cry Sequels should have been.

Did you take a look at Koei / Tecmo's Quantum? I'd be curious to hear your take on how it looks like that game is Gears of War filtered through the lens of Japanese Game development aesthetics.