Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sorry I'm late!
This summer has been super-exciting with lots of great things happening! Unfortunately, none of them have been blogging. I apologize to any loyal readers (if you are still out there!) but I'll be getting some fun posts together soon.
In the meantime, my "Best of E3":
Split Second (Black Rock Studio/Disney Interactive)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady/WBIE)
Darksiders (Vigil, THQ)
Zombie Apocalypse (I think that's what it was called - it is an PS3 or XBOX live game that reminded me of Robotron)
Brutal Legend (Double Fine, EA)
All of these games had playable demos that were fun and easy to play. I'm looking forward to playing the final versions of all of these.
I would have put Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Ubisoft Montreal) on my top five list had there actually been playable code (well, playable if I were a member of the press) - there are lots of cool innovations that I'm looking forward to trying out.
Overall the show was competent and it was great to see an E3 that wasn't lame but there was no single "OH MY GOD I HAVE TO OWN THIS NOW!" game.
I think the industry is recovering from 2008 and we'll start seeing more of the super-star games in 2010 when the teams that makes the big hits (Nintendo's Mario and Link teams, Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica, Kojima, etc.) are reaching alpha with their "whatever's next"
Did you see any games that you liked? Tell me about them!