With first-person shooters struggling to escape the grip of big words like homogenisation, can 4A Games provide a walk through hell to remember?
Expected the unexpected, for it’s time for the games industry’s unusual Uncle Ubisoft to take to the stage. Expect Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs, something from Driver: San Fransisco developer Reflections and, who knows, perhaps even Prince of Persia. But probably not Beyond Good & Evil 2.
Microsoft did a reasonable job of placating gamers hung up on bastard-DRM, bastard-privacy issues and bastard-backwards compatibility woes by focusing on games, games, games. So what has EA got primed down the barrel of its E3 Howitzer? Mirror’s Edge 2? Dragon Age 3? A new Mass Effect? Come at me.
Words, sentences and the ocassional full stop in tandem with Microsoft’s 2013 E3 press conference.
First impressions are everything. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is not Call of Juarez: The Cartel, and for that it is off to a roaring great start. Comeback kid?
5th Cell’s fourth Scribblenauts game, Unlimited, is the first to make the leap from handheld devices to PC following 2011′s fantastic Scribblenauts Remix on iOS. Oh, and it’s hella late washing up on European shores. Pressure’s on.
Techland haul its curious co-op success-story into 2013 with Dead Island: Riptide. Humble anticipation saw Dead Island build a substantial fanbase out of nothing but that fanbase now boasts loftier expectations. Heartbreaker?
Pocketwatch Games’ Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine is more than just a shoo-in for best named game of the year. A four-player co-op number about plundering, hacking and punching unsuspecting civilians right in the face? We’re on-board.
Team Ninja take a second stab at their troubled third entry in a franchise once lauded as best-in-class. Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge arrives with the promise of more, as well as fixes, but having played Ninja Gaiden 3, it’d take a Herculean effort to rescue this one.