RSS Feeds NGN on Facebook NGN on Twitter NGN on YouTube
Welcome, Guest. Login | Register | PW? ]
Header logo
Index » Articles » Editorials

E3 2011 - The Predictions and Retrospects

Electronic Entertainment Expo is almost here, so we make some predictions and look back at last year's show

Posted by (Nechrol) on
You can’t help feeling an iota of sorrow for the executives at Sony and Microsoft upon hearing this. I imagine they were in a meeting with their respective devices when some lowly messenger boy enters and whispers the news to them in their ear. The president of the company then proceeded to bludgeon them with their devices like that scene in Casino where Joe Pesci wails on the guy with a baseball bat.
 
Examining the floor plan of the event, we’ve got all the big studios, EA, Sony, Microsoft etc, assaulting you on the way in like a troupe of burly men standing in a narrow corridor. Sure they’re going to have products that you want to see, but I think the real incentive here is to check out the less known companies on display. These booths are relegated to the outer limits of the exhibition halls, but I bet a few of them will have some interesting stuff on display. That’s where the trends are being set nowadays.
 
skyrim
 
So, we know a little about who’s there and what will be probably the biggest device unveiling that’ll occur, well then, what about the games on show this year? Here’s my pick.
 
I’m certainly not disappointed, however I did get a sinking feeling while looking at the 10 most anticipated. Like the movies were a few years ago, this E3 is the year of ‘three-quels’. I mean, where’s the original IP’s? Are the companies intellectually bankrupt or are they just not giving these games the hype because it would pale in comparison to their more impressive titles? Shame on you.
 
The big boys in the shooter category are of course Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 and when you strip the HUD from them, the aesthetics are eerily similar. These games have now taken on the set-piece qualities of a Jerry Bruckheimer/ Michael Bay movie, where lots of things blow up and you walk away from explosions in slow-motion. My money this year however, is with BF3 due to the games ethos being somewhat purer and, more importantly if I play it online I’m not surrounded by ten-year olds quick scoping me.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Top Articles this Month
Sunset Overdrive Review
Grab some Overcharge and enjoy the refreshing taste, but beware of side effects
Posted 27 days ago
Wasteland 2 Review
Posted 29 days ago
Bayonetta 2 Review
Posted 19 days ago
Legend of Grimrock 2 Review
Posted 25 days ago
Indie Spotlight - PAX Aus 2014
Posted 16 days ago
The Legend of Korra Review
Posted 23 days ago
Fantasia: Music Evolved Review
Posted 21 days ago
Latest Comments
Hero of Many Review
Nov 21, 2014 by Evan Witt
Don't get me wrong: it's not the mechanic or the...
Hero of Many Review
Nov 21, 2014 by JamesJay
I think you've dived too deep in this one (yes that's a...
Rocksmith 2014 Edition out now for new consoles
Nov 16, 2014 by JamesJay
That's strange, are you sure? Ubisoft themselves said it...
Rocksmith 2014 Edition out now for new consoles
Nov 16, 2014 by David Jenkins
DLC purchased for XBOX 360 is NOT compatible with XBOX...
Just Cause 3 announced
Nov 16, 2014 by Tim Reid
Burnout meets Just Cause 2, I am so up for this
Advertisement ▼
New Game Network NGN Facebook NGN Twitter NGN Youtube NGN RSS