E3 2012 seemed to have left many gamers a little underwhelmed. High expectations have been left unmet by the majority of the big guns and there were no real jaw droppers in terms of announcements. Perhaps it signals that minds are elsewhere, hopefully fully focussed on the next generation and all that may deliver. Certainly our current consoles seem to have reached a peak of performance as developers squeeze every ounce of power from the machine’s tired innards.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom and while it’s true we’re in the twilight years now for our beloved 360′s and PS3′s these old dogs still have a few tricks up their virtual sleeves.
And with that in mind, cast your eyes (and pretend you haven’t seen them before) over some of the stellar titles on the horizon (and slightly beyond) yet to grace this wonderful generation.
Lara’s back. Normally this is news I greet with a small shrug and smaller expectations. Ground breaking on PS1, so far a bit tame on 360 & PS3. But this latest, seemingly much darker, episode in Ms. Croft’s life looks a little special to say the least. The anticipation has been built and now I can only pray the delivery is bang-on.
Flashing looks that bring a grittier, more serious Uncharted to mind, The Last of Us is looking damned good. For me any game that brings Uncharted to mind has got to be worth more than a second glance and this one had me gazing in awe from the moment the cameras rolled.
Wow! Need I say more? Well, I suppose I have now so without babbling on I’ll just reiterate…Wow!
WOW! No I’m not doing that again, but Watch Dogs not only looks amazing it also seems fresh, exciting and downright bloody marvellous! I said earlier how this generation seems to be finally running out of steam, here’s a game that may make me eat my words. In all honesty I seriously hope it does.
Best of the rest.
Assassins Creed 3
Lost Planet 3
Dead Space 3
Beyond: Two Souls
So there we are, just a few of the treats this gen still has in store for us. You never know, maybe there’ll even be something here to drag us away from Call of Duty and Battlefield…at least for a few minutes.
What are your own thoughts on this years E3? Big hit? Bigger disappointment? We’d love to hear so feel free to leave a comment.