E3: Microsoft Conference

It has been a while since I have had some time to be able to actually work on posting. But obviously E3 was last week, I wrote down stuff for each of the conferences. Here it goes:

Halo 4 was shown with some new enemy types called the Prometheans. I really like the design of these which seem very different from anything I have seen in Halo games. I especially like when the Knight’s face opened up showing off its glowing skull face.

Also, these guys seem to be able to move through dimensions or something…you know what I mean if you have seen the trailer.

Next is Splinter Cell Blacklist (which really should also come to the Wii U). I really liked seeing the slowdown execution moves. It seemed very movie-like when this happened. Very cinematic looking but still gameplay. The Kinect voice commands actually look pretty cool and effective but not excessive use of the Kinect. I also really liked that electric crossbow.

The next game I found interesting was the Nike + Kinect Training. It seems to be similar to most of the other fitness games I have seen but I find the all encompassing nature of it fascinating. The meter used to measure activity is the one Nike has been using to train athletes. It could be interesting seeing your progress and activity compared to so many other people, not only Xbox 360 owners.

Microsoft’s SmartGlass looks very interesting but it seems like they got the idea for it from the Wii U GamePad. What they showed off looked cool, but I do not think it will be utilized a whole lot because of the extra effort involved in developing special parts for the mobile and tablet devices.

Tomb Raider looks really great. A demo was shown. I love how they are re-imagining everything about Lara Croft. Having it begin when she is 21 and knows nothing and has to learn everything and basically become the Lara Croft we all have come to know. I hope this also gets announced for the Wii U but if not I will be getting it for the 360.

Resident Evil 6 was also shown as a demo of Leon’s story in the game. It looks like a lot of fun and more horror seeming than Resident Evil 5 was, but not enough back to the horror roots that I miss. I feel Resident Evil Revelations is a great indicator of how to do a great resident evil game and keep it scary (at least the levels taking place on the Queen Zenobia). Also hoping this gets announced for the Wii U.

I wanted to mention South Park The Stick of Truth because of how great the developers have matched the graphics almost exactly to the television show.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 I feel is using a very interesting and not expected idea of moving its story into the future. They seem to have tried to make the tech in 2025 very realistically evolved from our current day technology.

Other games shown were Dance Central 3, some sports games, and a few indie games that look pretty cool.


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