Written by Erik Kubik, kube00 Monday, 11 June 2012 08:55
The week of E3 has come and gone. The big question now is, what are the must-have games for gamers? Several titles look to be very promising.
Microsoft exclusives included Halo 4. Microsoft appears to be refining the Halo experience with better multiplayer and creating a new trilogy of games. It looks like this Halo game may be the best gamers have played yet. Fable the Journey also looks fun and it may be the Kinect game the hardcore gaming crowd has been waiting for. Lastly, there was South Park: The Stick of Truth, and as a long time South Park fan this game looks to be hilarious. Hopefully it stands up to the hype.
Sony showed gamers the Last of Us. Naughty Dog’s latest game looks to be another post apocalyptic game with several twists and from what I’ve seen I’m ready to pre-order. The game play looks amazing. The makers of Heavy Rain -- Quantum Dream -- is known to take risks. Their next game, Beyond: Two Souls looks to be a fantastic gaming experience. The idea of art and video games will be questioned upon its release. God of War: Acension and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale also look to be two must-have titles for gamers.
Nintendo showed off Pikmin 3 for the Wii U. The new Pikmin game looks like it really takes advantage of the Wii U's unique setup. Lego City Undercover looks like a fantastic sandbox game. The game has been compared to GTA, only with Legos and without the violence. Gamers of all ages could get into something like this. ZombieU also looks to be a lot of fun as gamers will have to use the tablet controller to frantically do everything to survive.
PS Vita/3DS had some great games as well. Gamers saw several noteworthy titles for handhelds. One of the standouts for the Vita was Assassin's Creed: Liberation. The game has a new setting and character that will have cross platform play with ACIII. 3DS fans saw New Super Mario Bros 2. It appears the game has co-op play and the Tannoki/Leaf.
There were quite a few multi platform games shown this year. It looks like Assassin's Creed III takes the cake. New setting, and a new hero looks to continue to build on the success of the other games in the series. Watch Dogs surprised everyone. This game is built on espionage, hacking, stealth, and taking control. The reboot of Tomb Raider also looks good. Gamers can expect a more, gritty Laura Croft. It's almost as if Uncharted has influenced the direction of the series. Dishonored is another title gamers must pick up. Steampunk meets fantasy in an epic adventure with lots of free-roaming and fighting options.
There were so many great games shown at E3, it would be tough to just chose one game from the bunch. As a gamer I look forward to playing most, if not all of these games.