We’re doing something a little bit different for WeView this week. Now that the press conferences are over, we’d like to hear what you thought of them – did MicroSoft dazzle you with their new Xbox One titles, did EA surprise you with those sequels, did Ubisoft pull another Watch Dogs and what about Sony – did they manage to surprise you with the game announcements? How about Nintendo, could any of these games finally sell you a Wii U? Or did any disappoint you? Whatever the case, we’d like to hear.
Now, we don’t want you writing about everything from every conference, so try to stick to a few games in total. We’re wanting to purely stick to games here, though, otherwise it’ll all be about the PS4’s lack of DRM and low price (great though, isn’t it?)! Just pick whichever game you like (or dislike), it’s really up to you. We’ll then round up your thoughts into a verdict article later in the week!
For example, I absolutely loved the look of Insomniac’s new game, Sunset Overdrive. It was a real surprise seeing them step on stage at a Microsoft conference – no doubt disappointing a lot of Sony fans – and revealing a genuinely fresh and fun looking new IP. It looks like it could be a really fun third-person shooter, with guns to rival Ratchet and Clank and some brilliant fast-paced parkour gameplay. To sum it up, it seemed like pure fun and just on the right side of being absolutely mental.
As for EA, the real surprise for me wasn’t the new Mirror’s Edge game but instead the new Plants vs. Zombies game, Garden Warfare – I seem to be sticking to what looked like most fun here – and the arcadey, horde-style gameplay really drew me in. This looks like it should be an absolute blast with friends. Oh, and Peggle 2!
There was no question on the game of Ubisoft’s show – and perhaps the game of the show overall: The Division. This looked like an absolutely brilliant persistently online survival/shooter/RPG with some brilliant AR elements thrown in. The squad-based gameplay seemed to work very well and I’ll be picking it up for my PS4 as soon as it releases.
Sony showed off some brilliance with Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and The Order but my real love lies with the indie games they spent some time going over. Transistor, in particular, is looking fantastic – SuperGiant’s previous title, Bastion, is an incredibly well made indie game and I’ve been waiting to see what they did next.
Nintendo always have a special place in my heart and the new Super Smash Brothers games for 3DS and Wii U were very exciting to me. I’ve spent hundreds of hours playing Brawl with friends and I can’t wait to play it on the go on my 3DS and in HD on my Wii U when it releases next year. I’m not enamoured with the new characters – Animal Crossing’s Villager and Mega Man – but I really can’t wait to find out more about this game.
Over to you now – you can decide your own format of your comment, which I’ll no doubt pick apart for the round-up. There’s no ratings this week, don’t worry – just blabber on about the games you’re looking forward to.