You know the problem with E3? You have to wait months before you find out if a game that looked great in July is going to kick ass or blow goats when it finally arrives in November. And it it sucks, you feel deflated. If only you could read, right here and right now, which games are really worth eagerly anticipating and which you should just start fitting for cement shoes right now. Wouldn't that make the world a better place?
Here, for the very first time, are the exclusive first reviews for all of the games you're most excited about this very E3.
In choosing games for this list, we kept an eye on games most likely to succeed at the market. We also tried to keep in mind potential critical reception based on developer track record, previous franchise performance, and how the titles have been presented in the media thus far. Naturally we also picked the titles we are most excited to play at the show, but in short, these are the games to keep an eye on, because these are the games that
Eastern Europe continues to be a fertile spawning ground for reverential games inspired by genre legends. The original King’s Bounty was the precursor to the Heroes of Might & Magic series, and, like those classics, this new Russian-made game is primarily focused on tactical, turn-based combat on hexagonal battlefields. Addictive combat is clearly the primary appeal of this genre, but King’s Bounty: The Legend is aiming to
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Except when they really, really do. With these seven games, in fact, you don't need to stare. Their flaws are so huge, so obvious, so frustrating and so effing obnoxious that you can't help but
Troublesome cameras, rotten language and bare breasts: not things you’d normally associate with a Nintendo game. Okay, some of these occur in third-party titles, but the important fact is that each one carries the Original Nintendo Seal of Quality. And that means Nintendo approved them all. Not so bad for a company famous for its censorship back in the early nineties, huh? So the next time somebody pokes fun at Nintendo for being
You know that red line that pops up in Word, Firefox or any other program with a spell check? It's helpful, don't get us wrong, but they really should spend some time working on spell check's virtual intuition. When we typed "Firefox," just now while writing this article, the red line asked if we meant "firebox." Um no, we didn't. And that's what happens countless times every second across the world when people type in video game names -
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As it turns out, it's the opening scene to the game's second level, Corinth River. Humanity is attacking the evil Helghast
I think at the end of the day, people want a Killzone 2 that has fully realized the vision that we set out with the 2005 trailer. Fortunately for us, Sony has a great line-up for Christmas so there was no pressure at all to come out at that time. This means we can take our time to polish it,” so says Herman Hulst - managing director of Guerrilla when we caught up with him at the Sony’s Gamers Day in south London where PS3’s
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