a glorified DA 2. So lets move on to the sport tiles, opening with NBA Live, after opening with some fine beat/dribble poetry they were boasting one major feature in the game – the ball leaves your hand. Wow, all this processing power of the new consoles, that and almost immediate stat updates, is all EA can boast about. It was similar to Madden, who was next up. Then it was Fifa’s turn, what bad luck they had that the time they bigged up their relationship with Barcelona they are not that great right now. I’m glad they're good not great, as it gave Celtic a chance to beat them 2 – 0 in the 2012/13 Champions League. I was going to say it boast the similar obvious adjustments as NBA Live, but games journalists who have already played it say its great. Next it was the UFC licenced MMA game, announced by the voice of the UFC – Bruce Buffer – UFC head Dan White and 2 fight champions joined the games producer. It looked okay, but it seems only to have more flexible bodies, that ripple more when it. Next up is a multiplayer demo of Battlefield 4 – The Siege of Shangai. Having 64 players in the game is mightily impressive but on the whole it was as impressive as The Angry Sea demo earlier on. To close the show was another brief teaser for another much-asked game Mirror’s Edge 2. A prequel than following the story of the first game, it shows Faith getting her tattoos and running in a corridor. Over all a quite boring show.
Mercs. To be honest it was quite messy in that they had a billion different clips playing everywhere, and they particularly interesting ones too. Then it was Rayman’s turn, with clips of the new game Rayman Legends. Yes, Origins was a great game, and this should be fun too, but it is more of the same, so let move on. The first Ubisoft Dwarf, well they in comparison to Aisha, she is tall, why on earth did she need for Stilettos as well. He arrived on stage to announce a new Free-To-Play game The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot, it was mainly a fun trailer so let’s move on again. Next was a top trailer for South Park: The Stick Of Truth, apart from me saying ‘Yay, it still exists.’ that’s all that can be said.
I really felt sorry for this guy, the co-founder and CEO of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot. When he came on stage he looked like Warwick Davis next to Steven Merchant, he looked so embarrassed. To kick off the next gen titles, he first of cours bigged up the company then introduced another racing title – The Crew. Although not to most graphically impressive game, the customisation and that you can drive all the USA was impressive. Like the other driving games it meshed the Single and Multiplayer experiences, and was like if Test Drive Unlimited and PS2 game Smugglers Run had a kid it would be this. It shouldn’t be that surprising as most of the people making The Crew made TDU. Then it was time for the star of last years E3 Watch Dogs to shine again. Because of it’s popularity Ubisoft are in danger of showing to much of it now, as great it still is it has signs of running out of tricks. As with this showing, and the one at SONY’S, the action does end up mostly gunning people down. The first few demos of it showed a deft manipulation of security tech (like CCTV and Computer Mainframes) to work your way through missions. This was mainly a trailer for catching a Human Trafficker, but it show despite all the security manipulations, you end up fighting and gunning to escape. But then, of course Watchdogs then made way for The Big Game – Just Dance 2014. <Ahem>, following that musical (well I say musical) interlude it was time for Rabbids Invasion. Instead of just being a games it’s also a kids show too. It’ll entertain the wee bairns, and it has one of the metaphors of this years E3, so it’ll be a fine and dandy.
After that it was time for another star of this years E3 – The Division to end the Event. Graphically stunning, one of the few games that
can say it’s truly next gen, it’s a multiplayer action RPG where again you wander around a in-toil city. In a future America it’s distraught after a major flu virus wiped out a quarter of the population on Black Tuesday (where people crush each other after Thanksgiving for bargains)