Continuing on from yesterday, here are my thoughts on what went down at E3 Monday and yesterday. This time, talking about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3 (do you see a trend here?) and the Nintendo press conference.
MW3: Honestly, it’s MW2 with new maps.
Battlefield 3: Now this one looked cool. Yes it’s a AAA title which seems to stick to all that’s traditional but from what they showed, it looks really beautiful. I was also positively impressed to hear that they coded the engine from the ground up. One worry: if grenades do knock back in multi-player and you can’t defend yourself while you’re flying trough the air, they might be overpowered. And on the note of MP: all of the visual fluff, while awesome in single-player, might get in the way when playing online.
Mass Effect 3: To be honest, all I have to say is I want this game. It looks good, it sounds good and most likely will play good. All around goodness. The only downside is that it will still take 9 months to come out. Oh well, enough to time to play through ME2, right?
Nintendo: Well, I got 2 things from the Nintendo press conference: Zelda and Wii U. The former doesn’t even require a description. They’re just launching a lot of stuff because of the 25th anniversary. As for the Wii U, I think it’s an amazing idea which was badly presented. They focused so much on the controller that some people were left thinking what the heck the console even was. Ah yes, it’s that thing next to the TV. And what are the specs? No idea. Nothing was said. Although the demos looked cool and it seems as though there is a lot of potential, we have no idea of what this system is truly capable of. I look forward to hearing more from Nintendo. From what has been shown, I can see the controller introducing a couple of cool new ways to interact with, for example, RTSs. Can you imagine having an epic battle going on in the TV while you control your troops in a bird’s eye perspective from the controller using the touch interface? Now that’s nerdy-cool.