PS3 Conference: What I am looking forward to

Posted: June 4, 2012 by Ian Gaudreau in Gamenomics - Video Games, Sony/PlayStation
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Official Tweet from @IGN

The Sony Conference has come to an end, and I think IGN has put it best.  Whoa.  I am very impressed with what PS3 brought to the table.  After watching, here is what I am looking forward to the most (game trailers included)!

1. Beyond: Two Souls

Sony premiered with this game.  I like it.  Not only did the trailer keep my attention, but I liked the mystery spin they took.  Most trailers involve a lot of killing and action, but this was different.  I will definitely have my eye out for this game.

2. Assissin’s Creed 3

I’m not going to say much about this because there is very little to say.  Assassin’s Creed is an extremely successful franchise.  It has a unique style of gameplay and has had a consistently interesting storyline.  The ‘battle on boats’ puts a new spin on a familiar game and the stealthy killing will surely be impressive.

3. Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

I have been a PlayStation kid since PS1 and have loved every second of it.  The PS2 is probably one of my all-time favorite systems.  Although it is just the PS3 version of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros., this is a great idea for Sony.  PlayStation has a lot of great characters and this is a great way to band them all together.  This game looks fun, addicting, and original for PS3.  I say original because I feel like PS3 has always been a solo type of system.  When I get a game for PS3, it is probably some type of RPG and will have a great story.  XBox 360 dominates the multiplayer world, so I hope this is a successful game for PS3 because it looks like a lot of fun!  I just hope there is a large character lineup.  I want to see Crash Bandicoot, Cloud from FFXII, Spyro, and all the other old-school chracters.

4. God of War Ascension

Let’s be honest.  When has GOW not been impressive?  Game after game, this franchise has just been purely awesome.  Not only do I have high hopes for GOW Ascension, but I am looking forward to the new additions to gameplay.  The addition of multiplayer is going to be a whole new realm of gaming and the ‘serving 1 of 4 Gods to create a more unique character’ also sounds like a really innovative way to keep the games unique.  This is the game I am looking forward to the most.

5. The Last of US

Everyone was going bonkers for this one.  And they should be!  Man, this looks awesome.  I am predicting a whole mess of awards and titles for this game.  G&C was looking for originality and I think I can speak for all of us by saying that we are impressed with The Last of Us.

Other notes of interest:

Cross Compatibility is an awesome idea.  Although I am not the biggest proponent for PS Vita at the moment, they are really making an effort to hype up this handheld.  For those that didn’t see, Sony has created Cross Compatibility, which will allow any combination of players to play each other in the same game, but on different systems.  In other words, if we all wanted to play the upcoming Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, two of us could play on PS3, while the other two play on PS Vita.  These are the ideas that will help put Sony ahead of its competitors.

It seems that the ‘extra screen’ dimension is hitting all three platforms.  Apparently you will be able to use your PS Vita in a similar context as the Wii U GamePad and XBox Smart Glass.  It will be interesting to see which company is the most  successful with this idea.  My money is on Wii U, followed by PlayStation, then XBox.

Finally, and unfortunately, Wonderbook just didn’t do it for me (or many other people to be honest).  When they did the opening, I was intrigued.  And I had high hopes for a new innovative idea that would sweep me off my feet.  But I don’t think Wonderbook will be that idea.  But hey, it isn’t marketed toward hardcore gamers, so maybe it will be successful for the younger generation.

Keep enjoying E3!

~Ian

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