We learnt an important lesson on Friday: if you show up a bit late for the opening, you miss the talk you wanted to check out the most. On Saturday, we learnt an even more valuable lesson: if you show up a bit earlier, you gain a longer wait in line to go in.
Once inside the Earl’s Court exhibition centre, I made straight to the Killzone 3 3D stands. I managed to find a console with no queue for it and was pretty soon playing the game.
People complain a lot about the galsses required for 3D television, cinema and gaming but I’ve never found them particularly bothersome or headache-inducing. So that was not a problem. The problem was that I found Kilzone 3‘s 3D to be actually quite meh. It looks decent enough, to the extent any HD game looks good, but it is nothing spectacular or extraordinary.
The game itself is your standard Killzone shooter, which isn’t bad but isn’t earth-shattering either.
I passed by the Fable III stand and noticed that people were playing a different demo than the one I played on Friday. It was a lot longer and showcased a lot more of the title’s new features. Or maybe it was the same one and somehow I’d gottent it all wrong the previous day. Anyhow, this warranted a second try, but the queues were insufferable so this will have to wait for Sunday.
Having gained an expoing level, we plan to show up around noon tomorrow and maybe try and get into the Witcher 2 developer session. I’ll let you know how things turn out.