Best ten games I saw at the Eurogamer Expo 2010
There was a lot of stuff at the Expo, none of it was news, but it was really exciting to be part of it. I’ve made a little list of things I did like and of course made a list of the most interesting games I saw people playing there. The best things were the music and dance stages, the HMV game shop at the Expo and the career forum where young people could apply for a job at a game development company.
My top 10 picks of games you could see at the Expo after the jump
10. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Will hit the US market in November 19. The action game is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It will be available for Xbox 360, PS 3 and PC. Why is it on the last place in my list — I’m not really into that franchise. It looks amazing and the story can be interesting at some places, but both the first and the second part were too long, did not have the nerve to finish them. There are more Dilyan’s type of games.
9. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
The sequel to the Witcher is supposed to get to game stores around the world in 2011, but the developers have still not given more concrete information about the date. The developer, CD Project, had said there is a possibility to release Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, but it is still too soon to state that as a firm fact. The only certain thing at this point is that the game will be release for PC next year. (The guys from CD Project at the Eurogamer Expo said the same thing). For me not being able to play the game on a console is kind of a problem. Prefer consoles to PC for playing this days, so I hope they would make a version for the Xbox 360 or the PS3, or both.
8. Fable III
The third game in this franchise is scheduled for release in the US on October 29 this year. It is being developed by Lionhead Studios and its publisher is Microsoft. It will be available for PC and Xbox 360. The game looks amazing and the quests (at least those in the demos) are interesting. Controls are the same as in Fable II.
7. Fallout New Vegas
The RPG game will be on the US market from October 22, 2010. The publisher is Bethesda Softworks and the developer is Obsidian Entertainment. It can be played on PC, PS 3 and Xbox 360. I have to say I need more time with New Vegas in order to decide whether I like it or not. The demo which was presented at the Eurogamer Expo was not enough. Hopefully we’ll buy the game soon and I’ll see.
6. Killzone 3
The FPS, developed by Guerilla Games, is scheduled to come out in February 2011. I was not able to try out the 3D version, which you could do at the Expo, but Dilyan tried it and said it wasn’t a big deal. Still, I like that franchise very much so KZ 3 is on my short list for the next game shopping trip.
I learned about this first-person shooter at the Expo. It was very popular among visitors (the queues for it were twice as long as for other games). I assume the character customization must be an interesting part of the game, because I saw many people spend a lot of time playing around with the character menu before starting the actual demo. Brink is being developed by Splash Damage and its publisher is Bethesda Softworks. The game is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2011 and will be available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
I’ve only looked at people play it and did not try it out myself, but I’ve played the demo at home and I know I like the game. It is a third-person shooter developed by PlatinumGames and SEGA is the publisher. The game can be played on Xbox 360 and PS 3 and is due to hit the market this month.
3. Enslaved: Journey to the West
That is one of the best games I’ve seen for a long time. Impatiently anticipating its release in Europe. I reckon it will be some days after the US release on October 8 this year. The can be played on Xbox 360 and PS 3. Developer is Ninja Theory and publisher is Namco Bandai. I have to say I read about the story of the game somewhere, but did not understand the special relationship between the two characters until I saw the demo at the Expo. So, basically this Trip girl is a real bitch who traps Monkey (the male character) in a slave’s headband and he has to help her get to her village or else… I have to admit she annoyed me a little bit. But anyways, the game is worth buying.
2. Hunted: The Demon’s Forge
An action RPG game I’ve learned about at the expo. It looks really impressive and I hope there soon will be more information about its release. The good thing is they say it will be in stores by the end of this year. The game is for PC, Xbox 360 and PS 3 and is being developed by inXile Entertainment. The publisher is Bethesda Softworks.
1. Medal of Honor
Definitely the best game for me shown at the Expo. It comes out on October 15 in the US and can be played on Xbox 360, PS 3 and PC. The demos looked really promising. Hope to get it very soon after it gets released, but that would depend on our game budget. What I find most appealing about MoH is that the story does not bother me like in other military games (the war theme does not interest me that much, which is strange because I love shooters and most of them tend to tell the story of some war).