Our old limbless friend is back. Two years after his triumphant return to the 2D realm and finally having a Rayman game be about him, he’s back for a second helping. Rayman Legends has a lot to prove. Rayman Origins was a great game but was overshadowed by strong the Triple A lineup of 2011. There’s a strong lineup this year as well so does Rayman have what it takes to stand with the best?
The biggest event annually for gamers and game developers congregate in Los Angeles. E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo is a gamer’s paradise to witness exclusive game trailers, demos, big announcements of well-known game developers and anticipating release dates of games coming later in the year and in 2013. I will be giving a thorough scope of E3 2012’s press conferences from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo. And any surprising titles due for release later this year and next year of 2013. Without furtheradew here we go!
It’s been a while since I reviewed something that’s actually out… The first Trine was released in 2009 developed by Frozenbyte. Trine was an innovative puzzle platformer where you switch between three characters with different skills to traverse and solve puzzles. Trine had excellent design, visuals and gameplay and was generally well received. The sequel was released December last year and does Trine 2 still have the magic?
First thing’s first EA is having a promotion where playing the demo of Kingdoms of Amalur then you receive bonus content for Mass Effect 3 and vice versa when the Mass Effect demo is released. This is the only reason why I’m aware and playing the demo. To be honest this is a cleaver marketing move for a game that’s probably unknown to most.
Leon and Chris return in the next chapter in the Resident Evil series. I’ve got to say it’s looking incredible. This looks like a massive step up from Resident Evil 4 and 5. The story seems to be broken up into three with Leon, Chris and a new unnamed mercenary character in the starring roles. Zombies finally make a return in the series and they are more versatile than ever. There are also new game mechanics that could possibly over complicate the controls but also give characters more control and freedom than ever.
Resident Evil 6 is set to be released November 20 2011.
Last year in 2010, Ubisoft released their first ever multiplayer for the Assassin’s Creed franchise regarding the installment of Brotherhood. With a new year, expectations are vastly greater to take Assassin’s Creed Revelations’ multiplayer to the next level to not only satisfy previous players but to gain new loyal recruits. This is admirably an exciting, action-assassin game but will be broken down into different specifics to value the full perspective.
Final Fantasy XIII was a game that disappointed many fans. Wisely Square has released a demo as the game a few weeks before the release of XIII-2 later this month. Square expressed that they wanted to deal with all of the complaints the fans had with XIII and fix them in XIII-2 and all I have to say about that is good luck.
A Gamespot interview reveals that Episode 2 will include Tails and Metal Sonic. The interview also mentions that it has reworked the physics and the graphics but until we see more that can mean anything. Sonic Generations had very good 2D gameplay and level design so I am hopeful that Sega can pull it off for Episode 2.
Konami’s Silent Hill HD Collection coming out January 2012 will have redone voice tracks. Silent Hill 2 and 3 will have lines and redone and possible changed with new voice actors. The Silent Hill games weren’t known for their voice work so this is a welcome change. Silent Hill 2 will have the option of keeping the original cast’s voice work in the game but Silent Hill 3 has not.
It is shocking that Konami would go through the effort to redo the dialogue because most HD releases don’t put half the effort into their re-releases. I am not quite sure why Silent Hill 3 would not have the original audio as an option but I’m not heartbroken over it and I have it for the PS2 if I really want to listen to Heather Morris again.