The Top 3 Games of E3 2012
Casey: Watch Dogs
I’ve always found E3 to be an eye opening experience; presenting myself, as well as the masses, with the future of technology. We go about our daily lives knowing the world as it is, E3 2012 gives a brief glimpse at the world of technology as it will be. Watch Dogs is the future.
Unexpected, by anyone, at E3; Ubisoft announced Watch Dogs, with a lengthy gameplay trailer. Watch Dogs displayed a great physics engine, amazing lighting effects and textures, and an intriguing, yet unknown, storyline; complete with a multiplayer teaser at the end. I chose Watch Dogs for my Best of Show because it is a brand new IP, which looks to blend all of the elements I enjoy in a game, combined with an open-world cityscape to explore and hack. I can’t wait for this one release. I feel like I haven’t said that in a while.
Garrett: Pikmin 3
Anytime Shigeru Miyamoto shows up my heart melts. When he opened Nintendo’s press conference, by showing off Pikmin 3, I was in love. Pikmin is a great franchise, and it’s great to see it making its triumphant return on the Wii U; in glorious HD, no less. I loved the idea of the original Pikmin; managing a troop of plant creatures who bend to your will. The sequel introduced some awesome co-op play and, naturally, the 3rd iteration looks to up the ante even higher.
First of all, Rock Pikmin have arrived as the newest members of the Pikmin family. They look as though they exist to take the place of Pikmin 2′s Purple Pikmin as the heavy hitters of the team. On top of new Pikmin types (which we haven’t likely seen all of yet), the game is introducing 4 new characters for you to control, and it looks as though you can switch between them all on the fly. Hopefully, this means we’ll be able to see 4-player co-op in Pikmin 3. I cannot wait for the Wii U to get here, and this game is (mostly) the reason why.
Thanks a lot Pikmin for making me broke in the future. What? No, I’m not mad. I could never stay mad at you little guys.
Cory: Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 has been on my radar since E3 2011. The Far Cry franchise has never been my favorite, but I always enjoyed what the games in the series had to offer. From the amazing graphics, to the over the top characters, Far Cry 3 only seems to look better and better every time a new piece of footage is shown. The insanity aspect was something I didn’t quite understand at first, but after E3 2012, I fully understand why I want Far Cry 3. While this is yet another FPS for this generation, it is clear that Ubisoft is doing everything in their power to make the experience fresh and unique compared to other FPS offerings. The main villain Vaas really makes the “insane” character frightening , and I can not wait to see what other crazy things Vaas has in store for Far Cry 3.