Honor & Shame: E3 2012


In our latest feature, We will be taking one subject and highlight the best and the worst of said concept. With this week being the big thunderous E3 week, we want to choose what games we thought had the high point, and the low point of the show.

Watch_Dogs

The new title from Ubisoft boasts what I assume is all of their top end technology and creativity thrown into a big fiery pit of awesomeness. The core gameplay mechanic is that you completely connected to the world of technology and the ability to use it in your advantage. The unveil trailer shows the main character using his connection to the world to listen to phone conversations, power out certain areas, change traffic lights, use security cameras, and even collect instant Intel on possible threats. Nothing ever catches everyone off guard anymore at these shows, so it was completely pleasing that this title came out of no where. Not only does the premise behind Watch_Dogs look immensely awesome, but the graphics and art style is extremely impressive. We cannot wait to hear more about Watch_Dogs. Stay tuned to Geek Badge for more as it is unfolded.

 

Honorable Mentions:

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
  • BEYOND
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • The Last of Us
  • Splinter Cell: BlackList

 

Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition

This is a game that we’ve LOVED. I mention it with such tenacity because it’s passed tense. PASSED! I don’t believe that Arkham City itself deserves to be shamed, but Nintendo should be shamed that they used this re-release title was one of their most promoted games, and took a LARGE chunk of time and attention within their press conference earlier this morning. Although the new WiiU boasts a really cool list of uses for their new controller, it is NOT OK for you to try and snake more interest off of an already left alone title. Wow us with new things. Don’t try and make us pay more money for something that we’ve already finished enjoying.

 

 Shameful Mentions:

  • NintendoLand
  • Sing
  • Anything that used a live hip hop star to promote on-stage.
  • Fable: Journey
  • WonderBook
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (for not innovating)