Ok, its time for another post. This one is about the Ubisoft press conference.
The titles i talk about here are:
- Far Cry 3
- Splinter Cell Blacklist
- The Avengers: Battle for Earth
- Rayman Legends
- Zombi U
- Assassins Creed 3
- Watch Dogs
Splinter Cell Blacklist
From the trailer shown i get the feeling that the game is turning its back on stealth and focusing more on action sequences. To further back that, the gameplay shown at the Microsoft Press Conference didn't contain a single stealth sequence. I really hope that they are just making it a secret because of a reinvented stealth mode, or something like that.
The Avengers: Battle for Earth
Acording to the trailer the cast will be of the Avengers present on the movie and also Spider-Man and Wolverine. Magneto seems to be the antagonist of the game. No gameplay was shown.
Some Wii-U gameplay was shown. Colorful as is customary with the Rayman games. The game will be co-op, with one player controlling Rayman with the normal buttons, and the other will control his sidekick with the Wii-U Gamepad up to four more players will be able to join. The music is funny as always with even the rhythm going accordingly with the level. As i haven't played the previous game (Rayman Origins), i'm not really sure it the game is going to be better, but since it's Rayman, i'm betting it will be a lot better than the previous.
A Wii-U survival horror First Person Shooter. From the images it looked a bit like Dead Rising. It's a shame they didn't reveal anything about the game.
Assassins Creed 3
I've been a big fan os the AC franchise since the first game and i have to say that i'm really excited about this one. The gameplay footage show the protagonist hunting a deer which he finishes of by taking his hidden blade and stabbing it. His way to use the blade is actually different than before, since he actually takes it off his arm and uses it like a dagger. Horse riding is back. The action sequences look even more organic than they did on the previous game and his fighting style is a lot different (again the hidden blade is used like a dagger during those). What is also back is the hidden pistol. A new weapon (maybe replacing the crossbow) is a regular bow. The snowy setting looks really good. The game will span 30 years of history which is more than Assassins Creed 2 (it spans 20 something years). Can't wait for this one to come out.
This game,an FPS from the creators of TrackMania is supposed to be a new addition to the Esports scene. The demonstration with Pro Counter-Strike players looked really good. I personally didn't like the fact that the player wasn't able to see his own weapon, just the crosshair, but for an alpha stage game it actually looks pretty solid. You can sign up for the beta at this link shootmania.com/X_7636X.
One of the most interesting games shown at the press conference. An interesting take on the cyberpunk genre. We play a man who is able to hack everything in the city since its all connected to an Operating System. The protagonist is able to tap into phone calls, jam communications, control traffic lights to cause accidents in order to create a distraction and much more. The ambient looks really realistic. Apart from the hacking, the game is a third person shooter.
The Ubisoft press conference was as good as the Electronic Arts one.
This year and the next will both be full of great releases.