Gamescom Highlights


Gamescom Highlights
Our Picks so far!

if nothing else, Metroplex is BIG!

As the world's largest trade fair/event highlight for interactive entertainment, you’d be forgiven for expecting, nay, demanding this Cologne based festival give up the goods on some of the hottest incoming IPs.

Fortuitously, although technically it’s only day one of five (August 15-19, 2012) Gamescom’s already busy tendering the shiny!
My pick of the best so far...

Remember Me

Daniel’s already harped on about how good Capcom’s new memory jiggler looks and as usual, he aint wrong!

If you can imagine Inception, but with a futuristic setting, player interaction and, uh, FUN, then you’ve got some good idea of what to expect!

Capcom have been on something of a roll lately. Let’s hope they can keep it up for another 9 months because as far as I recall, Remember Me is set for a May 2013 release.

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

Due on August 24th, the PC crowd have a very good excuse for not playing this horrifically beautiful title. What’s your excuse?!

From Software’s Souls games have whittled a genre onto themselves, meshing Survival Horror with responsive RPG adventuring. With tight controls, thousands of combat options and a fresh horde of nightmarish apparitions, survivingDark Souls is a hellish slog.

And undoubtedly one every gamer of this generation should endure!

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

When gaming powerhouses Kojima Productions (Metal Gear Saga, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow) and the aptly named Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Anarchy Reigns, Vanquish) try their hand at a stealth-action title centred on a cyborg ninja who cuts bullets in half and plays hopscotch over air to ground missiles, we tend to take notice.

Revengeance debuted an extended trailer earlier, with a peculiar robot chainsaw tiger towards the end. Even more excitingly it unveiled a UK release date.

February 22nd, 2013.
Happy Birthday to me, bitches!

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

I have a sneaking suspiscion I’ll be thoroughly disappointed by High Moon’s Transformers sequel, given the mediocrity of War for Cybertron.

But being wrong is something of speciality of mine!
Plus, accounting for the post E3 multiplayer hype and the quality of this CG launch trailer, there’s a glimmer of a chance FALL will have patched all the bugs which held WAR back from greatness in 2010.

Hell, if nothing else, Metroplex is BIG!

The Last of Us

Naughty Dog’s freshest IP allures more with every showing. A recent trailer betrays protagonist Joel’s more brutal antics as he slams, smashes, slaps, socks and slashes suckahs into surrounding scenery.

But I can’t help but feel we’re playing as the WRONG character. If ND really wanted to push boundaries, they’d let gamers watch their burly protector fight tooth and nail to save them, jumping in at the opportune moment with a well thrown brick or cruelly placed switchblade.

Basically, Ellie looks like a post apocalyptic Hit-Girl, intelligent, ruthless but trapped in the body of an innocent adolescent.
Anyway, Naughty Dog have decided the story is NOT best told from her perspective and who am I to argue with the front runners of current-gen action adventures. At this stage, they have more than earned my optimism!

Stay Tuned for more from Gamescom in the coming days...

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