Part Two: E3—Innovation Unveiled

Because there was so much to see at E3, I had to put together a second round of highlights. Here you go, please enjoy.

Bandfuse

Two female musicians rocked out on the stage at E3, with real guitars and microphones hooked up to the game console. Based on real rock n’ roll lore, Bandfuse looks like Guitar Hero on steroids. Even though I never got into Guitar Hero, I wouldn’t mind putting a real guitar in my hands and trying this game out. Coldplay, Slash, Lynard Skynard, Judas Priest, Five Finger Death Punch, and many more artists will all be available on Bandfuse. Whether you’ve never held a guitar before, or are a veteran musician, Bandfuse offers a rock n’ roll experience for everyone.

Tekken

Tekken is receiving some upgrades that I’m excited about. Bonus characters and customizable “Combot,” where you can combine characters moves to make your own style, and the ability to have four people playing at one time = very cool.

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Set in an eerie, claustrophobic and horrifying environment that made the movies so good, the Aliens video games should be an intense first person shooter to say the least.

Spec Ops: The Line

Based on Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the gameplay for this looks intriguing. Set in Dubai, the demos showed cool effects like sandstorms and sky rise jumping that made this game unique and intense.

The Elder Scrolls Online

Let’s keep our eye out for this MMO, the zones look amazing, the characters are exotic, and the game play looks great.

Devil May Cry

This game was a lot of fun. The colors were vibrant, the controls were intuitive, and getting to whip your enemies up into the air and fight Matrix style = unbelievably fun. 🙂

Fable: the Journey

Fable is one of my favorite games and Fable the Journey looks like it will not disappoint. With the hands on Kinect capabilities, we will have a whole new Fable experience without losing the things we love about the series.

Wizardy Online

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Genese Davis

Testing this game was scary because I had to kill zombies. And zombies are scary looking. But I luvvvvved the intuitive controls. Right clicking targeted the closet enemy and left clicking was my sword attack. Once I got used to this I loved it. It actually felt more intuitive than Final Fantasy XI and World of Warcraft.

Halo 4

Halo 4 has an amazing live action trailer. Check it out here. Gameplay looks enticing, and players can choose between Campaign mode, where they will take the role of Master Chief, or choose War Games and Spartan Ops where they take the role of a highly trained super-soldier.

Guardians of Middle Earth

Lord of the Rings coming to a video game? Yes Please! Can’t wait!

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Are there any games from the E3 highlights that you’re excited about? What conventions are you attending this year? Comicon? DragonCon? Post your answers in a comment below.

2 thoughts on “Part Two: E3—Innovation Unveiled

  1. Bandfuse looks like it could be pretty cool if it can be an effective guide and teacher for someone learning to play an instrument. Guitar Hero and those other games were fun, but they really did not translate to playing guitar at all. I guess the drums would have probably been the most accurate so to speak. But I think just the general idea of using video games as instructional tools has a lot of value. Interactive teaching at home is something that can probably be done in a lot of different fields through some form of game. Hope to see more of that in the future.

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