Unless you decided you weren’t going to watch TV these past few days, you should know, you missed a WHOLE LOT. What I’m talking about is E3 2012. The E3, or Electronic Entertainment Expo, is the annual video game convention held every year to release, tease the releases of the new and upcoming games for the 2012/13 season. I personally watched every minute (DVR’d of course) of the expo coverage on Spike these past few days, and the only word that comes to mind is WOW. It would take close to twenty television hours to go over every game that was covered at E3, so I’ll just highlight my favorites.
The first game on my top three list is the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops II. I’m personally a Call of Duty fan-boy at heart so I would be lying if I said I wasn’t highly looking forward to kicking some commie’ ass. I know what everyone’s gunna say, “Ryan! Why buy another call of Duty game? There all the same!”. To those people I say get the heck out. If you’re buying a Call of Duty game simply for the action scenes and endless killing, I suggest you save your cash and just go see a Michael Bay movie. The real reason this game is on my list is because of the great story that was revealed at E3. According to lead game writer David S. Goyer, Black Ops II is set in war torn 2025. I know what you’re thinking and no, the game isn’t about a bunch of human freedom fighters fighting against the technology they once built to protect themselves, for that go find yourself a Jim Cameron flick. It’s about full on United States v. China grudge match fight to the death! So maybe it is like a Michael Bay movie. But regardless, this game is probably gunna be the hottest seller of 2012. And that’s because everyone’s pumped to see the future. It’s pretty much a fact that audiences don’t accept the future, weather in film or video games, that’s peachy clear and happy. They want people getting popped left and right and one lone future soldier kickin butt and taking names. And that’s why this title is number 3 on my list.
For number 2 on my list, we need to travel way back in time instead of ahead. This new game is Assassins Creed 3. I’ll admit, I’m not a true home grown AC player, as the first and only installment of the series I have is Brotherhood, but I am COMPLETLEY stocked for this new game! It combines my two favorite things in the world, American History and bad to the bone Mother F*****s beatin’ the crap outa people! Lead writer Corey May elaborated at E3 about how AC3 will be like no gaming experience ever developed before. Instead of traversing Gothic City scapes like the previous ACs, the player will now be able to wage a silent war against the Red Coats in the woods, in water, and in snow covered mountains. Being a mainly third person shooter player, I’m no stranger to war torn urban environments. So setting a high anticipation game in the woods is a nice breather from constant explosions and the rustle and bustle of the city. As I said before, I’m a stickler for story in games, and I believe AC3 won’t disappoint. You could sign me up any day to team up with my man George Washington and my boy Ben Franklin to bash some Red Coats in the quest for freedom!
For the final game on my list, we have to go even farther back, to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away (yes I said it). Yes, I’m talking about Star Wars. Star Wars at E3!?!? Who woulda thought!?!?! Answer……….me. Everyone knew that the next big Star Wars game was due up, but I was blown away by what the game actually was. It’s going to be my favorite, THIRD PERSON SHOOTER!!! In this game the player will play as a bounty hunter pitted against the most vile and evil criminals of Coruscant’s underworld. This is another great refresher game because, as much as I wanna be a Jedi, being able to throw my opponents yards away and kill them without actually touching them was getting a bit old (yes I’m talking to you The Force Unleashed II). I think everyone secretly wanted to be Han Solo from Empire Strikes back anyway, so why not give the fans what they want! A rated M Star Wars game that pits man against man in the battle for the galaxy. And yes maybe it’ll have a good story too.
That about does it for the big game E3 coverage from KMItv this year, but keep coming back to see what else we have in store at KMI. I’m Ryan for KMItv sayin keep it real. And P.S. check out my YouTube channel MSPtelevision! New video starting this summer! Tell your sister about it.