The lights are on
Since the former Call of Duty developers at Respawn lost all their tech during the messy divorce with Activision, the team had to start from scratch by heavily modifying Valve's Source engine and jumping from a modern military setting to science fiction. That makes Titanfall's debut at E3 all the more impressive. With no previous tech base to pull from and facing stiff competition from heavily iterated franchises like Battlefield 4, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and Call of Duty, Respawn still took away top honors thanks to Titanfall's fluid aiming and mobility and inventive approach to blending single- and multiplayer.
The beautiful game lives up to its name on next-generation consoles. Playable behind closed doors despite being several months away from release on two brand-new consoles, FIFA 14 was the darling of the sports games at E3. Crowds feel more alive than any other sports sim to date, and thanks to many tweaks under the hood, the fidelity of control has been improved in relation to passing, shooting, heading, and defending. If FIFA 14 is any indication, EA Sports is poised to erase its tarnished reputation when it comes to transitioning to new consoles.
TOTAL WAR: ROME II
Creative Assembly is taking a two-pronged approach to improving its already stellar Total War series. To better assist players in managing their sprawling empires, Rome II streamlines troop recruitment, city-state management, diplomacy, and trade without sacrificing the depth for which the series is known. To improve the cinematic feel of the large-scale real-time strategy battles, the developer allows you to zoom the camera right into the fray to make you feel like you are standing shoulder to shoulder with your infantry as they violently clash with the enemy. Judging from our time with the game at E3, these tactics are working in tandem to make Rome II the must-play strategy game of 2013.
OCULUS RIFT HD
The eyes of the gaming world were focused squarely on new consoles this
year, but those that donned the Oculus Rift HD headset had another impressive
piece of hardware to rave about. The
amazing 1080p prototype unit showcased Unreal Engine 4, but even the standard-def Eve dogfighting demo
wowed those that played it. We wouldn't be surprised to see many VR skeptics become believers
when Oculus VR eventually releases a consumer version of the hardware.
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Titanfall looked great, but not "Best In Show" great. I would have given that to Destiny for sure. The game looked phenomenal. Plus, I don't agree with the best 3DS game. Pokemon X and Y got that award in my opinion. Another thing about Titanfall, I'm worried about this whole "blurring the lines of multiplayer and singleplayer" thing. I know most of you don't remember, but Brink tried to do that years ago, and it turned out to be crap. Titanfall looked good and all, but it didn't look good enough to get as much praise as you guys are giving it.
For me the best multiplatform should have been destiny and the best adventure should have been watchdogs, and if there was a best fighting game it would have gone to super smash bros. but I agree with everything else
Yup, the Elder Scrolls Online is gonna be awesome.
Wait, it wasn't the only MMORPG in there was it?
Titanfall looks pretty cool. Guess I'll be getting that. But I am a faithful Nintendo fan. I will never abandon them as long as they keep making Mario, Zelda, and Smash Bros. Keep up the good work!
Where is The Division? Someone is smoking something serious if Elder Scrolls online looked better. Don't get me wrong, I've beat every single one since Daggerfall, but you have to be smoking something serious to think it was better.
yeah im kinda disappointed destiny and the division werent mentioned. In my opinion destiny looks like its going to be one of the best games coming out.