Mafia II is a game that I have already discussed in the past, but at E3 I got the chance to get my hands on it and now I have more to say. The good folks at 2K Games seem to have spun quite a yarn and while the gunplay was definitely functional, the thing that really impressed me about Mafia II was the atmosphere the game exudes.
Downloadable games always seem like they can be either very promising or an underdeveloped mess. While at E3, I stopped by to see the good folks at Square Enix and got some hands-on time with Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Much to my delight, it’s looking like Lara’s latest adventure, though not a part of the main story, is going to be one co-op isometric-camera action title you won’t want to miss.
Aniplex has given up 23 minutes of a sci-fi anime called Welcome to the Space Show for everyone to enjoy. You don't need any money to watch it, and you can tell your friends that you watch an anime 100%
I walked onto the show floor for the first time ever and in an excited fervor, I head to the very first open controller I can find. It just so happened that the game I grabbed was none other than Saw 2: Flesh and Blood. Now, while I’m certainly not an apologist for the movie series, I very recently played through the first game and was eager to see what was different about the new game. As it turns out, they’ve taken the original and put it under a microscope to see how they can make it a better experience.
At the end of the Nintendo media briefing, they allowed us to take a second to get our hands on their amazing new handheld system. While what I was was characters doing short animations on the 3D screen, I was still quite impressed. Nothing could have prepared me, however, for what I would see when I got to the front of the line visiting Nintendo’s booth on the show floor. Stepping up onto the platform where they had a line of 3DS demos running, I thought I may be seeing the same demo I saw before, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.
It's the first Monday after E3 and the ESH crew has survived the
AWESOME grueling week we spent in LA trying out new games so you wouldn't have to. That's our line and we're sticking to it during this new episode of the ESH podcast.