Besides the handful of games I got to play at Fan Expo 2013, I saw a lot of other titles on current and next gen platforms. Some of these were live demos that us common folk were playing, while others were part of a sizzle reel. I didn’t get to experience enough of them to formalize a post, though I’ll throw in a quick word based on what I saw. Enjoy!
Knack (Buy Now)
Amazingly unremarkable. Saw a lot of people play this and it looked like a generic platformer. The character’s power to fall apart and come back together didn’t really lend itself towards much in the way of interesting gameplay. I know that this isn’t final, though the framerate was inconsistent.
Ryse (Buy Now)
Looked better in 1080p HD than in a compressed online video. Multiplayer was on display. That game clearly wasn’t made with multiplayer in mind and the game’s combat looked boring because of it.
Forza Mortorsport 5 (Buy Now)
Not my scene. Looked like a current gen driving simulator that’s slightly more high-res. Looked better overall than Driveclub.
Titanfall (Buy Now)
From a strictly visual fidelity perspective, I was a bit underwhelmed by what was on display. This could be because I was seeing video rather than live gameplay. Still hope it looks as awesome as it appears to play.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Buy Now)
Now with slightly higher-res visuals!
Beyond: Two Souls (Buy Now)
Looks gorgeous. Appeared to play like Heavy Rain with some sort of purple trail to indicate jumping into different bodies. Still excited for this one!
Batman: Arkham Origins (Buy Now)
I adore the last two Arkham games, but this really looks like more of the same. Hoping to be proven wrong.
Scribblenauts Unmasked (Buy Now)
The only Wii U game on display. There were lines for every game except this one. People did not to touch the Wii U Gamepad with a 10-foot pole. Even with many opportunities to play it, I didn’t, so I won’t say anything about the overall quality of the game. Still, it’s disheartening to see the Wii U get crushed like this.