So E3 is over, and we have already covered off the big announcements from the three big companies, but what else was there?
On this weeks podcast we discuss stuff people might have overlooked, so I thought I would list it down for people to read about.
The picture for this post is from a game called Lost In Shadow, everybody complains that there isn’t enough third party support on the Wii, well here is one of two games that are bucking that trend.
It just looks gorgeous, and has a really unique take on the platform/puzzler, instead of the traditional solid objects that you usually traverse, you are a shadow in the background, and the objects that you have to navigate are the shadows of the items in the foreground, for more details CLICK.
Next up Journey for the PS3. Towards the end of E3, That Game Company revealed Journey, their latest adventure game, it seems to continue their unique take on gaming that was displayed in their earlier offerings; Flower and Flow, but this time around there does seem to be a little more substance. The first thing you notice, is that you will be controlling a human character and secondly, there seems to be a definite goal to the game, which is to get to the mountain in the distance, for a reason yet unknown.
It reminds me very much of Shadow Of The Colossus, which did an incredible job of making you feel very small in a massive world, for more details CLICK.
Next up another Wii exclusive The Conduit 2, the first game managed to sell just shy of half a million copies, I guess this was enough to get the green light for a second outing. It looks like High Voltage have spent some time optimizing their engine for the Wii, as it looks considerably better than the first game.
They are a brave developer to risk another outing on the Wii, with a title not aimed at the mainstream, maybe the game will have a dancing mini game to help appeal to everyone, yea that ought to do it, for more details CLICK.
Limbo is next. Here is another very striking looking Game that could well be something to look out for, it has a great looking art style. The story revolves around a boy trying to find his lost sister in some version of the underworld, that aside it looks an incredibly smooth, very disturbing and atmospheric game.
I will definitely be passing on my MS points for this game, for more details and videos CLICK.
Finally, from Eric Chahi, who possibly developed one of the most forward thinking games of the early 90′s Another World/Out Of This World, and went on to develop the troubled Heart Of Darkness which took 6 years to develop.
Well this time around he is taking on the God strategy genre, and has even compared it to Populous, Peter Molyneux might like this game.
From the scant details that are available, it looks like you will get to control the elements to help the inhabitants of the land to make it to safety, but again it looks to have a very cool art style.
And that’s about it really, roll on the Autumn/Spring 2011.