Sadly, another E3 has come and gone. This year’s event was a mixed bag, but still had some excitement. In my opinion, E3 is about the games. Sequels and motion control seemed to take center stage at this year’s E3, and the lack of new titles was somewhat disappointing. That said, there was still plenty of excitement at E3 2011, and now that the dust has settled NGN has decided to count down the top 20 announcements of this year’s E3. Here are numbers 16-20.
20. X-Men Destiny – It’s been a while since there’s been a good X-Men action game I can really get into. X-Men Destiny may fill the void. You’ll be able to choose from one of three playable characters, and you’ll be able to customize their powers. Some of the confirmed powers include earthquakes, electric bolts and super speed. Additionaly, the choices you make during the game influence how the story plays out.
19. SSX – It’s about time that there was a new SSX. I had a lot of fun with this title on the PS2. The latest installment promises a Mt. Fuji course based on satellite images of Mt. Fuji. In previous games SSX has been about crazy tricks. Early impressions of this version sound like SSX is more about survival. Snow becomes dislodged as you board down the mountain. As you progress down the mountain more and more snow becomes dislodged resulting in an avalanche.
18. God of War Origins on PS3 – Personally, I never got to play Chains of Olympus or The Ghost of Sparta since I don’t own a PSP. Both games are being remastered in HD and will have 3D support. The HD remastering makes sense. I don’t want to feel like I’m playing a PSP game on the PS3. While the 3D also makes sense, I don’t own a TV with 3D support, and as a result won’t be able to take advantage of that feature. Still, having the entire GOW series on PS3 is very nice!
17. Mass Effect 3 – I confess. I’ve never played a Mass Effect title, but the E3 footage is enough to make me give it a shot. The visuals look great, and I’m also interested in giving voice commands to my squad. Speaking of voice compatability.
16. Kinect Titles – I really liked the use of Kinect at this year’s E3. In particular in Tom Clancy’s ghost recon future soldier. Customizing weapons for range or close combat with voice commands is pretty cool. Additionally, calling audibles at the line in Madden with the voice compatability and passing in NBA 2K12 both will speed up gameplay.
Tune in tomorrow for 11-15.