Games of E3

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Games of E3

The Escapist's handy guide to every game we saw at E3 2011.

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Nothing about Sword of the Stars 2? 0_o

No Christmas card to you then.

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ಠ_ರೃ We will see in time.

But good work so far.

It's a work in progress. Hopefully, we can still earn your Xmas card!

Greg

This is an epic level feature Escapist staff! Keep up the great work! Also for the record you've changed my mind about Bioshock: Infinite. I may keep an eye on that one...

I was hoping for a concise, one page listing. Oh well.

This is exactly the kind of list I was looking for. There will be more, right? I didn't see Overstrike and a few others on the list.

Aenir:
I was hoping for a concise, one page listing. Oh well.

Yeah, 43 pages is too much.
All I wanted is to find out more info about the new Silent Hill.

tl;dr needs table of contents on the first page so we don't have to go through each page to just see the different titles.

As far as I know, Call of Duty: Elite is not a game.

I find is supremely sad that out of the 43 games (at the time I'm typing this), there are only three original IPs.

Catherine
Dead Island
Starhawk

I mean, for fuck's sake, almost every game is either a sequel to a game we already knew was happening, a spinoff of one of the main franchises, or a reboot/revival of a franchise lost in time. Not saying that these games don't look good, but c'mon. It's either a number, a subtitle, or a number and subtitle in these games. I mean, even the downloadable game (Zombie Apocalypse 2) is a sequel! Was last year's E3 like this, 'cause I don't quite remember it like this...

Still, thanks for condensing them all into an article. Read up on some previews I didn't catch on the info dump that is E3. Looks like a helluvah year for games, that's for sure.

Jumplion:
I find is supremely sad that out of the 43 games (at the time I'm typing this), there are only three original IPs.

Catherine
Dead Island
Starhawk

I mean, for fuck's sake, almost every game is either a sequel to a game we already knew was happening, a spinoff of one of the main franchises, or a reboot/revival of a franchise lost in time. Not saying that these games don't look good, but c'mon. It's either a number, a subtitle, or a number and subtitle in these games. I mean, even the downloadable game (Zombie Apocalypse 2) is a sequel! Was last year's E3 like this, 'cause I don't quite remember it like this...

Still, thanks for condensing them all into an article. Read up on some previews I didn't catch on the info dump that is E3. Looks like a helluvah year for games, that's for sure.

I agree completely. Really guys, we need some new stuff. No more Call of Halo Fable Dutyfield Kart 13.

Jumplion:
I find is supremely sad that out of the 43 games (at the time I'm typing this), there are only three original IPs.

Catherine
Dead Island
Starhawk

I mean, for fuck's sake, almost every game is either a sequel to a game we already knew was happening, a spinoff of one of the main franchises, or a reboot/revival of a franchise lost in time. Not saying that these games don't look good, but c'mon. It's either a number, a subtitle, or a number and subtitle in these games. I mean, even the downloadable game (Zombie Apocalypse 2) is a sequel! Was last year's E3 like this, 'cause I don't quite remember it like this...

Still, thanks for condensing them all into an article. Read up on some previews I didn't catch on the info dump that is E3. Looks like a helluvah year for games, that's for sure.

Didn't they say "starhawk" was also a sequel to "warhawk"?

Oh well, they're only sequels. So long as quality keeps up, I don't care much.

ECasThat:
Nothing about Sword of the Stars 2? 0_o

Thank you for the reminder, I'd completely forgotten about that.

I'm interested in a lot of these games - by which I mean four or five, but that's more than I usually buy in a year :P

Jumplion:
I find is supremely sad that out of the 43 games (at the time I'm typing this), there are only three original IPs.

Catherine
Dead Island
Starhawk

I mean, for fuck's sake, almost every game is either a sequel to a game we already knew was happening, a spinoff of one of the main franchises, or a reboot/revival of a franchise lost in time. Not saying that these games don't look good, but c'mon. It's either a number, a subtitle, or a number and subtitle in these games. I mean, even the downloadable game (Zombie Apocalypse 2) is a sequel! Was last year's E3 like this, 'cause I don't quite remember it like this...

Still, thanks for condensing them all into an article. Read up on some previews I didn't catch on the info dump that is E3. Looks like a helluvah year for games, that's for sure.

The problem with this kind of thinking is that old IPs being shown at these kind of events is just common sense.

People don't find out about new IPs unless they're from a well-known dev - which means that unless a game is incredibly interesting (read: MineCraft, LittleBigPlanet, Scribblenauts), they have no chance of being shown. There will, undoubtedly, be great new series in the coming years. But E3 isn't the place to find them.

SirBryghtside:
I'm interested in a lot of these games - by which I mean four or five, but that's more than I usually buy in a year :P

Jumplion:
I find is supremely sad that out of the 43 games (at the time I'm typing this), there are only three original IPs.

Catherine
Dead Island
Starhawk

I mean, for fuck's sake, almost every game is either a sequel to a game we already knew was happening, a spinoff of one of the main franchises, or a reboot/revival of a franchise lost in time. Not saying that these games don't look good, but c'mon. It's either a number, a subtitle, or a number and subtitle in these games. I mean, even the downloadable game (Zombie Apocalypse 2) is a sequel! Was last year's E3 like this, 'cause I don't quite remember it like this...

Still, thanks for condensing them all into an article. Read up on some previews I didn't catch on the info dump that is E3. Looks like a helluvah year for games, that's for sure.

The problem with this kind of thinking is that old IPs being shown at these kind of events is just common sense.

People don't find out about new IPs unless they're from a well-known dev - which means that unless a game is incredibly interesting (read: MineCraft, LittleBigPlanet, Scribblenauts), they have no chance of being shown. There will, undoubtedly, be great new series in the coming years. But E3 isn't the place to find them.

Yeah, I know, but that doesn't mean I have to like it! It just seems that this year is covering overwhelmingly more old IPs than more unique IPs. I could have sworn more original IPs were covered last year. Or maybe I'm mixing that up with PAX.

OhJohnNo:
Didn't they say "starhawk" was also a sequel to "warhawk"?

Oh well, they're only sequels. So long as quality keeps up, I don't care much.

More of a "spiritual sequel", but shut up! Don't make it even sadder than it is now :<

I'm getting a 404 error when trying to view the article.

KILGAZOR:
I'm getting a 404 error when trying to view the article.

Yeah, not sure why that was, but it's fixed now.

ECasThat:
Nothing about Sword of the Stars 2? 0_o

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It's on its way. E3 is over but our coverage isn't. Expect more previews, photo galleries and our top picks of the show early next week.

Jumplion:

OhJohnNo:
Didn't they say "starhawk" was also a sequel to "warhawk"?

Oh well, they're only sequels. So long as quality keeps up, I don't care much.

More of a "spiritual sequel", but shut up! Don't make it even sadder than it is now :<

They forgot to put in Insomniac's new IP, by the way (really, Escapist? 4-player, high-tech, black ops Insomniac IP, and you forgot?! I am disappoint). Hopefully that cheers you up; it sure made my day! :D

Andronicus:

Jumplion:

OhJohnNo:
Didn't they say "starhawk" was also a sequel to "warhawk"?

Oh well, they're only sequels. So long as quality keeps up, I don't care much.

More of a "spiritual sequel", but shut up! Don't make it even sadder than it is now :<

They forgot to put in Insomniac's new IP, by the way (really, Escapist? 4-player, high-tech, black ops Insomniac IP, and you forgot?! I am disappoint). Hopefully that cheers you up; it sure made my day! :D

I don't think that was available on the floor, it was only an announcement after all.

But still, yes, by god if it is everything that I think it is I want it NAO!

Jumplion:

OhJohnNo:
Didn't they say "starhawk" was also a sequel to "warhawk"?

Oh well, they're only sequels. So long as quality keeps up, I don't care much.

More of a "spiritual sequel", but shut up! Don't make it even sadder than it is now :<

If those count, add Dark Souls to the list. Bamco and From have been very insistent that it's not a sequel (even though it totally is). Pretty sure Kingdoms of Amalur is an original IP too.

Also, were Gravity Daze and Dragon's Crown shown off at E3? I figured they'd be there with the PSV announcement but they weren't covered on this site.

mireko:

Jumplion:

OhJohnNo:
Didn't they say "starhawk" was also a sequel to "warhawk"?

Oh well, they're only sequels. So long as quality keeps up, I don't care much.

More of a "spiritual sequel", but shut up! Don't make it even sadder than it is now :<

If those count, add Dark Souls to the list. Bamco and From have been very insistent that it's not a sequel (even though it totally is). Pretty sure Kingdoms of Amalur is an original IP too.

Also, were Gravity Daze and Dragon's Crown shown off at E3? I figured they'd be there with the PSV announcement but they weren't covered on this site.

I was going off what this list was having, but yes, Dark Souls looks great.

Jumplion:

mireko:

Jumplion:

More of a "spiritual sequel", but shut up! Don't make it even sadder than it is now :<

If those count, add Dark Souls to the list. Bamco and From have been very insistent that it's not a sequel (even though it totally is). Pretty sure Kingdoms of Amalur is an original IP too.

Also, were Gravity Daze and Dragon's Crown shown off at E3? I figured they'd be there with the PSV announcement but they weren't covered on this site.

I was going off what this list was having, but yes, Dark Souls looks great.

Ah, sorry, I just assumed it was there. Haven't gone through all the pages yet.

Aenir:
I was hoping for a concise, one page listing. Oh well.

It IS one for us Publisher's Clubbers ^_^

Sorry mate

Is this just an issue for me or are you guys getting some very interesting results from the 'next' button. I thought 37 was after 36 but no, apparently 34 is (just an example. Often the next button sends you back two pages).

Ok guys (and girls). Now this is just getting silly.
The number 1 is almost out of my browser window and I'm already in full screen. O_O

Ghost Recon looks/sounds like it's just a mesh of existing shooters. A bit like Crysis without the characteristic suit.
Which is bad. I lost interest in this series after playing through the first game of it I bought (GRAW) and it seems I won't regret that choice.
Unless it dispenses cats and harps, it'll go by unnoticed by me.

Tomb Rider's rendered environments look fantastic, at the beginning I was confused whether I misclicked and was watching a live action adaptation. But then I saw Lara...
Anyway, still looks nice, but really... another dark/grim reboot? The only good one I remember was Rayman 2, tho it sorta emphasized the charm... also, nostalgia glasses.
Since a reboot leaves many options, I have mixed feelings about it. I think the last Tomb Raider I picked up was the remake of the first one since it came for free with my computer/graphics card. It did seem like it could use some spice.
Will wait for reviews.

Metro stays ominous, but I guess that's part of the appeal. The first game was very solid, cheesy sometimes, but immersive when it needed to be. I have a good feeling about this one, tho there's always space to improve AND screw up. Will wait for reviews.

Prototype 2 looks/sounds/reads like a big gamble. Not sure if want, will definitely wait until more concrete details about the gameplay and story are released. It seems a bit like the Publisher was enforcing the sequel hook and the devs don't really know what to do now.

Rayman: Origins is yet another remake of the original series (I once got a cheap Collector's edition that contained like 3 remakes or add-ons or something of the original game, all official of course), which is boring, but it looks like a fun jump'n'run altogether. I'll wait for reviews tho, despite my nostalgia glasses. The rabbit minigames kinda killed the franchise for me. Optional minigames ála Rayman 3 are okay, but I need a good campaign.

Rest looks uninteresting to me, personally. Infinite looks like it'll try to merge BioShock 2 and 1 with a bit more character-driven story and a different setting, but I think BioShock 1 is all I needed - so unless the gameplay is AMAZING I'll probably stay away from it. Same goes for most of the long-running franchises listed that have found their spot and probably won't move from it, so they're mostly unattractive for me (either because I don't think more of the same I liked is necessary or because I already know this and that franchise just isn't for me).

So yeah, looks quite bleak to me. I'll probably get Human Revolutions tho, looks well put together and the reviews of the "unofficial demo" were decent. Not a must-buy for me tho.

ECasThat:
Ok guys (and girls). Now this is just getting silly.
The number 1 is almost out of my browser window and I'm already in full screen. O_O

That should be fixed, and I agree that it was silly.

Greg

Disappointing, no mention of Torchlight 2.

I couldn't help but notice that the entire top 2/3 of the page were sequels or reboots (bar 2 games). The last bit reassured me a little that creativity hasn't vanished from the world.

Journey looks as incredible as it did when I first saw it previewed, that is one indie development I can't wait to acquire

Andronicus:

Jumplion:

OhJohnNo:
Didn't they say "starhawk" was also a sequel to "warhawk"?

Oh well, they're only sequels. So long as quality keeps up, I don't care much.

More of a "spiritual sequel", but shut up! Don't make it even sadder than it is now :<

They forgot to put in Insomniac's new IP, by the way (really, Escapist? 4-player, high-tech, black ops Insomniac IP, and you forgot?! I am disappoint). Hopefully that cheers you up; it sure made my day! :D

We didn't forget. These writeups cover games we actually saw in demonstration. We didn't include small glimpses shown in press conferences.

Susan Arendt:

Andronicus:

Jumplion:

More of a "spiritual sequel", but shut up! Don't make it even sadder than it is now :<

They forgot to put in Insomniac's new IP, by the way (really, Escapist? 4-player, high-tech, black ops Insomniac IP, and you forgot?! I am disappoint). Hopefully that cheers you up; it sure made my day! :D

We didn't forget. These writeups cover games we actually saw in demonstration. We didn't include small glimpses shown in press conferences.

Then my sincerest apologies for my misinterpretation.

At any rate, I feel a similar sense of dissatisfaction with lack of variety in the lineup. Hopefully next year's demonstrations will prove more enticing than this years.

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